IT’S been a long time between drinks for New Kids On The Block fans, but the long wait is finally over. More than two decades after the trailblazing boy band first graced our shores, they will return for a joint Australian tour with The Backstreet Boys.
But a lot of things have changed since the heady days of 1992. For one thing, all the members and their fans are old enough to legally drink. On that previous tour the band requested a hospitality room be set up at venues for fans’ parents. The Hangin’ Tough Tour backstage rider asked promoters to provide parents with coffee and doughnuts at minimal charge.
We have a feeling that this time around many members of the audience will be parents themselves.
New Kids On The Block and The Backstreet Boys play at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on May 23.