Black Eyed Peas Information
Though the Black Eyed Peas formed in 1995 and has released five studio albums, it wasnâ€™t until the addition of vocalist Fergie in 2003 that the band broke out of their hip-hop roots, scoring a spot in the pop world as one of the most recognizable sounds on the radio, with their first hits â€œShut Upâ€ and â€œWhere is the Love?â€. While the band progressively received more mainstream attention with each album including Elephunk (2003) and Monkey Business (2005), The E.N.D. was the end of all anonymity, crowning the band dance music royalty.
The Black Eyes Peas, who were in town this past March at the start of their The End World Tour, are back again for another showcase around the US. The second American tour schedule is rather timely considering the Peas just released what could potentially be their sixth Top 10 single from 2009â€™s The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies), â€œMeet Me Halfwayâ€. The E.N.D. also yielded the Grammy winning anthems â€œI Gotta Feelingâ€ and â€œBoom Boom Powâ€.
The Peas performed in June in South Africa for the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup, validating that their songs are sensations worldwide just as they are in the US. During their trip they confirmed that a new album is already in the works, tentatively titled The E.N.D. Volume 2 as is a tour documentary and music-inspired fantasy film project with James Cameron, director of Avatar. While it may seem like they have far too much on their plate right now, will.i.am reassures that The E.N.D. world tour (making its way to Bostonâ€™s TD Garden August 3rd) is surely the bands priority for the summer. The Boston show will be their first American show of the tour, hitting eight major US cities, eight Canadian cities and two music festivals, wrapping up the tour late August.