Black Eyed Peas Launch First Solo Tour

L.A. hip-hoppers take their "Monkey Business" on the road

February 1, 2006 12:00 AM ET

Hip-hop superstars Black Eyed Peas will launch their first-ever headlining U.S. tour on March 23rd in Fresno, California. The thirty-four-date Honda Civic tour will keep the chart-toppers on the road for eight weeks, hitting up both major cities and college towns. "This will be our first headlining tour in the ten years of the Black Eyed Peas' existence," MC Will.I.Am told Rolling Stone. "And we are getting ready."

Supporting the Peas on the trek will be burlesque dancers turned pop girl group the Pussycat Dolls. While pre-sale tickets go on sale February 15th through the Peas' Web site, remaining tickets will be made available President's Day weekend, February 17th to 20th.

The Peas will get a chance to warm up for the run on February 6th when they play their charity event, the Annual Pea Pod Concert Benefit at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theater, alongside John Legend and Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes. In addition, Will.I.Am will take part in the salute to Sly and the Family Stone at the 48th annual Grammy Awards on February 8th. The Peas' multiplatinum latest release, Monkey Business, is up for four awards.

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