The Black Eyed Peas will rehearse their live shows for the first time when they hit the road for their first headlining U.S. arena tour next year (10).
Rapper Taboo admits he and his bandmates will.i.am, Fergie and apl.de.ap have only ever performed quick run-throughs of their songs for soundcheck purposes and have never practised their sets in full before performing at gigs.
But the Boom Boom Pow hitmakers are changing the way they work as they prepare for their upcoming tour - their biggest concerts to date - because they want to give their fans the experience of a lifetime.
Taboo tells LiveDaily, "The thing about our group is we never rehearse... I know it sounds weird
"We have a couple (of) rehearsals in Vegas... but, prior to this (tour), we've never rehearsed. We've never had this type of show capacity. It's always, like, we open up for somebody: 'Let's go out there and rock out.' Our pure energy (helps us) when we open. That's what our set's about; it's about energy - but it's also about lighting; it's also about wardrobe; it's also about choreography.
"There's a lot of things that we're putting into this tour that we're not used to. We're glad to be stepping up into the world of a big arena tour. We're going to give the Black Eyed Peas fans something they've never expected from the Peas."
The band will play two gigs in Las Vegas later this month (29-30Dec09) before kicking off their major U.S. tour on 19 January (10) when they hit the stage in Hampton, Virginia.