Grammy Awards relocate to Las Vegas for 2022, reschedule broadcast for April

Posted by on January 19, 2022


The 64th annual Grammy Awards has a new location and date. “Music’s biggest night” will now take place on April 3 live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. 

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Manson Jr., issued the below statement on Tuesday (18):

“I’m so pleased to let you know that the 64th annual Grammy Awards have been rescheduled and will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+ Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of ‘The Daily Show’, will return as master of ceremonies for Music’s Biggest Night.”

He continues, 

“Additional details about the dates and locations of other official Grammy Week events, including the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, MusiCares’ Person of the Year, and the Pre-Grammy Gala, will be announced soon.

We are excited to take the Grammys to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show. From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the Grammy Awards and the Academy’s mission. We appreciate the leadership CBS and our production partners at Fulwell 73 have shown during these challenging weeks and the flexibility of everyone who worked toward this solution.”

Initially set to take place on January 31 from Los Angeles’ Crypo.com Arena, the ceremony was postponed due to rising Covid-19 cases in the United States. Said the Recording Academy earlier this month, “The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the omicron variant, holding the show on Jan. 31 simply contains too many risks.” The country has been seeing record case numbers over the last couple of months thanks to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, with a daily average of more than 750,000 new cases as of January 18.

This is the second year the pandemic has forced the Recording Academy to postpone the event. The 2021 Grammys were delayed until March. 

Metal and rock artists nominated for awards in 2022 include Wolfgang Van Halen, Deftones, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Gojira, Dream Theater, Mastodon, Rob Zombie, and the late Chris Cornell.

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