NKOTBSB was only the beginning.
Men Kids on the Block Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie, and Danny revealed on The View today that they’ll release a new album, 10, this April. The boys also announced that they’re planning a national tour this summer with a few very special guests — newly reunited boy band 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, the R&B group single-handedly responsible for 87 percent of babies born in 1995. They’re calling the event “The Package Tour,” because “NKOTB98DB2M” would look weird on a t-shirt. Here’s an actual quote from the press release:
“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “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!’”
The Package will first be delivered to Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena on May 31 before traveling to cities including Boston, Toronto, Washington D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2, though they will regrettably not be available at 1994 prices. Check the tour’s spiffy new site for more dates and details, as well as a poster just begging to be printed out and mounted inside your locker. Or your cubicle, whatever. You can’t tell me what to do! You’re not my real dad!
And just in case this news made you feel young again, here’s a tidbit that should bring you back to Earth: This fall, the Backstreet Boys will celebrate 20 years of syrupy ballads and synchronized hand gestures. New Kids on the Block, meanwhile, formed nearly 30 years ago in 1984. If anyone needs me, I’ll be eating Dunk-a-Roos on a swing set and weeping.