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March 15, 2010

The Black Eyed Peas are coming to Baltimore

the black eyed peas The Black Eyed Peas have added a Baltimore date to their acclaimed national tour, officials announced today.

The four-piece pop phenomenon will play 1st Mariner Arena Aug. 10. Tickets will go on sale at noon March 20.

"We are so excited to be a part of the second leg of this world tour," said Jamie Curtis, the arena's marketing director. "To have them come to Baltimore, we're honored. It's going to be a great show." ...

I caught their concert at the Verizon Center in Washington last month, which was pretty wild.

In my review, I called it "a dizzying digital love fest, where singer Fergie and rappers Will.i.a.m, and Taboo strutted around the stage in sparkle-tastic outfits and toured through their hits."

Thinking back on it, there were moments where I felt like my picture was being taken because of all the lasers, glitter and glare on stage. You know how you get those post-photo white spots on your eyes? I had a few of those that night.

The Peas' latest album, "The E.N.D." continues to tear up the charts. It's gone triple platinum, and three singles, "Boom Boom Pow," "I Gotta Feeling" and "Imma Be" have all hit No. 1.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:59 PM | | Comments (4)


Don't you mean "Pepsi Cola Presents the Black Eyed Peas are coming to Baltimore"?

Or is that not who they're shilling for anymore? A higher bidder came along?

What do the two other guys actually do?

BLACK EYED PEAS FANS, Illumina Records Block Party recently featured your favourite band in their new issue! Check it out at

Who cares? It'd be nice if real musicians would play here once in a while, not corporate marketing schemes. But you'll never hear about really good musicians - we're keeping them secret from the Pepsi Generation and the rest of the general public.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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