Michael Jackson’s “A Place With No Name” music video will premiere at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 13, 2014 via the late singers official Twitter account. For fans in New York City, “A Place With No Name” will be shown on the massive Sony screen in Times Square at the very same moment.
The music video for “A Place With No Name” was directed by award-winning director Samuel Bayer, whose credits include seminal videos from Nirvana and The Rolling Stones. The clip tells the story of a man enticed into a magical “place” by a mysterious woman. The short film also includes outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of Michael shot during the production for “In The Closet” short film, which have been kept in the vault since 1992.
A preview of the video is set to make its network television debut on the special Michael Jackson themed episode of So You Think You Can Dance broadcast that same evening beginning at 8PM ET. The show will open with a Top Eight group performance featuring “A Place With No Name” choreographed by the Emmy award-winning Travis Payne, who worked as both back-up dancer and choreographer for Michael Jackson. During the program, all of the Top Eight remaining contestants will compete with new all-star partners and each performance will feature a different Michael Jackson song, including songs from Xscape.