Clearly, the boy-band reunion circuit still has legs.
New Kids On the Block, with support from fellow squeal-inducers Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees, will perform at the Bell Centre June 6, promoter Evenko announced Tuesday. NKOTB were last here in August 2011, as part of the similarly-conceived NKOTBSB tour, with the Backstreet Boys.
Although many of NKOTB’s and Boyz II Men’s original fans are now in the perfectly nostalgia-ready, pushing-40 demographic, The Package Tour, as this one is called, won’t be entirely a just-the-hits trip down memory lane: a new NKOTB album has been threatened. 10 will be released April 2, although the disc’s first single, Remix (I Like The), will be on iTunes Jan. 28.
“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg said in a statement accompanying the announcement.
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