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5 September 2012, 17:51
The boy band prepare to perform at the Staples Center where the event takes place on Thursday.
Harry Styles and Zayn Malik struck a sultry pose as One Direction kicked off rehearsals for their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles tomorrow (6th September).
The group are one of a host of big names set to perform at the Staples Center.
In a message on Twitter today (5th September), One Direction wrote: "Started rehearsing for VMA’s! hope you all like the performance!"
The post was accompanied by a picture, which showed Harry and Zayn preparing for the performance in a huge warehouse. It has not yet been announced whether 1D will be performing their new single 'Live While We're Young'.
Before their performance on Thursday, the band took some time to look back at some of the most iconic moments which have taken place at the event over the years.
One Direction's Harry Styles and Zayn Malik prepare for their VMAs performance: (picture: Twitter)
The group joke around with one another and reveal they would love to work with Katy Perry during their chat.
Pink and Alicia Keys will also perform at the ceremony. Drake and Rihanna lead the nominations list with five nods, each which includes their collaborative track 'Take Care'.