Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars, Black Keys and City and Colour Playing MMVAs
Lady Gaga will be getting some company at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards. (You know, aside from any tag-along Haus of Gaga pals, her collection of shoes and a few hundred friendly -- and potentially hysterical -- little monsters.)
Your first batch of MMVA performers was revealed Friday morning. MMVA vets Avril Lavigne and City and Colour are officially on the guest list and scheduled to rock -- as are MMVA newbs Bruno Mars and The Black Keys. If any of these guys decline shooting fireworks out of their chests for the sake of awesome television, they'll be banished from MMVA afterparties for all time. (Just kidding -- but you might want to give'er with the razzle dazzle, guys. Remember: you might have to follow Lady Gaga. If you don't already have a wig and/or pyrotechnic budget, get one.)
More performers and presenters are expected to be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the show -- which, as you'll recall, will be co-hosted by Selena Gomez.
As for nominations, we'll be spazzing out in anticipation until Tuesday, May 17. That's when this year's contenders will be announced on Much's New.Music.Live (5 p.m. ET).
The MMVAs will be broadcast live on MuchMusic Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m.