Supergroup Black Eyed Peas will be playing a free show in New York City’s Central Park on June 9 and everyone’s invited…if they RSVP.
The performance was recently given the go ahead by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and will be used to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation which targets impoverished young in the Big Apple and also supported the Peapod Academies which were started by the Black Eyed Peas and serve as arts centers for teenagers.
According to Robin Hood director David Saltzman:
“Robin Hood is humbled by the commitment of The Black Eyed Peas and Chase to help the 1.8 million people in New York City that fall below the poverty line. As six-time Grammy Award-winners and 30-plus million album-sellers, the Peas are superstars in the global music industry and Central Park provides the perfect stage for them to help us raise awareness and funds for our neighbors in need.”
To raise money fans for the charity concert attendees will receive text messages throughout the concert asking them to donate.
According to PopCrunch:
“We are thrilled to follow in the footsteps of icons such as Simon & Garfunkel and Diana Ross by performing a free concert for our fans in Central Park,” Peas singer Fergie said shortly after the show was formally announced on NYC’s Z100 early Monday. “But more importantly, we are performing to benefit Robin Hood’s efforts to help those living in poverty in New York City and to help disadvantaged youth in New York with the launch of our Peapod Academy.”
Free tickets will be given out to 50,000 people starting on May 11 and can be grabbed by registering for them at BlackEyedPeas.RobinHood.org. The group will also sell some VIP tickets online.