Yesterday may have been Father’s Day, but EW’s social media all-star Nika Vagner and I were the ones who received the greatest gift of all — a triple bill of boy-band hotness, courtesy of New Kids on the Block’s cheekily named The Package Tour, featuring 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
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Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett are among the scheduled performers for a Boston Marathon benefit concert on May 30.
The show, at the TD Garden, will benefit One Fund — the collection of donations that will be distributed to the survivors of the April 15 bombings and the families of those killed in the attack.
Other confirmed acts include Jason Aldean, Boston, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King and New Kids on the Block. Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block said that like other native Bostonians, he and his bandmates are honored to do their part.
Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright also are included in the lineup.
Tickets range from $35 to $285. They go on sale Monday.
New Kids on the Block have a lot going on in 2013: They just dropped a brand new album called 10, booked a big-ticket cruise, and are headed out on tour with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees.
But their long road already hit its first speedbump. Last night, during a performance at New York City’s iHeartRadio Theater, Jonathan Knight left the stage suddenly without explanation.
Later on Twitter, he apologized to fans who were there to see the classic boy band perform.
The remainder of the group rolled with it, making jokes about Knight needing to use the bathroom and lending words of support to their comrade. “We love Jonathan and he loves us,” Joey McIntyre told the crowd.
It’s unclear how his latest incident will affect NKOTB’s schedule moving forward. They will play the Sutter Home Winery in Saint Helena, CA this Sunday, April 7; the next opportunity you’ll have to see them is when their cruise sets sail from Miami on May 18.
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New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men touring together this summer: ‘Ladies, we’re coming for you’
New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men touring together this summer: 'Ladies, we're coming for you'
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!’”
“It took us 14 years but we did it,” a girl said to her friend, as waves of women filed out of the IZOD center in East Rutherford, NJ, last night after nearly three hours of musical time travel (two stops: 1989 and 1999) courtesy of NKOTBSB, a.k.a. New Kids on the Block + Backstreet Boys.
It hadn’t been long since I last indulged my inner teen; I attended my fourth Backstreet Boys concert at Hammerstein Ballroom last year. But last night’s supergroup affair was, frankly, super. And though the crowd was comprised of more New Kids fans than Backstreet, it didn’t damper the show.
I had heard of some tour stops turning sour because of fan wars, but there was no such pettiness last night—thanks mostly, I believe, to the concert’s structure. After a intro with both groups, New Kids came on stage with “Summertime,” and Backstreet followed with “The Call.” Then New Kids returned with “Dirty Dancing” and so on. The tag-team performances were jarring at first, but if in doing so their intention was to bridge the gap, then mission accomplished. This Backstreet fan left the show a little bit more of a New Kids fan than I was when I walked in. READ FULL STORY
Rihanna, New Kids on the Block, Chris Brown, Lenny Kravitz, and more set to rock Today show's Toyota concert series
NBC’s Today show recently announced the lineup for their annual concert series.
Flame-haired songstress Rihanna will kick off the Toyota-sponsored affair on May 22, making this her fourth time on the Rockefeller Plaza stage.
Nineties pop studs and upcoming tour brothers New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys perform a few Fridays after, on June 3, while acts like Chris Brown, Train, an Maroon 5 all join later.
Check out the entire roster of performers after the jump:
The track listing for the upcoming collabo-album from NKOTBSB was released today, but something about this fan-picked lineup has me wondering whether this album, out May 24, has the right stuff. [Pause for pun applause...and flying tomatoes.]
In all seriousness, fans had no shortage of hits to choose from when they voted for the tracklisting. (They did so last month in a ten-day online voting spree.) But did they pick the right ones? Here’s a look at the full line-up: READ FULL STORY
I don’t want to like this new song from the super boy band that I’m pretty sure was plucked straight out of my wildest dreams. (Did I mention my dreams are pretty boring?) The problem is that Sandra circa 1998 won’t let me mock it.
The new song from NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block + Back Street Boys), titled “Don’t Turn Off the Lights,” was first previewed in December to fans aboard the Backstreet Boys cruise*, but this is the first time the track has been heard in its entirety. You can hear it below: READ FULL STORY
Backstreet Boys‘ A. J. McLean checked himself into an unspecified rehab center to battle against substance abuse this week. On his birthday last Sunday the singer, 33, tweeted “It’s gonna be a great year! I love u all and wish me luck! I start my sober journey tomm!” And the following day he wrote, “This is gonna be an amazing year for me and all around me! I love u all and appreciate all the love and support. See u on the other side!”The
Read McLean’s statement after the jump.
Rumors of this union made in former teeny-bopper heaven have been swirling since summer, but Ryan Seacrest confirmed reports of the cleverly titled NKOTBSB tour this morning on his radio show. You may scream now.
The tour will kick off in summer 2011, about one year after the two bands merged on stage for a performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (Clip below.) In fact, rumors of the bands’ joint tour started shortly after the Backstreet’s surprise appearance during the NKOTB concert in June. They’ll reunite next on Nov. 21 for a performance on the American Music Awards. Viewing party at my place.
Now, I have made no secret of my undying devotion to one band on this tour, but two for the price of one sounds even better to me, Mixers. But what about you? Are you as excited as I am for this musical merger? (You can be honest. I’m in no place to judge.) Feel free to join me in a squeal, a gasp of excitement, and a day-long NKOTB/BSB music marathon to celebrate.
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