The Black Eyed Peas have added a world record to their long list of achievements after jamming at 41,000 feet on a special ‘mile high karaoke’ Virgin Blue flight from Melbourne to Perth on Friday (Oct 9).
The Peas jam onboard Virgin Blue
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.
A Boeing 737 was modified for the special event
will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap, collectively known as The Black Eyed Peas 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.”
A lucy group of 140 guests enjoyed the Peas’ flight
Virgin Blue 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,” Godfrey said.
The Black Eyed Peas performed the final Australian concert of their The E.N.D World Tour at Perth’s Burswood Dome on Saturday night (Oct 10).
Virgin Blue sponsored the Peas’ Australian tour