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[ NKOTB ] August 17 & 18, 2012 – Summer MixTape Festival 2012 announced!

New Kids On The Block & NKOTBSB will perform at the Summer MixTape Festival 2012 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The festival takes place on August 17 & 18, 2012. A special presale starts on April 20, 2012 and tickets to general public will go on sale April 27, 2012.

Read the official announcement below.

Dear Block Nation!

We have some huge news to share with you!

When we were planning out 2012 and realized we would not be going on a North American Tour, we started looking for just the right event to add to our schedule instead. Then, the stars aligned. We were approached with the idea to be involved in a one-of-a-kind pop music festival that was shaping up in Hersheypark, PA. THIS was the event we had been searching for!

We know many of you were hoping for a Blockstock, but nooo…..This is MUCH! BIGGER!!!!!! More artists! More events! More fun! More chances to party and hang with us in the ways that you always love to, and in new ways that were never before possible! It’s not just OUR festival, but it’s going to be YOUR festival! This sure-to-be legendary event is going to go down in the history books, and we are thrilled and honored to be a part of it!

So it is with GREAT excitement that we announce the first ever….(drumroll please)….

Summer Mixtape Festival
August 17-18, 2012
at Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA

We’ve checked out your feedback, combed your Twitter and Facebook feeds, and studied our notes from the Town Halls and to find out what you think makes for the most relaxing, stress free, and totally amazing concert experience:

  • the only NKOTB North American show IN 2012!
  • NKOTB ON NIGHT ONE! NKOTBSB taking the stage together to close Night Two!
  • Party with us after the first show with special guess DJ Pauly D!
  • A tent to kick back, sit down, enjoy a glass a wine and get a massage
  • A designated area to check your bags and stuff while you’re at the show
  • And much, MUCH more!

Summer Mixtape Festival will allow you to get up close and personal with us by giving you access to the front of the stage with a VIP package (look out for a Block Nation Presale for this). As always (you know us!), we will have plenty of tricks up our sleeves and special events and surprises. There’s going to be limited space for parties and VIP access so make sure you get your ticket ASAP and we’ll keep you posted! VIP tickets will also get you guaranteed access to anything we add to the weekend’s schedule. And don’t worry, while we’re all at Hershey together for the weekend, we will be planning NKOTB-only fan events which we’ll announce as soon as we dream them up – we can’t wait to share them with you!

We are so excited to share the stage with some of our dearest friends and artists we love and respect at what will be an AMAZING two days in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. We hope to see you there for what we know will be a weekend to remember.

Donnie, Jordan, Jonathan, Danny, Joe

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[ NKOTB ] Info about the new NKOTB Book

@NKOTBandUs on Twitter gave out new information about the upcoming NKOTB Book. The info read as follows:

“FINALLY! I have some exciting book updates. Starting with the official release date: October 2, 2012. The title is New Kids on the Block: The Story of Five Brothers and a Million Sisters. And last but not least, Simon & Schuster has decided to publish this in hardcover (instead of originally planned paperback). Will be $25.

As we get closer, there will be contests with some exciting prizes you don’t wanna miss!

Releases haven’t gone out as we’re still editing. So if you haven’t received one yet, don’t fret. Doesn’t mean anything.

For those of you asking about non-US versions, I don’t have an answer to that at this point as foreign editions happen a bit later. However, it *will* be available through Amazon and other online outlets.”

[ NKOTB ] New Site and Points Store Launched

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Hey NKOTB Fans!

In honor of the new year, we just launched a brand new look to our website, complete with a [ POINTS STORE ] where you can redeem all those points you’ve racked up by being social on the site for goodies like a signed, framed NKOTB poster, twitter shout out from @NKOTB, or even a Skype call with your favorite New Kid! We are continually improving the site and features to give you, our most loyal fans, the best NKOTB experience possible.

We look forward to sharing 2012 with you, and all the fun stuff to come.




There’s a chance to WIN 1×2 TICKETS for the NKOTBSB event in BERLIN on May 7, 2012. Go to Facebook and like the page of [ CONCERTBUERO ZAHLMANN ], which is the presenter of the NKOTBSB concerts in Leipzig and Berlin.

Head over to this [ WALLPOST ], hit the “Like” button, share the picture & tell them in a comment why you want to win the tickets! Entry deadline is May 4, 2012.

Good luck to everyone!

[ NKOTBSB ] Boy bands to entertain fans in Jakarta

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Fans of American boy bands New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) and the Backstreet Boys are in for a rare treat, as the two bands, which achieved tremendous success in the 1980s and 1990s, will share the stage in a concert on June 1 in Jakarta.

The show, titled “One Night One Stage” will be held at the Mata Elang International Stadium in Ancol, North Jakarta. The Jakarta concert will be part of a world tour.

Jakarta will be the first city in Asia to host the bands after they wrap their concert in Perth, Australia, on May 29.

The show will mark NKOTB’s second performance in the country after they caused hysterics at their first show in 1992. For the Backstreet Boys, it will be their first gig in Indonesia.

“Hello, Jakarta! It’s been a long time. Jakarta is one of my favorite places. You’ve been good to me. See you on June 1,” said Joey McIntyre, the youngest member of NKOTB, in footage shown by the concert promoter during a press conference on Thursday.

Marcel Permadhi, account director of promoter Berlian Entertainment, said 3,000 pre-sale tickets for the show made available online via on Sept. 23, 2011, sold out within seven minutes.

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[ INFO ] DM’s on Twitter – Please check your Add-Ons

Good morning, Blockheads!

This is a serious matter we want to let you know about. We keep getting DM’s on Twitter that contains a virus, which reads as follows:

You seen what this person is saying about you? [ LINK REMOVED ] terrible things..

There’s originally a link added to this message, which is kinda like spreading the virus, we guess. We ask you to check your Add-Ons on Twitter to see if there are any bogus ones in there that might generate messages like the above mentioned one. Well, we’re going to DM the people who we got those DM’s from to let them know about it, because they sure don’t not know that they’ve even sent them.

So, in case you got a message like this before from different people — DO NOT OPEN THE LINK!

[ NKOTBSB – JAKARTA ] Regular tickets for NKOTB-BSB concert on sale on Jan.14!

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After selling 3,000 early-release tickets last month for an upcoming concert performance featuring first-generation boy bands New Kids on The Block and Backstreet Boys, Indonesian promoter Berlian Entertainment announced the rest of the tickets will go on sale on Jan. 14 at the Oval Plaza Epicentrum Walk, Kuningan.

“We will sell 4,000 tickets in the regular ticket selling,” the promoter’s Director for Asia Sport Development, Muhammad Razi Abdullah, said Thursday as quoted by

“We can add to the number of tickets sold at Epicentrum, it depends on the demand,” he said.

The regular tickets are divided into four classes of Festival seats sold at Rp 950,000 (US$103); Gold Rp 1.25 million; Platinum Rp 2 million and VIP Rp 3 million.

The two boy bands will entertain Indonesian fans in a One Night-One Stage Once in a Life Time concert on June 1 at Mata Elang International Stadium in Ancol, North Jakarta.

“The concert’s duration will be around 90 minutes. The two bands will perform up to 19 songs,” said Razi. (iwa)