Wednesday, June 29, 2011

After party in Los Angeles

Donnie is having an after party in Los Angeles on Friday. Click here for tickets!

LA 7/1/11 - ddub's AFTERPARTY
Conga Room @ L.A. Live
Los Angeles, CA

DATE : Friday July 1st, 2011

LOCATION: Conga Room

ADDRESS: 800 West Olympic Blvd # 235, Los Angeles


TIME : 10pm-2am

Blue Bloods Season 2 Premieres September 23

CBS has announced the premiere dates for the fall season. Blue Bloods starring Donnie Wahlberg will be back on Friday nights starting September 23rd.

Listen to "Stingy" by Jordan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg

Jordan and Donnie debuted "Stingy" on the Ryan Seacrest show this morning. The song was originally on Jordan's "Unfinished" album, now re-recorded with Donnie Wahlberg. Listen to the song below:

Update: the original video on this post has since been deleted, but here’s the “Stingy” video!

Jordan Knight interview with Access Altanta

Here is an interview with Jordan from Access Atlanta:

Jordan Knight has some ‘Unfinished’ business

It’s about two hours before New Kids on the Block will electrify a swelling throng of fans at Philips Arena with their new buddies in the Backstreet Boys and what is Jordan Knight doing?

Eating a piece of chocolate cake.

The slender, handsome Knight is wearing jeans and a blue and white checkered shirt over a white T – his normal attire before transforming into a black-clad heartthrob who, at 41, possesses impressive abs that he’ll occasionally flash to the receptive crowd.

In the bowels of Philips Arena, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg walk down a hallway, Wahlberg’s sturdy boxer dog Lumpy pulling him along.

BSB’s Brian Littrell, a Georgia resident with family at tonight’s show, also breezes by, sporting long shorts and a grin.

But Knight’s pre-show ritual in Atlanta involves nothing exciting, just dinner in a backstage catering room peppered with roadies and a few banquet tables of food.

We head toward a quieter table in the back, where Knight is eager to chat about his solo album, “Unfinished,” released at the end of May, as well as the current boy band mega-tour selling out arenas nationwide.

In a half-hour interview, Knight, his Boston accent and dimples still prominent, talks candidly about missing his kids (they don’t travel with the show because, “This is more like sailor life, like pirates. It’s just crazy.”), how he stays in shape and his inspiration for the melodic, hook-filled “Unfinished.”

On touring with BSB

“It’s been so great. When you see another group come up and they’re kinda like you, when you’re younger there might be, like a rivalry. But they don’t have a name for nothin’. They’re really good. I’m a big fan.”

On staying in shape

“We do a two-hour show, so that’s a workout. We have time underneath the stage to check email, we have a screen down there where we might watch sports. But we work out during the show. We have resistance bands and are doing pushups. The show is a serious workout because we’re working out while it’s going on so we’re freshly pumped.”

On the timing of “Unfinished”

“I didn’t plan the release because of the visibility [of this tour], but that’s amazing. I finished it not too long ago, and I thought, this is perfect timing. But I’m selling CDs at the venue, I get to do interviews about it on the road, so that’s cool. We have a day off tomorrow [June 23], but I’m filming a video with Donnie for ‘Stingy’ [at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta]. It was the last song I recorded for the album and the day I sang it, I had to hand it in for mastering. When I was singing it I thought, this would be a great song for Donnie to be on, but there wasn’t time for him to record it. He heard it and was like, ‘Dude! This would have been perfect for me!’ so we’re remixing it and he’s going to be featured on it in the video and we’ll release it online.”

On whether “Unfinished” will be released overseas

“We have to figure out a time since we’ll try to release it in conjunction with being on the [NKOTBSB] tour. This tour will go overseas, probably not until this time next year. I’ll probably go over myself to release the CD and come back with the group(s). New Kids will take a break, but I probably won’t. I’ll roll right into performances in select cities like here in Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Dallas.”

His thoughts on the finished product

“The album stands up to any album out there if you ask me, any hip Top 40 album out there. The songs are great. I think it’s probably even a better album than most newer artists because I took a lot of time to make sure each song was really, really great. I worked on it about a year on and off.

I did it for the fans so I did it with great intentions. I envisioned fans listening to it in the car, in the gym, in the kitchen, The beautiful thing about us is we have a fan base that, as long as we don’t sell them short, they’ll come back. The moment you take them for granted and sell them short, they see through that. We don’t want that.”

On a future NKOTB album

“There hasn’t been any talk of an album, but I’m sure we will [do one].”

On being back with Donnie, Danny, brother Jonathan and Joey McIntyre

“We’re like brothers, man, now more so than ever we get along better. We’re older, wiser, more humble — and being humble is the best way to get along with other people.

Sometimes we didn’t keep our heads about us, but the thing that really did keep us together was the fact that there was five us and we didn’t have to go through it alone. I think it happens to a lot of big stars that they go through it alone and don’t have anybody to talk to and they kinda lose perspective. If we’re having a bad day we can just talk about it. I think that’s what kept us together.”

On the group’s rabid fan base

“It’s really amazing and sometimes, a lot of times, I’m like, what is it? We must have something. I don’t know what the hell it is. It seems we’re a ragtag bunch of guys, but when we come together, we make it happen. It’s the power of the team. We all have strengths and weakness, but when we work together it is magic.”

On what he’s currently listening to

“I’m not listening to anyone these days! I don’t have time. I’ve got no time to listen to my iPod. If I’m listening to music it’s either what I’m working on or it’s in the background on the radio of if I’m driving. I do listen to the radio a lot, so it’s not like I’m out of touch. Actually, it’s probably better since before I would listen to obscure stuff and now it’s all radio so I know exactly what’s going on with the sounds on radio.”

Knight said he and his live band – whom he’ll take on tour – will perform on George Lopez’s late night talk show, “Lopez Tonight,” July 18 on TBS.

“Unfinished” is available now at retail on online outlets. Listen to first single “Let’s Go Higher” here:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jordan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg to debut "Stingy" tomorrow

Jordan did a new version of his song "Stingy" and this time Donnie is doing the rap. It will be available on iTunes at midnight.

Jordan and Donnie will also be debuting the song on tomorrow's Ryan Seacreat show.

Monday, June 27, 2011

NKOTBSB Salute the Troops

Here is a video from CNN of the New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys doing a special salute to the troops.

Friday, June 24, 2011

MTV News Interview Part 6

Here is part 6 of the MTV interview in which Danny talks about raising money for breast cancer research:

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NKOTB and Backstreet Boys on E! News (June 23)

Here is a short clip of the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys on E! News showing them at "The Voice" radio facility at the Children's Hospital in Atlanta.

Preview- NKOTBSB E!News from ShininStarSpain on Vimeo.

Chicago Tribune NKOTBSB Article

Chicago Tribune featured an article about NKOTBSB and their fans in the Live! section on June 9. Thanks to Michelle who sent this in (she is featured in the article!). Click on images for larger version. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NKOTB Visit Children's Hospital

Photo from The Ryan Seacrest Foundation

The New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, and Jordin Sparks visited Atlanta Childrens Hospital today to appear at "The Voice", a new multimedia broadcast center for seriously ill and injured children (provided by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation). They did an interview, signed autographs and posed for photos.

Click here for photos!

Behind the Scenes of NKOTBSB concert at Fenway Park

Here is a behind-the-scenes look before and during the NKOTBSB concert at Fenway Park from Sox In Site:

 Video courtesy of brianlittrellonline1

Joey McIntyre and Keenan Cahill Video

Here is a clip of Joey McIntyre and Keenan Cahill lip-syncing to "Please Don't Go Girl":

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NKOTBSB Interview with MTV News Part 5

Here is Part 5 of the NKOTBSB interview with MTV News in which Donnie talks about seeing a movie called Human Centipede:

Joey McIntyre in the studio with Ashlyne Huff

Ashlyne Huff sent this tweet today:
In the Studio with @joeymcintyre and @dannhuff

Nashville Afterparty with Donnie Wahlberg and Jordan Knight

There is an after party in Nashville tonight. Here's the info:

Nashville, TN. - ddub's AFTERPARTY
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
Nashville, TN

DATE : Tuesday June 21st, 2011

LOCATION: McFADDENS - Restaurant & Saloon

ADDRESS:134 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

DDUB's VIP Area Ticket : $ 75
1 General Admission Ticket which INCLUDES access to DDub's VIP Area.
DDUB VIP Area Upgrade Ticket : $35 (Existing Ticket Holders ONLY)
$ 110 UPGRADE to Jordan's UNFINISHED Bundle
to purchase this UPGRADE
Includes : Autographed "UNFINISHED" CD, Individual 1 on 1 with J.K.,
HD Picture w/ Jordan by Professional Photographer
(will be uploaded to Photobucket website for download),
Access to Jordan's VIP Area
$150 VIP "UNFINISHED" Bundle -
Limited Availability ( Only 50 tickets will be sold ! )
Autographed "UNFINISHED" CD, Individual 1 on 1 with J.K.,
HD Picture w/ Jordan by Professional Photographer
(will be uploaded to Photobucket website for download),
Access to Jordan's VIP Area, includes 1 General Admission Ticket

TIME : 10pm-2am


Click here to get tickets

Monday, June 20, 2011

CW Pittsburgh backstage tour and more

Here are a few videos from the CW in Pittsburgh featuring an interview
with Donnie Wahlberg, a backstage tour, a tour of the band's tour bus and more:

Blue Bloods DVD to be released September 13

Blue Bloods will be available on DVD on September 13.

Click here to pre-order

Joey denies boyband show rumors

Joey denied the rumors that he is participating in the boyband reality show by Lance Bass. Here is the tweet he sent this morning: 

The rumors of me doing Lance's "boyband" show are just that- rumors. I wish him all the best with the show. Sounds fun.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Joey to join a boy band reality show?

According to NY Mag, Joey will be a part of the new reality TV series. Here is the article:

Lance Bass: reality producer extraordinaire. When we chatted with him at last night's Persol Magnificent Obsessions exhibition and party, he told us that he just sold six reality shows, including one to VH1. "It's a really great music show, starring all your favorite boy bands. It's going to be really fun," Bass says. "I got a member from Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean. A member from *NSYNC, Joey Fatone. A member from New Kids on the Block, Joe McIntyre. And a member from New Edition, Bobby Brown. They're all going to form a boy band, each, from the most talented guys in America that I've scouted, and then they'll go head-to-head in a competition to see who the best band is, so it's bragging rights for the guy in the group, for sure." Well, almost: Bass admits that Brown hasn't officially signed on yet. "I think Bobby will do it," Bass says. "I think he'd love it."

NKOTBSB interview with MTV News Part 4

Here is part 4 of NKOTBSB's interview with MTV News:

Update: video has been removed. Did anyone have this saved?

Jordan on WGN News in Chicago

Jordan did an interview with on WGN News in Chicago. Here is the video:

Youtube video courtesy of New Kids News

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Boston Bruins Celebration

Here is a short video that Donnie shared of the New Kids on the Block celebrating after the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup.

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved?

Jordan on the Murphy, Sam and Jodi show

Jordan did an interview with the Murphy, Sam and Jodi show. He talks about the New Kids on the Block cruise, Jennifer Lopez and the tour with NKOTBSB.

Video courtesy of New Kids News

Donnie and Jordan's afterparty in Chicago

More tickets go on sale in 4 minutes!

Click here for tickets

ddub's AFTERPARTY - Chicago, IL
Enclave Night Club
Chicago, IL

DATE : FRIDAY JUNE 17th, 2011

LOCATION: Enclave Night Club (lower level)

ADDRESS: 213 West Institute | Chicago, IL 60610

DDub's VIP AREA Ticket : $ 75
1 General Admission Ticket which INCLUDES access to DDub's VIP Area.
$150 VIP "UNFINISHED" Bundle -
Limited Availability ( Only 50 tickets will be sold ! )
Autographed "UNFINISHED" CD, Individual 1 on 1 with J.K.,
HD Picture w/ Jordan by Professional Photographer
(will be uploaded to Photobucket website for download),
Access to Jordan's VIP Area, includes 1 General Admission Ticket

TIME : 10pm-2am

Donnie on the Marilyn Denis Show

Donnie did an interview on the Marilyn Denis Show!

Video courtesy of yikes77    

Joey and Brian Interview with iheartradio

Here is a short interview with Joey and Brian and video of NKOTBSB performing "Don't Turn Out The Lights" from iheartradio:

Update: the original video has been deleted. I found this one,  but I'm not sure if it’s the same one that was originally posted.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Time Lapse Video of NKOTBSB at Fenway posted a video of a time lapse showing the process of converting Fenway Park into a concert venue for the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys.

Video courtesy of New Kids News

NKOTBSB Interview with MTV News Part 3

Here's another part of the MTV News interview with Donnie, Danny, Howie and Brian. In this one they talk about playing practical jokes on each other during the concerts and at rehearsal.

Video courtesy of NKOTBworld

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Articles about NKOTBSB

Here are some links to recent NKOTB/BSB articles and concert reviews:

Update: this is the only link that is still active: 

Here is a short interview Danny Wood did with Kiss 108: 

Video courtesy of New Kids News

NKOTBSB Interview with MTV News Part 2

Here is another part of the MTV's interview in which they talk about whether they'd like to be on the TV show "Glee":

Update: video has been removed. Did anyone have this saved?

NKOTBSB Interview with MTV News

MTV interviewed Donnie, Danny, Howie and Brian. Here is the clip:

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have this saved?

Jordan Knight on VH1's Morning Buzz

Here is a video clip of Jordan on VH1's Morning Buzz:

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have this saved?

Monday, June 13, 2011

NKOTBSB radio station performance in NYC

The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys did a mini concert for Clear Channel radio stations in New York today. Here is the video clip:

Video courtesy of Suzi98Babe 

Jordan on VH1's Morning Buzz

Here is a clip of Jordan on Vh1's Morning Buzz:

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

News reports about NKOTBSB at Fenway

Here are some clips of news reports about NKOTB and BSB at the Fenway concert:

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Eric Alper's Interview with Jordan

Eric Alper does PR for eOne Music (Jordan's label), and he did a Twitter interview with Jordan a few days ago. It looks like "Stingy" is the next single and Donnie is doing the rap in the remix version.  Here are the questions and answers from the interview:

@JordansIndianBH: How about a remix of 'Stingy' with Donnie doing the rap n a vid as well
Jordan: It's coming! Just recorded it!

@KnightCamSTL: So, Stingy will have a video?
Jordan: Yeah, Donnie and I doing it together coming up.

@songbird_sally: heard your asking jordan questions? can you ask him if a solo tour is in the works after nkotbsb? thx, from salisha MTL
Jordan: I probably do some dates after NKOTBSB shows, definitely. Not sure 100% where as of yet.

@LittleAngie_79: is Jordan still there? If so can u ask him if he already decided what the 2nd single should be! I vote One More Night! : )
Jordan: That's looking like the 3rd one. Stingy is next.

@hot4JK: Question for Jordan: do you ever get tired of all that touring??
Jordan: Never! Every night I look out in the crowd and say 'wow.' We all love going on the road and playing and meeting you!

@kellidaisy: @jordanknight also I think you should ask him if he runs:)
Jordan: I do, and thank you again for your story!

@JeneJ19: Will Jordan Knight be selling autographed Unfinished CDs at every show?
Jordan: Yes, the CDs are all signed.

Another Boston Globe Article

Here is another article from the Boston Globe about NKOTBSB at Fenway and a charity appearance Donnie and Danny did:

They came. They saw. They slid down a rain-soaked catwalk at Fenway Park like it was a Slip ’n’ Slide. And before and after their big Saturday-night concert, NKOTBSB (also known as the Boston-bred New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys) partied all over the city.

NKOTB guys Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood started their evening at Hot Stove, Cool Music, the semiannual event that raises money for the Foundation to Be Named Later, a charity run by Peter Gammons, Theo Epstein, and Theo’s brother Paul. The shindig — which was moved from Fenway’s Right Field Roof Deck to the sheltered Steiner Deck because of the rain — was catered by Tremont 647 chef Andy Husbands, dante chef Dante deMagistris, and the MET Bar’s Todd Winer, and raised $125,000 for the foundation’s children’s causes. Jayme Parker of NESN and Dan Hausle of Channel 7 ran the night’s auction. Mix 104.1’s Kennedy Elsey emceed. Guests included Hot Stove coordinator and local music manager Michael Creamer, “Hell’s Kitchen’’ finalist Jason Santos, the foundation’s executive director Allyce Najimy, Roger Greene of Ipswitch Inc. (the night’s big sponsor), and Mayor Tom Menino.

During the party, Theo told us that even though the New Kids aren’t like the other musicians who have played Fenway Park (rockers such as Dave Matthews, Aerosmith, and Bruce Springsteen), they’ve earned their night on the ballpark stage. “They deserve this. They’re a local institution. They’re big Red Sox fans. They’ve been coming here for years,’’ he said. Theo promised he’d try to do the “New Kids dance’’ during the night, but said his wife is better at it. Donnie, who has perfected the New Kids moves for more than 25 years, took the Hot Stove mike during the party to tell young people in the crowd that no matter where they’re from, “If you work hard for it, you can do it.’’ He said he felt lucky to be sharing the night with “inner city kids and people from Boston.’’

Later on, Donnie’s brother Mark Wahlberg, who’s in town to film the movie “Ted,’’ surprised the crowd by introducing NKOTBSB and joking to the sold-out ballpark that if it weren’t for his brother Donnie, who helped him start a music and acting career, he’d probably be incarcerated right now.

The Backstreet Boys continued the celebration long after their Fenway show was over. The foursome hosted an afterparty at Royale where they sang, DJ’d, mingled with fans, and sipped on Perrier-Jouet Fleur de Champagne. New Kid Donnie accompanied them to the club and introduced them at the event.

On Friday, NKOTBSB prepared for their performance with a meal at Cafeteria on Newbury Street. Donnie also mingled at nightclub Cure.

Speaking of Mark Wahlberg and his Seth MacFarlane-directed comedy “Ted,’’ we hear it’ll be filming at the Somerville Theatre tomorrow.

Watch NKOTB Playing in the Rain at Fenway Park

Here's some videos of NKOTB from last night's Fenway Park show talking to the crowd, performing "Tonight" and playing around in the rain (including using the stage as a slip n' slide):

Videos courtesy of D1NnlyANGEL

Jordan Knight on VH1's Ask Me Anything

Here are the video clip of Jordan on VH1's Ask Me Anything:

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have this saved?

NKOTBSB on eTalk Canada

NKOTB and the Backstreet Boys did an interview with eTalk Canada, here is the video clip:

Videos courtesy of yikes77

Naughty By Nature perform with NKOTBSB

Here is a video clip of Naughty By Nature perfoming "Hip Hop Hooray" with NKOTBSB at Fenway Park:

Video courtesy of antisocialxgrl

Hangin' Tough on the Green Monster

Here's a video of the New Kids performing Hangin' Tough on top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park:

Video courtesy of antisocialxgrl

Video of Mark Wahlberg and NKOTB introduction at Fenway show

Here is a YouTube clip taken by antisocialxgrl of the mayor of Boston declaring June 11 NKOTBSB day in Boston, Mark Wahlberg coming on stage and giving a speech, and the members NKOTB and BSB being introduced by the Red Sox announcer:

Boston Herald review of NKOTBSB at Fenway

Here is the Boston Herald's review of NKOTB and the Backstreet Boys at Fenway Park:
The weather didn’t cooperate, but it didn’t really matter. New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys — collectively, NKOTBSB — made the most of the downpour at a sold-out Fenway Park on Saturday night in what amounted to an explosive show with a historic feel.

Mayor Thomas Menino and Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, younger brother of NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg, added to the significance of the night by introducing the two groups, the latter sending the predominantly female crowd into shrieks.

During the 21⁄2-hour show, both groups embraced the deluge by splashing through puddles onstage, engaging in liberal shirt removal and using the stage as a Slip-n-Slide. True, the New Kids are now middle-aged adults, and none of the Backstreet members has been Boys for more than a decade, but that was irrelevant. Both groups seemed to be having as much fun as their devoted fans — if not more.

The New Kids took the first solo slot, running through “Summertime” with synchronized choreography and abs exposure from Joey McIntyre. Both groups alternated onstage but obviously worked in coordination, their fashion choices revolving around sexy suits and fedoras or Boston-themed sports gear, from Bruins jerseys during their joint single “Don’t Turn Out the Lights” to Celtics jerseys during the encore medley of “Hangin’ Tough” and “Everybody” on the Green Monster.

The fact that both groups have a deep stash of hits ranging from angst-ridden ballads to uptempo pop/r & b certainly didn’t hurt the mood.

The Backstreet Boys worked dance numbers such as “The Call,” “Backstreet’s Back” and “Larger Than Life” as well as ballads including “Incomplete,” “Shape Of My Heart,” and the serenade segement “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” showcasing excellent harmony work led by A.J. McLean and Nick Carter.

NKOTB brought unforgettable hits “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Step By Step” and “Please Don’t Go Girl,” with McIntyre on bended knee in the middle of the stage extension, at one point appearing close to tears.

Wahlberg brought a sense of hip-hop swagger to the show, while lead singer Jordan Knight’s brilliant falsetto, particularly during “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” proves that had he been born in another era, he could have had a successful run with The Stylistics.

An appearance by Naughty By Nature for “Hip Hop Hooray” sent the show into overdrive, as all of Fenway Park danced in the rain to one of the most memorable hip-hop songs of the ‘90s. It was no surprise when a fan yelled out “I feel like I’m like 13 again!” The entire show mixed nostalgia with a sense of new life for both groups.

“American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks delivered a strong opening set, closing out with “Battlefield” and the Beyonce-like girl power anthem “I Am Woman.” And even she wore an NKOTB T-shirt.

NKOTB & BSB at Fenway - Boston Globe Review

Here is the Boston Globe's review of the New Kids on the Block and
Backstreet Boys at Fenway Park:

It seems impossible, but the unrequited teen ache of “Please Don’t Go Girl’’ or “Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely,’’ can still melt hearts.

At least the hearts of the lady-dominated crowd that defiantly stood in the pouring rain at Fenway Park last night to sing along with NKOTBSB (the lengthy string of letters merges the bands’ names while mercifully dropping the words “Kids’’ and “Boys’’ in the process). The power of these songs — which were once dismissed as Top 40 drivel — have aged as well as the men who sing them.

The fact that Mayor Thomas M. Menino came on stage to introduce the bands (flubbing the name) and Mark Wahlberg spoke before the start of the show underscores just how important this music was to two generations of girls, as well as Boston’s civic pride.

As the rain increased, these women didn’t budge from the venue, and the two bands rewarded that loyalty by playfully skipping and slipping across a soaked stage while delivering a set that was filled with their past glories.

Fans flooded Fenway Park with boisterous ear-blistering screams to herald the return of their Tiger Beat crushes. Those women might be a bit older now, but their lungs showed no signs of aging.

Not that the two bands did anything to dissuade the noisy adulation.

Most of the former heartthrobs are in their thirties, and in some cases early forties, but the show possessed an eerie aura of time travel. Through a gauzy lens — or perhaps it was the romance of the rain — it could easily have been 1990 (NKOTB) or 2000 (BSB).

The tight choreography still rode a fine line between manly swagger and Bob Fosse musical, and the soaring vocals — particularly those of Joey McIntyre — were as well-preserved as his abdominal muscles.

Poses were struck and biceps were flexed while fireworks erupted during NKOTB’s “You Got It (The Right Stuff).’’ It was a thrilling, guilty pleasure when the two bands overlapped for a combined encore of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) and “Hangin’ Tough.’’

Frenetic energy blasted from both the stands and the stage. The cold and wet night seemed to harden both bands’ resolve to have fun.

The production, which stretched over two hours, was nearly as slick as it was during their halcyon days. The New Kids held the hometown advantage. They also hold the honor of outselling the Backstreet Boys, and at one time they even voiced their own Saturday morning cartoon series.

One of the night’s most poignant moments came during the opening number when the two bands performed a mash-up of “Single’’/’’The One’’ while incorporating a slice of Coldplay’s “Vida La Vida.’’ The latter song rung particularly true as the bands rightfully sang “I used to rule the world.’’


Saturday, June 11, 2011

NKOTBSB at Fenway Update #6

Update from Megspptc:
Naughty By Nature on stage with NKOTBSB hip hop hurray #fenway

Update from Keb578:
Jordan singing while slipping down the stage...lyrics changed to
"don't you know that it's slippery out there"

Update from lioneris:
Hangin Tough on green monster

From KBoopeloo:
Hangin tough!

From yikes77:
Best. Show. Ever.

From Megspptc:
OMFG Donnie & Brian slip & slide down penis stage #fenway

NKOTBSB at Fenway update #5

Updates from Debbdub:
The children turned the shaft into a slip n slide, and by children I
mean @NKOTB. Cutest thing ever!
Jon slid down the shaft toward Donnie and Donnie had to jump over him!
Joseph during PDGG. He literally broke down crying. So amazing. I

NKOTBSB at Fenway Park update #4

The rain is starting to fall at Fenway, but the show is going on,
here's some more updates:

For the meet and greet photos for tonight's Fenway Park show, they are (update: removed dead link) and the password is: greenmonster

Here are some more fan photos posted on Twitter; (from @The_Block_2010) (from ddubsgirl4ever) (from irishgirl75) irishgirl75)

Danny Wood on Kiss 108

Danny did an interview with Kiss 108 to talk about NKOTB at Fenway &
the raffle to win his Harley.

Update: Interview has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved?

NKOTBSB at Fenway update #3

Here are some more NKOTB and BSB photos from Fenway: (from irishgirl75)

Update from ktsummer:
So far, apart from the intro, it's the standard show. Hoping for sweet caroline!

NKOTBSB at Fenway Update #2

The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys were introduced from the
dugout... Here's some photos posted on Twitter: (from The_Block_2010)

NKOTBSB at Fenway Park update #1

Mayor of Boston declared today NKOTB Day in Boston!
Mark Wahlberg was also on stage!

Naughty By Nature Opening for NKOTBSB at Fenway

Naughty By Nature has announced on Twitter that they will be an opening act at the NKOTBSB show at Fenway Park tonight!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Jordan Knight interview with KISS 92.5

Here is an interview with Jordan on KiSS 92.5 (Toronto). They talk about the DJ's boyfriend overplaying "Let's Go Higher", hockey (is he a fan of Boston of Canadian teams?), the penis stage, do the guys play jokes on each other, and more.

Video courtesy of KiSS925Toronto

680 News Interview with Jordan Knight

Jordan did an Interview with

Click here to listen! (Right click and select "Save as...")

NKOTBSB Article from North Jersey

Here is an article from

In 2008, the sight of the reunited New Kids on the Block instantly snapped a generation of grown women back into shrieking teenagers.

The old T-shirts and buttons came out of storage. There was a new album, NKOTB baby clothes, sold-out concerts. (This reporter sang along at one. OK, two.) This year, 3,000 fans even sailed to the Bahamas on the band's third annual cruise.

And the comeback keeps going, now coupled with another big-name 1990s boy band: the Backstreet Boys. NKOTBSB, as they are now known, hits the Izod Center this weekend.

How long will this nostalgia last?

"I think it's more than nostalgia at this point," says NKOTB's Danny Wood. "I think the fans are aware of what kind of night they're going to get, whether it be on the cruise or at a concert. It's a girls' night out. … Especially on this tour, when you're getting a double dose of boy bands and you're getting all these hit records."

Still, Wood admits to being surprised at his group's staying power. "We're not the norm in the music business. We're the exceptions, especially to be able to do it a second and third time around, after being apart for 15 years."

Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough said he wasn't so sure their music would hold up in this century. But then he saw the crowds' reactions. "They were screaming like the first day they ever heard those songs," he says.

NKOTBSB features the groups singing separately and together, in what Dorough calls "a Billy Joel-Elton John dueling pianos kind of thing." NKOTB's "Right Stuff" and Backstreet Boys' "Larger than Life" was one natural pairing.

Wood scoffed when asked about the process of meshing his band's songs with Backstreet's. "I mean, it's all pop music," he said. "It's not that hard."

And while they've experimented with remixes of their songs, they quickly found "the original way the songs were performed is what the fans want to hear," Dorough says. "They just want to be taken back to that time. And I get it. I think if I was to go to a Prince concert or an Eagles concert, I would want to hear the original … that's what I remember."

While the old hits are still the big moneymakers, several NKOTBSB-ers are working on their own solo projects, including Dorough, his bandmate Nick Carter and NKOTB's Jordan Knight.

NKOTB's Donnie Wahlberg has carved out a serious acting career (most recently on CBS' "Blue Bloods"). Wood describes himself as a stay-at-home dad with four children ages 12 to 19 – all of whom will be at the Izod Center concert.

Dorough, who spends many summers with his wife's Monmouth Beach-based family, says he's looking forward to the Jersey pizza and subs.

And maybe later, continuing the boy band tradition.

"My son, I can see he's got the musical skills in him," Dorough said in a phone interview while his 2-year-old cried in the background. "Brian [Littrell]'s son is 8 years old and really developing a lot of his crafts ... and so me and Brian joke around about getting [former bandmate] Kevin [Richardson's] son in the group and creating the next generation of the Backstreet Boys."

Win tickets to a private concert with NKOTBSB

The New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys will be performing a private show in NYC on Monday, June 13th at 1pm at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater and I Heart Radio giving away tickets for this event.

Click here to register to win!

Thanks to Raymond for letting me know!

Jordan on Entertainment Tonight Canada

Here is a clip of Jordan on Entertainment Tonight Canada as he gives a tour of backstage a NKOTBSB concert:

Video courtesy of yikes77

NKOTBSB on Etalk

Here is a clip of NKOTBSB on Etalk

Video courtesy of yikes77

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NKOTBSB Press Conference in Montreal

Danny, Joey, Nick and Howie took some time to chat with the Montreal media this afternoon.

Videos courtesy of New Kids News

Donnie Interview with FOX 25 Morning News

Here is an interview with Donnie with FOX 25 Morning News. He is asked about his favorite New Kids song to perform, his favorite Backstreet Boys song and helping a fan find a kidney.

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have this saved?

Monday, June 6, 2011

After Party in Toronto on June 8th

Here is the info for Donnie's after party in Toronto:

C Lounge
Toronto, ON



ADDRESS: 456 Wellington Street West Toronto, Ontario


TIME : 10pm-2am

Click here to order tickets!

Two New Kids in the Studio and Media Reviews

Donnie and Jordan were in the studio today... here is Donnie's tweet:

How is it that I am spending my day off in the studio with @JordanKnight ? Sleep when we die! Today we fly! Love Life! Live Life!

This could be a clue as to what they may be working on:

RT @mcbride0614: @jordanknight Please make STINGY your next single featuring @DonnieWahlberg guys were awesome last night! --> hmm

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Jordan Interview at KFest

Here is a short clip of Jordan at KFest being interviewed by Sean McMann of the Poughkeepsie Journal:

Video courtesy of seansspace

Boston Newspapers Review NKOTBSB Show

Here are the reviews of last night's concert from the Boston Globe Boston Globe!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Poughkeepsie Journal articles about Jordan

The Poughkeepsie Journal has been featuring some articles about Jordan and his appearance at KFest. 

KFEST concert in Fishkill: Jordan Knight joins rappers Ludacris, Shaggy, more

More than two decades after he hit it big with the New Kids On The Block, Jordan Knight is still maintaining a hectic schedule.

Saturday night, he and the New Kids will perform in Boston as part of their sold-out, 53-night North American summer tour with the Backstreet Boys; the groups perform under the NKOTBSB combined moniker. The next night, the tour pulls into Philadelphia .

In between, though, Knight will make his way to Fishkill as one of the headliners of KFEST, the annual concert festival put on by local radio station WSPK (104.7 FM).

"It's pretty fast-paced, but I'm more than happy to do it," Knight, who turned 41 last month, told the Poughkeepsie Journal recently during a break in rehearsals for the NKOTBSB tour. "I really view it as, I am part of a greater whole. Even when I do solo gigs, it's not about me — it's about the New Kids, it's about the fans, it's really about doing good music. That's what people love. They love good music."

Megan Denaut said that's exactly what fans who flock to Dutchess Stadium for Sunday's KFEST can expect from the all-day show that will feature more than a dozen acts, including rappers Ludacris and Shaggy, boy band Big Time Rush, and solo artists Mike Posner and Cody Simpson.

"It's definitely an exciting day. It's a mix of artists for everyone. It's a nice blend," said Denaut, WSPK's promotions director. "There are some big names, names you wouldn't usually see in the Hudson Valley."

The inaugural KFEST took place at the Thunder Ridge ski resort in Patterson, Putnam County, in 1998, with acts such as Color Me Badd and Inner Circle headlining. Since then, stars such as LL Cool J and Rihanna, as well as groups such as Train and Good Charlotte, have graced the KFEST stage. Akon famously threw a young fan from the stage in 2007, resulting in the rapper's subsequent guilty plea to second-degree harassment charges.

Knight isn't the only New Kid with an appearance at KFEST. Fellow NKOTB member Joey McIntyre sang at the 1999 event.

Having released his "Unfinished" solo CD last week, Knight said his KFEST appearance will feature a varied lineup of songs.

Jordan Knight likes to “soak it all in” on stage
Posted on June 2, 2011 by seanmcmann

Many people will remember Friday, April 29, 2011 as the day Prince William married Kate Middleton. Me? I’ll remember it as the day I got to interview Jordan Knight, lead singer of my favorite group of all-time, New Kids On The Block!

In between rehearsals for the NKOTBSB North American tour and putting the finishing touches on his new CD, “Unfinished,” Jordan gave me almost 20 minutes of his time — talking to me about the new CD, the summer tour, his appearance at this weekend’s KFest concert in Fishkill and the possibility of a new New Kids CD, among other topics, and he even took time to answer a few questions posed by fans. I set up the interview because I was writing a preview story of KFest for the Poughkeepsie Journal. Well, that story’s all written and set to run in print and on our website this Friday, in preparation of Sunday’s concert at Dutchess Stadium. (I’ll also have a post here with a direct link to the story on Friday.) But … Jordan gave me so much great information when we talked, I had to let all the Jordan and New Kids fans know what he had to say. Admittedly, it’s not every day I get to interview a New Kid — though I’m sure you know I’ve met the guys a few times, right? — and knowing how many fans Jordan and the group have (not to mention how loyal they are), I figured I’d share my conversation with JK with the world. So, without any further ado, here’s the rest of my interview with Jordan…

Many of us had noticed that since the New Kids got back together in 2008, 14 years after disbanding, the guys seem to appreciate their fans even more this time around. So I asked Jordan if they enjoyed their their fans and the popularity more this time around.

“I think so,” Jordan told me. “Before, it was like this big, huge whirlwind. We probably had bigger egos when we were younger; I know I did. I think we’re a little more humble now. We really appreciate it all the more. When I’m on stage, I soak it all in. We know this go-around isn’t going to last forever, so I just want to soak it all in and have a lot of fun.”Since Jordan and I were talking while the New Kids and Backstreet Boys were still rehearsing in LA for their tour which kicked off last week — “We’re each sending spies to see what the other group is doing,” he said —I asked JK what it was like preparing for the tour, combining two popular groups on one stage.

“Putting the NKOTBSB show together, me and (fellow New Kid) Joe (McIntyre) say this feels like a cakewalk,” said Jordan, who’s been on tour three times with the New Kids since 2008 before this summer. “We get to share the stage with the Backstreet Boys. They’ll do a set, then we’ll do a set. It seems very easy. When we started, it was really nerve-wracking. We were in rehearsals for three months. We didn’t know that to expect — How would we do on stage? How would the crowd react? — and we were really, really nervous. (But) we’ve gotten so much adulation from everyone, we get to relax a little bit.” With that in mind, I then asked Jordan what fans, including me, can expect when we catch the NKOTBSB tour this summer. “They can expect a lot of male energy, a lot of really good songs,” Jordan said. “We’re going to do all our hits. People can stand up, sing along. There will be a lot of choreography.”

So there you go: Somehow, I stretched a 17-minute interview with Jordan Knight into one story for print and three “Sean’s Space” blog entries (so far) over just over a month. Again, check back here on Friday for a preview of my Poughkeepsie Journal story on Jordan’s local appearance, as well as a direct link to my story.

The good folks at K104 have set me up to talk to Jordan again at KFest to tell me about his experience at the show on Sunday, so it’s likely I’ll have a little more JK for New Kids fans in this “Space” soon!

Jordan to do chat with KC101/KISS95.7

Jordan will be doing a chat on and tomorrow at 11:45. You can send in your questions by Twitter to @kc1013 or @kiss957.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Today Show Backstage Pass Interview

Here is the "Today Show Backstage Pass" interview with NKOTBSB:

Youtube video courtesy of Suzi98Babe

After party in Philadelphia on June 5th

Donnie and Jordan will be attending an after party in Philadelphia on Sunday. Here's the details:

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
Philadelphia, PA

DATE : SUNDAY JUNE 5th, 2011


TIME : 10pm-2am

For tickets and more info, click here.

Jordan on Mix 106.1 Philly

Mix 106.1 Philly hosted an interview with Jordan and fans got to ask some questions. 

Update: Interview has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved? 

NKOTBSB on the Today Show

Here is the video footage of the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys on the Today Show from this morning:

Videos courtesy of The Dark Side - Backstreet Boys
...And here is a video of from Jordan as the guys were getting ready to go on:

NKOTB Articles

Here are some recent articles about the New Kids on the Block

Boston Globe article and video

Another Boston Globe Article

Thursday, June 2, 2011

View NKOTB Meet and Greet Photos

If you went on the cruise your meet and greet photos are now available! Here are some links to recent meet and greet photos:

2011 NKOTB Cruise Photos

Jordan's release party photos

Jordan Knight Interview with 103.5 KTU

Jordan did an interview with 103.5 KTU this morning.

Videos courtesy of inkiekay

Jordan to appear on Lopez Tonight on July 18

According to an article on, Jordan will be on Lopez Tonight (TBS) on July 18. It also says he'll be doing a more extensive solo trek after NKOTBSB wraps its run in August.

Jordan on Mix 106.1

Here are a few clips of Jordan's interview with Mix 106.1:

Videos courtesy of loganmorningshow

Jordan Knight at the Canal Room

Jordan had a CD release party at the Canal Room in New York on Tuesday night. Check out the links below for photos and video:

Review and photos:
Local Bozo


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

92 ProFM Interview with Jordan Knight

Jordan did an interview with 92 Pro FM. They talk about his new album, the DJ's past interaction with Donnie, and upcoming performances including the Today Show and Fenway. She also asks him what does he like better between these things: (toothpaste/deodorant, Hungry Hungry Hippo/Twitter, boobs/butt, day/night, Donnie/Danny):

Video courtesy of couthie

Jordan's interview with Arthur Kade

Here is an interview Jordan did with Arthur Kade:

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

Watch Jordan Knight on Fox and Friends

Here is the video clip of Jordan on Fox and Friends

Video courtesy of Yikes77

Donnie talks about twugs and humps on

In this video clip from from, Donnie talks about giving "twugs" (Twitter-hugs) and humps (in honor of Wednesday - Hump Day) to fans on Twitter:

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

Joey McIntyre Welcomes Baby Girl

Joey and his wife Barrett became parents to their first daughter yesterday. Here is the birth announcement he sent via Twitter:

Kira Katherine McIntyre was born May 31st at 12:30 pm PST. 7 lbs., 3 oz., 21 in. A beautiful baby girl with great timing and gorgeous hair.

Congrats to the McIntyres!