Will.i.am To Ring In New Year As DJ In Las Vegas

By Allen Starbury  |  10/04/2011

Will.i.am deejayingWith the Black Eyed Peas on an extended break, each member has their own things going on. Frontman, Will.i.am, has been doing periodic DJ sets ... and recently revealed an upcoming gig to ring in the New Year.

On New Year's Eve, the rapper/producer will perform his first-ever year's end bash, when he serves as the DJ for partygoers at the Surrender Nightclub in Las Vegas.

"Will.i.am is the ultimate renaissance man," said Sean Christie, Surrender's co-owner and managing partner. "From his musical accomplishments and creative endeavors to his contributions to humanitarian, educational, and political causes, he is a fascinating pop culture figure who draws in fans by the droves. We are thrilled to have him lead our biggest party of the year."

Tickets for the event are $150 for men and $50 for ladies; and admission includes a two-hour open bar.

Will.i.am. previously DJ'ed at the venue during Labor Day Weekend, during which he explained how rocking a party his different from being onstage.

"I don't like to look at this as a performance," he said. "I like to look at this as a conversation -- making a beat and seeing how people react. I like to stay on my toes and see how it goes."