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New Kids On the Block on their way to Quicken Loans Arena

By malcolm Published: May 28, 2008

Your dreams have been answered.

NKOTB is back, baby!

LiveNation announced today that New Kids On The Block will be performing at "Da Q" on October 3, so save up your pennies all you (now) 35 year old NKOTB fans because tickets go on sale Monday, June 2 and prices will be $27.50, $47.50 and $67.50.

Joey (formerly Joe as a grown-up solo artist but apparently back to Joey for the reunion) McIntyre had this to say about the whole reunion caffafel.

“I think history has looked upon us fondly,” say McIntyre. “I wouldn’t say we were important, but people do now see our place in pop history. We’ve read that we `begat the boy bands” like Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. And in a way, those groups have all made us more contemporary. They made us younger in a way by putting us in their generation. But hey, what about New Edition? There would be no New Kids without them. And of course, the Jackson Five begat New Edition. So I guess we were really just the first white boy band.”

Good for you, Joe.
Glad to see you know some history and aren't trying to pull a Vanilla Ice (who considers himself a pioneering "white rapper") and claim you started the boyband craze.

Hey, I don't wish these guys any ill will, though I must admit I'm surprised to see character actor Donnie Walburg interested in whipping out those old moves again.
Anyway, not that they don't have a cache of fans who are no probably longer ashamed to admit they TOTALLY WERE IN LOVE WITH NEW KIDS, but isn't booking Quicken Loans Arena aiming a bit high?
I mean sure they sold 70 million albums and had numerous hits ("including the back-to-back international number one efforts, 1988’s Hangin’ Tough and 1990’s Step By Step — and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like You Got It (The Right Stuff), Cover Girl, Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time), Hangin’ Tough, I’ll Be Loving You, Step By Step and Tonight," the press release reminds us) but I dont' know if fuzzy and warm teenage nostalgia is enough to fill Q.L.A. with screeching 25-35 year olds.

Though, I suppose those fans won't have to ask their parents for ticket money or a ride this time.

Good luck, men....I mean, "Kids"




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