MTV VMA “BEST NEW ARTIST” NOMINEE LUKAS GRAHAM TO PERFORM NEW HIT SINGLE “MAMA SAID” AT THE MTV VMA PRE-SHOW

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MTV VMA “BEST NEW ARTIST” NOMINEE LUKAS GRAHAM
TO PERFORM NEW HIT SINGLE “MAMA SAID” AT THE
MTV VMA PRE-SHOW
 
PRESENTED BY PEPSI’S NEW EMERGING ARTIST PLATFORM

THE SOUND DROP,
WHICH OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES AT THE VMAS WITH LUKAS GRAHAM,
 ALESSIA CARA AND JIDENNA AS THE PLATFORM’S FIRST FEATURED ARTISTS
 
LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 8:00 P.M. ET/PT

August 24, 2016MTV announced today that Lukas Graham will perform at the 2016 “MTV VMA Pre-Show,” live from the red carpet at Madison Square Garden, Sunday August 28 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The MTV VMABest New Artist” nominee will perform their new hit single “Mama Said” at the hour-long pre-show, which is hosted by DJ Khaled and will also feature performances by Alessia Cara and Jidenna. The pre-show performances are presented by Pepsi as part of The Sound Drop, the company’s new music platform that identifies the next generation of breaking artists, in partnership with iHeart Radio, Shazam and Viacom. The Sound Drop officially launches at the MTV Video Music Awards with Lukas Graham, Alessia Cara and Jidenna as the first artists to become part of the platform.
Vote for Lukas Graham to become “Best New Artist” at the MTV VMAs by visiting www.mtv.com/vma/vote. Voting will remain open until the show’s live broadcast begins on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
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Led by singer Lukas Forchhammer, Danish quartet Lukas Graham have solidified their status as one of this year’s biggest breakout acts with the success of their Certified Triple Platinum single “7 Years” topping charts around the world, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with over 540 million Spotify streams and counting. New single “Mama Said” is quickly following in the footsteps of “7 Years,” climbing the Top 20 chart at Hot AC and Top 40, with over 100M streams on Spotify, and performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Lukas Graham’s self-titled debut album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, has received overwhelming critical acclaim since its April 1 release from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times. The band is gearing up for their second North American headline tour starting in Vancouver, November 10, and going through February 1. All tickets for the tour are available now at http://www.lukasgraham.com/tour .
Lukas Graham Tour Dates
November 10               Vancouver, BC                     Vogue Theatre
November 11               Portland, OR                         Roseland Theatre
November 13                Berkeley, CA                        The UC Theatre
November 15               Denver, CO                            The Fillmore Auditorium
November 16               Salt Lake City, UT                The Complex
November 18               Las Vegas, NV                        The Foundry at SLS
November 19               San Diego, CA                        House of Blues
November 21                Los Angeles, CA                    The Wiltern
January 9                       Lake Buena Vista, FL            House of Blues
January 10                     Atlanta, GA                             The Tabernacle
January 12                     Houston, TX                            House of Blues
January 13                      San Antonio, TX                   The Aztec Theater
January 14                       Dallas, TX                              House of Blues
January 16                      Saint Louis, MO                     The Pageant
January 17                      Chicago, IL                              House of Blues
January 18                       Saint Paul, MN                       The Myth
January 20                       Madison, WI                          Orpheum Theatre
January 21                       Louisville, KY                        The Louisville Palace Theater
January 22                       Nashville, TN                          Ryman Auditorium
January 24                       Detroit, MI                               Fillmore Detroit
January 25                       Toronto, ON                            Sound Academy
January 27                        Philadelphia, PA                     The Fillmore
January 28                        New York, NY                        Hammerstein Ballroom
January 29                         Boston, MA                             House of Blues
January 31                         Silver Spring, MD                  The Fillmore
February 1                          Wallingford, CT                      The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater
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