MTV VMAs: Chris Brown, Young the Giant, Odd Future among winners, performers coming to Tampa Bay
Say what you want about Chris Brown (and we certainly have), but that was a hell of a performance he threw at us during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. All those high-flyin' trapeze acrobatics? We can only hope he puts on a show like that when he comes to Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre on Oct. 7.
Breezy may not have been the biggest winner of the 2011 VMAs -- that would be Jay-Z, who's apparently gonna be a papa -- but hey, at least he's coming here in the next few months -- which is more than we can say for winners Beyonce, Britney Spears or Foo Fighters (for now, at least). Here's a look at the handful of VMA winners, performers and presenters on their way to Tampa Bay:
-- Young the Giant: The up-and-coming group was the only rock band to perform at this year's VMAs (well, unless you count Lil Wayne). They'll open for Incubus on Sept. 18 at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. Click here for tickets.
-- Chris Brown: Like we said, he's at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre on Oct. 7, with Kelly Rowland, T-Pain and Tyga. Click here for details.
Finally, considering how much attention Jersey Shore got during last night's VMAs, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that co-stars Deena Cortese and Pauly D are both coming to Tampa Bay -- Deena on Sept. 10 at Bishop Lounge, and DJ Pauly D on Sept. 14 at the Venue.
If anyone, ANYONE, out there is planning to go to Pauly D, Odd Future AND Tony Bennett in the same calendar year, you are our hero. Congratulations.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: AP.