Six-time Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyes Peas will hold a benefit concert on September 3, 2011, at the North Dakota State Fair Grandstand to assist the victims of the flooding that devastated Minot and surrounding North Dakota communities.
All concert proceeds will go to the Minot Area Community Foundation - Recovery Fund. Josh Duhamel, a Minot native and Hollywood actor, is the honorary chairman for the Minot Area Recovery Fund, which will help Minot and the surrounding area in its long-term flood recovery needs. Duhamel is married to Fergie, the lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas.
Duhamel and Fergie have publically asked fans and celebrities to support the Minot area since the flooding began.
“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.”
Concert tickets will go on sale August 12 with presale dates of August 8, 9 and 10. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online atwww.MinotRising.com or at Minot Air Force Base Outdoor Rec Center, Marketp-lace Foods and Dakota Square.