The Black Eyed Peas have flaunted a passionate, energetic hip-hop spirit people have always been drawn to. They’ve earned fans worldwide with their inventive approach to hip-hop music, inspiring people with loose rhymes, and a positive spirit and funkafied vibe.
The band’s new album reflects the group’s ardent spirit. “The E.N.D.,” has spawned a megahit in its lead single, “Boom Boom Pow,” which has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 consecutive weeks. And such a success could not end here. The group will attend several festivals around the world before beginning the rehearsals for their amazing summer tour.
The BEP’s itinerary for the next three months includes stops at the Virgin Festival in Montreal (19th of June), the Glastonbury Festival in England on June 28, Quart Live in Norway on July 2, TMF Awards in Netherlands on July 4, the Rock Werchter in Belgium on July 5, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 6, Optimus Alive in Portugal on July 11 and the Outland Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco at the end of August, among others, before heading to Japan in September. Then, the group will also open five U2 shows in October. “That’s going to be amazing,” Fergie said to Billboard magazine. “I remember going to see U2 in high school — I went on two different dates to U2 concerts, so now to be on that stage, it’s going to be challenging. We definitely have to bring it at those shows.”
The Peas’ female member also told Billboard that “It’s going to be the biggest tour, production-wise, that we’ve ever done. We’re actually planning for that now, which we’ve never done before — actually plan for a tour. It’s usually just learning the songs by performing at festivals, and that’s our show. But now we’re stepping it up. We had some visuals before, but now we are going to have a lot more, and we’re really excited about that.”
The newly wedded Fergie says the Black Eyed Peas will “utilize a lot of the technology that’s out there” but adds that it’s “too early” to get into specifics. “We’re just now getting together what we’re going to do for the festivals and are kind of just making an outline and putting in what we would like to happen (for the tour). So I can’t really talk about it yet.”
Therefore, BEP promise a never-seen-before tour, a high-tech tour that will bring their fans on the edge of adoration. Let’s hope the battle for a ticket won’t end up in a massacre.
source Reuters.com, billboard.com
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