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New Kids On The block introduce first songs
Munich - on the 9th of July, the New Kids On The Block in their first European press conference officially announced their comeback. They premiered four songs from the new album which will be out on September 5th in Interscope/Universal.
The four new titles, "Two in The Morning", "click click click", "Single" and "Dirty Dancing" are in the Pop-R'n'B to establish. Among others, the quintet has worked with Ne Yo, Pussycat Dolls, Akon and the US Boyband New Edition. The album will be released on Interscope, "we believe it is our best album yet (?)," said New kid Joey McIntyre.
The first Single, "Summertime", will be released August 29th. It will be played on the radio starting July 10th. For the first time the representatives present in Munich were able to see the accompanying video. The title "Dirty Dancing" will be featured in the new Til-Schweiger-film "1 1/2 knight - in search of the carrying away Herzelinde". In the film, the New Kids On The Block will guest star and will perform the song in a medieval club. The actor and director Til Schweiger, was also at the press conference, said the song "Dirty Dancing" is a "next Smash hit" with an "incredible Hook".
The five group members Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre and both brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, famous during the eighties and nineties with hits such as "Step By Step" on the international charts. The New Kids On The Block were a prototype of the Boyband and paved the way for acts such as Take That, the Backstreet Boys and *Nsync. The New Kids On The block sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and were one of the most successful pop groups.
Meanwhile the five "New kids are kids", although some have kids of their own and are in their mid to late 30's. McIntyre: "We are still kids, somehow." On the question, what the poor husbands should know, because its women are again in the NKOTB fever, answers Wahlberg: It "with to the concert (?)."
The group wants to address mostly fans in the age between 23 and 38 years. Numerous fans that were too young to go to concerts, could make up this now. From mid-Jan 2009 the group will be on tour in Great Britain, Germany and the remainder of Europe is to follow. As of the end of September the Boygroup will be in the USA and Canada for their first concert tour.