New Kids On the Block celebrates 30 years
It's been 30 years (!) since New Kids on the Block first formed, but their musical arrangements and on-stage personas are still making the fans (many now in their thirties themselves) still shriek with delight.
That much is evident as the outfit now known as NKOTB – Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and brother Jordan and Jonathan Knight -- crisscrosses Europe while showcasing tracks from their recent album, "10," including the upbeat "Remix (I Like The)" and "Fighting Gravity."
Other songs that have whipped the fans into a frenzy? Of course the guys are still belting out "The Right Stuff," along with "Cover Girl," "Tonight," and "Valentine Girl," not to mention ballads like "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)." All of it has been part of a more 'intimate' show that has played out at Newcastle City Hall, Nottingham Royal Centre and Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre, not to mention Manchester's O2 Apollo.
The guys will return stateside in a big way when they take over Las Vegas in July for 30th anniversary celebrations being dubbed "After Dark." Beginning July 10th, they'll spend four days hosting parties and events as well as performing at Planet Hollywood (the venue currently housing Britney Spears' residency).
"The band has been focusing on all sorts of solo projects and now prepping for our European tour, but we knew we wanted to do something special stateside for 2014," Wahlberg said in a statement. "We knew we had a limited time block where we could do something fun and we knew we had to make it memorable! What better place than Vegas?"
NKOTB's comeback continues (Updated July 26, 2013)
A pioneering boy band in their heyday, New Kids on the Block aren't exactly kids anymore. But that hasn't stopped Donnie, Danny, Joey, Jordan and Jonathan from a second (or is this a third?) go-round on the music scene – and adoring fans are still with them every step of the way.
Though the New Kids (now known as NKOTB) reigned during the teen-pop boom of the 90's, they disbanded in 1994 following a botched attempt to scruff up their clean-cut image. The boys, now men, would reunite 14 years later for a comeback album ("The Block") and a tour that began at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on September 18, 2008. The 48-show circuit also included stops in the U.S., the UK, Ireland, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
Two years later, NKOTB would become NKOTBSB as the group merged with The Backstreet Boys and announced a tour for the summer of 2011. It was followed in 2013 by "The Package" tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men as the opening acts. The latter was a promotional tool for the group following the release of a new album titled "10," and the first single "Remix (I Like The)." The album made its debut at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and No. 47 on the UK Albums Chart.
New Kids on the Block performed with Boyz II Men on the Boston Strong telethon on May, 30, 2013. They're also slated to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this year.
New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) are one of the most quintessential American boy bands. Comprised of Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, and Jonathan Knight this dashing vocal powerhouse has gone to sell over 80 million records. With their reunion finalized and new material in the works, New Kids on the Block tickets are hotter than ever.
The group is best known for the songs "Hanging' Tough," "Step by Step" and "I'll Be Loving You Forever."
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