Will.i.am free concert review #AneedAnightout

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Three of will.i.am’s dancers modelling the smart watch

With the release of Dial, a new technology launched by Will.i.am -producer and musician, two free shows went ahead last night in London to celebrate the release. 

It was a night to not miss with his first show bringing Lydia Lucy, The Voice UK star to the Royal Albert Hall stage with him. Other surprise acts such as Ricky Wilson – lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, The Black Eyed Peas (minus Fergie) and Pia Mia.

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The Dial beginning the concert

 

Will.i.am is definitely a character to lead a show like this one, with walking through the crowd to standing doing a DJ set 1 foot away from a part of the audience.

However it could be described as one of the most unusual shows that have taken place in recent history.

Being a release of the new technology, the smart watch – Dial, it most certainly wasn’t forgotten. At one point in the show, the producer used the Dial’s fitness application to track how many calories he burnt on stage, with the device commenting, “You move more when you perform with the Black Eyed Peas.”

The Dial then commenced to announce it was now, ‘The Black Eyed Pea Section’.

 

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The rapper getting involved with the audience with a DJ set

It became an emotional reunion for the Black Eyed Peas, with Will giving a short speech about how long he has known ex-band members Apl and Taboo and describing them as “my best friends”.

Will continued his band’s walk down memory lane saying: “This feels really good to be here, with the people who were the seed of everything,” and says this won’t be the last from the BEP.

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The Black Eyed Peas performing ‘Pump it’ with bassist

This event marked the first time the Black Eyed Peas have reunited for a show for 5 years. The absence of Fergie has led a rumor as to whether she has quit the band permanently.

However, Will.i.am made a joke of the situation when he suggested everyone may have thought his bass player was Fergie, but then continued to describe the bassist as an amazing artist.

Lydia Lucy came back on stage to join the BEPs to perform their almost 13 year old hit, ‘Where is the love?’, where the Voice UK Finalist showed off her vocal abilities.

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Lydia Lucy performing ‘Where is the love?’ with Apl, Taboo and Will.i.am

From tweets and hashtags of ‘#AneedAnightout’ (the title of the show) trending on Twitter, it is obvious that the show was a success.

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Final perfomance by Will.i.am with Pia Mia – Boys and Girls
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