New Kids on the Block thought they couldnâ€™t get any bigger.
In 1989, the Boston boy band sold out arenas and cornered the market on Trapper Keepers. A quarter century later, the New Kids have lost their notebook dominance, but the coming arena tour will top â€™89â€™s. It will also top their 2008 and 2011 tours.
When NKOTB reunited in 2008, they headlined the TD Garden. In 2011, they packed the Garden and Fenway Park â€¨a few days apart. This summer, the guys host their fifth annual cruise, play three shows at Mohegan Sun Arena and return to Boston for back-to-back Garden gigs.
â€śIâ€™m shocked itâ€™s still at this level,â€ť Danny Wood said from his adopted home of Miami. â€śWhen youâ€™re away for 15 years and youâ€™re a pop group, you donâ€™t know what to expect. Pop changes so fast, and itâ€™s a young manâ€™s game. I didnâ€™t expect the first reunion to be so big. So to be playing three Mohegan Sun shows when we usually play one, thatâ€™s amazing.â€ť
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