Black Eyed Peas tour 2018: UK concerts kick off this October
Will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap are back as The Black Eyed Peas - and they’ve announced a UK tour.
The series of six concerts marks the 20th anniversary of their first studio album ‘Behind The Front’ and coincides with the release of 2018 singles ‘Street Livin’’, ‘Ring The Alarm’ and ‘Get It’ (with a new album reportedly in the works).
Here’s everything you need to know about The Black Eyed Peas 2018 tour Masters of the Sun, including UK dates, cities and the latest on the group’s new music.
Black Eyed Peas European tour 2018: dates and cities
The hip-hop/pop superstars land in UK on October 27 for concerts in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Milton Keynes.
Masters of the Sun will be the Black Eyed Peas first European tour in more than eight years.
Here’s the dates for The Black Eyed Peas UK tour 2018:
- London, Eventim Apollo (UK) - October 27
- London, Eventim Apollo (UK) - October 28
- Birmingham, O2 Academy (UK) - October 29
- Manchester, O2 Apollo (UK) - November 1
- Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (UK) - November 2
- Milton Keynes, Arena MK (UK) - November 3
After The Black Eyed Peas UK concerts wrap up, they’ll be heading to other European cities:
- Hamburg, Sporthalle (Germany) - November 9
- Munich, Zenith (Germany) - November 10
- Paris, Zenith (France) - November 12
- Amsterdam, AFAS Live (Netherlands) - November 13
- Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle (Germany) - November 16
- Brussels, Forest National, (Belgium) - November 17
- Dusseldorf, World Club Dome (Germany) - November 18
Will Fergie join The Black Eyed Peas 2018 tour?
No, this is a Fergie-free Black Eyed Peas tour.
The singer officially left the group in 2017 to focus on her solo career. The remaining members of the Black Eyed Peas are Will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap.
Fergie - real name Stacy Ferguson - didn’t join The Black Eyed Peas until 2002 and first appeared on the group’s third album ‘Elefunk’.
will.i.am told Ahlan!, “Since the beginning of Black Eyed Peas, we’ve always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us. People like Macy Gray, Esthero, Debi Nova, Fergie..."
The rapper went on to point out that The Black Eyed Peas are simply reverting back to their original lineup and there are no plans to replace Fergie.
He added, “She’s working on her solo project at the moment, we’re on this brand new experience, celebrating 20 years of Black Eyed Peas putting out music.”
The Black Eyed Peas have their own comic book?!
Yep. The group teamed up with Marvel to create ‘Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles’ (written by will.i.am). The comic shares its name with the upcoming European tour.
The story follows a hip-hop group from Los Angeles who go up against an alien God who turns street criminals into zombies.
You can pick up a copy on Amazon.
Are The Black Eyed Peas releasing a new album?
They sure are, but unfortunately we don’t know what’s it’s called and when it’s coming out yet.
But it’s likely that new singles ‘Street Livin’...
...‘Ring The Alarm’...
...and ‘Get It’ will be included in the upcoming record.
apl.de.ap said of the new Black Eyed Peas album, “It’s very exciting for us. This time around, we have lots of meaningful songs - not just party tunes, which are tough to write when there are all these negative things happening in our society, such as police brutality, inequality, school shootings...
“With each album, we try to push the envelope, try out new sounds. We have done pop records and electronic music. Now we’re going back to that raw BEP sound. And that’s what excites us.”
Stay tuned to LineUp for more on the Black Eyed Peas tour 2018 - as well as any updates on new music.