NKOTB Touring With 98 Degrees + Boyz II Men, Releasing New Single + Album
Children of the '90s, rejoice! Less than a year after wrapping up their hugely successful boy band tour with the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block will try to repeat that success by heading out on the road this summer with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. And this isn't just a nostalgia tour — NKOTB announced that they have a brand new single and album on the way too!
The New Kids album is titled '10' and drops on Apr. 2, preceded on Jan. 28 by the single 'Remix (I Like The).' The Package Tour, as it's called, kicks off on May 31 in Uncasville, Ct. and runs through July 13 in Minneapolis.
NKOTB bad boy Donnie Wahlberg has a message for his group's female audience: "Ladies, we’re coming for you. This is going to be the craziest year yet — the single, the album, the tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men... We can’t wait to give fans The Package!”
98 Degrees had a successful run in the late '90s with hits like 'I Do' and 'The Hardest Thing.' Singer Nick Lachey says, "We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men. Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too."
Even though Boyz II Men were more of an R&B vocal group than a boy band, they share a lot in common with the other acts, with their tight harmonies and large female fan base. Unlike the other two groups, the Boyz have been together all along, though their biggest success came in the early '90s with 'End of the Road,' 'I'll Make Love to You' and 'On Bended Knee.'
Boyz II Men still rank as the highest-selling R&B act of all-time. Combined with the boy band power of NKOTB and 98 Degrees, this could be one of the hottest tours of the year. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2, with an AMEX presale beginning on Jan. 25.
The Package Tour 2013 Dates:
5/31 - Uncasville, Ct. | Mohegan Sun Arena
6/1 - Uniondale, N.Y. | Nassau Coliseum
6/2 - Boston, Mass. | TD Garden
6/4 - Ottawa, Ont. | Scotiabank Place
6/6 - Montreal, Que. | Bell Centre
6/7 - Toronto, Ont. | Air Canada Centre
6/8 - Auburn Hills, Mich. | The Palace of Auburn Hills
6/9 - Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena
6/11 - Pittsburgh, Pa. | Consol Energy Center
6/13 - East Rutherford, N.J. | Izod Center
6/14 - Washington D.C. | Verizon Center
6/15 - Philadelphia, Pa. | Wells Fargo Center
6/18 - Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
6/19 - Charlotte, N.C. | Time Warner Cable Arena
6/20 - Atlanta, Ga. | Philips Arena
6/21 - Orlando, Fla. | Amway Center
6/22 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | BB&T Center
6/25 - Cincinnati, Ohio | US Bank Arena
6/27 - Houston, Texas | Toyota Center
6/28 - Dallas, Texas | American Airlines Center
6/29 - Oklahoma City, Okla. | Chesapeake Energy
6/30 - St. Louis, Mo. | Scottrade Center
7/5 - Los Angeles, Calif. | STAPLES Center Arena
7/6 - Las Vegas, Nev. | Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/7 - San Jose, Calif. | HP Pavilion
7/9 - Tacoma, Wash. | Tacoma Dome
7/12 - Rosemont, Ill. | Allstate Arena
7/13 - Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center
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