WATCH: Måneskin Deliver World-Premiere Performance Of “HONEY (ARE U COMING?)” At 2023 MTV VMAs

The award-winning group rocked the MTV VMAs stage.

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Posted on September 13, 2023

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Måneskin delivered the world-premiere performance of their brand-new single, “HONEY (ARE U COMING?),” during the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Tuesday evening (Sept. 12).

The award-winning group, composed Damiano, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio, rocked the VMAs stage at Prudential Center in New Jersey with their new single.

“Meet me there where it never closes/ Meet me there where it’s never hopeless/ All is fair in love, oh-oh-oh/ Honey, are you coming?/ Meet me there where it never closes/ Meet me there, I’ll give you your roses/ All is fair in love, oh-oh-oh/ Honey, are you coming?” Måneskin sings on the tune’s chorus.

Watch Måneskin’s “HONEY (ARE U COMING?)” Performance Below

Released on September 1, “HONEY (ARE U COMING?)” is Måneskin’s latest single.

“The sound of ‘HONEY’ is very different from our usual. We managed to keep a strong contrast between the sad and melancholic bits and lyrics and the up tempo and dance energy of the song through a lot of minor riffs and chords,” the band previously explained of the track as part of Spotify’s Storyline series.

The group continued, “This musical contrast talks about the inner fear of the unknown and the need of adventure and discovering something new. These feelings are connected to the idea of bringing someone special into a new and magical meeting place, of hope and salvation. HONEY is a love song. It talks about the feeling of meeting someone and discovering the same sadness and feeling out of place in their eyes, just to invite them towards an unknow adventure together. No one knows what is going to happen, but the ride is the ultimate important bit to enjoy.”

Second Performance At VMAs

The performance marked their second consecutive performance at the MTV VMAs. Last year, the group made their U.S. awards show debut with a performance of “SUPERMODEL.”

Last year, Måneskin also secured the Best Alternative Award for their track, “I Wanna Be Your Slave.” This year, the band has earned a nomination for Best Rock with “The Loneliest,” marking them as the first Italian act to receive consecutive nominations in a prominent main show category.

Måneskin; Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV
Måneskin; Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV

2023 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)

The 2023 MTV VMAs also featured performances from Anitta, Demi Lovato, Diddy, Doja Cat, Fall Out Boy, Karol G, Kelsea Ballerini, Lil Wayne, Måneskin, Metro Boomin, Future, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee & NAV, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Rodrigo, Peso Pluma, Shakira, Stray Kids, TOMORROW X TOGETHER and more. 

Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Metro Boomin featuring Future, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Swae Lee and NAV, and others.

The show concluded with a massive celebration that honored the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop with a collaborative performance by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj.

Måneskin; Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV
Måneskin; Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for MTV

Bebe Rexha, Charli D’Amelio, Coco Jones, Dixie D’Amelio, Emily Ratajkowski, French Montana, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Jared Leto, Madelyn Cline, Rita Ora and Sabrina Carpenter were on hand to present during the ceremony.

Hosted by Nicki Minaj, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) broadcasted live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 12 at 8/7c via MTV. 

The show also streamed live on UniMas at 8/7c and will have an encore performance to follow on Univision at 11:30/10:30c, making it available to the most global audience in VMAs history. 

For more information on the MTV VMAs, visit their official website HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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