The chart-dominating Black Eyed Peas have announced dates for the second leg of their North American tour, even as the first leg continues.
The new batch of dates opens with a July 27-28 stand at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and closes a month later on August 23 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB.
The 16-date itinerary also includes stops on August 3 at the TD Garden in Bostn, MA; August 7 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ; and August 13 at Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.
Bookending their U.S. stint with arena dates north of the border, Black Eyed Peas will visit seven Canadian markets in all. In addition to opening and closing nights of the tour, those concert dates include August 1 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, ON, and August 18 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
Initial ticket sales begin March 13 for both Toronto shows and an August 4 event in Newark, NJ, according to Ticketmaster.com.
Additional ticketing information for the summer tour will be announced on the group’s official Web site. While most presale and onsale details are forthcoming, the site does note that tickets will “carry reasonable value and will be accessible to all fans.”
Black Eyed Peas launched the national leg of the E.N.D. World Tour on February 4 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. More than 30 concerts were scheduled for the tour leg, which ends April 11 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC.
The tour follows the Peas’ fifth studio album, “The E.N.D.” Since its June 2009 release, the album racked up two non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, the record’s first three singles — “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling” and “Imma Be” — have spent nearly 30 combined weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 singles chart during 2009 and 2010.
The next concert on the Peas’ winter and spring calendar is set for March 11 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.
Black Eyed Peas itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 27 – 28||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|July 31||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|August 1||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place|
|August 3||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|August 4||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|August 6||Hartford, CT||XL Center|
|August 7||Atlantic City, NJ||Boardwalk Hall|
|August 10||Baltimore, MD||1st Mariner Arena|
|August 11||Buffalo, NY||HSBC Arena|
|August 13||Chicago, IL||Allstate Arena|
|August 14||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|August 18||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|August 20||Saskatoon, SK||Credit Union Centre|
|August 22||Calgary, AB||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|August 23||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|