MTV today announced that its groundbreaking Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning “MTV Unplugged” franchise will return this fall for a whole new generation of music enthusiasts and longtime fans of the series. The new season will feature an eclectic, superstar lineup of global pop culture artists and will kick off with multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter and “2017 Video Music Awards” nominee and performer, Shawn Mendes. The trailblazing music series returns with a fresh reinvention that will feature performances from locations across the country that hold special meaning to each artist. “MTV Unplugged Shawn Mendes” premieres Friday, September 8th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“MTV revolutionized the performance storytelling space when it launched ‘MTV Unplugged’ almost 30 years ago,” said Amani Duncan, Senior Vice President of Music, MTV. “The ‘Unplugged’ Series allows artists to reimagine their songs in an intimate and acoustic medium, giving their fans a new perspective on their favorite hits. We’re thrilled to have multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes launch this new season.”