Why Don’t We have taken the music world by storm since forming as a group less than one year ago. Their latest EP, “Why Don’t We Just,” shot straight to #1 on the iTunes Pop Chart, beating Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Why Don’t We also recently wrapped up their very first headlining tour this Summer – and the tour was sold out! Their current single, “Something Different,” is climbing up the charts across the country.
We caught up with Why Don’t We before their performance at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in NYC. Of all the artists performing at AAKD, Why Don’t We had by far the biggest fan reaction. The boys absolutely rocked Arthur Ashe Stadium and had the entire crowd screaming and singing along to every word!
Watch our interview with Daniel, Zach, Corbyn, Jack & Jonah to see their pre-concert ritual, find out who they’d fangirl over, and more!
Pick up a copy of the “Why Don’t We Just” EP on iTunes now!
Why Don’t We just dropped another new EP! The “Why Don’t We Just” EP shot to the top of the iTunes pop chart immediately upon it’s release, topping Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, and more. It’s amazing to see the success that Daniel, Zach, Jonah, Corbyn, and Jack have been having. It’s hard to believe that Why Don’t We only formed 8 months ago! The EP features more of that pure pop sound and smooth harmonies that we have come to know and love from Why Don’t We. Listen to the “Why Don’t We Just” EP on Spotify now!
Why Don’t We are heading out on a headlining tour this Summer – don’t miss your chance to see them live! We suggest getting tickets ASAP as some shows are selling out already! Check out the dates for the “Something Different” Tour here.
Pick up a copy of the “Why Don’t We Just” EP on iTunes now so you can sing along on tour!
Surprise! Citizen Føur just dropped the huge news that they are joining Sabrina Carpenter on her “EVOlution” Tour this Fall! The tour kicks off tonight in Nashville, and the boyband will be with Sabrina on dates through November 14th. We caught Citizen Føur this Summer at Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the US Open and their set was so much fun (those harmonies, swoon!) If you’re heading out to Sabrina’s tour, make sure you get there early to see your soon to be new favorite boy band!
Check out the dates below.
Sabrina Carpenter “EVOlution” Tour 2016
October 18th – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
October 20th – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
October 22nd – Studio Theater at Tobin Center – San Antonio, TX
October 23rd – 3Ten – Austin, TX
October 24th – Trees – Dallas, TX
October 27th – The Roxy Theater – West Hollywood, CA
October 29th – Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
October 30th – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
November 1st – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
November 3rd – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
November 5th – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
November 7th – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
November 8th – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
November 10th – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
November 11th – The Garage – Burnsville, MN
November 13th – Deluxe at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
November 14th – Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
Watch the official lyric video for Citizen Føur ‘s new single “Cold” below.
Pick up a copy of Citizen Føur ‘s single “Cold” on iTunes so you can sing along on tour!
In true NKOTB fashion, the guys just dropped some HUGE surpise news on us that got us really excited for summertime (as if we weren’t already!) Danny, Donnie, Jordan, Jonathan, and Joey announced that they’ll be headlining a very special show at the brand new Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk this August just before Mixtape Festival. While they had insisted Mixtape would be their only show of the year, they couldn’t resist throwing a “warmup” gig in NYC a couple of days before. Of course we’re going to both shows!
Like any true Blockhead knows, Coney Island is a special place for NKOTB – it’s where they filmed their first music video for “Please Don’t Go Girl.” It’s also the home of Wahlburgers, with its rooftop overlooking the Wonder Wheel and the rest of the iconic beach park.
Be sure to get your tickets because this will sell out fast and maybe you’ll get to ride a roller coaster with your favorite New Kid just like in all of your fangirl dreams! Pre-sales for Block Nation members start on Tuesday, June 7th at 10am. General tickets are on sale Friday, June 10th! Beach + Boy Band + Burgers + Roller Coasters .. what more could you ask for in a Summer concert? And as you know, NKOTB always BRING. IT.
Last night marked the last date on the North American leg of Backstreet Boys’ In A World Like Tour. The tour, which started last summer in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, has ended up being the longest in BSB history. As they said to the packed crowd at Jones Beach, this tour surprised their agents, critics and even them: it’s amazing to see how much love and support they still have after all these years! They played all of their hits, as well as tracks off of their new album, “In A World Like This,” as the audience partied like it was 1999. A Backstreet Boys concert is like one giant singalong/dance party, with 15,000 of your closest friends.
About halfway through the concert, it sunk in that we wouldn’t be seeing the BSB on tour for a while. But then we realized us Backstreet fan girls have a lot of other things to look forward to this year!
Backstreet Boys: The Movie
A documentary on the BSB, filmed mostly last year during their 20th anniversary “reunion,” was announced last year, and we are still impatiently waiting for a release date! The trailer for the movie has been shown during the IAWLT tour since last summer. Now that this leg of the tour is over, we are hoping we will finally get a release date! And an excuse to sing and dance in the movie theater.
Nick and Knight Album and Tour!
Nick Carter is so much fun to watch on stage, because he just brings his A-game each and every night. He tends to do his own choreography, and is moving non-stop on stage. You can see the pure joy he has in performing. He’s teaming up with NKOTB’s Jordan Knight for an album and tour this fall, titled Nick & Knight! Jordan also BRINGS IT each night on stage, so we cannot WAIT to see what these two will be up to on tour. It’s going to be amazing.
“I Heart Nick Carter”
This isn’t Nick’s first foray into the world of reality TV (House of Carters anyone?), but this time around the show focus on Nick’s life with his new bride, Lauren Kitt, rather than Carter family drama. We will only watch reality shows that star current or former boy band members, so obviously we have already been counting down to the show’s premiere! Watch the first look below! “I Heart Nick Carter” premieres on September 10th at 10pm on Vh1!
Stay tuned for updates on the rest of Backstreet’s upcoming projects! Be sure to follow Backstreet Boys & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!
Phase V is truly a modern boy band, or as they call themselves an “urban-pop boy band.” We love that they are a boy band in the classic sense of the word: They sing, they dance, they sing while they dance – they’ve got it! (The right stuff.) Phase V’s brand new single, “Drop It” is out now and it’s everything you need in a summer jam. As fangirls of 90s boy bands, it’s safe to say that Phase V might be our new favorite artist to come out the recent 90s resurgence.
Be sure to pick up a copy of Phase V’s “Drop It” on iTunes and Amazon. Watch the official video below.
We hope these guys go on tour soon (and play in NYC) because we’re going to need to experience their smooth harmonies and sharp dance moves in person! They also did a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Not a Bad Thing,” which we’ve always said would sound great with a 5-part harmony.
America’s Boy Band, Midnight Red, got everyone’s Monday off to a good start with their energetic performance on Good Morning America! They performed their hit single “Hell Yeah,” which has been stuck in our heads since we saw them last week! (And we’re totally okay with that!) We love that they are a true boy band, choreographed dance moves and all. They’re even endorsed by NKOTBSB!
Watch their performance below and pickup a copy of their EP on iTunes!
America’s boy band, Midnight Red, announced they will be performing on Good Morning America June 5th! If you’re in the NYC area, make sure you stop by Times Square to show your support! The performances usually air in the 8-9am hour of GMA.
**Update: Midnight Red says make sure you are there by 7:15AM if you want some camera time! The performance will tape tomorrow and air on June 9th. Watch their performance here!
We love Midnight Red for continuing the 90s boy band movement, with their choreographed dance moves and 5 part harmonies. They even opened for NKOTBSB – now that’s some serious boy band street cred. Their self titled EP is available on iTunes now! They just wrapped up a tour with The Wanted, and have a few upcoming shows in the US. Check out the dates below!
Midnight Red Summer 2014 Tour Dates
June 1st – 106.1 BLI Summer Jam – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets
June 5th – Good Morning America – New York, NY
June 7th – DigiFest – Citi Field – Flushing, NY – More Info
June 14th – DigiFest – Echo Beach – Toronto, Canada – More Info
August 14th – Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
It feels like we’ve taken forever to get here, but we are finally less than ONE WEEK away from the release of Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”
Austin just unveiled another track off the album called “Next To You,” and it’s AMAZING. It has the 90s boy band sound that Austin the one man boy band has been channeling, but with a modern edge. We cannot wait to see him perform this one live. (P.S. please play it next weekend at BLI Summer Jam!)
The track almost sounds like someone had written it for *NSYNC back in the day, dusted it off, and updated for Austin. Listen closely – can’t you just picture that classic *NSYNC lean and drop in the choreography?
You can pre-order “The Secret” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “MMM Yeah,” “Till I Find You,” and “All I Ever Need!” The full album, including “Next To You,” will be released on Tuesday, May 27th!
Tune into the Today Show on Monday, May 26th to see Austin perform live! (Or if you’re in NYC, get to Rockefeller Center by 6AM and see him in person!)
After a great weekend, we always get a serious case of the Mondays. At least we have “Dancing With the Stars” to look forward to! And by “Dancing With the Stars” we mean “James Maslow.”
We always knew how talented and hilarious James is, thanks to his part in Big Time Rush, but he’s proved week after week on DWTS that he has the talent, passion and drive (not to mention the voting power of the fan girls) to bring home the mirrorball trophy. He’s consistently improved and raised the bar week after week, even scoring a rare perfect score for his contemporary dance to “Let it Go” last week.
Check out some of our favorite Maslow dances below.
And let’s not forget where it all started: Big Time Rush, whom we credit for bringing boy bands back in fashion, are one of the few LEGIT boy bands out there. As in they actually dance. Check out some of our favorite moves below. (BTR keep saying “it ain’t over” … we’re hoping for just one more tour?)
Be sure to follow James on Twitter & tune into “Dancing With the Stars” tonight at 8 on ABC!