MANILA, Philippines — Few thought it could happen, but it ultimately became a reality, putting together two of the world’s greatest pop groups in one musical event. And on June 3, Pinoy fans would certainly enjoy this special treat when legendary boy bands New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys (collectively initialized as NKOTBSB), two of pop music’s biggest and most successful acts, take their historic joint tour to Manila for a one-night gig.
The boy bands will appear on the same stage on the same night as they bring back their greatest hits that made them household words in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively, during a back-to-back super concert at the new indoor Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Billed as “NKOTBSB Live In Manila!,” the musical presentation from Ovation Productions marks the local debut of two of the biggest pop groups in the world that will showcase the magical sounds of the past generation through an array of their best-loved songs.
New Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) will perform the chart-topping hits it has popularized since it started as a boy band in Boston, Massachussets in 1984, such as “Hangin’ Tough,” “You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff),” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “Cover Girl,” “Step By Step,” and many more.
In 1991, the group topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid entertainers, beating out the likes of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince and Bill Cosby.
The present members of the band are Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg. Its former members are Jamie Kelly and Mark Wahlberg.
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