Virgin Blue & the Black Eyed Peas have broken a world record for jamming at 41,000 feet, the Peas snatched the Guinness Record from Jamairoquai who had previously set the record back in 2007.
The full press release from Virgin Blue can be read below:
Internationally acclaimed three time
Grammy winners THE BLACK EYED PEAS have added a ‘world record’ to their long
list of achievements after rocking out at 41,000 feet on a special “Mile High
Karaoke’ Virgin Blue flight from Melbourne to Perth on Friday.
In what was an Australian first, The Black
Eyed Peas jammed live during the private four hour long flight smashing the
current Guinness World Record for ‘highest ever concert performed on an
aircraft’ set by British band ‘Jamairoquai’ in 2007.
On their flight to Perth Virgin Blue, The
Black Eyed Peas and nearly 140 V.i.P Guests onboard achieved an altitude of
41,000 feet to nab the current Guinness World Record.
will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap,
collectively known as The Black Eyed Peas, who arrived in Perth to a ‘rock star’
welcome, were ecstatic about the achievement. Fergie said, “It was exciting
to make history while having a silly, crazy time doing it!”. Taboo added, “This was the true meaning of the ultimate natural high in the sky and
we all need to experience a mile high karaoke club”.
Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, “This is
the first Guinness World Record breaking stunt we’ve been involved with and we’re
just thrilled to have been a part of it by partnering with The Black Eyed Peas
and successfully pulling off an in-flight gig of this magnitude. So I’d like
send my congratulations to The Peas and also to the extensive Virgin Blue team
who have worked day and night for months to turn a ‘crazy idea’ into a reality.”
The Black Eyed Peas performed the final
Australian concert of their The E.N.D World Tour at Perth’s Burswood Dome on
The Black Eyed Peas have made history with
the longest successive stay at the top of the USA Billboard Hot 100 chart with
26 consecutive weeks at number 1. “I Gotta Feeling” has held the top spot for
the past fourteen weeks after replacing their first single “Boom Boom Pow”
which then spent 12 weeks at number 1. This is the longest consecutive stay for
any artist in the Billboard chart’s 51-year history.
Official partners of the Mile High Karaoke
flight include Virgin Blue Airlines Group incorporating Virgin Blue, V Australia,
Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue), The Black Eyed Peas, News Limited, Frontier
Touring and Universal Music.