Twenty years after they first did the rounds, the re-formed all-singing group have advised One Direction to enjoy the fame while it lasts.
“My advice would be to have tonnes and tonnes of fun and always be good to your fans,” says Jordan Knight.
“I’m sure they don’t need any help from an old boy band though. They’re doing a good thing so they just need to keep doing it.”
Arriving for a tour of Australia in May, New Kids On The Block are unlikely to attract the frenzied fan-mania that greeted their visit almost two decades ago.
But sharing the bill with fellow American boy band Backstreet Boys, the group still pack tens of thousands of fans into arena-sized venues, including two dates at Rod Laver Arena.
Knight believes the quintet’s brand of upbeat pop and crotch-grabbing showmanship appeals to original fans who are now grown up and cashed up – but still young at heart.
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