After a banner year of chart-topping singles and a best-selling album, the Black Eyed Peas have announced plans to launch The E.N.D. World Tour 2010 with their first North American headline tour in about four years.
The 32-date venture begins February 4 with a performance at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, and concludes April 11 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC. The hip-hop group’s calendar also has them bound for shows on February 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY; March 13 at United Center in Chicago, IL; and March 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Besides the final date of the tour leg, the Peas have only one other performance booked north of the border. A March 6 concert has been slated for Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.
Public onsales will begin December 12, but the group did not disclose the price range for tickets. However, a statement regarding the tour assured, “Ticket prices will carry reasonable value and will be accessible to all fans.”
Though the Peas have toured around the world in 2007 and even earlier this fall, the quartet hasn’t staged a North American leg since the 2006’s Monkey Business Tour. That outing featured nearly 30 concerts, including about 10 scheduled stops across the provinces.
The Black Eyed Peas are touring behind their fifth studio album “The E.N.D.,” released in June 2009. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum in a little over three months, with sales now nearing the 1.4 million mark.
In addition to their success with sales, the group has also been breaking records on the Billboard charts. The first single “Boom Boom Pow” had the distinction of being the longest-running single in the No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 with a consecutive 12 weeks. When the first single was bumped out of the top position, it was replaced instantly by another Peas track, “I Gotta Feeling.” The second single went on for another record-breaking run of 14 consecutive weeks atop the chart.
Black Eyed Peas itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|February 4||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|February 6||Miami, FL||American Airlines Arena|
|February 9||Jacksonville, FL||Veteran’s Memorial Arena|
|February 10||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|February 12||Nashville, TN||Nashville Arena|
|February 13||Birmingham, AL||BJCC Arena|
|February 16||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center|
|February 17||Lexington, KY||Rupp Arena|
|February 19||Raleigh, NC||RBC Center|
|February 20||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|February 23||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|February 24||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|February 26||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|March 1||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Coliseum|
|March 3||Philadelphia, PA||Wachovia Center|
|March 4||Pittsburgh, PA||Mellon Arena|
|March 6||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|March 9||Detroit, MI||The Palace|
|March 11||Milwaukee, WI||Bradley Center|
|March 13||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|March 19||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|March 20||Tulsa, OK||BOK Center|
|March 22||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|March 24||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|March 25||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|March 27||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|March 29||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|March 31||Glendale, AZ||Jobing.com Arena|
|April 2||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion|
|April 7||Sacramento, CA||Arco Arena|
|April 10||Tacoma, WA||Tacoma Dome|
|April 11||Vancouver, BC||General Motors Place|