MTV adds more star power to 2018 VMAs | The Music Universe

The networks is hosting pre-show red carpet and kickoff concert events in New York

MTV has added more star power to next week’s VMAs. Panic! At the Disco, Travis Scott and Post Malone have been added as performers of the 2018 VMAs. Panic! At The Disco will perform “High Hopes” from their sixth studio album Pray for the Wicked. Scott will debut his first solo performance with a medley of hits from his highly anticipated new album Astroworld while Malone will perform a song from his record-breaking album Beerbongs & Bentleys, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

They join previously announced performers Jennifer Lopez, who will also be honored with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and Logic with Ryan Tedder.

The VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20th at 9 pm ET/PT across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 180 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine will perform live from the VMAs red carpet Pre-Show outside of Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20th at 8 pm ET/PT. Actor Terrence J., together with radio and TV personality Nessa, will host alongside Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino from Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Additionally, supermodel and activist, Winnie Harlow will serve as the red carpet fashion correspondent. To give fans an earlier start to the night, MTV will begin live streaming red carpet coverage at 7:30 pm on Twitter hosted by Justina Valentine from Wild ‘N Out and Erik Zachary.

Additionally, current PUSH artist, Bazzi, along with Hayley Kiyoko, Jessie Reyez, Juice WRLD and PRETTYMUCH, are set to perform on the first-ever VMAs PUSH Artist Stage. MTV’s “PUSH” campaign highlights emerging artists and connects fans across the globe with a new musician every month through live performances, exclusive broadcast premieres of music videos, interviews, video content and more across all platforms. Noah Cyrus was the first artist to kick off the return of program in May 2017 and Chloe x Halle are the July 2018 artists.

Finally, MTV is teaming up with DIRECTV NOW for the 2018 VMAs Kickoff Concert featuring performances by Bebe Rexha, Rita Ora and Madison Beer, as well as a guest set by DJ Lion Babe. The event will be hosted by supermodel and activist Winnie Harlow and take place on Sunday, August 19th at Terminal 5 in New York.

Nominees Rexha and Ora will also take the stage at the VMAs the following night to present two of the show’s biggest awards. The full list of nominees for the 2018 VMAs is available here.

Fans can pick up free tickets to the MTV VMA Kickoff Concert at all 28 official AT&T retail stores in Manhattan from Thursday, August 16th through Saturday, August 18th. Each store only has 100 tickets to give out! On Saturday, August 18th, Z-100 will also host a ticket giveaway at AT&T in Union Square from noon until 2 pm. The special event will feature an appearance by the Moon Person and give away 200 tickets to the 2018 VMAs at Radio City Music Hall. All tickets for the events will be given away to the first adults (18+) who show up and request them, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Limit two tickets per person.