The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of the South Africa's 10th anniversary of democracy celebrations. The two concerts will mark the group's first perform
The Black Eyed Peas will perform next month in Johannesburg and Cape Town as part of the South Africa's 10th anniversary of democracy celebrations. The two concerts will mark the group's first performances in the country.
"The band really made a direct effort to ensure that this tour happened," says Tony Feldman of 206 Productions, the South African producer of the shows. "Over the past three months of negotiations the one overriding factor was the band's personal commitment and passion to perform in South Africa."
The first concert will take place Nov. 20 at Johannesburg's Coca-Cola Dome, while the second will go off Nov. 23 at Cape Town's Bellville Velodrome. Both are sponsored by 5FM Music Radio and Edgars, and are being co-produced 206 Productions and Real Concerts, in association with U.S.-based, Thirty-Three Productions. Tickets for the shows are on sale now via Computicket.
The Black Eyed Peas will kick of a brief tour of U.S. college campuses Nov. 3 at Chicago's Loyola University. After the South African jaunt, the band is slated to perform Dec. 9 in Lowell, Mass., as a part of WXKS Boston's Jingle Ball concert along with Simple Plan, Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson and others.
The band is touring in support of its latest album, "Elephunk" (A&M/Interscope), which in June peaked at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
A new album dubbed "Monkey Business" is due early next year.
Here are the Black Eyed Peas' tour dates:
Nov. 3: Chicago (Loyola University)
Nov. 4: Mankato, Minn. (Minnesota State University)
Nov. 5: Cedar Falls, Iowa (UNI Dome)
Nov. 7: Peoria, Ill. (Bradley University)
Nov. 8: East Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State University)
Nov. 9: Murray, Ky. (Murray State University)
Nov. 10: Davidson, N.C. (Davidson College)
Nov. 12: Boone, N.C. (Appalachain State University)
Nov. 13: Harrisonburg, Va. (James Madison University)
Nov. 14: Washington, D.C. (George Wash. University)
Nov. 15: East Stroudsburg, Pa. (East Stroudsburg University)
Nov. 16: Newark, Del. (University of Delaware)
Nov. 20: Johannesburg, South Africa (Coca-Cola Dome)
Nov. 23: Cape Town, South Africa (Bellville Velodrome)
Dec. 9: Lowell, Mass. (Paul E. Tsongas Arena/KISS 108 Jingle Ball)