12.1.2009

Black Eyed Peas Announce 2010 World Tour

The E.N.D. is far from over for the Black Eyed Peas. The group will take their latest album on the road when they embark on a 100-city world tour next year.

The E.N.D. World Tour 2010 will kick off February 4 at Philips Arena in Atlanta and travel around the globe.

The Peas’ outing was partly inspired by U2, who they opened for this year. “How do you get to the U2 level? Right now that’s what we’re looking at,” will.i.am told the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve gotten this far—we survived. Most of the people that were our peers, they’re gone or way back there now. We lapped them. In the music industry there’s a depression, there’s a drought. And we have proved that we can survive and lead the way, even in this climate. And the only way to go now is up, to U2.”

The splashy show will feature elaborate lighting, stage effects, and numerous wardrobe changes. “When people see this show, they will see us going for spectacle and showing what we can do,” said Fergie. “This is where we’re going as a group.”

The E.N.D. World Tour 2010 – North American Dates

Feb. 4 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Feb. 6 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Feb. 9 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb. 10 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
Feb. 12 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Arena
Feb. 13 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
Feb. 16 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Feb. 17 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Feb. 19 – Raleigh, NC – RBC Center
Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Feb. 23 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Feb. 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb. 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, Ontario, Canada – 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, British Columbia, Canada – GM Place