MTV continues to revive some of the more celebrated shows from its archives, as Unplugged is the latest slated to make a return. Unplugged initially aired back in 1989, allowing musicians to unleash stripped-down, acoustic performances, before the series ultimately slowed down in 2009.
Pop sensation Sean Mendes is scheduled to kick off the new version of Unplugged on September 8 at LA’s Ace Hotel. MTV will then utilize various venues throughout the season(s). “Like where the artist played their first major show,” said Amani Duncan, an executive in charge of music for the show. “Or maybe they choose a location to make a pro-social statement, or it’s, ‘I always wanted to play Carnegie Hall.'”
Past performers for the intimate concert series include Mariah Carey, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and many others.
Again, MTV’s Unplugged will return September 8.
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