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The Black Eyed Peas' talks about Fergie, Obama and recording with Michael Jackson


They may have won three Grammys on Sunday, but the Black Eyed Peas are aiming even bigger on their current "The E.N.D. World Tour 2010," which kicks off this week in Atlanta and comes to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Feb. 10, alongside Ludacris and LMFAO.

How big?

“I don’t like to spend money,” Peas mastermind laughed during a recent interview with tbt*'s Sean Daly. “But Fergie said we needed to have a bigger stage. We needed to up our game. So it’s a big-ass stage. It’s mad-futuristic. We have robots. This is Fergie. She inspired us to take it to the next level.”

That's right: has ROBOTS. We are doomed. May god have mercy on us all.

For more with -- including why he's hesitant to grade Barack Obama's first year in office, and whether there's a secret, brilliant Jackson collaboration album locked away in a studio somewhere -- click here to read Sean's interview.

And if you want to get up close and personal with, check out one of two afterparties. The first is at the Kennedy in Tampa; and Fergie are rumored to be showing up. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door (with $5 off if you have a concert ticket); click here for details. You can also hit the Venue in Clearwater, where Will is scheduled to DJ, and LMFAO is supposedly going to show up. Click here for details.

And click here for tickets to the Black Eyed Peas in Tampa.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:16pm]


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