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February 1st, 2006 12:44pm EST
Black Eyed PeasIn celebration of its 6th anniversary, The Black Eyed Peas will kick off the enormously popular Honda Civic Tour on March 23rd at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. This will be their first headlining North American tour to promote their multi-platinum album, Monkey Business. The Black Eyed Peas will be hitting the stage in more than 35 cities nationwide.

Opening for The Black Eyed Peas will be The Pussycat Dolls, accompanied by additional support acts to be announced.

Pussycat Dolls"We are excited to be going out on the Honda Civic Tour because it allows us to keep the ticket at a low price so that kids can come out and see us play and not have to worry about breaking their backs to pay for a ticket," says will.i.am. "It's an honor to come after such great bands as Incubus, Blink 182 and Maroon5. It's a great tour and we are thrilled that Honda has given us this opportunity," Fergie added.

Showcased on tour with the band will be The Black Eyed Peas customized Honda Civic Hybrid. Throughout the tour, fans will have the opportunity to win this uniquely designed and autographed, one-of-a-kind car. The vehicle was unveiled during the announcement and special performance that took place for selected Honda associates.

Tickets go on sale President's Day weekend (February 17-20), check local listings for more information.

Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas released their fourth album, Monkey Business in June 2005, selling over 6.5 million copies worldwide. The success of Monkey Business was propelled by the hit singles, "Don't Phunk With My Heart," "Don't Lie," "My Humps" and the current single, "Pump It." This year, The Black Eyed Peas earned four Grammy nominations.

Featuring 16 tracks, including collaborations with Godfather of Soul James Brown ("They Don't Want Music"), Justin Timberlake ("My Style"), and Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo and John Legend ("Like That"), Monkey Business spans a hip-hop spectrum from pop to surf to soul. Recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, London, Miami, a tour bus and a Japanese bullet train, Monkey Business, produced largely by will.i.am, entered the Billboard 200 Chart at #2. The album was released to rave reviews in Rolling Stone, People and USA Today. "Don't Phunk With My Heart" and "My Humps" topped the iTunes most downloaded chart at #1.

After two critically acclaimed albums, (1998's Behind The Front and 2000's Bridging The Gap), The Black Eyed Peas broke through with 2003's Elephunk. Elephunk went on to sell over 9 million copies worldwide and the group took home a Grammy in 2005 for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Let's Get It Started."

Black Eyed Peas Tour Dates:

DATE VENUE CITY
March 23 Save Mart Center Fresno, CA
March 24 Arco Arena Sacramento, CA
March 25 Reno Events Center Reno, NV
March 26 Bayside Concerts San Diego, CA
March 28 Gibson Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA
March 29 Gibson Amphitheater Los Angeles, CA
March 31 Dodge Theater Phoenix, AZ
April 7 Smirnoff Amphitheater Dallas, TX
April 8 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
April 9 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater San Antonio, TX
April 11 USF SunDome Tampa, FL
April 13 Bank Atlantic Center Sunrise, FL
April 14 UofF O'Connell Center Gainesville, FL
April 15 Chastain Park Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
April 18 Booth Amph @ Regency Park Cary, NC
April 21 Theater @ Madison Square Garden New York, NY
April 22 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
April 23 Tweeter Waterfront Camden, NJ
April 25 Mullins Center @ UMASS Amherst, MA
April 26 Sacred Heart Univ/Wm. Pitt Center Fairfield, CT
April 28 Turning Stone Casino Verona, NY
April 29 Agganis Arena Boston, MA
April 30 Bryce Theater @ Bryce Jordan Ctr State College, PA
May 2 Value City Theater Columbus, OH
May 4 Fox Theater Detroit, MI
May 6 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
May 7 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN
May 12 Oakland Arena Oakland, CA
May 14 Theater in the Clouds Portland, OR
May 15 Everett Events Center Everett, WA
May 16 Star Theater @ Spokane Arena Spokane, WA
May 19 Idaho Center Theater Boise, ID
May 20 E Center Ford Theater Salt Lake City, UT
May 21 Universal Lending Pavilion Denver, CO