Will.i.am is a talented artist, but can he be in two places at once?
The Black Eyed Peas hip-hopper is scheduled to put in two post-concert appearances tonight at virtually the same time.
The pair of cameos come in addition to the main event of the evening, performing with his bandmates and warming up 40,000 or so concertgoers at tonight’s sold-out U2 concert at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Will.i.am, whose real name is William James Adams, Jr., is expected to stop by both The Bank at the Bellagio and Rain at the Palms after tonight’s show.
He and his fellow Peas, Fergie, Taboo and Apl.de.ap, are scheduled to arrive at The Bank just after midnight, at about 12:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, for the group’s official after party.
The multitasking performer won’t get to do much after partying at The Bank, though, since he’s scheduled to perform at the Palms just 30 minutes after he’s supposed to arrive at the Bellagio.
Will.i.am will fill in for Rain’s new resident DJ tonight during DJ Z-Trip’s “Revolution: A Party for the People.”
“He is scheduled to go on at 1 a.m.,” a Rain representative told the Weekly this afternoon. This means the Black Eyed Pea will have 30 minutes to do the step and repeat outside The Bank, then high-tail it to a vehicle of some sort that will likely be waiting to whisk him off to the Palms.
Given the tight time frame, it will be interesting to see if Will will bother to (or will be able to) set foot inside The Bank at all.
Will.i.am will probably be late for his gig at Rain regardless of whether or not he makes it to the VIP section at the Bellagio tonight.
As it stands, he might not get to the Palms until closer to 2 a.m., all things considered.
Thankfully for him, though, it’s less than a two-mile drive from one casino to the other.
Still, with all the foot and traditional traffic separating point A from point B, the hip-hopper might need to get creative to make sure he can make both appearances happen.
Yet it’s not like Will.i.am doesn’t know his way to the Palms – or the DJ booth at Rain, either: He guest deejayed at the club few months ago.
Taboo and Apl.de.ap joined their bandmate during his last-minute, early morning set on Aug. 21, but Fergie did not.
Needless to say, it will be interesting to see who shows up where – and when – over the next 24 hours or so.