Yes, the Black Eyed Peas are done, for now.
According to the Huffington Post, the group announced their break at their concert in Staffordshire early last week. Their break, however, will not begin until the completion of their current tour.
As seen on stereo board website, Fergie said, “We want you to know that we love you and thank you for the support you’ve given from the beginning,” after breaking the news to the crowd of 18,000 fans at their Alton Towers concert last Thursday. The concert attendees were shocked when they heard the news that it would be, according to Fergie, the final time the Black Eyed Peas would be in England for quite a while.
This announcement created a uproar leading the bands only female member, Fergie, to say “this isn’t going to be the last time you’ll see us.”
To back up Fergie, fellow Black Eyed Peas member, Will.i.am tweeted, “The @Bep will take a break after the beginning…just like we did from monkey business to the e.n.d…but it doesn’t mean we stop creating”.
According to USA Today, Black Eyed Peas have had a history of hiatuses, their last being from 2005 to 2009. According to Martacard.com, after creating Monkey Business the group took a “break” but they did continue with solo projects and many album features. Although they promise they will return, this is their second hiatus within ten years. Their album “The Beginning” was the lowest rated album since “Elephunk” and websites such as stereo board wonder if “The Beginning” was the beginning of the end.
This is not the end of their tour though, they still have a few more tour dates in July. After England, Black Eyed Peas will head to Ireland, throughout Europe and then head back to the United States.