Saturday, May 30, 2015

Reviews and articles about NKOTB's The Main Event Tour Part 2

Here are some more reviews, photos and more from The Main Event tour featuring the New Kids on the Block! (For the first set of reviews, click here)



Hangin' Tough! New Kids On The Block's Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Joey McIntyre show off their impressive six packs: (Daily Mail)

I Went to See New Kids on the Block So You Don't Have to—But You Still Have To (Esquire)

New Kids on the Block revive the past (again) in frenzied Sprint Center show (Kansas City Star)

Donnie Wahlberg hits KC Waffle House after NKOTB concert (Kansas City Star)

Donnie Wahlberg gets a craving for Waffle House after KC's NKOTB (KCTV Kansas City)

NKOTB grind it out at the X. But who's complaining? (TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press)

New Kids older, but still have a lot of fun (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

New Kids on the Block Talk Tour... and a New Album? (Billboard)

New Kids On the Block Rock the Xcel (City Pages)

New Kids on the Block still have the right stuff at Scottrade Center concert (STLtoday.com)

New Kids On The Block hang tough for 'The Main Event' (St. Louis American)

New Kids On The Block touring with TLC, Nelly (Spartanburg Herald Journal)

New Kid Danny Wood hangs tough in Miami (SouthFlorida.com)

Sound Check: New Kids are still on the Block after all these years (The Macomb Daily)

New Kids on the Block knock out Bridgestone Arena crowd (The Tennessean)

Carrie Underwood Serenaded by New Kids on the Block in Concert [Watch] (Taste of Country)

New Kids on the Block: 8 choice lines from recent concert reviews (MLive.com)

New Kids On The Block, TLC and Nelly bring hit after hit song to Metro Detroit (MLive.com)

Carrie Underwood Gets Love From New Kids on the Block (Yahoo Music)

New Kids on the Block with Special Guests Nelly and TLC (Play by Play)

Still Hangin' Tough: New Kids deliver knockout at Palace (The Detroit News)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Watch NKOTB's interview with The Insider

The Insider interviewed NKOTB recently. Jonathan explains how he got his broken nose and they talk about having hyperbaric oxygen chamber on tour. Here are the video clips:

Did you know that New Kids On The Block have a hyperbaric oxygen chamber on tour with them?!

Posted by The Insider on Friday, May 15, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight explains how he got his broken nose!

Posted by The Insider on Friday, May 15, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reviews and articles about NKOTB's The Main Event


Here are some articles, photos, videos and reviews NKOTB's The Main Event tour.

New Kids on the Block have some advice - Reading Eagle

Nineties acts Nelly, TLC, New Kids on the Block still have something for fans in 2000s - Edmonton Journal

NKOTB's Danny Wood wants Vegas residency - Waterloo Record

Nostalgia alert: New Kids On The Block and friends serenade Vancouver - CTV News

Photos: TLC, Nelly and New Kids on the Block deliver thrill triple bill at Rogers Arena
The Province

NKOTB, TLC, Nelly! New Hot Shots From Main Event Tour - One Nation

5 Things We Learned at the New Kids on the Block, TLC and Nelly Tour - fuse.tv

The 10 best New Kids on the Block (or NKOTB) songs - azcentral.com

Concert Review: New Kids on the Block Still Have It, TLC Not So Much - Phoenix New Times

New Kids say young groups don't know what they're missing - The New Orleans Advocate

New Kids On The Block Rock 'American Idol' Finale With Daniel Seavey - Hollywood Life

New Kids on the Block: The Main Event - San Diego Reader

Synchronized dancing, sex appeal whip Dallas into New Kids on the Block frenzy - GuideLive

Reliving Middle School With NKOTB - Dallas Observer

CONCERT REVIEW: NKOTB - Dallas Voice

New Kids on the Block perform at Smoothie King Center: photo gallery - NOLA.com

First Look: New Kids on the Block (with Big Freedia!) on Friday night in New Orleans - NOLA.com

Enthusiastic crowd relives its youth at New Kids on the Block show - The New Orleans Advocate

New Kids on the Block fans at Smoothie King Center, May 15 - NOLA.com

New Kids, TLC, Nelly get nostalgic in Houston - Chron.com

New Kids On The Block: 'New Member' Griffin McIntyre Sings Just Like His Father - The Inquisitr

NKOTB, TLC and Nelly hit Dallas in a dazzling display of showmanship - Northdallasgazette


Other recent NKOTB related news articles and media:

Did you know? New Kids on the Block shot hit video in New Orleans cemetery - WGNO

Wahlburgers will touch down at Logan Airport - Boston Globe

Wahlburgers Franchise Expansion On Track With 20-Store Deal In The Middle East And Airport ... PR Newswire (press release)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Watch NKOTB live in Dallas from Yahoo Live Stream

You can watch a re-run of the Yahoo Live Stream show from the concert in Dallas last week until tonight below.



Yahoo also posted their 5 most memorable moments:

1. They introduced a new, New Kid on the Block? Joey, the youngest member of the group, made it clear that the boy band from Boston won't be retiring anytime soon. He brought his 7-year-old son, Griffin Thomas, on stage to provide some lead vocals for the song "Tonight." The handsome kid has show business in his blood. He boldly took center stage and waited for his cue to belt the opening lyric, but not without first hyping up the crowd. We're surprised the group didn't have Grif stand-in for Jonathan earlier in the week when a fall caused him to miss a Los Angeles show date.

2. Joey made some sweet dreams come true. All of the guys have stayed fit, an enviable feat for five men in their 40s. The group was so confident about their physiques that they actually allowed cameras in their dressing room tents to broadcast for the audience a quick costume change that revealed plenty footage of abs and underwear. But Joey definitely pushed the limits when performing a cover of the Eurythmic's 1983 classic "Sweet Dreams." In his interpretive performance, he channeled Annie Lennox as he danced across the stage and sang from his heart. He stripped off his jacket to take the stage shirtless and barefoot and the 42-year-old husband and father looked better than most of the new singers half his age.

3. Danny partied like it was his birthday. Without missing a beat, NKOTB sang live and danced throughout the high-energy show. However, birthday boy Danny wanted to extend a bonus gesture to the screaming fans. His father, "Big Danny Wood," joined him on stage for the "Happy Birthday" song and cake and during his solo set the 46-year-old star put his street dancing skills to work, dropping to the ground to bust a backspin move that would be impressive for anyone of any age.

4. The legacy of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch lives on. The tradition of big brothers teasing little brothers shall never cease. Even though Hollywood, blockbuster actor Mark "Marky Mark" Wahlberg wasn't in the house, it didn't stop his older brother Donnie from having some fun with his signature hit "Good Vibrations" from his short-lived rap career. During one of the night's many cover song segments, when the pianist played the throwback track, Donnie quipped, "Just 'cause I wrote it don't mean I got to sing it." Then, they brought a couple ladies on stage to help them party to the song.

5. They rocked without the roll. Though NKOTB's rock-influenced track "Cover Girl" did well on the charts back in 1989, the group was known for their pop stylings for a reason. During Donnie's solo segment he assumed his lead vocals but wisely relied heavily on the band's guitarists to drive the performance.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Watch NKOTB on American Idol

The New Kids on the Block performed with American Idol finalist Daniel Seavey last night. Here is the video clip:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Watch Yahoo's interview with NKOTB

Yahoo interviewed NKOTB about their 25th anniversary, One Direction and Zayn's departure from the group, their Cottonelle sponsorship, the differences between being in a boyband now vs when they first started out, knowing Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga before they were famous, Joe's son Griffin coming on stage, fashion regrets, celebrating their birthdays on stage and more.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Joey McIntyre's interview with Los Angeles Confidential

Joey was recently interviewed by Los Angeles Confidential about the early days of NKOTB, their current tour and more. Check out the article below:


Joey McIntyre Reflects on Fanny Packs & the Best NKOTB Song

Much to the delight of their fans, groundbreaking boy band New Kids on the Block is back on tour this summer, this time with Nelly and TLC. Here’s what NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre had to say about the band’s past and what to expect from this tour.

New Kids on the Block, the poppy boy band that enjoyed a decade of success from 1984 until 1994, reunited in 2007 and released an album featuring new music in 2008. NKOTB hasn’t slowed down since then, going on tour with other boy band acts like the Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, and Boys II Men. This summer’s tour pairs the grown-up but still sizzling pop icons with fellow throwback favorites TLC and Nelly.

We caught up with NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre in advance of the tour’s stop at The Forum this Saturday (May 9) to find out his favorite NKOTB song, if the group has any rivalries with other boy bands, and, of course, his thoughts on fanny packs.

How did New Kids on the Block first form? 
JOEY MCINTYRE: It wasn’t a casting call—it wasn’t like a big cattle call with thousands of people. It started with Maurice Starr, a writer and producer, who wanted to form a group that was like New Edition but with white kids, and the first guy he met was Donnie Wahlberg. For a while it didn’t really go anywhere, but then Donnie took it upon himself to go find [other] group members. He found kids he went to school with, kids he knew could sing, kids that were in the church choir—[he] literally just drove around the neighborhood. [The group] was together for a few months and they knew they wanted a little guy. Even though they were 15 at the time, they wanted a 12- or 13-year-old. I was a couple of towns over in Boston doing musical theater. They were calling schools and my name came up and I auditioned. The next week I was in the studio with them, and the rest is history.


What is the most outrageous, completely '80s/'90s outfit you ever wore in the early days of NKOTB?
JM: The fanny pack. We used to rock fanny packs. And my hair got very big at one point in time. Between those two, I was representing well.

What is your favorite NKOTB song?
JM: “Cover Girl.” I mean, “Please Don’t Go Girl” is probably in a class by itself—that was our first top ten hit—but I just like “Cover Girl.” It’s just really sugary and very pop.

You've performed with a ton of other '90s acts like Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees, and now TLC and Nelly. Any favorite moments? Are there any rivalries? 
JM: We’ve had a great time on every one of our tours—teaming up with the Backstreet Boys was a great combination. I think that tour was a home run and considered a really great tour within the industry, and our fans were certainly happy. Boyz II Men are just a phenomenal group. To share the night with them was awesome. [There were] a lot of laughs—those guys are really funny. We had a blast backstage. We’re just starting with TLC and Nelly but they’re really good people—really warm and really happy to entertain and give people a great show, so it’s nice to be around that energy.

What sets this tour apart from other tours? 
JM: I think it’s a little out of our box with TLC and certainly Nelly. We’ve usually have a boy band package; this is a little more musically-loved. TLC is arguably one of the biggest girl groups in the world and [has a] history of pop music, so that’s a good combination for us. Every time we go out on tour, we want to be excited, we want to get goosebumps. And if we get goosebumps, we feel like our fans and the crowd [will be] excited. We’ve got a huge stage in the round, it’s very interactive with the audience so it will be exciting.

Any favorite places to hang out in LA? 
JM: I like Osteria La Buca on Melrose. Soho House is the prettiest place to hang, you can’t get better than that. I like to run—I’ll go all the way from Crenshaw up to Griffith Park. What I love about LA is it’s such a melting pot. You could be in Hancock Park with big houses and then half a mile away you’re running past bodegas and swap meets, which I love. That’s what makes LA such a well-rounded place to live.

NKOTB's interview with People Magazine

People Magazine interviewed the guys and talked to them about playing pranks on tour. Here is the article:



Why the New Kids on the Block Won't Prank Their Tourmates

TLC and Nelly can rest easy.

Embarking on a summer tour with New Kids on the Block, they'll have plenty of good times, but they won't have to worry about watching their backs.

"We don't prank," Joey McIntyre explains.

"I think everyone is afraid of pranking because if you prank, you're gonna get pranked back. I don't think anyone wants to make that first move."

That's not to say that the boys from Boston don't have fun on and off stage. In fact, the guys tell PEOPLE that sometimes they have too much fun.

"We're a bunch of court jesters," Donnie Wahlberg says.

"We pass the buffoon baton. I'll be a buffoon for an hour and I'll retire, and Joe shows up and all of a sudden be running off jokes, and then Jordan [Knight] will come up. There's always someone who picks up the slack."

Sure, they razz each other, as Jonathan Knight puts it, "to keep each other in check." Really, though, they all have a brotherly relationship and they seem to genuinely enjoy being around each other.

The merriment will be on full display at The Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday as the guys continue on their 2015 The Main Event Tour, which kicked off at Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay last Friday. And, for anyone who can't get to their local venue to see the show, they can live stream NKOTB's concert on May 14 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas on the Live Nation channel on Yahoo.

"The fans are on a journey," Jordan Knight said of the group's relationship with their diehard fans.

"We're all on a journey. They've been with us since we were teenagers. We're just looking to do right by them and give them a good show."

Joey McIntyre's interview with Glamour

Joey was recently interviewed by Glamour Magazine about fashion trends from the 90's. Here is the transcript:



Prepare to let your younger self have a freak-out moment: We scored some chat time with New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre! In advance of the group's performance at the revamped Forum in L.A. on Saturday (Nelly and TLC will be there too), McIntyre spoke to us about fashion trends he's rocked and, well, some that he regrets. Turns out, he has a lot to say about style, with the recent rise of so many '90s fashion trends. Check out the interview here:

Glamour: What were your favorite '90s trends to wear?

Joey McIntyre: There weren't many of them actually...I'd say Timberland boots. After that, it got way too baggy for me. It was way too roomy for me in the '90s.

Glamour: Anything you regretted?

JM: The big lumberjack plaid shirts were bad—that's my biggest regret. It's probably good Getty [red carpet and paparazzi photos] weren't around as much back then.

Glamour: What '90s trends did you especially like on the ladies?

JM: Overalls, like the oversize kind TLC wore. That was cute.

Glamour: So many '90s trends have come back recently. Any you wish would stay away? What are you liking again?

JM: I'm not a big fan of the flannel...it'd be nice if that stayed in the '90s. I've always been a fan of Calvin Klein underwear, and that's nice it's back. I've got a pair of the classic boxers on right now.

Jonathan Knight breaks his nose

Jonathan did not perform on stage at the NKOTB show at The Forum in Los Angeles due to an accident on the bus. He said in a Twitter post that he "banged up my face badly, broke my nose and got a few stitches" and he posted this photo on Instagram:


He was able to come on stage for the last song of the evening. Here is a clip:

Saturday, May 9, 2015

NKOTB's interview with Ryan Seacrest

The New Kids on the Block were on Ryan Seacrest's show and they surprised a fan by bringing her into the studio to meet the guys. Here is a clip.



Listen to the rest of the interview below:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Watch the NKOTB concert live on Yahoo on May 14

Yahoo will be live steaming The New Kids on the Block concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on May 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Click here for the link to watch!

Watch NKOTB on Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight went backstage with New Kids on the Block. Check out the video clip below:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NKOTB to appear on American Idol season finale

Ryan Seacrest announced on his radio show today that the New Kids on the Block will be making a guest appearance on American Idol next Wednesday night!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Las Vegas Sun's interview with Danny Wood

The Main Event starts tonight!

NKOTB's the Main Event tour kicks off tonight in Las Vegas! If you don't mind spoilers, follow this twitter list of fan's attending tonight's show. Here is a "trailer" from NKOTB for the tour: