Jordan Knight chats with a New Kid worshipper about his musical trajectory—from ’80s teen idol to solo touring
New Kids on the Block were the greatest band ever, when I was in elementary school. Obsessed, I would play their 1990 single “Step by Step” on cassette while dancing up and down the stairs. And it wasn’t just me; the band sold 80 million records and bagged a couple American Music Awards. And after more than 10 years apart, New Kids (sometimes NKOTB) reunited in 2008 and even embarked upon a tour with the Backstreet Boys called NKOTBSB.
Of the five members, my favorite was (and is) lead singer Jordan Knight, with his dreamy eyes and falsetto voice. Delighting my inner 9-year-old, I interviewed Knight, 41, in advance of his solo tour—a choreographed concert featuring material from his four solo albums. Here’s what he had to say to his once-biggest fan.
What’s it like to tour solo?
I’m used to doing the show with nine guys, two groups. There’s a lot of work that the other guys do that I don’t have to do. Now it’s all on me, which is fun and challenging at the same time.
Read full interview on WeeklySeven.com.