Celeb Pix: New Kids, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees uniting

Posted Jan 23, 2013

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In news sure to delight anyone whose musical tastes haven’t evolved in 20 years, 90s boy bands New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men are set to team up for an extended national tour (and inadvertently prove there are some things even the Backstreet Boys are above doing).The New York Post reports that New Kids on the Block will “headline” the tour, setting a new record for the all-time most generous use of the word “headline.”

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NKOTB, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees join forces for summer tour
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It’s a boy-band reunion!

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees are combining forces for a summer concert tour dubbed The Package Tour, which kicks off May 31 and hits the nearby Izod Center on June 13.

NKOTB is headlining the tour, with the other two groups opening.

“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg said in a statement Tuesday.

Added 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey: “Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks, too.”

NKOTB also announced plans to release an album, “10,” on April 2.

On tour: NKOTB, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees
90s boy bands reunite to deliver ‘The Package Tour’
UPDATED 1:49 PM EST Jan 23, 2013

(CNN) —If reliving the ’90s sounds like the perfect must-do this summer, you’re in luck: New Kids on the Block has organized a ’90s boy band tour.

The group, referred to as NKOTB, announced Tuesday that they’ve joined forces with Boyz II Men (squee!) and 98 Degrees (OMG!) for “The Package Tour.”

98 Degrees member Nick Lachey said in a statement that fans can certainly expect to reminisce with old hits. “We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men,” Lachey said. “Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too.”

The tour will run from May 31 through July 13, kicking off in Uncasville, Connecticut, and ending in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The “Package Tour” will stop through Boston, MA; Toronto, ON; Cleveland, OH; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and Las Vegas, NV, along the way.

As Lachey hinted, in addition to the “Package Tour” NKOTB is set to release new music. A new album, “10,” will arrive on April 2 and a new song, “Remix (I Like The),” will be released on January 28.

“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” said NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg in a statement. “This is going to be the craziest year yet-the single, the album, the tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men … We can’t wait to give fans ‘The Package!'”

Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman said the group “couldn’t be more excited to join New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees on ‘The Package Tour.’ This summer is going to be fun and fans will not want to miss it.” Wanya Morris added that the tour “has been in the works for a while … ‘The Package’ is on its way, and we’re going to deliver.”

Tickets can be purchased via TicketMaster.com starting February 2.

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New Kids, Boys II Men in joint tour

Published on Wednesday 23 January 2013 05:40

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 The View and also performed. It marks 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 January 28 and a new album, 10, is out on April 2.

The three bands sold millions of records in the 1980s and 1990s and helped usher in a wave of vocal groups that continues today.

The tour starts on May 31 in Connecticut and continues into July with more than 30 dates.

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