New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men to play the Palace of Auburn Hills this summer
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(WXYZ) – For anyone who grew up in the ’90s, get ready for a star-studded concert tour.

Some of the biggest names in boy bands will be sharing the stage this summer

New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are set to kick-off a 30-city North American tour, and it includes a stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

All three groups paid a visit to “The View” on Tuesday to announce the news.

It will mark 98 Degrees’ first tour in 12 years.

The boy bands will play Detroit on June 8.

Advance tickets are scheduled to go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

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New Kids on the Block to Tour With 98 Degrees And Boyz Ii Men

23 January 2013

New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are teaming up for a 28-date North American tour this summer.

The Package Tour will kick off on 31 May in Uncasville, Connecticut and hit America and Canada’s top arenas, including the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Nassau Coliseum in New York and Michigan’s The Palace of Auburn Hills.

“We’re releasing an album soon. April 2nd the album will be out and our first single from the album will be out next week”.

The tour became a reality after New Kids on the Block performed with the reunited 98 Degrees at the MixTape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania in August.

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The gig was billed as 98 Degrees’ one and only reunion show after the band split a decade ago.

Announcing the dates on Tuesday morning, New Kids star Donnie Wahlberg said, “In these tough economic times, we figured… we are gonna bring a few guests to perform on the tour with us. The first group joined us for the Mixtape Festival, it’s gonna be their first tour in 10 years, it’s Nick, Drew, Justin and Jeff… 98 Degrees!

“We wanna add a little more to the package, so we decided that this tour would only be complete with the biggest-selling R&B act in the history of the music business, Nate Shawn and Wanya, better known as Boyz II Men!”

New Kids are also planning to release an album of new music in 2013.

Singer Joey McIntyre says, “We are just finishing up an album… I guess that makes it official”.

Wahlberg adds, “We’re releasing an album soon. April 2nd the album will be out and our first single from the album will be out next week”.

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New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men to tour together

By The Associated Press 
on January 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM, updated January 23, 2013 at 7:39 AM

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New Kids on the Block – from left, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, and Danny Wood – 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are teaming up for a summer tour. The groups announced “The Package Tour” on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard

NEW YORK — For Donnie Wahlberg it’s not a matter of why now, rather “why not?”

The recording artist-turned-actor was referring to the news of a major tour with his New Kids on the Block, who’ll be joined this summer on “The Package Tour” by 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.

“The state of the boy band union is strong,” Wahlberg joked Tuesday. “Even though technically we’re not really boy bands, but we’re OK with that, so we’ll accept it.”

The three bands sold millions of records in the 1980s and ’90s and helped usher in a wave of vocal groups that continues today.

The Boston-based NKOTB formed in 1984 and amassed ten Top 20 hits. They broke up in 1994 but got back together after a 14-year hiatus. Wahlberg said he feels the break coincided with the maturation of their fan base.

“They needed time to have families and husbands and children and get jobs and live their life,” Wahlberg said.

But now he sees his band’s music as a complement to the fans’ adult lives.

“We created an outlet for them to feel good about themselves and tap into that youthfulness that had been put to bed for a long time … you may be 40, but the euphoria of it makes you feel 14 all over again,” Wahlberg said.

The band also announced a new single, “Remix (I Like The),” which will be released Jan. 28, and a new album, “10,” which is out April 2.

That music will be a bit more mature than some of the band’s previous material, member Joey McIntyre said.

“It is about the decisions that a grown man makes and goes through, as opposed to singing songs like ‘Popsicle,'” he said.

Nathan Morris, one of the members of Boyz II Men, known since the early 1990s for such hits as “I’ll Make Love to You” and “End of the Road,” said the tour is going to be all about performing.

“If the boy band thing is attached, it’s wonderful, but for all of us in here, we’re ready to get out there and sing and perform,” he said. “That’s just what we do.”

Though 98 Degrees is the youngest group on the bill, it has been apart the longest, 12 years.

“So we’re excited to get back together and doing what we do,” member Nick Lachey said. “We feel reinvigorated by our bond and by our group, so we’re very excited by that.”

Wahlberg, who stars as Detective Danny Reagan on the CBS television series “Blue Bloods,” said the boy bands’ tour, kicking off May 31 in Uncasville, Conn., and continuing into July with more than 30 dates, is going to be “great.”

“You have three acts that have lots of records, lots of fans,” he said. “Fans that are anxious to sing those records and anxious to sing other bands’ records, too.”

 

Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees and New Kids on the Block join forces for ‘The Package Tour’

90’s boy band lovers are in for a treat as it has been announced that the New Kids on the Block will join 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men on tour.

LA Times  reports that the groups are coming together for a tour entitled “The Package.”

The tour will kick off May 31 in Connecticut and travel through 28 cities. This will be the first time fans have seen a performance from 98 Degrees in nearly 12 years.

“‘The Package’ is on its way, and we’re going to deliver,” Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris informed as quoted by Washington Post . “We plan on bringing it,” adds Nate Morris. “Mark your calendars.”

Nick Lachey notes, “Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too.” According to the report, Lachey plans on mainly sticking to the original content.

Tickets for the event are available Feb. 2. Additional information is available on the Tour website .

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New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees And Boyz II Men Team Up: 10 Groups Who Should Also Hit The Road

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Banners and teenage girl screams at the ready – New Kids On the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are teaming up for a summer tour.

The Package Tour sees the hit boybands – whose members are definitely not ‘boys’ anymore – play more than 30 dates across the US.

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98 Degrees, Boyz II Men, and New Kids on the Block during the announcement of The Package TourIt marks the first time on tour in 12 years for 98 Degrees. Meanwhile, New Kids On the Block also announced a new single, ‘Remix (I Like The)’, which will be released on 28 January along with a new album, ’10’, out on 2 April.

NKOTB, made up of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg (actor Mark’s brother), and Danny Wood first got together in 1984 and have now sold 80 million records worldwide.

The ‘Hangin Tough’ singers broke up in 1994 but have since regrouped and in 2011-2012 formed a supergroup with the Backstreet Boys.

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New Kids on the Block in 1991: (L-R) Jordan Knight, Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre and Jonathan KnightTheir new stage partners 98 Degrees, made up of brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons, released their first self-titled album in 1997 and went on to sell over 10 million records worldwide.

In 2002 the group went on a ‘hiatus’, insisting they had not split up, and in 2012 they reunited for a one-time performance. It obviously went well, as now they have also got a new album on the way.

98 Degrees pose in the studio: Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre, Drew Lachey and Nick Lachey in 2000They will both join Boys II Men, who are the most successful R&B group of all time having sold 60 million albums worldwide.

Their emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies are currently sung by baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman after bass singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to health issues.

They had huge hits throughout the nineties with ‘End Of The Road’, ‘On Bended Kneee’ and their Mariah Carey collobaration ‘One Sweet Day’, releasing their latest album ‘Twenty’ in 2011.

Boys II Men in 2004Collectively, the three bands sold over 100 million records in the 1980s and 1990s, but they weren’t the only ones…

Here are the boybands we’d like to see team up for the ultimate boy superband tour. They can each play their three biggest hits and we’re pretty much sure it would be a sell-out.

Some of the groups may have to kiss and make up for this to happen, but we’re sure they could get over it for the fans’ sake (and some guaranteed cash).

New Kids On the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men touring this summer

Posted: 01/22/2013

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NEW YORK (AP) — New Kids On the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are teaming up for a summer tour.

The groups announced “The Package Tour” on Tuesday morning on “The View” and also performed. It’s the first time on tour in 12 years for 98 Degrees.

New Kids On the Block also announced a new single, “Remix (I Like The),” will be released Jan. 28 and a new album, “10,” is out April 2.

The three bands sold millions of records in the 1980s and ’90s and helped usher in a wave of vocal groups that continues today.

The tour starts May 31 in Uncasville, Conn., and continues into July with more than 30 dates, including one at U.S. Bank Arena on June 25.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 2.

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