Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fox News interview with the New Kids on the Block

Fox News has a short interview with the New Kids backstage at Zootopia. 

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Joey McIntyre on 104 KRBE on Monday

Joe will be on 104 KRBE (Houston, TX) on Monday sometime between 6-10 a.m. (Central time). You can listen online at http://www.104krbe.com/

Friday, May 30, 2008

New Kids on the Block working with Colby O' Donis


Colby O' Donis posted a few photos of him in the studio with Donnie and Joe on his MySpace website. (Click on "view my pics, Celebs I've Hung With, page 3)

New Video - Behind the scenes of the Summertime Music Video!


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?

Another Donnie Wahlberg Interview

Donnie was on the Johnjay and Rich show in AZ this morning,

New Article from Billboard Magazine

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."

Donnie Wahlberg's WZYP Interview

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Donnie on WZYP

Rumor is Donnie will be on WZYP tomorrow between 12 and 1 CST. You can listen online at http://www.wzyp.com/

Bad timing

Apparently Jordan posted a blog today, but I just missed it and it was taken down before I got to see it. Also, Donnie was on Kiss 108 today, but I just missed that too. Hopefully I'll have better timing when I order New Kids concert tickets next Monday:) So, did anyone happen to save a copy of Jordan's blog or record Donnie's interview? Edit 4:24 pm: Kiss 108 put the interview with Donnie on their website.

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Summertime on the Top 40

"Summertime" is up to 32 (from 34) on the top 40. It was the forth most added song last week (11 stations) and had the 5th most increased plays (447 more than last week). 

Calgary Show Added, Date Change for Edmonton

The New Kids on the Block will be coming to Calgary, AB on November 19th (Tickets go on sale 6/2 at 10am and AMEX Pre-Sale is 5/30 at 10am). The Edmonton show has changed from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Article and videos from mtv.com


MTV posted 4 new videos and an article on their website.

Update: Videos have been deleted, does anyone have them saved?

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 NORRIS
THE REUNITED GROUP TALKS COMEBACK, SELF-RESPECT AND BOY BANDS PAST AND PRESENT.

MTV NEWS STAFF 
05/27/2008
Unless 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


People.com Video of New Kids on the Block's Invitation-Only Show

PEOPLE.com has an exclusive video of the New Kids' May 13th dress rehearsal.

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A blog and a radio interview with Joey McIntyre

Joey posted a new blog at the official site.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008NEW 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…” Its 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. Its not about the New Kids. Its about the relationship between us and the fans. The love that it represents is powerful and evidently ever lasting. 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 wouldnt 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 its so much fun, we take it very seriously. We want to put on the show of your life time.

Probably the most often said thing from our fans I hear is "you guys were my first concert!” And thats 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 :)

- jm
 
Here is an interview with Joey from 106.1 BLI in Long Island, NY from a few weeks ago.

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

New Righteous Kill Trailer

Here is a link to the new trailer for Donnie's new movie "Righteous Kill" (coming to theaters in September).


Video courtesy of Highsnobiety

New Kids on the Block song "Summertime" climbing the top 40 charts


Summertime is #34 on the top 40 chart with 1267 plays last week! It is also the second most added song of the week behind the new Miley Cyrus song with 27 adds.

Rare Jordan Knight Song


Here is the link to a youtube video featuring a bonus track by Jordan Knight called "One on One" (I think it was from Best Buy's release of his CD "Love Songs"):


Another Joey McIntyre Radio Interview

Here is the link to an interview Joey did on May 7th with XL 106.7 in Orlando, FL:

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

New Kids on The Chronicle

Here are some links to the videos of the TV show "The Chronicle" that aired last Tuesday:

Update: Videos have been deleted, does anyone have them saved?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Video of Zootopia concert from Z100

Here are some videos of the New Kids on the Block at the Zootopia concert.





Video courtesy of NKOTBVideoLogs

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Short video on MTV News


Here is a short video from MTV News: 

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Kids' Producer RedOne talks about the new album

New Kids On The Block fans have reason to be excited about their forthcoming reunion album, according to the man who's produced it.

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."

Photos from Z100




Z100 posted a bunch of photos from the show! Update: Link has expired. 

New Blog from Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie's new blog is up! 

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,
Donnie

P.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

New Kids interview with The Chronicle's Mary Richardson


Chronicle's Mary Richardson had exclusive backstage access to the New Kids on the Block... I'm not sure if this the same as the TV show that aired tonight, or just online footage.

Update: Videos have been deleted, does anyone have them saved?

NKOTB backstage at Zootopia


Z100 has a short video of the guys getting ready to go on stage at the Zootopia concert.

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Video of the New Kids on the Block from Rolling Stone

New Kids on the Block sat down to chat with Rolling Stone about what can be expected of their new album, what’s in store for their upcoming tour and what their experience has been with Korean school girls.

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Monday, May 19, 2008

New Kids on the Block Video on TheBostonChannel.com



The Boston Channel has a clip of the guys messing around while doing a photo shoot at:

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

New Kids video from US Magazine


Candid video of the New Kids

Here is a candid video of the New Kids goofing around and making Jonathan watch a gross internet video:

New Kids on the Block on Access Hollywood

Here is a video of the New Kids on Access Hollywood

New Kids on the Block at Z100 on Saturday



Watch videos from Z100's Zootopia concert on YouTube: Click here

New Kids on the Block at the Kiss 108 Concert


Here are some videos from last night's Kiss 108 concert:


Medley:



Summertime:



Tonight

Lots of new photos of the New Kid on the Block


Boston Herald Article: "New Kids rise again"


New Kids rise again
Boston’s blockbuster boy band is back


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.’ ”

New Kids on the Block Tour Dates

Here are the updated New Kids tour dates:

  • September 19, 08 Toronto ON Canada AIR CANADA CENTER On-Sale 6/2 at NOON
  • September 20, 08 Montreal QB Canada BELL CENTRE On-Sale NOW
  • September 21, 08 Toronto ON Canada AIR CANADA CENTER SOLD OUT
  • September 23, 08 East Rutherford NJ USA IZOD CENTER On-Sale NOW
  • September 24, 08 Uniondale NY USA NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM On-Sale NOW
  • September 26, 08 Boston MA USA TD BANKNORTH GARDEN On-Sale NOW
  • September 27, 08 Atlantic City NJ USA BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO EVENT CENTER SOLD OUT
  • September 28, 08 Boston MA USA TD BANKNORTH GARDEN On-Sale NOW
  • September 30, 08 Uncasville CT USA MOHEGAN SUN ARENA SOLD OUT
  • October 02, 08 Washington DC USA VERIZON CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • October 03, 08 Cleveland OH USA QUICKEN ARENA TBD
  • October 04, 08 Chicago IL USA ALLSTATE ARENA SOLD OUT
  • October 08, 08 Los Angeles CA USA STAPLES CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • October 10, 08 San Jose CA USA HP PAVILION On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • October 11, 08 Las Vegas NV USA MANDALAY BAY On-Sale 6/7 at 10am
  • October 13, 08 Glendale AZ USA JOBING.COM ARENA On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • October 16, 08 Houston TX USA TOYOTA CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • October 17, 08 San Antonio TX USA ATT CENTER On-Sale 6/7 at 10am
  • October 19, 08 Dallas TX USA AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • October 21, 08 Minneapolis MN USA XCEL ENERGY CENTER On-Sale 6/2 at 10am
  • October 22, 08 Milwaukee WI USA BRADLEY CENTER On-Sale 6/2 at 10am
  • October 24, 08 Chicago IL USA ALLSTATE ARENA On-Sale 6/2 at NOON
  • October 25, 08 Detroit MI USA PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS TBD
  • October 27, 08 New York NY USA MADISON SQUARE GARDEN On-Sale 6/9 at 11am
  • October 29, 08 Atlanta GA USA GWINNETT CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • November 01, 08 Ft. Lauderdale FL USA BANKATLANTIC CENTER On-Sale 5/31 at 10am
  • November 02, 08 Tampa FL USA ST. PETE TIMES FORUM On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • November 05, 08 Philadelphia PA USA SPECTRUM On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • November 10, 08 St. Louis MO USA SCOTTRADE CENTER TBD
  • November 11, 08 Kansas City KS USA SPRINT CENTER TBD
  • November 12, 08 Omaha NE USA QUEST CENTER TBD
  • November 14, 08 Denver CO USA BROOMFIELD EVENT CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am
  • November 15, 08 Salt Lake City UT USA E CENTER/UNITED TBD
  • November 17, 08 Edmonton AB CAN REXALL PLACE On-Sale 5/30 at 10am
  • November 21, 08 Vancouver BC CAN GENERAL MOTORS PLACE On-Sale 6/2 at 10am
  • November 22, 08 Seattle WA USA KEY ARENA/TACOMA DOME TBD
  • November 23, 08 Portland OR USA ROSE GARDEN ARENA TBD
  • November 26, 08 San Diego CA USA SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA TBD

New Kids on the Block Today Show Videos

Well, go figure I picked the biggest New Kids news weekend of the year to take my vacation, so I have a lot of catching up to do. If you're reading this blog, you probably already have seen the Today show, but in case you missed it, here's the video:

Friday, May 16, 2008

New Tour Dates!

New NKOTB tour dates just announced!

May 17, 08 East Rutherford NJ USA IZOD CENTER

May 18, 08 Boston MA USA TWEETER CENTER

September 18, 08 Toronto ON Canada AIR CANADA CENTER On-Sale 6/2 at NOON

September 20, 08 Montreal QB Canada BELL CENTRE On-Sale NOW

September 21, 08 Toronto ON Canada AIR CANADA CENTER SOLD OUT

September 23, 08 East Rutherford NJ USA IZOD CENTER On-Sale NOW

September 24, 08 Uniondale NY USA NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM On-Sale NOW

September 26, 08 Boston MA USA TD BANKNORTH GARDEN On-Sale NOW

September 27, 08 Atlantic City NJ USA BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO EVENT CENTER On-Sale 5/17 at 10am

September 28, 08 Boston MA USA TD BANKNORTH GARDEN On-Sale NOW

September 30, 08 Uncasville CT USA MOHEGAN SUN ARENA On-Sale 5/17 at 10am

October 02, 08 Washington DC USA VERIZON CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

October 03, 08 Cleveland OH USA QUICKEN ARENA TBD

October 04, 08 Chicago IL USA ALLSTATE ARENA SOLD OUT

October 08, 08 Los Angeles CA USA STAPLES CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

October 10, 08 San Jose CA USA HP PAVILION On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

October 11, 08 Las Vegas NV USA MANDALAY BAY On-Sale 6/7 at 10am

October 13, 08 Phoenix AZ USA US AIRWAYS CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

October 16, 08 Houston TX USA TOYOTA CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

October 17, 08 San Antonio TX USA ATT CENTER On-Sale 6/7 at 10am

October 19, 08 Dallas TX USA AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

October 21, 08 Minneapolis MN USA Xcel Energy Center On-Sale 6/2 at 10am

October 22, 08 Milwaukee WI USA BRADLEY CENTER On-Sale 6/2 at 10am

October 24, 08 Chicago IL USA ALLSTATE ARENA On-Sale 6/2 at NOON

October 25, 08 Detroit MI USA PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS TBD

October 27, 08 New York NY USA MADISON SQUARE GARDEN On-Sale 6/9 at 11am

October 29, 08 Atlanta GA USA GWINNETT CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

November 01, 08 Ft. Lauderdale FL USA BANKATLANTIC CENTER On-Sale 5/31 at 10am

November 02, 08 Tampa FL USA ST. PETE TIMES FORUM On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

November 05, 08 Philadelphia PA USA SPECTRUM On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

November 11, 08 Kansas City KS USA SPRINT CENTER TBD

November 14, 08 Denver CO USA BROOMFIELD EVENT CENTER On-Sale 6/9 at 10am

November 15, 08 Salt Lake City UT USA E CENTER/UNITED TBD

November 17, 08 Edmonton AB CAN REXALL PLACE On-Sale 5/30 at 10am

November 21, 08 Vancouver BC CAN GENERAL MOTORS PLACE On-Sale 6/2 at 10am

November 22, 08 Seattle WA USA KEY ARENA/TACOMA DOME TBD

November 23, 08 Portland OR USA ROSE GARDEN ARENA TBD

November 26, 08 San Diego CA USA SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA TBD

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Kids on the Block to ring the closing bell at NYSE today


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

Jordan Knight interview with MSNBC



Jordan did an interview with MSNBC!

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. 

New Kids on TV Show "Chronicle" Next Tuesday

If you live around Boston, there will be a New Kids special on the TV show "Chronicle" this next Tuesday at 7:30 on channel 5 (WCVB). 

NKOTB News for May 14th


It sounds like the House of Blues rehearsal went well last night. A few fans have shared their reviews on the nkotb.com community message boards. They did "Summertime", "Tonight" and melody of “Step By Step”, “Hanging Tough”, “Please Don’t Go Girl”, and “The Right Stuff”

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 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

More NKOTB news for May 13th

  • 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:
New Kids are back, and so are fans’ childhoods
The group is in the spotlight again, but with a much older following

As I look back on my life, I realize there was a time before the New Kids on the Block, and there was a time after. Their high-energy, late-’80s/early-’90s dance moves, their feathered hairdos, their shoulder-padded blazers — it all entered my consciousness like a bolt from the blue. I turned around one day and all my friends at the Sheehan School in Westwood, Mass., were wearing New Kids pins and New Kids shirts.

My friend Nikki Delaney had New Kids sheets and a New Kids bedspread. She laid her little head down on a pillowcase adorned with all five of their faces. Her older sister took her to a concert (they had to leave because it was too noisy and Nikki began crying). She also had a Joey doll and someone gave her a poster signed by him.

“It said, ‘To Nikki from Joey,’ ” she recalled. “It was the greatest thing in my life.”

I think I was a little late to the Kids because my parents didn’t get cable. The only chance I had of glimpsing the videos was going to my Nana’s or hanging out with the kids next door. But sure enough, by 1988, I was in full swing with the Jordan, Joey, Donnie, Danny and Jonathan mania. 

Now, 20 years later, they are back. The Kids — er, men — are launching a tour with Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. They have a new single called “Summertime,” and on Friday are performing on TODAY.

Mass(achusetts) mania
The New Kids on the Block took Westwood, a small Boston suburb, by storm. It helped that they were hometown boys. Bad-boy Donnie Wahlberg and jockish Danny Wood grew up in the grizzled Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Front-man Jordan Knight and his brother Jonathan were born in Worcester. The baby, Joey (who is now 36!), grew up in Jamaica Plain. To the kids of Westwood, these guys were bigger than Aerosmith, bigger than Bobby Brown — even bigger than the Red Sox!

My former classmate James Nasman was a mellower sort of New Kids fan. He liked Donnie, who he described as “the closest thing to a badass that group had.” James roller-skated to “Please Don’t Go Girl,” and liked to rock out to “Step by Step.”  But most of all, James, now a researcher at Children’s Hospital in Boston, recalls the New Kids “mass hysteria” that overtook our elementary school.

In all probability, 26-year-old Betsy Narciso was one of those girls. She was the first person who came to mind when I learned the New Kids on the Block were getting back together. Betsy and I attended the same after-school program. I distinctly recall sitting with Betsy on a picnic table. She wore a black bowl hat, a denim vest and definitely a giant New Kids on the Block button. Come to think of it — I remember singing the songs with her! Betsy took being a New Kids fan seriously.

“I believe I had a New Kids on the Block birthday party,” she told me recently. “I had the dolls. I had all the pins. I had all the tapes. I had T-shirts. I know I didn’t have the bedding. I know at one point I had a backpack. That’s all I can remember that I had.”

Rise and fall of the Kids
Girls like Betsy helped make the man behind the supergroup very wealthy. Producer Maurice Starr created Bobby Brown’s original group, “New Edition,” and thought he might find even more success if he replaced the black kids with white ones.

The New Kids on the Block released their self-titled debut in 1986 to little fanfare. The “mass hysteria” James referred to began in 1988 with their second album, “Hangin' Tough,” which included songs like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Please Don’t Go Girl” and “I’ll Be Loving You Forever.” They recorded a successful Christmas album and then moved on to the more mature “Step by Step,” named for its first single, which also features the oddly Beatle-esque “Tonight.”

By 1994 gangster rap and grunge relegated the Kids into cheesy artifacts of the previous decade. Their attempt to become harder and hipper by changing their name to NKOTB failed with the fourth album, “Face the Music.”

“I think it went downhill from there,” Nikki said.

Thus the Kids went their separate ways. Jordan kept singing and scored a huge hit in 1999 with his suggestive song “Give It to You.” Joey starred on “Boston Legal,” competed on “Dancing With the Stars” and had a few hits of his own. Jonathan Knight left show business to become a real estate developer. Danny Wood formed an independent record label and recorded a few solo albums. Donnie followed his Oscar-nominated brother Mark (aka Marky Mark) into acting, starring in “Sixth Sense” and HBO’s acclaimed miniseries “Band of Brothers.” Fine accomplishments to be sure, but none of the New Kids received the same adulation and adoration apart as they did together.

‘It’s like your childhood is back’
My friend Brent Stackhouse got a chance to watch the phenomenon upclose when he lived in the same Boston apartment building as Jordan Knight. Each Monday, young Brent left his apartment to attend his guitar lessons. Every week, while he made his way to the building’s lobby, the elevator stopped at the 18th floor and Jordan Knight, accompanied by two large bodyguards, got on. Even at age 12, Brent, who now works in finance, couldn’t help but be embarrassed. Here he was, a kid “with a bowl cut, braces and (wearing a) baha,” carrying a 3/4-size acoustic guitar in front of a bona fide rock star.

“I just wanted to die. If I could have found my way into the wood paneling, I would have,” said Brent, 27. “He would never say anything. They would stop talking when they got on the elevator.”

Brent’s presence in the building may have made life more difficult for the New Kid. On his 13th birthday Brent and a friend were with their mothers on the elevator, on their way to see the musical “Forever Plaid.” Sure enough, they stopped on the 18th floor. Jordan and his entourage got on.

“So we go down the elevator and the elevator door opens and 15 of our friends are down there waiting for us — he blanched,” Brent said. “I’m sure he thought all those 13-year-olds were there for him.”

Now those 13-year-olds are in their late 20s and early 30s. Many of them, like Betsy and Nikki, are excited to relive the hysteria. Tickets for their upcoming Boston concert are about to go on sale and Betsy has her credit card ready. She’s trying to gather the same group of friends she saw the New Kids with in 1990.

“It’s like your childhood is back!” she said. “We can be kids again, with alcohol this time. It was such an unbelievable phenomenon — mass following. They had a cartoon on Saturday morning. To see them come back and see them 20 years later — it’s fun!”

The only question now is: Can they take it beyond the nostalgia aspect? Will their music still top charts in 2008? Brent Stackhouse is not sure if it matters.

“They already made it,” he said. “All we can do is analyze their legacy.”

Danny Wood on Radio Energie

I found another Interview with Danny. This one is from Radio Energie in Montreal...

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Danny on 103.5 KTU (New York)

I found another Danny Wood interview from last week on KTU (New York)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Danny Wood on Hot Hits 95.7

Here is the link to the Danny Interview from last week from Hot Hits 95.7 (Houston)

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

New Show in Connecticut on September 30

New Show in Connecticut on September 30!
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
On Sale: 5/17/08 @ 10 AM EDT

Interviews with Donnie Wahlberg

TMZ posted a short video of Donnie:


Listen to Donnie's KHOP interview - Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Danny and Donnie radio interviews

You can listen to this morning's Danny interview on 107.5 the River...

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

New Kids on the Block rehearsal video


A new video of the New Kids rehearsing has been added to http://nkotb.com/media/

Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Kids on the Radio Monday

Here are some stations who are interviewing one of the New Kids tomorrow:

107.5 The River (Nashville, TN)
6:45am (Central time)

Donnie on KHOP 95.1 (California)
Thanks to Shadow on the nkotb.com message board for the heads up

Opportunity to meet the New Kids at Macy's on May 16th

The New Kids On The Block are coming to our Block - 34th Street !
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 ?!

Video from X17

Here is the link to a video from X17 after a promotional photo shoot in Malibu this past Friday

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Radio interviews from last Friday

Here are a couple radio interviews from last Friday:

Danny on Z107.7 (St. Louis) Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Joey on Kiss 108 (Boston) Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Second New Kids on the Block Show Added in Boston

From nkotb.com:
2ND BOSTON SHOW ADDED!!
when: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
where: TD BANKNORTH GARDEN
ON SALE - MAY 12th, 10 AM EST at LIVENATION.


I was away from the computer for a couple days, so I have to catch up with the rest of the news. I'll have some more updates later today/tonight.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Danny Wood on Mix 96

I added Danny's interview with Mix 96 in Montreal

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Link to listen to Danny Wood's interview on Fly 92

Here is the link to listen to Danny Wood's interview on Fly 92:

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Links to radio interviews

Here are the links to recent radio interviews with the New Kids on the Block:

Joey McIntyre on 107.9 The End (Sacramento, CA) (From Thursday) Click here to listen!

Danny Wood on Q94 (Richmond, VA)
Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Danny Wood on 103.7 KISS FM (Milwaukee, WI)
Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Radio stations to tune into tomorrow

Here is Friday's line up of the radio stations rumored to have an interview with a New Kid tomorrow (Friday)

Q94.5 Richmond, Virginia

103.7 KISS, Milwaukee, WI

Mix 96, Montreal, Canada (Between 12-1 eastern time)

Audio from this morning's radio interviews

Here are the links to listen to Donnie and Danny's interviews from this morning.

Donnie Wahlberg on WNCI, Columbus, OH
Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Danny Wood on 97.1 ZHT, Salt Lake City, UT
Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Danny Wood on 96.7 KISS FM - Austin, TX

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

NKOTB Final Rehearsal in Hollywood on May 13th!

Some fans have been getting this email from nkotb.com:

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.

DETAILS:
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 recordingequipment 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.

Donnie Wahlberg on Kiss 106.1 in Seattle


Here is another link to a radio interview Donnie did this morning with Jackie and Bender on Kiss 106.1:


Donnie Wahlberg on Kiss 103.5 in Chicago


Donnie did a radio interview on Kiss 103.5 in Chicago yesterday. 

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

CKOI in Montreal


I don't understand French at all, so I have no idea what they said, but they talked about the New Kids on CKOI. It sounded like they had a very short (like 1 question) interview with Danny mixed in there...

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Radio Interviews

WNCI 97.9 has been postponed until tomorrow

You can listen to Joey's interview on Q107.5 (Memphis) below:


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Kids radio interviews on WNCI and CKOI tomorrow

The New Kids (or maybe just one of them anyway) will be on WNCI (Columbus, OH) tomorrow. I'm not sure what time, but it sounds like it'll be during the morning show. 

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.

Joey McIntyre on Hot 99.5 (Washington DC)

Joey McIntyre did an interview with Hot 99.5 (Washington DC). 

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Joey McIntyre on Q102 in Philadelphia

Joey McIntyre did a radio interview on Q102 in Philadelphia. 

Danny Wood on CHUM - FM


Jordan was busy so it was actually Danny who did the interview on CHUM-FM.

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Donnie Wahlberg on Channel 993 KHTS

Donnie Wahlberg did an interview on Channel 993 KHTS (San Diego). 

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Video Shoot for Summertime music video this Friday

The New Kids on the Block will be shooting their new video on May 9th!

You can be a part of the video, but you have to hurry, submissions are due today. Here is the ad:

New Kids on the Block
Music Video, No Union Affiliation Posted: 5/5/2008
Union Status No Union Affiliation Rate varies — see below
Submissions Due By 5/6/2008

Audition Dates: Wed May 7
Shoot/Performance Dates: Friday May 9th

Please submit ASAP
Role: LEAD GIRL / No Union Affiliation / Lead / Female / All Ethnicities / 18-24Female. 18-24. Beautiful. Somewhat on the urban tip, white girls, some ethnic mixes, maybe Asian, black, Latina, can move well or dance ( even better )
Rate: $ 500 + 20%



Update: 9:59am - I hear the filming is taking place in San Diego

Monday, May 5, 2008

Matty in the Morning reviews Summertime


Listen to Matty in the Morning (Kiss 108 in Boston) review Summertime

Update: Audio has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Thanks to Jenn who left a comment and gave me the head's up:)

Joey McIntyre radio interview Johnjay and Rich

Joey McIntyre did an interview this morning with Johnjay and Rich on 104.7 Kiss Fm in Arizona. You can listen to his interview at

Photos from the Ryan Seacrest Interview

Here is a photo of the guys from the Ryan Seacrest Interview:

NKOTB Interview with Ryan Seacrest

Listen to the New Kids on the Block interview with Ryan Seacrest below:

Listen to the new NKOTB song Summertime!

KIIS in Los Angeles debuted the new New Kids on the Block song "Summertime" this morning.

Update: Original audio has been deleted, but here is the song...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

New New Kids on the Block CD due out September 9th

According to a post on the nkotb.com message board, the new CD from the New Kids is due out on September 9th!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Something else to look forward to on Monday morning

Besides the new radio interview on KIIS in LA, People.com will have a sample of the first single "Summertime" on their website. This was on their site today:

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 visit Ryan Seacrest Monday 5/5!


In case you missed it, this was just posted under the news section at nkotb.com:

NKOTB 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

You can listen online at: http://kiisfm.com/

Click Click Click wins for 5th night in a row!


Click Click Click has won for the 5th straight night on Z103.5 in Toronto! After 5 wins, it goes into the Head 2 Head "Hall of Fame" and they retire the song and will have 2 new songs on Head 2 Head next week. 

VIP Packages postponed to Monday

From what I'm reading on the nkotb.com message boards, it looks like the VIP packages that were supposed to be available today are not going to be available until Monday now.

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

NKOTB.com press release

This was posted on the news section on nkotb.com:

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)