Black Eyed Peas Tickets- Black Eyed Peas to Release ‘The E.N.D.’ in June
Fans have been waiting four years for a new Black Eyed Peas album, and the band plans on delivering their latest record, The E.N.D., June 9 via Interscope. Billboard.com previously reported that the Peas would released their acronymic album, which stands for “The Energy Never Dies,” in March, but the release date has been pushed back until this summer. There’s good news, though, as the album’s first single “Boom Boom Pow” will arrive on the radio and in clubs in the near future to tide fans over until the album’s release. The Peas plan on hitting the road on an international tour in support of The E.N.D., check on StubHub for Black Eyed Peas tickets.
The Black Eyed Peas emerged out of Los Angeles in the early 1990s, first as a hip-hop outfit called Atban Klann formed by will.i.am. and Apl de Ap. Eazy-E signed Atban Klann to his Ruthless Records label but they got lost among the other groups of the time, as their positive messages were a rarity among hip-hop groups. Taboo joined the lineup and the trio changed their name to the Black Eyed Peas, releasing their debut album Behind the Front in 1998 via their new label Interscope Records. The group’s 2000 sophomore effort Bridging the Gap boasted collaborations with Mos Def, De La Soul and Premier and Fergie (aka Stacy Ferguson) joined the Peas soon afterward.
With Fergie incorporated into the Black Eyed Peas fold, the group scored some of their biggest hits yet, “Let’s Get It Started” and “Where Is the Love?” Both tracks were featured on their third album Elephunk, released in 2003, which also awarded the Black Eyed Peas their first Grammy. In May 2005 the Black Eyed Peas released their fourth studio album Monkey Business, which is their most recent release to date. The album featured collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Sting and James Brown and spawned hit single “Don’t Phunk With My Heart.” Monkey Business sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Singer Fergie released her debut solo album The Dutchess in 2006 while the Peas took a hiatus from the recording studio. The album yielded two number one singles, “London Bridge” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Fergie, who recently wed actor Josh Duhamel, wasn’t the only Pea who stayed busy during the group’s time apart; will.i.am. penned the anthem “Yes We Can,” which was popularized during the election of President Barack Obama. “Yes We Can” came with a star-studded music video and will.i.am. took the stage at the inauguration ceremonies. In addition, will.i.am so-scored Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa with Hans Zimmer and lent his voice to one of the film’s animated characters.
The E.N.D. has been described by will.i.am to Billboard.com as “a lot of dance stuff, real melodic, electronic, soulful. We call it, like, electric static funk, something like that.” Keep on the lookout for Black Eyed Peas tickets to see Fergie, will.i.am. and the rest of the Peas live while you wait for their latest album to arrive.