April 21, 2016


MTV Bringing Back ‘MTV Unplugged,' Announces Live Music Series ‘Wonderland’

Frank Micelotta Archive/Getty Images
Frank Micelotta Archive/Getty Images

It’s hard to remember now, but there once was a time when music was the main headline on MTV. On Thursday, the network announced that they are getting back to their roots with a revival of MTV Unplugged and their new series Wonderland.

"We're on a mission," said MTV president Sean Atkins, "to reignite MTV with everything that makes it one of the world’s most iconic brands—its soul of music, its love of pop culture, and its unexpected, groundbreaking creative."

During the ‘90s and through the early 2000s, MTV Unplugged was a great way for artists to connect with their fans by keeping it simple. Not only did you get to hear your favorite artists, you got to hear their top hits in a new way. Performances by iconic artists like NirvanaEric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen became legendary. We can’t wait to see who takes the stage this year.

MTV isn’t just pulling out old revivals to focus on music. Their new show Wonderland—developed with Comedy Central—will feature live musical performances set in Los Angeles.