Monday, January 31, 2011

Joey McIntyre Interview with The Rebel Yell

Joey and Eman did an interview with The Rebel Yell about their upcoming Vegas shows, the NKOTBSB tour and will there be a new album?
As I walk into The Lounge at The Palms, Joey McIntyre is Tweeting away feverishly on his phone. It’s 10:30 a.m. and the New Kid is in high spirits, waiting to finish his lineup of interviews for the morning. But this isn’t 1992 and New Kids on the Block is not the topic of discussion (for the most part). Instead, I’m meeting with McIntyre to talk about his new show at The Palms.

Starting Feb. 5, the New Kid will be performing in The Lounge at The Palms with producer and friend Emanuel (Eman) Kiriakou every Saturday of the month. Having worked with some of the biggest popstars in the business, Kiriakou and McIntyre’s show “One Too Many at Midnight” is a blend of early ‘90s throwbacks, top 40 covers and everything else in between. I sat down with McIntyre and Kiriakou to discuss the new show and how life is fairing — post NKOTB fame. I’d say the kids are alright.

The Rebel Yell: Have you been busy preparing for the show?

Joey McIntyre: Yeah, we hadn’t performed like this for about five or six years and then we did a couple shows in the fall and just got back together and you know it was so much fun.

RY: Why did you choose to perform in Las Vegas for this show?

JM: Our friend Zoe Thrall who runs the studio at The Palms is good friends with us, especially with Eman. She loved the idea and … we knew how perfect this room would be for what we do — you know, kind of an acoustic intimate fly by the seat of your pants show.

RY: What can we expect the show to be like?

JM: Well you know we’ve written a lot of music together so a lot of our original stuff. Of course a few New Kids songs, we try to do great covers. Some current stuff, you know, songs that are out now that we think are gonna be the future standards. In NY we did a Taylor Swift song, “You Belong to Me.”

RY: You’re [McIntyre] one of the pop all stars and you’ve [Eman] worked with some of the biggest pop stars. Who do you think is going to be the next up-and-coming artist?

JM: Well he’s just gonna say the people he works with!

Emanuel Kiriakou: No, I’m not actually! I think there’s so much good music out. I think Bruno Mars is really talented, and I actually knew him when he was writing for other people and struggling and I think he’s incredibly talented.

RY: So do you [McIntyre] write your own blogs on your website?

JM: All the time.

RY: Back in October, you announced on your blog that you were no longer performing with Eman and that it might be 25 years before you perform again as a duo. What happened?

JM: It was honest … I was trying to be honest by saying this is it, we’re not going to be performing anytime soon. And then this kinda came along … I wanted them to know that we’re not going to be doing a 25-city tour.

RY: Do you have any independent projects in the works?

EM: I’m working with Selena Gomez right now. I just did three songs with Jordin Sparks. I got a song that I’m really excited about with this band called Hot Chelle Rae.

RY: How is the crowd different from NKOTB fans? Do people expect NKOTB songs?

JM: You know, my fans know. But it’s always nice to get fans who don’t know. I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of people who have never seen this show coming to see [it.] … Obviously, [it’s] very different from playing the Staples Center or the Thomas & Mack arena, it’s a different setting. It’s very intimate and kinda anything goes.

EM: And they still get to hear Joe’s hits and the New Kids hits, but in a different way. In a way that they have never heard.

JM: Yeah.

RY: Speaking of New Kids, the band announced a tour with Backstreet Boys that will launch this summer. Are you excited to be back?

JM: Yeah, you know, it’s fun … the two groups get along really well together and we both have been doing it a long time so we know how lucky we are to be doing what we’re doing again … we want to make it one big amazing awesome concert ride. Since New Kids have gotten back together, we started off thinking, ‘Okay this might be fun,’ but then it just snowballed into this rebirth of the relationship that we’ve had with our fans. Except they’re older now and they can embrace the past and they can feel young and feel current.

RY: You were in one of the biggest boy bands to date. How do you feel about New Kids now that you’re older?

JM: It is crazy. You know, it’s so long ago. All we know is that right now it’s great so whatever we did we must have done right by ourselves and by our fans.

EK: The fact that there’s still such a high demand for it says everything, that it wasn’t just a fluke. It was real.

RY: Is there going to be a new record?

JM: Another New Kids record?

RY: Yeah.

JM: The plot thickens. We would like to, you know, hopefully do some music together. It’s hard to get nine guys on the same page … It’s tough enough getting five guys on the same page now you got nine guys. So that music thing is definitely another level. It’s got great value. I really hope that we can do that.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jonathan Knight writes about his sexuality in new blog

Jonathan Knight wrote a new blog in which he discusses being openly gay. (This is a response to a recent interview by Tiffany):

I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago. I never know that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay! Apparently the pre requiste to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption "I am gay". I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn't even know me!


I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further! My fellow band members don't discuss their private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay, I should have to discuss mine!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Blue Bloods - Hall of Mirrors Preview

Here is a preview for next week's Blood Blues episode "Hall of Mirrors":



Youtube video courtesy of CBS

Joey McIntyre Twitter Interview

Joey McIntyre did an interview on twitter (which they're calling a "twitterview") with WonderwallMSN: Here is what Joey tweeted:

Q: So what made you decide to do shows every Friday at @PalmsLasVegas this February?

Joey: Hey! We wanted to start kind of semi- "residence gig"- Nothing like having a "home" in Vegas at the Palms

Q: Fun! Here's a fan Q from @RocksicleLover: Where are you most-likely headed after your Vegas shows? Slots? Poker? Bar? Bed?

Joey: Most likely headed to the bar for a nite cap and then off to bed. Gotta pace myself with this Vegas gig.

Q: Especially since you have the @NKOTBSB tour this summer! How are you preparing for it?

Joey: We are just now talking about schedule. Gonna be a unique prep for this tour- a lotta songs to put together!

Q: Will those of us who can't make the show be able to get a dvd or cd of it?

Joey: We are gonna be recording the shows and I want to bring cameras in too!!! DVD baby! we'll see if we can do it:)

Q: Are you more excited to do the old #NKOTB favorites or showcase some new material on the tour?

Joey: I love singing old and new stuff. Its all about connecting to the material- regardless. Finding the connection.

Q: Will the Vegas experience continue after the tour is over?

Joey: I hope so. This Vegas show is gonna be a blast, but its also a serious dream for me and @emanuelkiriakou

K- I'm done...gotta head over to @emanuelkiriakou studio to rehearse- cant just talk about the show. Gotta make it happen!! Luv ya. talksoon

Joey and Eman also posted a bubble tweet from the studio today.

Joey McIntyre on Entertainment Tonight (1/17/11)

Joey McIntyre was on Entertainment Tonight yesterday in which he talks about AJ McLean and his son's hearing loss. Here is the clip:



Youtube video courtesy of Yikes77

Fenway Park Press Photos

Mix 104.1 has a bunch of photos of NKOTB at their press conference at Fenway Park on Wednesday. Click here to view!


Above: Brian Littrell, Jonathan Knight, Howie Dorough, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood pose in front of the Green Monster on January 26 at Fenway Park.

NKOTBSB Fenway Park Seating Chart

Below is the seating chart for the NKOTB and Backstreet Boys concert at Fenway Park:


Click on image for larger version.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

NKOTB and BSB at Fenway Park: TV News Reports

Here is a collection of news reports about the NKOTBSB Fenway Park show:



Youtube video courtesy of yikes77

NKOTB.com also has a collection of various media reports here.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Boston Globe Article about New Kids Fenway Show

Here is an article from the Boston Globe about the NKOTBSB Fenway show:



New Kids on the Block made it official today. The Boston-bred boy band will be strutting their stuff in centerfield this summer when they join Backstreet Boys for one night, and maybe more, at friendly Fenway. Wearing Red Sox jerseys and joking that they're now official members of the Olde Towne Team, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, and Jordan and Jonathan Knight confirmed what's been rumored for awhile: Following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, the Police, Dave Matthews, and Aerosmith, among others, NKOTBSB will perform at Fenway June 11. (The ballpark has permits for a show June 12, too, and the boys bands have a sold-out show at TD Garden June 4.) "We've been walking around downstairs just sort of overwhelmed," said Wahlberg, who took a break from filming his TV show "Blue Bloods" in New York to be at today's Fenway press conference. "I'm kind of starstruck to meet Larry (Lucchino). I was looking for Theo (Epstein), but I couldn't find him." Joining NKOTB were Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell, who said it'll be an "honor and a thrill" to perform at Fenway with the New Kids. "Every little boy on a field somewhere dreams about playing at this park," said Littrell. "Mom, we made it!" (He added that his Backstreet bandmate A.J. McLean, who recently checked himself into rehab, is doing well.) The Fenway show is part of longer tour for the two bands, and there seems to be genuine camaraderie between the crews. Huddled in a suite overlooking the snow-covered field after today's announcement, the bands promised a no-holds-barred spectacle this summer. "We're going to pull out all the stops," said Donnie. While New Kids have played to packed stadiums all over the world, Joey Mac said it'll be a special treat to play at fabled Fenway. Is he intimidated that some of the biggest bands in the music business have played there? "A bunch of nobodies," he said with a smile.

Donnie Wahlberg on the CBS Early Show

Here is a video clip of Donnie Wahlberg on the CBS Early Show:

Article from NKOTB.com about NKOTBSB Fenway Park show


Here is an article that was posted at nkotb.com that gives all the info about on-sale dates for the Fenway show and the re-scheduled Nassau Coliseum concert, plus the announcement of even more shows!

BOSTON, MA – After weeks of speculation, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys joined the legendary Green Monster today at historic Fenway Park to announce a special once in a lifetime performance at the legendary Boston ballpark on Saturday, June 11th. The superstar groups join the exclusive ranks of musical greats Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Aerosmith who have all performed on the field of the world famous ballpark. Fenway tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 5th at 10am EST at etix.com and LiveNation.com or by calling 800-514-3849 TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE FENWAY PARK TICKET OFFICE. Block Nation presale will begin on Thursday, January 27th at 10am PST. AMEX presale will begin on Friday, January 28th at 10am EST.

“This is a tremendous honor for us. As a group of South Boston kids we never thought we would get an opportunity like this. Our dreams are coming true,” said New Kids’ Donnie Wahlberg. “And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys.”

“We are all so grateful and excited to have this opportunity. It’s a once in a lifetime moment. And to get to experience this with our Boston friends NKOTB puts it on a whole other level.” Added the members of Backstreet Boys.

In order to accommodate this prestigious once in a lifetime event, NKOTBSB have moved their Nassau Coliseum show, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 11th to Sunday, July 31st. All June 11th tickets will be honored at the July 31st show or full refunds will be available at the point of purchase if necessary.

The Fenway announcement is part of the highly anticipated NKOTBSB tour, produced by Live Nation, set to begin on June 2nd with sold out shows opening night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville and Boston’s own TD Garden, as well as, sold out shows in Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Los Angeles. With the continued and insatiable fan demand, the unstoppable phenomenon that is the NKOTBSB will add a slew of new dates to their tour including a third New York area show, a third Chicago area show and additional stops in Grand Rapids, MI; Buffalo, NY; Baltimore, MD; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; Hamilton and London, ON. Further information concerning these shows, including dates and venues, to be announced shortly.

The announcement of the Fenway Park show and the upcoming announcement of even more new tour dates will bring the historic NKOTBSB tour to over 50 stops, giving fans across North America more chances to catch their favorite groups on one stage. Further ticket and tour information for all dates is available at NKOTBSB.com, etix.com and LiveNation.com.

"We are very pleased that we are able to bring together New Kids On The Block, The Backstreet Boys and their New England fans at Fenway Park. This will be an unforgettable night for us all,” said Dave Marsden, Vice President of Booking for Live Nation New England.

NKOTBSB’s Fenway Park announcement comes just after their epic performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011.” NKOTBSB sent thousands of screaming and dancing fans into a fan frenzy. With throngs of fans in the middle of Times Square singing along to their smash hit singles, and millions more tuning in from home, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys once again reaffirmed their place in pop culture proving why their ticket is the hottest ticket of the summer.

NKOTBSB first shocked and delighted fans when they took the stage together for a medley at the sold out NKOTB Radio City Music Hall show. The two groups wowed audiences again in their first joint televised performance at the American Music Awards this past November. The performers had the audience on their feet when they unleashed hit after hit including Backstreet’s “I Want It That Way” and NKOTB’s “Hangin’ Tough,” sending the crowd into rip-roaring applause.

With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades. Aiming to please, these guys are giving concert goers and diehard fans everywhere the ultimate “night out” experience.

For more information please visit www.nkotbsb.com.


CURRENT LIST OF SHOW DATES (As of January 26, 2011)

Thu, June 2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena ON SALE NOW
Fri, June 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 4 Boston, MA TD Garden ON SALE NOW
Sun, June 5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center ON SALE NOW
Tue, June 7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre ON SALE NOW
Wed, June 8 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre ON SALE NOW
Thu, June 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 11 Boston, MA Fenway Park ON SALE FEB 5th
Sun, June 12 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center ON SALE NOW
Wed, June 15 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center ON SALE NOW
Thu, June 16 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills ON SALE NOW
Fri, June 17 Chicago, IL United Center ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 18 Chicago, IL United Center ON SALE NOW
Tue, June 21 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena ON SALE NOW
Wed, June 22 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena ON SALE NOW
Fri, June 24 Lafayette, LA Cajundome ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center ON SALE NOW
Sun, June 26 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center ON SALE NOW
Tue, June 28 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center ON SALE NOW
Thu, June 30 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 1 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 3 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center ON SALE NOW
Wed, July 6 Anaheim, CA Honda Center ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 8 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 9 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 10 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena ON SALE NOW
Tue, July 12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 16 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 17 Tulsa, OK BOK Center ON SALE NOW
Tue, July 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center ON SALE NOW
Wed, July 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 22 Orlando, FL Amway Center ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 23 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 24 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center ON SALE NOW
Tue, July 26 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse ON SALE NOW
Wed, July 27 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 29 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 30 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 31 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum ON SALE NOW

NKOTB Kiss 108 Presss Conference Announcing the Fenway Park Show

NKOTB did a live press conference on Kiss 108 today reguarding their concert at Fenway Park. Below is the archived video:


NKOTB at Fenway Park on June 11

It's official, there will be a NKOTB show at Fenway Park on June 11! Here is an video promoting the show:


http://vimeo.com/18332773 from New Kids on the Block on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Joey McIntyre Interview with Las Vegas News Station to air on February 3

An interview with Joey and Eman will air on channel 8 in Las Vegas on February 3rd. Here's a preview:



Youtube video courtesy of NKOTBGermany

Donnie to be on the CBS Early Show tomorrow

Donnie sent out a twitter update saying he'll be on the CBS Early Show tomorrow!

Joey McIntyre Interview with Entertainment Tonight

Joey McIntyre did an interview with Entertainment Tonight and he gives an update on AJ McLean. He also talks about Aaron Carter, advice for Justin Bieber, his son Rhys and the "Hear the World" foundation.



New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre has been in the music business for over 24 years and has seen some friends battle with addiction in the limelight, including Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean who recently made the decision to enter rehab.

"A.J. is a sweet kid, good kid and extremely talented, so we're all there for him," said Joey. AJ admitted himself earlier this month before heading on the huge NKOTB/BSB tour.

Young star Aaron Carter is reportedly seeking professional help as well to deal with some unknown "emotional and spiritual issues," and Joey commended Aaron for making that step.

"To me it's usually a good thing when someone can take some time and retreat from it all and, you know, just get a little bit more centered," Joey said, encouragingly.

Justin Bieber has managed to stay clean in his career thus far and Joey gave some advice to the star for staying on the right track.

"Hopefully, kids like Justin… there's a lot of young artists out there and hopefully they got good family around them and they just, you know, be able to take the ups and downs," Joey said.

On Monday, Joey filmed a TV spot for Hear the World Foundation, which raises awareness about hearing loss, how to recognize it and steps that can be taken to prevent its occurrence.

This organization's cause personally affects Joey since his one-year-old son Rhys was diagnosed with severe hearing loss, but the singer says that "being aided by the hearing aids, he is hearing as a normal 13-month-old."

Boston Herald Report: NKOTB to Announce Fenway Concert on Wednesday

According to an article in the Boston Herald, NKOTB will be announcing a performance at Fenway this Wednesday. The article is below:

New Kids bringing the right stuff to Fenway
By Jed Gottlieb and Thomas Grillo / Music | Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do New Kids on the Block have the right stuff for Fenway Park?

Looks like it. The reunited Boston boy band is expected to give a concert at the hallowed home of the Red Sox on June 11, with tour mates the Backstreet Boys, according to a source close to the deal. The official announcement from concert promoter Live Nation is planned for a press conference at Fenway on Wednesday.

“Long before they were famous, the New Kids were huge Sox fans and used to come and hang out at the ballpark quite often,” the source told the Herald. “When they made it big they still came to the park. It’s a huge thrill for them to play Fenway.”

Despite already having a sold-out show set for TD Garden just a week earlier on June 4, the New Kids in December pitched the Sox on a potential gig. The Red Sox then applied for show permits for June 11 and 12.

How eager are the New Kids to play Fenway? Eager enough to deal with the hassle and expense of changing an already tight tour schedule.

Currently the Fab Five — Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight — are slated to play Nassau Memorial Coliseum on Long Island on June 11. They will have to reschedule that date in order to join the short list of musical acts to have the honor of playing Fenway. There’s even an option to add a Sunday date if Saturday’s sells out — although that would mean canceling another already scheduled show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

Sox owner John Henry and company began booking acts into the 98-year-old park in 2003 with Bruce Springsteen and have since welcomed Jimmy Buffett, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, the Police, Neil Diamond, Phish and Paul McCartney. But they didn’t tap local legends until last summer’s Aerosmith/J. Geils Band double play. That Boston-centric bill proved a smash and sold out in minutes.

But can the “Hangin’ Tough” kids draw like the “Toys in the Attic” rockers?

The answer: probably.

The New Kids reunion has been huge. In 2008, they sold out the TD Garden. A year later, they packed the Comcast Center in Mansfield.

Now the New Kids have doubled the fan fun by teaming with the Backstreet Boys for a boy band bonanza dubbed NKOTBSB. The joint tour is scheduled to play 41 shows this summer. The two acts have sold a combined total of more than 200 million albums (compared to Aerosmith’s 150 million).

Monday, January 24, 2011

Joey McIntyre interview with JoeFM

Joey did an interview with JoeFM (Edmonton), Joey talks about growing up with the fans, is there a competition between NKOTB and BSB, what experience outside of NKOTB was is favorite, how "mature" will the shows be, how is AJ McLean doing and more.

Click here to listen!

The Association Episode 2

Here are the video clips of "The Association" episode 2 narrated by Donnie Wahlberg







Youtube videos courtesy of southaltayfan

Friday, January 21, 2011

Joey McIntyre and Emanuel Kiriakou Interview with Palms Casino Resort

Joey and Eman did an interview with the Palm Resort regarding their upcoming show at the Lounge. They answered questions regarding VIP and what you can expect if you are coming to the show. They also talk about getting out of their comfort zone when performing, and messing up during the show, watching other shows in Las Vegas, his live CD of a previous "One Too Many" show and will there be another one.

Joey McIntyre Interview on KLUC

Joey was on KLUC in Las Vegas this morning.  Joey talks about: his Vegas shows, and what kind of songs they might sing, can he still hit the high notes, how should you stalk a pop star, how would he decribe Justin Bieber, how excited he is about O-Town getting back together, who's the bigger d-bag: James James or Mel Gibson, and if he had to go gay to save the world who would he go gay with? Plus he throws a TV over a balcony.

They have the whole morning show on this podcast, so I'd recommend downloading the interview -HERE- by right clicking and selecting "save target as" and fast forwarding to the 32 minutes.

A Day in the Life of Donnie Wahlberg

Entertainment Weekly had Donnie send them text updates about a day in his life. He talks about getting in the makeup chair, New York drivers, calling his mom, a song he wants to do with New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys and more. Click on image below to view bigger version (thanks to JessicaNKOTB for scanning this in).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Joey McIntyre Interview on Mix 96.1

Here is an interview with Joey McIntyre on Mix 96.1 in San Antonio. Joey talks about: The BSB appearance at Radio City Music Hall, does everyone get along, Joey replacing Jamie Kelly, what is the most rewarding part of his career, is he ready for baby #3, Rhys, what does Joey think of Jordan Knight on the Surreal Life, will the New Kids on the Block perform before or after the Backstreet Boys, and what kind of car Joey drives.

Click here to listen!

Interview with Joey McIntyre and Eman on Local Las Vegas News

Here is an interview with Joey McIntyre and Eman on 13 Action News in Las Vegas. They talk about what to expect during their upcoming shows, what Joey's biggest viva behavior is, does Joey want a boy or girl, what's the last song downloaded to his iPod, Joey's guilty pleasure TV show, the most famous person in his cell phone, and the upcoming NKOTBSB tour.



Youtube video courtesy of AddictedToJoeMac

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blue Bloods Segment on The Insider

Here is a segment The Insider about Blue Bloods: Donnie is asked what it's like having Tom Selleck play his dad and he demonstrates the Blood Blues theme song on his phone.



Youtube video courtesy of yikes77

Joey McIntyre on Q101.9 in San Antonio, TX

Joey did an interview with Q101.9 in San Antonio, TX. Topics include how Barrett is doing with her pregnancy, when the baby is due, update on Rhys and his hearing loss, Joey's involvement with Hearing Loss charities, fans growing up, who's opening for who on the tour, and the Boston Celtics.

Click here to listen!

Jordan Knight Interview on 98.7 Simon

Jordan was interviewed on 98.7 Simon.  He talks about skiing with his family, NKOTBSB tour, driving his kids to school, convincing Jon to re-unite with the New Kids, how he stays "so hot", what Dante thinks about his fame, seeing the Jersey Boys (a documentary-style musical about the Four Seasons), and Howie Dorough's time management skills.

Click here to listen!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

104 Seconds Of Random Questions With Jordan Knight

Q104 in Cleveland asked Jordan random questions for 104 seconds. Questions asked include: Who is his favorite New Kid? Backstreet Boy he's closest to? Who would win a fight between NKOTB and 98 Degrees? Weirdest fan experience? Does he want his own episode of Glee? Was New Edition overrated? His least favorite thing about being famous?

Click here to listen!

Jordan Knight Interview on Y98

Y98 in St. Louis aired an interview with Jordan this morning. They talked about who are Jordan's musical influences are, does he like the Hangin Tough album, how they work around Donnie's Blue Bloods schedule, and AJ McLean going to rehab. Also, the morning show plays a game called "before and after" with Jordan.

Click here to listen

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jordan Knight Interview on KUDL

Jordan was interviewed on KUDL in Kansas City. He talked about what he and his siblings fought over, the New Kids dolls, his black rubber bands he used to wore, NKOTB vs BSB basketball games, stage fright, advice for Justin Bieber, and the screaming fans.

Click here to listen!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Preview of Jordan Knight's New Solo CD

Jordan posted a clip of him in the studio to his youtube channel, check it out below!

Donnie Wahlberg Interviewed by Rolling Stone

Donnie was interviewed by Rolling Stone, here is a copy below:

Donnie Wahlberg Opens Up About New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys TourHe plans on covering Bon Jovi with Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean—in addition to other surprises

By Andy Greene
January 14, 2011 12:40 PM EDT
Donnie Wahlberg is a busy man. He's deep in the midst of the meticulous planning for the massive New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys summer tour, but he's also got a full-time job portraying Detective Daniel Reagan on the CBS police drama Blue Bloods. "We just filmed a dinner scene and I ate about four pounds of that veal thing, osso bucco," he says. "I feel a little sick."

It's a 24/7 schedule few people would welcome, but Wahlberg says he thrives on it. "I don't sleep very much," he says. "I really like to work though. I feel like a kid in a candy store."

Things will get even crazier in April when he goes into production rehearsal with his fellow New Kids and the Backstreet Boys for their tour. In a tough economic climate, the tour has been a gigantic success: Sixteen shows were just added to the itinerary, bringing the grand total to 41. "There were naysayers when the New Kids first re-formed in 2008 and there were naysayers for this," Wahlberg says. "It's sort of vindicating after years of people thinking we were sort of a flash in the pan."

The idea of the two boy bands teaming up was first floated a year ago when somebody suggested that the Backstreet Boys might open up some New Kids shows. "I just thought that was ridiculous," says Wahlberg. "I didn't want to even insult them with that offer. That's a co-headlining show."

Last summer, the Backstreet Boys were the surprise guest at the New Kids' Radio City Music Hall show when they came onstage to sing "I Want It That Way." "It caused such a stir and we really got along with those guys," says Wahlberg. "We said 'hey, let's look into a co-headlining show.'"

New Kids on the Block Cause Mayhem at Reunion Announcement

At preview performances during the American Music Awards and New Year's Rocking Eve the two groups performed their hits together, but Wahlberg says that won't always be the case during the tour. "Backstreet Boys fans don't want to hear the New Kids singing all of their hits," he says. "Just like our fans don't want to hear the Backstreet Boys singing all of our hits. I think we'll pick our spots when we want to work together onstage. We'll do some big numbers together, and a few surprises."

Wahlberg is tight-lipped about what those surprises might be, but he does have his eye on the possibility of a duet with A.J. McLean. "I could see him and me rocking out or sitting down with a couple of acoustic guitars and doing something like 'Wanted Dead or Alive' by Bon Jovi," he says. "I like the kid and we get along great." (McLean is currently in rehab for the third time; he has said he wanted to go in before the tour started.)

Kevin Richardson left the Backstreet Boys in 2006, though he has returned for the occasional special appearance. "He made his choice and that's the Backstreet Boys' situation to deal with," says Wahlberg. "If they wanted him back it wouldn't be a problem for us. Whatever he decides is up to him. As much as we're two bands teaming up, we're still two separate bands and their business is still ultimately their business."

Early on there were rumors that Boyz II Men were going to join the tour, but Wahlberg shoots those down. "That's not happening at this point," he says. "We're definitely planning a lot of surprises and we're in discussions with different people. We're all fans of Boyz II Men, but the momentum was so strong with these two bands after Radio City that this was just the way it had to be."

Though two of the three biggest boy bands of the past few decades are touring together, there are no indications that 'NSync are planning a reunion. Does Donnie think that Justin Timberlake will ever return to his boy band — and possibly one day tour with the New Kids? "That's up to those guys, and quite frankly it's probably up to Justin Timberlake," he says. "If that's something he decides to do, then he'll do it. It really has no bearing on us. I just have one goal right now: Make this tour as great as it can be and make every person that bought a ticket go home happy."

Original article here

Jordan Knight on Gen X Radio 99.7

Jordan Knight was on Gen X Radio 99.7 in Kansas City this morning. You can listen to his interview here. Topics include what it took to put together the tour the Backstreet Boys, what his favorite Backstreet Boys song is and what he eats for breakfast.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jordan Knight Interview on Mix 101.5

Jordan Knight was on Mix 101.5 WRAL on Monday. You can listen to the interview on the KZL website.

Joey McIntyre's "One Too Many at Midnight" shows

Here is a promotional video clip about Joey's "One too many at midnight" shows from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NKOTB on MTV's True Life

Here is a clip of the NKOTB part on yesterday's MTV's True Life episode:



Youtube video courtesy of BeautyIsHer

Listen to Bob and the Showgram radio interview with Joey McIntyre

Joey was on Bob and the Showgram morning show this morning. You can listen online here.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Joey McIntyre on the radio tomorrow

Joey will be on the Bob and The Showgram radio show on G105 (Raleigh, NC) tomorrow morning at 7:15 (EST). You can listen online here.

Blue Bloods Upcoming Episode Preview

Here is a preview of a new Blue Bloods episode airing in January:



Youtube video courtesy of sagonz1086

Blue Bloods Commercial

Here is a promo for Blue Bloods starring Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan:



Youtube video courtesy of yikes77

Jordan Knight Kiss 95.1 Interview

Jordan Knight was on Kiss 95.1 this morning. Sagonz1086 recorded the interview and posted it on youtube:



Youtube video courtesy of sagonz1086

Donnie interview with Telegraph Journal

Donnie was interviewed by Telegraph Journal about Blue Bloods:

NEW YORK - Well, that show about the crooked family worked out well. How about a family of cops?

CBS would like to think so: that they can flip cable's Shakespearean Sopranos over to the right side of the law with Blue Bloods, a multi-generational New York police drama that is also bicameral: from One Police Plaza to the Staten Island family mansion. From Hell's Kitchen to the dining-room table.

And Blue Bloods is startlingly old-school, from its three-generation legacy of lawmen, to its Irish Catholic New York cop vintage, to its maleness. The Reagan family is headed by Police Commissioner Frank (Tom Selleck), grouched-up by emeritus grandpa Henry (Len Cariou) and fired by scion Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), the hard-boiled rebel detective.

As Wahlberg rolls in for the interview, he looks the part: steely and wary, fresh from shooting a scene on the Brooklyn set. He immediately lays out what Blue Bloods is not, starting with The Sopranos.

"(Tony's) the boss of a family. Danny's not the boss of anything."

Move on to 24, the time-bomb procedural.

"No, I don't see Blue Bloods as part of that genre. There was a race-against-the-clock aspect to the pilot, but it's really, 'Let's get the case resolved,' so we can get to know the family."

First, we get to know Danny, the kind of cop who, "on the one hand, he's saving a girl's life, on the other, he's sticking a guy's head in the toilet."

Yes, that happens in the pilot, as Danny administers porcelain justice to a suspected pedophile. "But there's a lot of cops on television who bend the rules for justice. That wasn't gonna be enough for me." He mentions the 'rogue cop' template of The Shield, because "what's interesting is to play a guy who bends the rules but then goes home and sits with his family who all know he's bending the rules and have different opinions but are willing to talk about them. It's sort of like taking (Michael Chiklis's) Mackey out of The Shield and putting him in a family he has to answer to."

In Blue Bloods, moral/legal dilemmas are hashed out over Sunday pork roast. The pilot is so intent on this model that the child-kidnap crime is solved in the first half.

"A lot of my friends who watched it said, 'That's it? Three suspects and the case is solved?' But it really did get us to the family. It's really the special thing about the show - the unique thing, anyway; not just three generations of cops, but three generations of cops with different opinions."

At this juncture, an Israeli interviewer suggests that American TV is "obsessed with family."

"Yeah, I don't share that opinion," Wahlberg says. "I think American TV used to be (obsessed) with family; there used to be many families on TV and they went away. They seemed to become . . . uncool.

"In fact, I heard a story yesterday about the show Homicide. (Writer/producer) Tom Fontana used to say to the network, 'We want to put in these family (segments),' and the network would say, 'No. Nobody wants to watch a family.' From the period of Homicide and the Law & Orders, the personal lives of cops became completely uninteresting and not a part of anything. The CSIs and Criminal Minds, NCIS - there's no real character aspects to those shows. That doesn't make them bad shows; it just means they're focused on the crime itself."

Blue Bloods, then, could be "the kind of family you couldn't put on television 30 years ago. It's very unpolitically correct, or whatever you call it."

Appealingly gruff, Wahlberg clearly enjoys his role. There is no "I" as he speaks; it's all "Danny." Blue Bloods is red-blooded masculine, and a rare series drama about male family roles. But there is a female presence. Bridget Moynahan plays Erin, a D.A. and Danny's by-the-book sister.

"They love each other to death. When I read the pilot, I felt like I was reading scenes from my sister and me in real life. Sometimes her point of view is very . . . specific. And mine is specific, as well. I literally had a picture of my sister's face in my head as I read those words."

As he returns to the set, I ask Wahlberg about his semi-retirement from a previous gig, as the tough kid in New Kids on the Block.

It turns out that, as we sat, a tour had been announced pairing New Kids and Backstreet Boys.

"A world arena tour. We're gonna start in Canada, actually." (Not quite, but they're in Montreal June 7, and in Toronto June 8 and 9).

Is there an album in the works?

"Probably. Working on that."

Because, for a song 'n' dance Kid turned cop, pop is about legacy, as well.

Blue Bloods airs on CTV and CBS on Fridays.

Joey writes about his shows in Vegas

Joey posted a new blog on his website in which he writes about his plans for his Las Vegas shows:

Vegas, Baby. Vegas.

This is not your father's Las Vegas. Hopefully,

It's your grandfather's Vegas, which was much cooler back then. But for a while now, Vegas is back. It lives up to all the hype. There's something for everyone- especially those who wanna start their night at midnight. And that's what we are gonna do in February at The Palms. Eman and I couldn't have dreamed it up any better. We have a lot of fun, but it means a lot to be playing in Vegas at such a special venue at legitimately the coolest and hottest hotel in LV. The Lounge is beautiful and a real throw back to the intimate rooms that all the legends would play. And they would play late (and early in the morning) at these places. Dean, Frank, Sammy- the audiences back then got to see these greats up close and personal. Now please... understand, I'm not thinking of us as legends and we are not trying to recreate something that will never be duplicated. But there is a spirit in this town, Las Vegas, that is tapped into every night. People feel it when it's authentic. It's that thing- that bang, that boom, that somethin' somethin'. I believe we are gonna feel that spirit and we won't let you leave The Palms until you feel it too. That feeling may be the one thing that happens in Vegas that doesn't stay in Vegas.

Buy tickets at http://tinyurl.com/JMinLV

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Donnie Wahlberg back to work on Blue Bloods


Donnie is back on the set of Blue Bloods and putting in long hours on the set. Check out this post from Accidental Sexiness for new photos.

The show will have new episodes starting Wednesday, January 19th

Friday, January 7, 2011

Win tickets to the NKOTB Cruise

Jordan Knight donated an ocean view cabin for the New Kids on the Block Cruise to St. Mary's Center for Women & Children. Raffle tickets are $9 each or 3 for $25. Winner does not need to be present to win. You can enter the raffle by going here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Article: New Kid trying luck at Palms

Here is an article from the Las Vegas Review - Journal with some more details about Joey's upcoming shows in Las Vegas and the possibility of extending the tour:

Do New Kids On The Block fans still stay up past midnight?

They do if they want to see Joey McIntyre up close and personal. And no excuses, because he has young children, too.

The singer teams with record producer Emanuel Kiriakou for a midnight showcase called "One Too Many At Midnight" on Saturdays in the Palms Lounge for a four-week run starting Feb. 5.

McIntyre and Kiriakou -- known on stage as "Eman" -- did their two-man show at Joe's Pub in New York and in other cities. They were approached by Zoe Thrall, who heads the Palms' recording studio and worked with Kiriakou when he produced other artists there.

Though McIntyre wears a tux in some of the YouTube clips, he won't be doing retro lounge or a Richard Cheese kind of thing, says Palms entertainment director Michael Goodwin.

Instead, the two cover all manner of pop and rock favorites (including some New Kids essentials) with a party atmosphere.

If the first month goes well, both sides are interested in extending. McIntyre would commute from Los Angeles, where he and his wife, Barrett, are expecting their third child in May.

Could Boyz II Men be joining NKOTBSB tour?



According to this article, a new group called "The Goonies" will be opening for the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys at at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. But, perhaps the more interesting thing is the article also said they'd be opening for New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys AND Boyz II Men.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

NKOTB tour and onsale info - New dates added!

Updated tour info for the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys 2011 tour is now up at nkotb.com. Block Nation and I Love All Access presale info will be posted at NKOTB.com soon.

CURRENT LIST OF SHOW DATES (As of January 4, 2011)

ALL BLOCK NATION PRESALES JAN 10

Thu, June 2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena - ON SALE NOW

Fri, June 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center - ON SALE NOW

Sat, June 4 Boston, MA TD Garden - ON SALE NOW

Sun, June 5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center - ON SALE NOW

Tue, June 7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre - ON SALE NOW

Wed, June 8 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre - ON SALE NOW

Thu, June 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre - ON SALE NOW

Sat, June 11 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum - ON SALE NOW

Sun, June 12 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center - ON SALE NOW

Wed, June 15 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center - ON SALE NOW

Thu, June 16 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills - ON SALE NOW

Fri, June 17 Chicago, IL United Center - ON SALE NOW

Sat, June 18 Chicago, IL United Center - ON SALE NOW

Tue, June 21 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena - ON SALE NOW

Wed, June 22 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena - ON SALE NOW

Fri, June 24 Lafayette, LA Cajundome - ON SALE NOW

Sat, June 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center - ON SALE NOW

Sun, June 26 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center - ON SALE NOW

Tue, June 28 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center - ON SALE JAN 15

Thu, June 30 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center - ON SALE NOW

Fri, July 1 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center - ON SALE NOW

Sat, July 2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion - ON SALE NOW

Sun, July 3 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center - ON SALE NOW

Wed, July 6 Anaheim, CA Honda Center - ON SALE NOW

Fri, July 8 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome - ON SALE NOW

Sat, July 9 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena - ON SALE NOW

Sun, July 10 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena - ON SALE JAN 15


Tue, July 12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place - ON SALE JAN 15


Wed, July 13 Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede - ON SALE JAN 15


Fri, July 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center - ON SALE JAN 15


Sat, July 16 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center - ON SALE JAN 15


Sun, July 17 Tulsa, OK BOK Center - ON SALE JAN 15


Tue, July 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center - ON SALE JAN 15


Wed, July 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center - ON SALE JAN 15


Fri, July 22 Orlando, FL Amway Center - ON SALE JAN 15


Sat, July 23 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum - ON SALE JAN 15


Sun, July 24 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center - ON SALE JAN 15


Tue, July 26 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse - ON SALE JAN 15


Wed, July 27 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena - ON SALE JAN 15


Fri, July 29 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall - ON SALE JAN 15


Sat, July 30 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium - ON SALE JAN 15

Monday, January 3, 2011

NKOTB on MTV's True Life on January 10th

NKOTB will be featured on MTV's True Life on January 10th at 10pm. The show follows a fan that has struggled with panic attacks to a New Kids on the Block concert after several failed attempts to see them live in the past.

There is a preview of the show on facebook (the NKOTB part is only a quick second or so).

Photos of NKOTB and BSB from New Years Eve



Here are a couple links to video photos of the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys in Times Square in New York:

Mix 104.1 Radio


Getty Images

New Year's Resolutions from NKOTBSB

People.com has posted an article about New Year's Resolutions of the members of NKOTB and BSB:

Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block Reveal New Year's Resolutions
By Paul Chi

The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block ended 2010 on a high note with a rollicking New Year's Eve mashup of their greatest hits in Times Square. But the guys still see room for improvement in 2011.

"I want to act more like an adult," New Kid Joey McIntyre, 38, who will welcome his third child in May, told PEOPLE about his New Year's resolutions.

"Being in a rock 'n' roll and pop world, it's very easy to act like a kid. So, my resolution is to really act like an adult. It's a personal inventory that I'm trying to take."

Backstreet Boys Nick Carter, 30, and Brian Littrell, 35, will be turning over new leaves of their own. Carter's resolutions? "Not to talk so much on the phone, and no texting while driving," he says. "And I just want to stay fit."

And Littrell? "To read more books and try to make better music."

The two bands have been rubbing elbows ever since the Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance at a NKOTB show at Radio City Music Hall last summer. Now, they have a whole North American tour planned together for summer 2011.

"We haven't really explored everything about each other. We're taking it slow and just being gentle with each other," McIntyre says jokingly. "We get along really well. These are the best group of guys. We have a lot of shared experiences, and when we get together, it's an amazing way to make a living."

Asked which New Kid is most like which Backstreet Boy, New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, 41, replied: "You'd think it's Joe and Nick who are the same and Donnie and A.J. [McLean, 32] are the tough ones. But if you are in the band, you know that every person is more than what they are perceived."

Wahlberg adds: "A.J. is not the bad boy. He's a sweetheart. And Joe's not the young one. He's wise beyond his years. There's multi layers to everyone, which makes us all different, and that makes it great."

Joey McIntyre Shows in Las Vegas

Joey and Eman (Emanuel Kiriakou) will be doing a show every Saturday night in Las Vegas during the month a February. It's at the Palms Casino Resort February 5, 12, 19 and 26th. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, January 8 at 12 Noon. You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster. VIP info will be released soon.

Tour dates and locations for NKOTB and BSB

Update: Most up-to-date dates are found here.

Here are some details on additional the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys tour dates and locations.

These were on nkotb.com for a few minutes and thanks to some fans on twitter, they saved the webpage before they were removed. So these are unofficial, but very probable:)


July 10
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena


July 12
Edmonton, AB
Rexall Place


July 13
Calgary, Canada
Calgary Stampede


July 15
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center


July 16
Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO


July 17
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center


July 19
St. Louis, MO
Scottrade Center


July 20
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center


July 22
Orlando, FL
Amway Arena


July 23
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum

July 24
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena


July 26
Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse


July 27
Cleveland, OJ
Quicken Loans Arena


July 29
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall


July 30
Hersey, PA
Hersey Park

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Video of Donnie Wahlberg at Mohegan Sun

Here's some video shot by a fan at Donnie's "Day 1" party



Youtube video courtesy of yikes77. Keep checking her Youtube channel for more videos from last night.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

NKOTB and BSB New Year's Eve Final Countdown 2011

NKOTB and BSB New Year's Eve Final Countdown 2011



Youtube video courtesy of StellaLuciaJr

Video of NKOTB and BSB New Year's Eve Times Square 2011

Video of NKOTB and BSB New Year's Eve Times Square 2011



Youtube video courtesy of StellaLuciaJr

More NKOTBSB shows announced!

NKOTB.com has posted the locations for more New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys shows!

By overwhelming demand and hot on the heels of their Rockin' Eve performance, NKOTBSB continue their march across North America, announce additional shows in 2011 in July & August.

Happy New Year!

Vancouver, BC #2
Edmonton, AB
Calgary, AB
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Kansas City, MO
Tulsa, OK
St Louis, MO
Louisville, KY
Orlando, FL
Greensboro, NC
Columbus, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Cleveland, OH
Atlantic City, NJ
Hershey, PA
San Antonio, TX

Information regarding venues, dates and pre/on-sale times/dates will be announced shortly!