Variety revealed in an article that the Bleacher’s MTV Unplugged episode, which features guest performances by Carly Rae Jepsen and Lorde, will premiere on September 15th.
The long-running franchise “MTV Unplugged” returns on Sept. 8 with a performance by Shawn Mendes. It will be followed a week later with Bleachers in the headlining slot. Joining the Jack Antonoff-fronted band will be special appearances by Lorde and Carly Rae Jepsen.
The “MTV Unplugged” reboot tapes at venues the artists feel a connection to. In Bleachers’ case, New Jersey’s Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Bleachers’ latest album, “Gone Now,” was released on June 2 on RCA Records.
“’Unplugged’ was the first time I played the songs from ‘Gone Now’ live,” said Antonoff. “I had just finished making the album and I immediately went into rehearsal, deconstructing the songs I had just produced to play live at ‘Unplugged.’ It was all months before the world heard it and we got to change the arrangements at my favorite venue in the world with a small room full of people who had no cell phones. I grew up playing shows at the Stone Pony and watching ‘Unplugged’ on TV. It was incredible to bring these two together.”
– Shirley Halperin
We previously broke news about the secretive concert event back in March.