Black Eyed Peas to perform at Egypt's Giza pyramids in October

The chart-topping group will perform a list of their biggest hits on the Giza plateau on October 2

Black Eyed Peas. Photo by James Hickey

Egypt’s famed Giza pyramids will host world-famous RnB group the Black Eyed Peas for a large-scale concert on October 2.

The group are massively popular in the Middle East and North Africa, with several of their hits reaching the top of the region’s charts over the years.

The show will be the group’s first in Egypt, but not the first in the Arab world, as they have played in the UAE.

The event is being organised by the same events management company that flew in Jennifer Lopez for a sold-out concert in the Egyptian north coast in 2019.

TOPSHOT - Singer Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during her concert on the beach of North Coast city of New Alamein, north of the Egyptian Capital Cairo on August 9, 2019.   This is Lopez' first concert in Egypt.  / AFP / Khaled DESOUKI

The group’s biggest hits are from the 2000s when they were fronted by Fergie Duhamel.

But she left the group in 2017, after launching a meteoric solo career in which she released some of her most popular songs.


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Nov 14: Fergie performing during the concert at Dubai Media City, Amphitheatre in Dubai. (Pawan Singh / The National)
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Aside from Fergie, all the group’s original members, rappers will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Taboo, will be at the concert.

They will be joined by the Peas’ newest member, singer-songwriter J Rey Soul, who became a permanent part of the band in 2020.

The Giza plateau has played host to some of the world’s most famous musical acts, including jazz legend Louis Armstrong in 1961, Frank Sinatra in 1979, Shakira in 2007 and Mariah Carey in 2010.

American singer Frank Sinatra is seen during his concert performance in front of the Sphinx in Giza Thursday night, September 27, 1979, in Cairo, Egypt.  Sinatra was invited to perform at the benefit concert for the Wafa Amal rehabilitation center for handicapped children by Egypt's First Lady, Jihan Sadat. (AP Photo/Bill Foley)
Updated: August 30th 2021, 6:01 AM
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