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The Friday Five: The Main Event Playlist

In case you haven’t noticed, we are insanely excited about The Main Event Tour happening this summer.   NKOTB, TLC, and Nelly performing together on one stage?  It’s guaranteed to be a nonstop party.   Not sure about you, but we’ll be attending at least two shows.  Check out all of the tour dates HERE!  Here are some of the songs we can’t wait to hear this summer!

1. NKOTB – “Block Party”
The ultimate opening song, and NKOTB says it best:  “Leave your troubles all behind only good times here tonight.”  We still know all the choreography from The Package Tour.

2. TLC – “No Scrubs”
One of our favorite songs of the late 90s – we can’t wait for an arena-wide singalong.

3. Nelly – “Hot In Herre”
We’re imagining some sort of onstage collab between NKOTB & Nelly for this song, especially since NKOTB have done some “Dirty Dancing” to this song in the past.

4. NKOTB – “Cover Girl”
If you’ve seen NKOTB on tour before, then you might also know this song as “that song when Donnie rips off his tank top.”

5. TLC – Waterfalls
Throwing it way back to the days when we had to record songs off of the radio to cassette tapes on our boom boxes so we could listen on our Walkmen.  (Kids, if you have no idea what we’re taking about, watch this.  You have no idea how easy you have it now)

Mixtape Festival To Return to Hershey in 2015 with NKOTB, TLC, Sugar Ray & More!

Mixtape Festival, the ultimate fangirl fest, is returning to Hersheypark Stadium this June after a one year hiatus.  We’re not “festival people,” but we will make an exception for Mixtape, which brings together the best in 90s pop for an unforgettable weekend.  We went to the inaugural fest in 2012 and saw NKOTBSB, LL Cool J, and 98 Degrees’ first show post- reunion.  Needless to say, it was AMAZING, and we’re thrilled that Mixtape Festival is back in 2015!  Check out the lineup below – tickets go on sale Saturday, January 31st.

2015 Mixtape Festival Lineup
NKOTB
TLC
Nelly
Sugar Ray
Vanilla Ice
Salt-n-Pepa

Mixtape Festival 2015
Saturday, June 27th 2015
Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
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Mixtape Festival is great because all of the artist play full sets, not abbreviated festival sets.  There are usually fun activities to go along with the concert, like boyband vs. boyband dodgeball games and VIP afterparties.  Visit MixtapeFestival.com for more info on tickets and VIP packages!

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NKOTB Announce The Main Event Tour With TLC and Nelly

NKOTB don’t just have concerts, they throw massive block parties.  In 2011, they joined forces with Backstreet Boys to create the supergroup NKOTBSB, AKA the greatest event that has ever occured in fangirl history.  2013 brought us The Package Tour, as NKOTB recruited Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees into their boyband posse, for yet another unforgettable tour.

This summer, NKOTB are bringing TLC and Nelly out on The Main Event Tour!   It’s their first North American tour in two years, and features an all new, 360 in the round stage.   And if you’ve ever seen the New Kids on tour, you know that they totally BRING IT each and every night on stage.  We can’t wait to see what happens on tour, especially anything involving Donnie or Jordan.   Welcome to the Block Party.

Pre-sales start this Thursday, January 22nd for Blockhead members, and the public on sales are January 31st.  Visit NKOTB.com for more info.

The Main Event Tour with NKOTB, TLC & Nelly
May 1 – Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
May 2 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
May 3 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA – Buy Tickets
May 5 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
May 6 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA – Buy Tickets
May 9 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
May 11 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
May 12 – Gila River Arena – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
May 14 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
May 15 – Smoothie King Center –  New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
May 16 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
May 18 – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
May 19 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
May 20 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
May 22 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
May 23 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL – Buy Tickets
May 26 – U.S. Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
May 27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
May 29 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
May 30 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
May 31 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
Jun 2 – Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Jun 4 – BB&T Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets
Jun 5 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Jun 6 – Phillips Arena – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Jun 7 – KFC Yum Center – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
Jun 9 – Norfolk Scope Arena – Norfolk, VA – Buy Tickets
Jun 10 – Verizon Center – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
Jun 12 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
Jun 13 – Sands Bethlehem Events Center – Bethlehem, PA – Buy Tickets
Jun 14 – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Jun 16 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Jun 17 – Quickenloans Arena – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Jun 19 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Jun 20 – Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY – Buy Tickets
Jun 21 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Jun 22 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Jun 24 – TD Garden – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Jun 27 – Mixtape Festival – Hershey, PA – Buy Tickets
Jun 28 – Air Canada Center – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Jun 30 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC – Buy Tickets
Jul 2 – First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets

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NKOTB Announce Cruise #7 For October 2015!

NKOTB are experts at dropping vague hints for announcements on social media that send fans into a frenzy.  This morning, it was simply the number 7.  What could it mean?!? Luckily we didn’t have to wait too long to find out.  (For once ‘soon’ actually meant soon.)  NKOTB just announced their 7th cruise will take place October 8th-12th 2015!   This time the cruise is departing from Miami, traveling to Grand Turk, Bahamas.

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Pre-sales start on Thursday, November 20th for Block Nation members and past cruisers.  The remaining cabins will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 21st.

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We’ve never been on a band cruise before, but it looks like a blast.  You’ll get to spend some quality time with your favorite boy band (you’ll literally be trapped at sea for 2 days with them), and the 4 day affair features concerts, non-stop parties, a beach day, and plenty of meet and greet and photo ops.  Plus, we all know how amazing NKOTB are to their fans.  Oh right, and on top of everything, you’ll get to go to the Bahamas.

If you want a preview of what a NKOTB cruise is like, be sure to tune into the TV Guide Network on Monday, November 24th to watch “Rock This Boat: NKOTB!” 

Visit NKOTB’s Cruise Site for more info and start planning your cabin now!  Can you say perfect Christmas present for your BFF? 

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Nick & Knight Live At The Best Buy Theater in NYC

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight brought their duet project, Nick & Knight, to the Best Buy Theater in New York City on Friday night and it was everything we could have imagined and more for two boy band members teaming up for an album and tour.

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During the concert, Jordan kept picking on Nick for being a trooper and powering through the concert even though Nick had almost lost his voice and was having a hard time singing.  That didn’t slow down his dance moves though, which he showcased in their terrific 90s medley mid-concert.  We might be biased but the best part of the concert might have been that cover of Ginuwine’s “Pony” that had the audience screaming with delight – like it was 1996 all over again! Watch their 90s medley below, which on its own is worth the price of admission.

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Nick and Jordan slowed things down a little when they broke out an acoustic guitar and keyboard to sing one of the most heartfelt songs on the album – “Halfway There.”  Making sure to give their larger than life fans the right stuff, Nick and Jordan also covered their boy band hits “I Want It That Way” and “Step By Step.”

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While we’re sad Jordan didn’t sing “Stingy” (Donnie was busy filming his TV show on Friday night), the sold out audience was treated to “Give It To You” and “Larger Than Life” featuring Nick Carter on the electric guitar.

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Watch Nick & Knight sing “Paper” live below.

Catch Nick & Knight when they roll through your town.  You won’t forget it!    Check out the rest of the tour dates HERE.

Pick up a copy of their album on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Nick & Knight Celebrate Album Release at Highline Ballroom

Backstreet Boys’ resident heartthrob and newlywed Nick Carter and New Kids On The Block’s Jordan Knight had so much fun on the NKOTBSB tour they decided to team up and keep the party going.  Nick & Knight are teaming up for an album and tour this fall. The duo celebrated the release of their debut album with a party at Highline Ballroom in NYC.

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Nick and Jordan performed quite a few  songs from the album including “Switch”, “Halfway There” (with Jordan on piano) and  “Deja Vu” which was co-written by Brandyn Burnette!  They also took questions from the fans, revealing more about their upcoming tour. (Trust us, it sounds amazing!)  Jonathan Knight came out to support his brother and even mingled with the crowd, taking selfies with everyone.  Nick brought out his own laptop and did double-duty, showing off his DJ skills during the release party.

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Nick and Jordan even previewed some choreography they’ve been working on for the tour! Watch a live performance of “Switch” below! (The track, one of our favorites on the album, was co-written by Bruno Mars)

They said they will play solo material for the Nick & Knight tour later this fall and topped the evening off with Jordan performing “Give It To You.”  We are still fangirling over this, because this was our JAM in 1999, and we voted for it on “TRL” almost daily.

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Pick up a copy of Nick & Knight’s album on iTunes or Amazon now and check out all of their upcoming tour dates HERE!

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The Friday Five: Nick & Knight’s Greatest Hits

In case you haven’t heard, Nick & Knight’s debut album will be released next week!  The album, out September 2nd, is a collaboration between all time boy band greats Nick Carter and Jordan Knight.   In celebration of the album, here’s a look at our favorite Nick & Knight songs and collaborations.  If you’re in NYC, you can celebrate the album release with Nick & Knight at Highline Ballroom!  Get more info here.  You can pre-order Nick & Knight’s album on iTunes now!

1.  Jordan Knight – “Give It To You”
Jordan’s first solo hit was a smash on TRL back in the day, although looking back we probably shouldn’t have been singing this song.  Oh well.  It was co-written by Robin Thicke, so it all makes sense now.

2. Jordan Knight featuring Donnie Wahlberg – “Stingy”
Nick & Knight’s album isn’t the first time he’s teamed up with a fellow boy band member.  We love this collaboration between Jordan & Donnie.

3. Nick Carter – “Just One Kiss”
While Nick’s solo career never reached the height of Jordan’s, he did release his 2nd solo album in 2011, including this catchy lead single.

4. NKOTBSB – “Don’t Turn Out The Lights”
The start of the Carter-Knight bro-mance began in 2010 when the supergroup, NKOTBSB was formed, AKA the greatest thing to happen in boy band history.

5. Nick & Knight – “One More Time”
And the second greatest thing to happen in boy band history: the first single released by the duo!  We can’t wait to see them on tour this fall.  Check out all the dates here!

 

Nick & Knight Album Release Party at Highline Ballroom 9/3!

We’re less than 2 weeks away from the release of Nick & Knight’s album, and what better way to celebrate than with an album release party at one of our favorite NYC venues, Highline Ballroom?   The party (not clear if they’ll be performing or not since any concert with Nick Carter and Jordan Knight is a PARTY) will be on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Nick & Knight’s self titled album will be released on September 2nd.  You can pre-order on iTunes now!  Watch the video for their single “One More Time” below.

Tickets and VIP Packages go on sale this Saturday, August 23rd at 10AM at NickAndKnight.com.

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The Friday Five: Our Favorite Tour Lineups

There is nothing better than seeing your favorite artist on tour.   Except when two or more of your favorites team up – then it’s pretty much guaranteed to fall into the best concert EVER category. Or as NKOTBSB billed it:  One Night.  One Stage.  Once in a Lifetime. (or in our case, 3 times.)  Here are some of our favorite tour lineups!

1.  NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys)
Basically the greatest tour of all time.   Sure anything with these two acts would be amazing.  But the way the show was arranged, with alternate medleys of songs from each group, kept the audience thrilled from start to finish. And they played every song you’d ever want to hear – just giving the fans what they want.  If you’ve never seen Backstreet Boys perform “Everybody” live, you’re missing out! The choreography, set list, stage, everything about this tour was amazing.  It took everyone back in time , be it 1989 or 1999.

2.  The Best of Both Worlds Tour (Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus)
It’s been years and we still aren’t sure how we managed to snag tickets to this one (as we say in our Fangirl Handbook, we refuse to buy resale tickets!)  But we were there, on the floor, and it was even 10 times more awesome than it looked in the 3D movie. We’d seen Jonas Brothers a couple of times before, but this tour was when they really hit their stride and exploded. And this tour was truly a once in a lifetime event.  Especially now that Hannah Montana is dead.

3. The Package Tour (New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees & Boyz II Men)
We love NKOTB and their boy band posse. They recruited newly reunited 98 degrees and Boyz II Men for the appropriately titled “Package Tour.” Once again, NKOTB nailed the set, stage, choreography, etc. They’re older now, as are their fans, so they’re at a point when everyone can just relax, have fun and have the time of their lives.  It’s a beautiful thing.  We’re so glad NKOTB reunited and are better than ever!

4. Summer Break Tour (Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice, Jackson Guthy & Olivia Somerlyn)
The perfect name for the perfect summer tour.   We’re huge Victoria and BTR fans so we were thrilled to see them team up!  Openers Jackson Guthy and Olivia Somerlyn were fun opening acts who had us singing and dancing along by the third go round.  BTR doesn’t get enough credit for being a legit boy band, and for bringing back the genre. We’re convinced NKOTBSB and all these amazing things wouldn’t have happened without BTR.  These guys are talented singers and dancers and totally bring it each night. It doesn’t hurt that they share a choreographer with NKOTB – boy band master Kevin Maher.  Now if the New Kids could just recruit Big Time Rush for their boy band posse…

5. Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls
We’re 90s fan girls so when we heard Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, two of our favorite bands ever, would be touring together we HAD to go. Mostly because if you had told us 15 years ago we would have the chance to go and didn’t, we would have been very upset with ourselves. Luckily we decided to go and it was more than worth it. Both acts played very solid sets including all of their old material.   It was just as great in 2013 as it would have been in 1996. If you are/were a fan of either group, we highly suggest seeing them live at least once.

You can see New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, and Goo Goo Dolls on tour this summer!

New Kids On The Block Announce NKOTB: AFTER DARK!

New Kids On The Block are only having four North American shows in 2014 and they’re all happening this summer in Las Vegas!

Check out the announcement from nkotb.com below!!

 

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: AFTER DARK.

The Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood 

Las Vegas, NV

July 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2014!

AN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT * ONLY NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS IN 2014

Join us at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for what plans to be four AMAZING SHOWS for our only U.S. appearances this year! Plan on having the best night of your life – 4 nights in a row! And if that wasn’t enough, you know we couldn’t come to Vegas without great things planned for you. EXCLUSIVE POOL PARTIES!* EXCLUSIVE AFTER PARTIES!* BACHELORETTE PRE-PARTIES!*

EXCLUSIVE VIP PACKAGES will also be available at nkotb.com/vegasvip. Meet us, greet us, get a great ticket to see us. All VIP ticket holders will get FIRST CRACK at all special events we are planning*.

*Details for events beyond our shows will be announced at a later date so check nkotb.com often.

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Even though these shows aren’t in NYC, we’re still really excited for everything NKOTB has in store for 2014.  Remember….

 

Be sure to follow NKOTB on Twitter and Instagram, and keep checking back for more details as they become available.

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