Life Of The Party

Electro hip-hop duo Redfoo and Sky Blu, aka LMFAO, are riding high on the success of a trio of self-produced, self-distributed singles, including the smash “I’m In Miami Bitch.” Now the pair is making plans to take the party to the masses.

The band will spend next month warming up for a full-on North American assault of their own by opening for the Black Eyed Peas in Australia – a gig they landed after being hand-picked by Peas frontman

LMFAO’s Party Rock tour kicks off Nov. 5 at the Pearl Champagne Lounge in Reno, Nev., with Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls and two DJ’s – Lady Gaga’s deckmaster Space Cowboy and Million $ Mano – along for the ride.

The trek, which is really more like a non-stop party than a concert because there’s no break between acts, will travel from coast to coast with stops in places like Los Angeles, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York City, Houston and Dallas.

Tickets for most shows go on sale Sept. 19, with the top price no higher than $20.

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Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, Calif.

LMFAO’s fall tour is all part of their plan for world domination. Seriously.

“We’re definitely not a band that’s shy,” Redfoo explained. “We love to hear ourselves talk. We want to be seen as much as possible. We want to be so big that we can’t even walk down the street.”

Their growing empire includes their debut album (Party Rock), their own label (via the Music Group and Interscope) and a clothing line. The pair has also found themselves in demand as remixers after they took on Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown.”

“We saw a void,” Foo said. “Kanye put out a record that sounded like a demo, couldn’t really be played in clubs, but had a great melody. So when we see a void, we’re gonna create and fill it, if we can. That’s how we’re surviving, by watching the trends.”

“Within five hours, it was all over the world,” boasts Sky.

Their vision has landed them gigs remixing tracks for Fergie (“Clumsy”) and Katy Perry (“Hot ’N’ Cold), as well as Lady Gaga and Chris Cornell.

The duo admits their ultimate goal is to make LMFAO as much a brand as a band.

“We feel like there’s so much room for invention,” Foo said. “With the Internet, the mobile movement, software and music, it’s like the gold rush right now.

“Eighteen months ago, there was no band, T-shirts or song. But with research and the spirit of entrepreneurship, we basically invented money out of nowhere. I don’t look at it as making a product and selling it. Everything you see is an idea and a concept.”

And they’re really not kidding about that world domination thing. Future plans include a web TV show, a phone app and a movie, which Foo describes as “‘Purple Rain’ meets ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ meets ‘Spinal Tap’ and ‘Spaceballs.’”

I’d pay to see that.

Here’s the PG version of LMFAO’s hit “I’m In Miami Bitch,” which features a certain Black Eyed Pea and is now the theme song for E!’s “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami.”