Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
There are some new videos of the New Kids on the set of the Summertime Music Video!
Update: Videos have been deleted, does anyone have them saved?
New Kids Eyeing September For Reunion Album
For more on the New Kids On The Block reunion, see the June 7 issue of Billboard, on newsstands and online today (May 30) at Billboard.biz. May 30, 2008, 1:00 PM ET
Cortney Harding, N.Y.With a sold-out tour already on the books, the reunited New Kids On The Block have penciled in a Sept. 8 release date for a new album, which will be released by Interscope. The group performed first single "Summertime" during a May 16 appearance on NBC's "Today."
"I discussed a lot of options with them, but in the end, it made sense to create a partnership with a label," group manager Jared Paul tells Billboard. "It makes sense for us to have someone to underwrite six weeks of rehearsal and loss-leader shows like the 'Today' show; it makes sense to work with people who have good deals with great songwriters and a strong online and radio department."
Both the band and the label describe the deal as a "partnership." One source close to the deal notes that the label will partake in merchandise and touring revenue.
"We were driven by the music," group member Joey McIntyre tells Billboard of the decision to reunite. "Donnie [Wahlberg] and I both live in L.A., and we have had conversations about the offers we've gotten in the past. This time around, Donnie was the loudest and pushed the hardest in terms of getting going on the music. His excitement was really infectious."
"Our first goal was always just to make a great album," says Wahlberg. "We wanted to work with the best, and have a great team in place so we could make an album that counted."
"Our friends' kids are listening to the tracks, and they are excited," says group member Jordan Knight. "We don't come across as old guys on the record, and songs like "Summertime" have a great, '80s vibe that can be enjoyed by everyone."
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Here is the article: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1588137/20080527/id_0.jhtml
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK ARE REUNITING 'FOR THE RIGHT REASONS,' BY JOHN NORRISTHE REUNITED GROUP TALKS COMEBACK, SELF-RESPECT AND BOY BANDS PAST AND PRESENT.MTV NEWS STAFF05/27/2008Unless you are a glacier or a giant sequoia, 15 years is a long time. In the music business, it's a very long time. In the teen-pop world, it's an eternity. And the past 15 years have been a time of such dramatic, fundamental change in the music industry that today the "biz" looks like a different "biz" altogether.So you'll forgive Jordan Knight, of the newly reunited senior citizens of boy-band-dom, New Kids on the Block, when he speaks of a "new CD" coming out in the fall, or of the band's new single called "Summertime" that's "climbing the charts." It's quaint, but somewhat antiquated language."Wait! Do they even have 'charts' anymore?" chimes in Donnie Wahlberg. "No, it's 'we put our song into a computer bank. And you can go download it onto your — your not Walkman." (Now that's more like it!)Yes, much has changed since 1993, the last time the NKOTB performed together, and until recently few would have taken the bet that we would have ever seen the quintet at it again. But sure enough, in only nine months, it's gone from Wahlberg discovering a song ("Click Click Click" — on his birthday, actually) that he figured might be the right one for a reunion, to the guys finishing up a full album, beginning preparations for a fall tour — and making comeback appearances on the "Today" show and at two radio station concerts, in New Jersey and Boston.Backstage at the Jersey show — Z-100's "Zootopia" concert — the new New Kids seem excited, gratified and humbled by the frenzied reaction to their return from many now 30-something fans. They seem to be in something of a zone."Everything is just really flowing," says Joe McIntyre, who always, along with Jordan, was one of the two strongest singers in the group. "I feel like we're in a good place, and we're doing it for the right reasons and we're having a good time."The right reasons. That, in a nutshell, is why an NKOTB reunion is happening now, when one might least expect it, when seemingly few people — OK, actually quite a few people — were clamoring for it, and in the absence of any demonstrable boy-band wave like we saw in the late 1990s and early '00s. Heaven knows, plenty of people — outside parties, including the MTV Video Music Awards and VH1 — tried to make it happen in the past. Pleas were made, checks were no doubt waved, but Wahlberg — ever the heart, soul, conscience and mouthpiece of the New Kids — says he wasn't interested. "Every attempt in the past ... they weren't real. They were for other people's agendas, you know? It was always to serve someone else."Not one to hold back, he continues, "You know it was 'Backstreet's huge, 'NSYNC's huge ... why don't you guys reunite on the MTV Awards?' And that's what our old record company [Columbia Records] wanted. Well, why don't you just put us in the studio and finance an album and let's see if that'll work? As opposed to throwing us onstage and seeing if we get cheered or booed. You know what I mean? It was to serve their agenda. It didn't matter. If Chris Rock ripped us up and it turned into a disaster that we reunited on the MTV Awards, what was our record company gonna do the next morning? What would they do? They'd be like 'Bye, guys! Enjoy your flight home.' And I personally was not gonna put myself in that position, or us in that position."That kind of self-respect, Wahlberg says, was not always there, but was borne of having pulled himself up in the mid-'90s, post-New Kids, and having fashioned a career as a respected Hollywood actor ("The Sixth Sense," "Band of Brothers," "Ransom"). He didn't "need" to do a reunion but says he never closed himself off to it, if it went down the "right way." "And for me it was never gonna be 'Let's go onstage and let's go on tour and scoop up all the money that's out there.' It was gonna be about, 'Let's make a record.' "As for that record, tracks reportedly include "Click Click Click," "Looking Like Danger," "Big Boy/Big Girl" and, of course, "Summertime." While the single is nostalgic, evoking memories of 1988, the guys seem intent on focusing on the here and now.Jordan says they're looking forward to busting out vintage hits on the fall tour, though some will be reworked: "We've performed those songs so many times that we want to give 'em a slight twist, not to get so far off where it's unrecognizable, because we don't want fans to not have that feeling they had when they were young. We want to re-create that for them."When it comes to their place in the pubescent pop pantheon, having paved the way for the boy bands that followed, Danny Wood says he's proud that New Kids left their "little stamp" on the music business. But he adds that he does not envy the 24/7 microscope of TMZ Nation that the Mileys, Britneys and Jonases of today must contend with."The way the Internet is, there's all the sites that are always trying to get dirt on everyone, so they got it a lot different than we did. That's the part that's a little unfair, because you're walking on eggshells these days."Wahlberg concurs and knows that teen idol status ain't all roses. "I can relate to somebody being put in a fishbowl and sort of being told by the world who they are, what they are, and wanting to not be that. You know, and fighting for that autonomy. I know what that's like, you know, so I can relate to it on many levels."That does not, however, mean he would presume to give them advice. Donnie says that back in the day, he wasn't really interested in advice from his predecessors like Donny Osmond and wouldn't dole it out today. Or if he ever did, he would do it in private."I'm not gonna do it walking down the red carpet for 'Entertainment Tonight.' Like, 'What do you got to say to Britney?' You know, I'll say it to Britney, I'm not gonna say it to you. You know what I mean? I'll talk to her. It's just false. Sure, I probably could give a lot of people advice. But it's like all of this: It's gonna be for the right reason and in the right way."Seasoned wisdom from a onetime — and future — New Kid
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 NEW BLOG FROM JOEY MAC!
I guess when I was 16, every now and again I would think, “wow! I am amazing…” or “I did hit that step in an extraordinary fashion…” It's easy to do when you have tens of thousands of people every night screaming your name. Luckily, I never fell into that trap long enough to believe that I was bigger than all of it. Now as an adult, those thoughts never come close to my ego. It’s not about me. It's not about the New Kids. It's about the relationship between us and the fans. The love that it represents is powerful and evidently everlasting. I am grateful to be a part of it. I had the thought that I would have been just as happy in the crowd at the Kiss Concert watching the New Kids as being up there. There was so much love in that moment that I didn’t care what part I played in it. It just felt good to rejoice over something together with so many people. That being said, it was incredible from my perspective.Everything has gone perfectly. When I look back on The Today Show performance, it just wouldn't have felt right if it didn’t rain. ( I’m sure that the amazing people that showed up for us would beg to differ… “sunny and 70 degrees would have been perfect too, Joe”). When we did that last interview on the stand in the middle of the crowd… Whoa! Another wave of “I thought what we had back in the day was special, but this is crazy!”This ride has really just begun. We’re gonna have some good times :)I’m really excited to put this live show together. What a gift to have such a challenge. I say challenge because although it's so much fun, we take it very seriously. We want to put on the show of your lifetime.Probably the most often said thing from our fans I hear is "you guys were my first concert!” And that's a very special milestone to behold and be a part of. We cherish that and want to take that to another level x 20.We’ll keep you posted. Hopefully, you guys will listen and agree with every amazing idea I have :)
Here is an interview with Joey from 106.1 BLI in Long Island, NY from a few weeks ago.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
RedOne says the 90s boy band's new offering has definitely got 'The Right Stuff'.
Speaking at the BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Red was raving about the time he's spent working with Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie and Danny.
"It was an amazing feeling to work with those guys, they're so talented and so nice, so humble, they're legends," he said.
The producer revealed the band didn't just sit back and let people tell them how they should sound.
He said: "When I was young and listened to their music we all thought that other people made their music and they had nothing to do with it, like a product, but when I worked with them in the studio they had a lot to say."
Originally born Nadir Khayat, RedOne has done remixes and production work for Shakira, Akon, and Christina Aguilera, but what can fans expect from New Kids?
"The music is crazy, we're mixing old New Kids with freshness, it's a mix of both worlds," he explained.
"It's going to be huge, good music for everybody, every age, the old fans and the new fans - they're going to have a lot of new fans."
Hey all!Sorry it’s been so long since my last post but we have been rehearsing so hard to get ready for the Today Show, Zootopia, and the Kiss Concert. We were doing six to eight hours a day of dance rehearsal, band rehearsal, working out, oh yeah did I mention in between we found time to shoot a video, cut six or seven more songs for the album, and do endless radio interviews to promote our single Summertime?! Now that the shows are finished, it’s really the first time I can catch a quick breath in weeks! Looking back on all the shows, I’d have to say that overall things went pretty freak’n awesome!!!!!!! I am so happy to finally be able to perform for the fans…It’s really the best way to repay all of you for all of the love you show us. The turn out at the Today Show was unbelievable, Zootopia was insane, and performing in our hometown at the Kiss Concert was one of the greatest times of my life!! Today I’m going to finish editing the video for Summertime before I head to the studio with Joey and Jordan to cut a new song. I can’t wait for you guys to see the video, it’s a lot of fun. Thanks again for all you do for us, seeing you at the shows, autograph signings, or even meeting you in the streets is really the best part of all of this. I feed off of your energy and I can’t wait to hit the road.Much Love,DonnieP.S. Almost every time I meet one of you guys, you say thank you to me for coming back…all I can think to say in return is thank you more. I’m so grateful to all of you. I promise to do all I can to make this a great experience for all of our fans.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
By Jed Gottlieb Friday, May 16, 2008
Once upon a time the New Kids on the Block were, like, a totally awesome pop phenomenon.
Wait, back up and scratch that.
The New Kids on the Block are, like, a totally awesome pop phenomenon.
Those issues of Tiger Beat you treasured may be older than Miley Cyrus, but that hasn’t stopped Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Danny and Donnie from becoming as big as Hannah Montana all over again.
This morning the New Kids perform for the first time publicly in 14 years on the “Today” show. Sunday they play the sold-out Kiss-108 Concert at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield.
And on Sept. 26 and 28, Boston’s fab five plan to perform before a potential 40,000 fans at two (yes, two!) TD Banknorth Garden shows.
It’s insanity. All over again. And Jordan Knight knows it.
“Honestly, I thought we might be singing at the Orpheum,” said Knight on a break from rehearsing with the New Kids in Los Angeles. “I didn’t know what would happen with this thing. So to be playing two nights at the Garden is amazing.”
A humble Knight says the guys aren’t taking this reunion and shocking resurgence lightly. The former Hub heartthrobs - or current heartthrobs, if you’re into Kids in their late 30s - are putting in long hours re-perfecting those “Step By Step” steps.
While the five have always stayed in contact with each other, the New Kids ended poorly last time. After their ’94 album “Face the Music” stiffed and the group was demoted from arenas to clubs, the boys called it quits right before a scheduled June Kiss-108 Concert performance. Now fathers and B-list actors, suburbanites and wannabe reality TV stars, the five are getting back to what they do best: singing, dancing and charming girls. Or what they did best.
“We’ve been rehearsing for maybe a month and the first week I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness, I’m going to drop dead’,” said the 37-year-old Knight. “But each week it got better. It’s kind of effortless now. If you take care of your body, and we all take care of ourselves, you’d be surprised at what you can do approaching 40.”
This isn’t the first time a New Kid has wanted to get back into fighting shape and reunite. In the past decade, each of the members has considered returning to the block. But it took the right timing for it to work (read: all five experienced simultaneous career stalls).
Or to take the less cynical view: They needed the right song.
Early last year, Knight went to a Celtics [team stats] game with Donnie Wahlberg and the two got to talking about finding the right music. A few months later, Wahlberg rang Knight with news.
“He told me he had a song that was hot,” said Knight. “That same day, the same day he first listened to it, he drove over to my house and made me listen to it in his car. He told me, ‘Man, this could be the song that kicks it off.’ ”
The song was Canadian r & b singer Nasri’s “Click Click Click.”
“It really appealed to what the New Kids were about,” said Knight. “It was mature, It was sexy. It wasn’t too pop or too r & b, but right in the middle. If anyone was to say, ‘You guys are getting back together? I don’t see how that could possibly be.’ I could go, ‘Oh, yeah?’ Boom! And play them this song.”
“Click Click Click” led to more songs, including current single “Summertime,” and an album release slated to coincide with their September tour.
If you’re getting acid wash flashbacks, remember: There’s one key difference between 1989 and now. The New Kids are mounting their comeback without former svengali Maurice Starr, who also created Boston’s New Edition.
Knight says the group and Starr parted amicably and he still talks to Starr every once in a while (“Hey, he came to my wedding,” Knight said). But no one in the group has heard from the now Florida-based Starr since getting back together.
“I do know what’d he say though,” said Knight with a laugh. “He’d tell me, ‘Hey, J, I got an opening act for you.’ ”
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Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
According to the NYSE, the New Kids will be ringing the closing bell today at 4PM eastern. They webcast it at http://www.nyse.com/
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
As you read this, there’s a good chance that Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood — aka the New Kids on the Block — are holed up a rehearsal studio somewhere, polishing up the dance moves for their long-awaited reunion tour, which hits arenas this fall, and hit the TODAY show on Friday.If the image of five men in their late 30s facing a mirror and synchronizing the swoon-inducing steps that made them boy-band superstars in the late ’80s strikes you both comical and irresistible, imagine how they must feel.“It was surreal at first,” admits Jordan Knight, the group’s de facto frontman, who in the years since the band’s break-up in 1994 has released three solo CDs, gotten married, fathered two children, and did time in VH-1’s “Surreal Life” house. “We had we talked about it a lot and I envisioned it, but when we first got in front of those mirrors and we all hit the move at the same time, it was like ‘Whoa!’” Knight lets out a self-deprecating chuckle, then proclaims, “The magic’s back, folks.”Msnbc.com: Are you reviving some of the old choreography or is it all brand new?Jordan Knight: You’ll see some old stuff and you’ll see twists on old stuff and then you’ll see brand-new stuff. It’s like riding a bike. We’ve gotten past that initial shock phase of using all our different muscles and now it feels good. It feels effortless.Msnbc.com: You guys must have been approached to do a reunion tour for years. Why now?Knight: I can only speak for myself, but I think as far as trends in music and the mood of the country, the timing was right. People want an uplifting, fun, almost reminiscent feeling back. Plus, more and more people started asking me about it and it kind of got me in the headspace of, ‘Man, that’s a good idea.’ I would go into radio stations with a new solo project and (the disc jockeys) would be like, “(Dismissively) Yeah, that’s great. When are the New Kids getting back together?”Msnbc.com: What was your wife’s reaction when you told her about the reunion?Knight: She was very excited for me. When I would bring songs home, she’d be like, “Wow, you guys are really doing it.” I’d be like, “Don’t worry, babe. I’ll be back in six months.” She’d go, “By the way this stuff is sounding, you’re going to be gone for more than six months.”Msnbc.com: Your catchy new single “Summertime” seems like the perfectly engineered comeback song, with the lyrics, “Do you remember… the times we shared together…”Knight: Yeah, it kind of works all the way around. We thought maybe it was a little too boy band-ish but then we decided it’s who we are so why not?Msnbc.com: Your bandmate, Donnie Wahlberg, has carved out an acting career with movies like “The Sixth Sense” and the “Saw” sequels. Was it hard to convince him to put that on hold for the reunion tour?Knight: Through the years, Donnie’s always talked to me about doing a reunion so we didn’t have to yank him out of his acting schedule. He just had to move some things around. Once we said “Go,” all schedules were cleared. This is a big deal.Msnbc.com: What’s your favorite Donnie Wahlberg movie?Knight: “Band of Brothers,” the miniseries. I must have watched it 100 times.Msnbc.com: What was the silliest merchandising item you guys ever lent your image to?Knight: To me, most of our merchandising was kind of silly. There were marbles, furry pink slippers and these funny dolls — not our Hasbro action figure, Ken-kind of dolls. Those were fine. There were these other fluffy dolls that had weird hairdos and looked nothing like us.Msnbc.com: Did you hang on to any of that stuff?Knight: My mom has like a New Kids museum in her basement. It’s like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only New Kids and maybe a little Tiffany thrown in.Msnbc.com: What’s your position on autographing body parts? Will you do it?Knight: I don’t mind as long as it’s in the right environment. I was on the TODAY show once and this girl was like, “Sign my breast!”Msnbc.com: She exposed herself on the TODAY show?Knight: No, it was just the upper part, but it was live on camera and my wife was watching the whole thing. I was like shaking my head, “Nooooo.”Msnbc.com: Back in the day, your admirers could get a little crazy. Were you ever afraid for your safety?Knight: There were times where it was dangerous, but I never got physically hurt. Once in Spain, we were at the airport ticket counter and we got bum-rushed by about 1,000 fans. We had to jump over the counter and we actually got on the conveyer belt where they put the luggage and we ended up in some big luggage bin. It was very Beatle-esque and one of the funniest things that ever happened.Msnbc.com: You’re obviously excited about the return of NKOTB but is there a part of you that’s worried about how you’re going to be received?Knight: I’m older now and I don’t feel like we need to prove anything or blaze a new trail and be trendsetters. Just going on the road and entertaining the fans, that’s amazing. Getting on stage with the four other guys, that’s amazing. Being able to do this again, at this level, is amazing. Everything else is gravy.
VIP tickets for Atlantic City, NJ on September 27 and the second Boston show are now on sale at iloveallaccess.com/. Regular tickets for Atlantic City and Uncasville, CT go on sale this Saturday.
A new article from Reuters is reporting that Donnie will star in a new TV show this fall tentatively titled "Morse Code". Here is the article:
Donnie Wahlberg to star in Boston-set cable drama
By Kimberly Nordyke
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Donnie Wahlberg and director/producer Jon Avnet have teamed up with cable network TNT to develop a crime drama about a young war hero turned Drug Enforcement Administration officer working in his hometown of Boston.
Wahlberg, a Boston native, is expected to star in the tentatively titled "Morse Code," which is being written by former "Law & Order" writer-producer Walon Green, with Avnet expected to direct.
Michael Wright, TNT's top programmer, described the project -- one of several expected to be announced Wednesday at Turner's "upfront" presentation to advertisers in New York -- as being in the vein of "The Departed," with the commingling of law enforcement and organized crime.
"Our original shows are character-based dramas that speak directly to the audience," Wright said. "The guy at the center of this is a relatable everyman kind of cop -- an honest, authentic character that our audience can connect with on a personal level."
Wahlberg and Avnet worked together on "Boomtown" and the upcoming film "Righteous Kill."
Wahlberg also has reunited with his New Kids on the Block bandmates for a tour kicking off Friday on NBC's "Today."
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
- I read that Summertime is the 24th most downloaded song on iTunes today!
- NKOTB.com is promoting a new ticket/album package... here are the details:
Get tickets to see New Kids On The Block and add the New Kids On The Block MP3 Album/Ticket Package to your order! With your purchase, you will get an instant bonus MP3 now; their new single “Summertime.” PLUS, as an ADDED BONUS, the album will come with an additional audio program; “The Making Of The Album” an interview with the group talking about each song.The code for the MP3 album will be delivered by Sept 9 to the email address you supply so please be sure to enter a valid email address.
*Offer Valid for US Markets and Residents Only**Disclaimer: For every pair of tickets / album package ordered, you will receive one (1) code that you will need in order to access your MP3 album download. (For example 4 tickets purchased /album packages receive 2 codes for 2 album downloads. 6 tickets/album packages ordered receive 3 codes for 3 album downloads, etc).
- Here is an article from the Today Show website:
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The rumors are finally true....after 15 years, Joey, Jon, Donnie, Jordan and Danny are back and they're heading to our block - 34th street and Broadway on Friday, May 16th at 12pm on the Main Floor in the Fragrance Arcade! Now's your chance to meet the guys before they kick-off their highly-anticipated tour. Just be one of the first 150 customers beginning at store opening on May 16th to make an IZOD fragrance or menswear purchase and you'll get up close and personal with the guys, get their autographs AND a copy of their new CD single, Summertime. Now, whose block are you going to be on come Friday, May 16th ?!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Joey McIntyre on 107.9 The End (Sacramento, CA) (From Thursday) Click here to listen!
Danny Wood on Q94 (Richmond, VA)
Danny Wood on 103.7 KISS FM (Milwaukee, WI)
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Donnie Wahlberg on WNCI, Columbus, OH
Danny Wood on 97.1 ZHT, Salt Lake City, UT
Danny Wood on 96.7 KISS FM - Austin, TX
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This is your chance to attend an exclusive final rehearsal for the New Kids on the Block's first live television performance next Friday on the Today Show.
Tuesday, May 13th 2008 8:00pm
House of Blues Sunset Strip
8430 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Absolutely no cameras, video, or cell phones with recording equipment will be permitted.
Tickets are on a first come-first serve basis. No plus ones, everyone must respond individually.
I didn't see this in my email box, so maybe they're only sending it out to fans in the area. So if you didn't get the email, I guess contact nkotb.com if you're interested in seeing this show.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Also, Donnie is supposed to be calling Montreal's CKOI 96.9 tomorrow morning sometime between 8 and 9 am (eastern time).
It looks like they are doing a bunch of unannounced radio interviews, so listen to your local Top 40 station and let me know if you hear they are supposed to be on.
You can be a part of the video, but you have to hurry, submissions are due today. Here is the ad:
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Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
It's been 14 years since the New Kids on the Block have released a song – and on May 13 fans will be able to hear whether it was worth the wait when the band's new single "Summertime" will be available online. (Check PEOPLE.com for an early sample of the tune on Monday, May 5.) Then, on May 17, Joey McIntyre, 36, Donnie Wahlberg, 38, Danny Wood, 38, and Jordan, 37, and Jonathan Knight, 39, will kick-off their new tour at New York radio station Z100's Zootopia concert at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The band will perform live the day before on The Today Show – the first time NKOTB have performed live since they split in 1994.
NKOTB to visit Ryan Seacrest Monday 5/5! KIIS (102.7FM) Los Angeles…New Kids On The Block drop by Ryan Seacrest’s E Studio Monday May 5th @ 6:30AM…5750 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Edit: 6:45PM - They are listed at iloveallaccess.com now, but the tickets are still not available for purchase.
Hopefully nkotb.com will post something official soon. But, they did add a couple photos of a billboard in Times Square.
Also, "Click Click Click" won again on Z103.5 last night. They go for the 5th straight win tonight at 7PM (6 Central).
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Thursday, May 1st, 2008
NKOTB Return to the World Stage/ New Single!
GROUP WILL PERFORM LIVE FOR FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS ON NBC’s ‘TODAY’ SHOW IN A SPECIAL SUMMER CONCERT ON MAY 16
Following the media sensation that revealed their official reunion, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK will release their first new music on MAY 13, the single “Summertime,” which will be available digitally on iTunes and anywhere music is sold digitally. The band will also return to the world stage, announcing the first set of concert dates for their tour today. The first shows include stops in New York, New Jersey, Montreal, Toronto, Providence and Chicago. The tour is being produced by Live Nation. A full listing of show dates and venues are below, additional tour markets will be released shortly. Tickets will be available beginning May 10th on www.livenation.com
Fans will get a sneak peak of the concerts with the group’s first public performance together in 15 years live on NBC’s ‘TODAY’ Show on May 16. The reunion of all five members of the famed 90s group that sold millions of albums and sparked a worldwide phenomenon was enthusiastically embraced by screaming fans for band members: Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Jordan and Jonathan Knight.
The group split in 1994, but has recently reunited in the recording studio to create new music, working in partnership with a new record label, Interscope Records, and a cadre of world class music producers. The guys have been hard at work writing and recording for an expected new album in Fall 2008.
Fans are encouraged to sign up for more information at www.nkotb.com. The band has also teamed with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour, including premium seats, meet and greets, photo ops, parties and more. For more information visit www.nkotb.com.
TOUR ITINERARY (as of April 30, 2008)
Please note that the shows in East Rutherford, Uniondale, Boston, and Chicago will have a pre-sale specifically for American Express cardmembers beginning Monday, May 5 at 10am. All other general ticket on-sale dates are listed below and tickets are available via www.livenation.com
DATE CITY VENUE GENERAL ON-SALE
9/20/08 Montreal, ON Bell Centre 5/10 @12pm
9/21/08 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center 5/12 @11am
9/23/08 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center 5/12 @10am
9/24/08 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 5/12 @10am
9/26/08 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden 5/12 @12pm
9/27/08 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino 5/17 @10am
10/4/08 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena 5/12 @12pm (Note date change)