twenty one pilots, Panic!, Fall Out Boy Nominated In Best Rock Category For MTV VMAs
The trio of Kerrang! favourites (nominated for their videos for My Blood, High Hopes and Bishop’s Knife Trick, respectively) go up against The 1975’s Love It If We Made It, Imagine Dragons’ Natural and Lenny Kravtiz’ Low at the ceremony, which will take place on August 26 and will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie also pops up in three other categories for his 2019 collaborative single with Taylor Swift, ME!; he could be a part of winning Best Collaboration, Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography.
Voting is open for the 2019 MTV VMAs right now – and you can vote up to 10 times per day per category. So, if you’d like to see twenty one pilots, Panic! or Fall Out Boy walk away with the prize, you know what to do…
While we’re here, might as well remind ourselves of their efforts:
twenty one pilots will return to the UK this August to headline Reading & Leeds.
We recently asked frontman Tyler Joseph what fans can expect from their debut headline slot at one of the UK’s biggest festivals, and he enthused:
“The culture of music in the UK is something we’ve always looked up to. Some of our favourite performances of festivals and stuff has been over here. In a sense, when you live over in the States, you kind of look over at the UK as a very credible, cool, authentic music scene.
“It’s tough to get everything in our live show to translate over into a festival set, but there’s something special about festivals, and something special about being outside, too. And that set is going to be like no other set we’ve ever played. There’s definitely an air of unpredictability, and you don’t really know exactly what to expect. You’d be a fool to assume that everybody is there to watch you – or even know who you are. So there’s a bit of a competitive edge to it, because there’s so many awesome bands on the bill, and so being motivated to rise above that giant pool of talent, and to make your mark, is something that we’re really excited to step up to that challenge.
“The last time we played Reading was one of my favourite sets ever. I did a stage-dive and climbed over the top of 10,000 people, and had a few people pulling on me in the process, but I rather enjoyed it! I thought it was a lot of fun, and the energy was amazing. I can’t wait to do it all over again – we’ll see what happens this time…”
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