The show will be taped at an overseas military base; MTV did not reveal the site or the date of the concert, citing security concerns.

“The MTV audience mirrors the age of the young and men and women abroad, which is why we reached out to the USO about this idea back in September,” MTV Group President Judy McGrath, said December 3.

“For the Troops: An MTV/USO Special” will air on New Year’s Day, with MTV’s “TRL” host Carson Daly. MTV News crews will follow the entertainers as they mingle with soldiers, and servicemen and women will be interviewed.

“For more than 60 years, the USO has proudly presented quality celebrity entertainment to our men and women in uniform and their families overseas,” said retired Gen. John H. Tilelli Jr., president and chief executive officer of the USO. “This USO/MTV tour will bring even more cheer to those in harm’s way, far from home and away from their loved ones during the holidays.”