It helps to have an "in" with the band—especially when your wife is in the band.
Just days after announcing that they were planning to go on indefinite hiatus, the Black Eyed Peas are coming out of temporary retirement to play a benefit gig being organized by Fergie's movie star hubby, Josh Duhamel,
See, Duhamel has bigger problems than Deceptions.
His hometown of Minot, N.D., was racked by terrible flooding in June. Now the Peas are coming to the rescue.
The Grammy-winning quartet will take the stage on Sept. 3 and perform at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand to raise funds to help the devastated community and those victims left homeless by the disaster.
Proceeds will go to the Minot Area Community Foundation Recovery Fund.
For Duhamel, who grew up in Minot, the concert couldn't have come at a better time.
"I spent the first 22 years of my life in Minot and still have family living there, including two sisters who have been displaced by floodwaters," the Transformers star tells the local Devils Lake Journal, "Minot will always be home to me, and it breaks my heart to see the devastation the city and its residents are going through. People from Minot are strong and come together in a time of need, and I know they'll get through this...I can't express how grateful I am to the Black Eyed Peas for their incredible support."
Tickets are priced at $100 and go on sale Aug. 12 at MinotRising.com among other outlets.