Grammys Set New Date and Venue for 2022

The 2022 Grammy Awards will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, the Recording Academy confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 18).

This will be the first time the telecast has been held anywhere but L.A. or New York since 1973, when it was once held in Nashville. And it will be the first time the exhibit has ever been held in a town in which the Recording Academy doesn’t have chapter.

This will be the ultra-modern in the calendar year that the Grammys have been held on account that the seventh annual Grammy Awards had been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on April 13, 1965. (That used to be earlier than the first stay Grammy telecast in 1971.)

This year’s extend of the Grammy telecast, due to the fast-spreading omicron variant, is about three weeks longer than ultimate year’s delay, additionally due to post-holidays COVID-19 spread in Los Angeles.  The 2021 Grammy Awards have been pushed returned from Jan. 31 to March 14. The 2022 Grammys had been also pushed returned from an preliminary Jan. 31 airdate.

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will host the rescheduled Grammy show, as he did closing year.

The show will be produced by means of Fulwell seventy three Productions for the Recording Academy.

Raj Kapoor serves as showrunner and govt producer alongside Ben Winston and Jesse Collins as government producers, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay as co-executive producer.

Hamish Hamilton returns as director, and Eric Cook as supervising producer with Tabitha D’umo, Patrick Menton, Fatima Robinson, and David Wild as producers.

The first CMT Awards broadcast on CBS, until now scheduled for April 3, will be moved to a later date in April — the specific date is nonetheless to be determined.

The CMT Awards, generally broadcast on CMT, moved from their typical June time spot to April to fill in for CBS and the ACM Awards no longer renewing their partnership.

Last year’s Grammys were relocated from Staples Center (now Arena), their L.A. domestic in view that 2000, to the nearby Los Angeles Convention Center. This 12 months will mark the first time the show has not been held at Staples/ two years strolling on the grounds that the venue opened.

Located on the Las Vegas Strip interior the MGM Grand motel and casino, the MGM Grand Garden Arena has operated as a 50-50 joint challenge between AEG and MGM Resorts International on account that 2016. AEG also owns Arena, which has hosted the Grammys 19 times in the last 22 years.

The MGM Grand Garden Arena has performed host to numerous most important award shows.

It has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards six instances from 2014-21. It also hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards 12 instances from 2006-19; and the Billboard Music Awards 17 instances from 1997-2019.

The 29-year-old sports and music venue has also hosted big sports activities and tune activities like the 2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao combat and Phish’s annual Halloween live performance series.

In phrases of web hosting the 2022 Grammys, the MGM Grand Garden Arena met two critical requirements – it’s reachable in April and at 17,000 seats it has a massive enough seating potential to host the event. There is, however, one serious downside — unlike Arena, it doesn’t have luxurious suites.

That means a predominant monetary concession for Recording Academy, which earns about $5 million every yr leasing Arena’s 172 suites for “music’s largest night,” sources tell Billboard.

That additional income is in all likelihood even more essential this year, following a scaled-down, no-audience ceremony at the LA Convention Center in March 2021.

Moving the Grammys to the spring left the Recording Academy with few appropriate venue options. A springtime ceremony eliminates Arena and nearly each foremost professional sports activities arena in the country.

Both the NHL and the NBA require each team in their respective leagues to keep all of April, May and most of June for playoff games and championships.

There are exceptions for groups with no danger of making the postseason, but when you consider that opening in 1999, at least one of Arena’s three tenant groups has always made the playoffs. MGM Grand Garden Arena has no sports activities tenants.

Since the first stay telecast in 1971, the Grammys have been held in Los Angeles 39 times, in New York eleven instances and in Nashville once (in 1973).

Assuming the Academy Awards air as scheduled on March 27, this will be the first time that the Oscars will air earlier than the Grammys due to the fact 1965. The Oscars were held on April 5 that year, eight days before the Grammys.

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