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Black Eyed Peas to break hiatus for Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales

Black Eyed Peas are set to break their hiatus with an exclusive performance at the forthcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales.

The 'Boom Boom Pow' superstars will take the stage at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on October 8 to pay their respects to the late King of Pop and frontman Will.i.Am said the group feels it's their duty to make an appearance:

"The Black Eyed Peas wouldn't miss being at the Millennium Stadium for this gig on 8 October; we all owe Michael such a lot. It seems plain to me that the real star of this tribute to Michael is going to be the music itself. And that's the only way it should be."

"This show is going to be an incredibly personal and moving evening for me. Remember that Michael's music, his great, great songs, have been an inspiration to my whole life and certainly formed the soundtrack to my childhood... One day about four years ago, with The Black Eyed Peas well established, I got a call from him I will never forget. I then had the great privilege of working with him and getting to know him and his beautiful family."

Jackson's brother Marlon also spoke out about the exciting addition to the already star-studded line up and told the press that Michael had a lot of respect for the singer, adding:

"My brother rated Will.i.Am and the original things he does in music very highly. I guess you could say it was a case of mutual respect."

Watch an interview with Jackson and Will.i.Am below: