The Black Eyed Peas have announced their plans to take the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on the road for their upcoming trek in support of their multi-platinum album “The E.N.D.”

A non-profit mobile recording and multimedia studio, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will join the E.N.D. tour starting February 22 till April 10, when the stint wraps up.

The facility, on which Peas’ member Fergie recorded her hit “Fergalicious” and other cuts from her solo album, will not only serve as the official recording studio for the Peas, but also for upcoming student projects in cities visited by the Peas’ while on tour.

The Bus will also host tours for contest winners and VIPs and will be available for select Apple Education students to write and record an original song and film a music video. Lennon Bus on-board engineers will work with the students to help produce the project. The students will then be granted access to see the Peas perform.

Additionally, the Bus is running a special promotion with Musician’s Friend, sponsored by GHS Strings and Epiphone Guitars. Two winners will be flown to the Peas’ Tacoma, Washington date on April 10th, will get access to the Bus, have a meet and greet with the Peas and see the show.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus supports innovative programs for young people including giving them access to music and the digital arts. The Bus reaches over 250,000 students a year through its tours and workshops.

For more information on the Bus, please visit www.lennonbus.org.

Black Eyed Peas / John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Schedule

03.03.10 Philadelphia, PA
03.04.10 Pittsburgh, PA
03.09.10 Auburn Hills, MI
03.11.10 Milwaukee, WI
03.13.10 Chicago, IL
03.18.10 Houston, TX
03.19.10 Dallas, TX
03.20.10 Tulsa, OK
03.22.10 St Paul, MN
03.24.10 Kansas City, MO
03.25.10 Des Moines, IA
03.27.10 Denver, CO
03.29.10 Los Angeles, CA
03.30.10 Los Angeles, CA
03.31.10 Glendale, AZ
04.02.10 San Jose, CA
04.03.10 Fresno, CA
04.07.10 Sacramento, CA
04.10.10 Tacoma, WA

Video aboard the Bus

The increasing accessibility of digital technology has led to an amazing expansion of opportunity in the art of digital storytelling. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has been at the forefront of this new media explosion, having produced daily video projects with students since January of 2001. The Lennon Bus puts state-of-the-art digital video equipment into the hands of workshop participants and teaches the entire digital workflow from story-boarding to DVD burning. Students leave the experience having shot, chopped, scored, and (most importantly) finished an entire digital video production. Using the latest cameras and professional hardware/software solutions including Apple’s Final Cut Studio and Bogen Imaging’s complete line of grip equipment, tripods, filters, and accessories, participants are exposed to the exciting world of digital videography and learn hot techniques of the trade. The accessibility of professional-quality technology is making it possible for millions of new voices to be heard and the John Lennon Bus is putting these tools into the hands of tomorrow’s great digital producers.

Recent videos from The John Lennon Tour Bus

“What the World Needs Now” – ft. Jill Sobule

The Lennon Bus just left it’s first TED Active!! TED is a small non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. Three elements the Lennon Bus certainly embraces with our daily workflow. Since it’s beginning in 1984 the conference has broaden its scope every year. In 2010 the conference theme was “What The World Needs Now.” The Lennon Bus was honored to be invited to the conference and to work with amazing artists on producing a piece that reflected the ideas of the attendees. Person of Song, Jill Sobule, invented her all star list of friends on board the bus to spend the week working on song and music video directed by Aaron Koblin. Check out “What The World Needs Now” and be sure to check out TED.com for more Ideas Worth Spreading!

“Oh, My Love” – Yukon, OK

Even though the day began with freezing temperatures outside, inside the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, the students of Yukon High
School sure knew how to write a hot track. “Oh, My Love”, the breakout track from the Rooftop Romantix, really pulls on the heart strings. Be sure to have some tissues ready for your tears as you check out this video coming straight out of Yukon, OK.

More videos here.

About The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. Since 1998, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs to hundreds of high schools, colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts, conventions and community organizations. Working together with some of the biggest names in music, the Lennon Bus encourages students to play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound equipment.

The interior is divided into three separate studio environments that can be opened to create one large studio. The front studio is a cutting-edge audio and video production room. The rear studio offers pro-level recording and mixing at the highest possible resolution, as well as an iso booth for acoustic recordings, and a chromate (green screen) booth. Powered by Apple computers, the studios feature traditional musical instruments and the latest Sony HD products and solutions. Also on-board is a Mackie P.A. system enabling performances on the side of the Bus.

I dedicate this bus to John Lennon and the children of the world.

My love for you is forever.
yoko ono
January 7th, 2008

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One Response to John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on tour with The Black Eyed Peas

  1. Tanya Psuty says:

    Some interesting information on here. Slightly off topic but I am so excited !. I saw Cats The Musical for the first time and the music and also the dancing is incredible. It is an emotional journey that all the audience gets involved with !. ‘Cats’ will make you laugh and smile and touch certain places in your heart. Everybody left the theater singing, delighted and uplifted. If you get a chance to go and see ‘Cats’ I really recommend it.

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