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Black Eyed Peas to perform at World Cup gala

Peter Gabriel, Jessye Norman also to take stage at soccer tourney concert
/ Source: The Associated Press

Peter Gabriel, Jessye Norman and the Black Eyed Peas will perform at the World Cup's opening gala next year.

The two-hour show on June 7 at Berlin's Olympiastadion will kick off soccer's monthlong showcase.

FIFA hopes the new gala will become a tradition at future World Cups. It will be staged as a separate event from the first match, when the opening celebration has traditionally been held.

The opening match will take place June 9 in Munich. It will have its own show.

"This is a legacy that should be transferred to all World Cups," FIFA General Secretary Ours Lines said.