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98 Degrees Announce “Let It Snow” EP & Christmas Tour

Summer might be winding down but it’s beginning to look – and sound – a lot like Christmas!  98 Degrees just announced a brand new Christmas album called “Let It Snow” and what is sure to be a legendary “98 Degrees At  Christmas Tour” for this Winter.   Jeff, Nick, Drew, and Justin have been waiting to give you this gift, and there’s no better time to get tickets than when they go on sale this Friday, August 18th.  You can also use the code “98Christmas” to get pre-sale tickets now!   “Let It Snow” will be released on October 13th so you’ll have plenty of time to get into the Holiday spirit.

98 Degrees At Christmas Tour 2017
Nov 10 – Grand Falls Casino – Larchwood, IA
Nov 11 – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort – Riverside, IA
Nov 16 – Tachi Palace Casino – Lemoore, CA
Nov 17 – Cache Creek Casino Resort -Brooks, CA
Nov 18 – Silver Legacy Resort & Casino – Reno, NV
Nov 19 – Flint Center for the Performing Arts – Cupertino, CA
Nov 24 – Foxwoods Resort & Casino & Spa – Atlantic City, NJ
Nov 26 –  CB Theatre @ Westbury – Westbury, NY
Nov 28 – Carpenter Center – Richmond, VA
Nov 30 – Florida Theater – Jacksonville, FL
Dec 1 – IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi, MS
Dec 2 – Paragon Casino Resort – Marksville, LA
Dec 5 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC
Dec 6 – Palace Theater – Louisville, KY
Dec 8 – Mahaffey Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Dec 9 – Magic City Casino – Miami, FL
Dec 10 – Kravis Center for the Performing Arts – W. Palm Beach, FL
Dec 11 – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall – Sarasota, FL
Dec 13 – Lerner Theatre – Elkhart, IN
Dec 14 – Hard Rock Rocksino – Northfield, OH
Dec 15 – Aronoff Center – Cincinnati, OH
Dec 16 – Genesee Theatre – Waukegan, IL
Dec 17 – Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel – Detroit, MI
Dec 19 – Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, AZ
Dec 20 – City National Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Dec 21 – Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza – Thousand Oaks, CA
Dec 22 – Desert Diamond Casino – Tucson, AZ
Dec 23 – Star of the Desert Arena – Primm, NV

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MY2K Tour Ft. 98 Degrees, O-Town, and Ryan Cabrera

We all know the greatest era for music was the 90s and early 00s (if we’re getting specific, 1999-2000).  So we were thrilled to hear about a new tour, the MY2K Tour, celebrating the music of Y2K!  The tour is hitting venues across the US this Summer, with some of your favorite artists from that era.  98 Degrees are out on their second major tour since their reunion in 2012, along with O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, and Dream.   The MY2K Tour includes a stop at the Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA, reuniting 98 Degrees with their Package Tour mates NKOTB and Boyz II Men.

Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Friday April 29th at 10am local time and we can say with confidence, we know what you’re doing this summer!  Click HERE for more info about the MY2K Tour.

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MY2K Tour ft. 98 Degrees and O-Town
July 8th – Hartman Arena – Park City, KS – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets
July 10th – ACL @ The Moody Theater – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
July 11th – Music Hall @ Fair Park – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
July 12th – Revention Music Theater – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
July 14th – St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, FL – Buy Tickets
July 15th – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
July 16th – Perfect Vodka Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL – Buy Tickets
July 19th – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
July 21st – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, AL – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi, MS – Buy Tickets
July 27th – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA – Buy Tickets
July 28th – Rose Music Center @ The Heights – Huber Heights, OH – Buy Tickets
July 29th – Meadow Brook Amphitheater – Rocherster Hills, MI – Buy Tickets
July 30th – Rosemont Theatre – Rosemont, IL – Buy Tickets
Aug 2nd – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center – Cincicnnati, OH – Buy Tickets
Aug 3rd – Hard Rock Live – Northfield, OH – Buy Tickets
Aug 5th – Foxwoods Resort Grand Theater – Mashantucket, CT – Buy Tickets
Aug 6th – Mixtape Festival @ Hershey Park – Hershey, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 7th – Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, NJ – Buy Tickets
Aug 10th – Insbrook After Hours – Glen Allen, VA – Buy Tickets
Aug 11th – Theater at Westbury – Westbury, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 12th – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ – Buy Tickets
Aug 13th – Wolf Trap Filene Center – Vienna, VA – Buy Tickets
Aug 14th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Aug 17th – Coney Island Amphitheater – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 18th – Pier 6 Pavilion – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Aug 19th –  Murat Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
Aug 20th – KC! Live @ The Power & Light District – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
Aug 21st – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO – Buy Tickets
Aug 23rd – Maverik Center – West Valley City, UT – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Aug 26th – Comercia Theater – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Aug 27th – Beach @ Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
Aug 28th – Mountain View Winery – Saratoga, CA – Buy Tickets

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Listen To “In The End” from Dead 7 Featuring *NSYNC, BSB, O-Town & 98 Degrees

We’ve been fangirling hard waiting for the premiere “Dead 7,” the zombie movie written by Nick Carter, starring members of *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, O-Town and 98 Degrees.  And it just got even better. Nick, Howie Dorough, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys; Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone of *NSYNC; Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees; and Erik-Michael Estrada from O-Town joined forces to record a song for the soundtrack.

The movie premieres this Friday, April 1st at 8pm on SyFy, from the people who brought you “Sharknado.”  AKA this is already the best movie of 2016 and you better be tuned in on Friday night.  Listen to “In The End” from the movie below!

Download the track for free here!  We can only hope this is just the first time that these boybands will join forces!

Be sure to follow Secret Fangirls on Twitter for updates and live tweets from the movie!

The Friday Five: Boyband Draft

It’s boyband week over at Billboard.com, AKA the greatest thing ever.  Every week should be boyband week.  In honor of the occasion, Billboard staffers held a fantasy boyband draft, assembling their dream teams.  For this week’s Friday Five, we decided to get in on the fun and do our own boyband draft and create 2 super boybands: J5 and *Big Time Boys on the Block°.  The only rules were that you can’t pick 2 members from the same band.  Check out our picks and vote for your favorite!

Team A: J5 (JC, Joey, James, Jeff and Jesse)

JC Chasez
One of the greatest male vocalists, ever.  He can still hit ALL the notes, and he hasn’t aged a day since “Bye Bye Bye.”

Joey McIntyre
Just watch this performance from The Main Event Tour, and you’ll know why Joey is the MVP of any boyband.  Those vocals.  Those moves.  Those abs.

James Maslow
We knew James was a national treasure during Big Time Rush’s run, but he further proved it in his run to the final 3 of “Dancing With The Stars.”   Enjoy.

Jeff Timmons
Jeff has had the most uh, interesting post-boyband career.  He brings the moves for sure.  Fun fact we somehow just discovered: He was part of a “man band” on VH1 called “Sureshot” with Chris Kirkpatrick, Rich Cronin and Bryan Abrams in 2007.

Jesse McCartney
The most underrated former boyband member (Dreamstreet!).  His last single, “Punch Drunk Recreation,” and the accompanying video (where J Mac basically leads his own boyband) have not gotten nearly enough love.

Team B: *Big Time Boys on the Block°

Nick Carter
Nick has had his struggles in the past but he overcame them and continues to BRING IT every night on stage giving 110% during every show.  He also likes to make up his own moves on stage which is always A+ in my book.

Donnie Wahlberg
Do you watch NKOTV every week on A&E?  NO??  You should.  It’s the greatest night for television and you’ll see why Donnie Wahlberg is my top pick for boyband.  He knows how to treat the fans, he’s great to his wife (secret fangirl: Jenny McCarthy) and his family.  Plus – watch this video for further proof of A+ boybanding.

Nick Lachey
Another former boyband member who has a TV show about his own restaurant (“Raising The Bar” on A&E every Wednesday night.)  Let’s face it, Nick Lachey was the best looking member of 98* and he’s been the most successful – aside from Jeff Timmons’ stripper revue.

Kendall Schmidt
Kendall has seamlessly transitioned into boyband member to acoustic singer-songwriter while not alienating any fans from either end of the spectrum.  He’s got a good voice, and whether he wants to admit it or not – this boy can DANCE!  Plus, he’s got great hair.

Joey Fatone
He appeared on Hannah Montana, dancing with the stars, various food critic reality shows, and he’s still the most underrated member of *N SYNC.  Let’s not forget that Joey was also in “On The Line” with Lance.

The Friday Five: Have A Boyband Christmas

‘Tis the season for boys in matching chunky turtlenecks and festive headwear!  If you’re searching for the perfect Holiday music to add to your playlist (or any playlist), you can’t go wrong with some classic boyband songs.

1. 98 Degrees – “This Gift”
Is it okay if we say this is our favorite 98 Degrees album?  (Sorry, “Microphone.”)

2. *NSYNC – “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”
The most iconic Christmas music video of all time.

3. NKOTB – “Funky Funky Xmas”
They performed this on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1990, and Jordan decided his Christmas gift to you would be to take his shirt off mid-performance.

4. Big Time Rush – “Beautiful Christmas”
Confession: we will listen to this song year round if it shuffles on our BTR playlist.

5. Backstreet Boys – “It’s Christmas Time Again”
BSB somehow managed to avoid releasing a full Christmas album (although we would love that guys, get on it).  They did release this single in in 2012.

Nick & Drew Lachey Get Their Own Reality Show on A&E

In a plot that sounds oddly familiar, A&E announced today that it had greenlighted a series that follows boy band members and brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, of 98 Degrees, as they open a bar in their hometown of Cincinatti, OH.   Why mess with a formula that works? The show will premiere on A&E in 2015, and filming is already underway.

Both Nick and Drew are no strangers to reality TV.  Nick was a pioneer in the celeb-reality genre, staring in MTV’s “Newlyweds” back in 2003.  Drew was the champion of the second season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and returned for their all-star season in 2012.

We’ll definitely be tuning in.

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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!