LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — CBS is moving the Grammy Awards to Las Vegas.
A tweet announced the change on Tuesday, setting the star-studded awards show on April 3.
The show will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is scheduled to host the show, which was previously scheduled in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. The show will begin at 5 p.m. PST, and run until 8:30 p.m. on CBS and Paramount+.
The show was moved from Los Angeles because of COVID concerns.
“Once we realized the need to move the GRAMMY Awards to a later date due to current health concerns, we came together quickly with our partners at the Recording Academy and CMT, to strategically reschedule these two incredible music events and utilize the full power of the ViacomCBS ecosystem to promote them,” Jack Sussman, an executive vice president at CBS, said in the network’s statement.
“We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world-class show,” Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, said in the statement. “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.”
With the Grammys shifting airdates, the CMT Music Awards will move from its originally scheduled date of Sunday, April 3 to a later date in April. Information about the date and location of the awards show will be announced in the coming weeks.
The late change for the Grammys could mean scheduling conflicts for some artists.
Billie Eilish, who plays at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, April 1, is scheduled to perform on April 3 in Glendale, Arizona. Olivia Rodrigo and Justin Bieber have open dates on their concert schedules.
Eilish, Rodrigo and Bieber are in the field of 10 nominees for record of the year.