Black Eyed Peas in concert
by China DeSpain
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Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Craig ONeal

Their Super Bowl performance may have been panned, but the Black Eyed Peas are bouncing back in a big way, by holding a fundraising concert to aid flood victims of Minot, North Dakota.

Minot is the hometown of Transformers star Josh Duhamel, who is married to Peas frontwoman Fergie. The concert, slated for September 3, will be held at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand and will benefit the Minot Area Community Foundation Minot Area Recovery Fund, for which Duhamel serves as honorary chair. 

“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,” said Duhamel. “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. But with everyone’s help, we can make it easier for them to restore their lives and the surrounding Minot area. I can’t express how grateful I am to the Black Eyed Peas for their incredible support.”

In June, the flood damaged more than 4,000 homes, 805 of which are now beyond repair. More than 8,000 people were displaced by the disaster.

Tickets are available online for $100.

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China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain

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