Monday, December 1, 2008

Daily Star Article/Chance to win tickets to a UK show

The Daily Star also reports on Donnie's near crash, and they talk about other near-injuries and partying with Natasha Bedingfield:

...New Kids have travelled the length and breadth of America, to play a marathon 49 shows in front of tens of thousands of fans each night.

The tour comes to the UK on January 16, starting in Manchester.

And apart from Donnie’s close shave, the fivesome – including Jon Knight, 40, and Danny Wood, 39 – are having a blast.

Joey, 35, said with a grin: “I expected people to come but I didn’t expect so many new fans and for them to act so enthusiastically.

“It’s over and above everything we expected.”

But Donnie isn’t the only member of the band who needs to take better care of himself.

When NKOTB play old classic Tonight, they walk through the crowd to a second smaller stage where they get up close and personal with the underwear-throwing, mainly female crowd.

Jordan, 38, confided: “I’ve almost fallen off the B-stage like eight or nine times.”

Joey added: “Knock on wood – it’s amazing that no one’s fallen because there are no railings and it’s turning and it’s high and bouncy.

“When you have other members of the band bouncing up there you might not be ready for them.”

What a thought girls…

* NEW Kids partied with Natasha Bedingfield after their LA gig where the Unwritten warbler was celebrating her 27th birthday.

Tash invited the crowd to meet her in the foyer of the venue after her set before she hit the town.

Joey said: “We’re buddies with Natasha. We fancy her in so many ways.

“It’s always nice to be on the road with people you respect, get on with and admire artistically.”

Jordan added: “She’s a lot of fun.

“We’d meet up at catering and yell insults across the room to each other.”

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