The Black Eyed Peas will be performing at the opening ceremony of next month’s UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff on Saturday 3 June which will make them become the second act to appear at a final.
The final is the most-watched annual sporting event in the world and will be aired in more than 220 markets. This will enable football fans in the stadium and around the world to enjoy a fantastic and upbeat performance just moments before holders Real Madrid takes on Juventus.
Alicia Keys’ performance at last year’s final meant the derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid got delayed for four minutes.
Lead singer will.i.am told UEFA’s official website:
We’re planning on harnessing the excitement of the fans in the stadium, and all those tuning in to the UEFA Champions League final. As football fans ourselves, we know how much this game means to those watching from the stands, their homes and with friends. This performance means just as much to us. We’re planning an unforgettable show.” he said.
The Black Eyed Peas also performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-off Celebration Concert in Soweto, South Africa.