by ISAH V. RED
They’re breaking up, this multi-Grammy winner and platinum selling group called Black Eyed Peas or BEP for short, the one with a Filipino-American rap artist now known as apl. de. ap. along with William Adams (will.i.am.), Dante Santiago (Taboo) and Fergie. That is if we believe the rumors.
Well, they may or may not, but one thing is sure, the group that has made the world dancing with their hit tunes is coming back to Manila soon.
It’s going to be a good, good night on Oct.25, Thanks to Futuretainment, Inc., Music Management International, and the Philippines’s largest flag carrier Cebu Pacific. These companies have joined forces to bring back the music of the sensational Black Eyed Peas. This is part of The Beginning World Tour leg, and because Pineda’s roots is the Philippines, can the group ignore Manila?
The gig will be at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds.
The phenomenal group had Filipinos dancing when they came for the Black Eyed Peas: The Monkey Business Tour in 2006. Known for their chart-toppers “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling,” and “This Time (Dirty Bit),” the hip-hop group continues to captivate listeners in all walks of life all over the world with their upbeat and futuristic sounds.
Since the release of their album Elephunk (which featured “Where is the Love?” and “Let’s Get it Started”) in 2003, the group has received critical acclaim, winning more than 80 awards including Grammy, American Music, BET, Billboard Music, World Music, MTV Video Music and Soul Train Awards.
“The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D and 360 video,” explains Will.i.am. “It’s also about being experimental, taking songs we’ve liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats. It’s an amazing time to be creative right now and I think people are open to that.”
Helping set the Manila stage for the Black Eyed Peas’ return is official airline partner Cebu Pacific with its exciting promos and seat sales. Travelers can catch Black Eyed Peas fever as Cebu Pacific offers an extra special seat sale for travel on the concert date and plays the supergroup’s top hits for its passengers’ listening pleasure.
“We chose to partner with the best and largest airline in the Philippines, Cebu Pacific, as it is known for providing Filipinos and Asians access to affordable flights to international and local destinations. This is definitely history in the making!” shares Marvin Agustin, president of Futuretainment Inc.
The country’s leading low-fare and great value airline, Cebu Pacific has always been known to offer travelers innovative services and fun experiences. “Our Twitter and Facebook pages are the best places to visit to catch CEB’s Black Eyed Peas seat sale. We hope fans won’t miss this chance of a lifetime to party, dance and sing along with one of the biggest musical acts of this generation—the Black Eyed Peas,” says CEB vice president for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
Fans can book their airfare through www.cebupacificair.com or reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. Black Eyed Peas’ concert tickets are also available through www.ticketworld.com.ph/cebupacific.
Cebu Pacific is the Philippines’ number one low-cost carrier. It offers the lowest fares to Manila from Bangkok, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Seoul (Incheon), Shanghai, Singapore, and Taipei. It also flies to Manila from the most number of destinations in the Philippines.
Black Eyed Peas, for the last time
by ISAH V. RED