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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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Show Me the Meaning of Being a Boy Band

It seems like the term “boy band” is being very loosely thrown around these days. Just because a group of young, good-looking men are in a band together, this does NOT make them a boy band.  If you go by this rule, then we’d have to call The Strokes and Vampire Weekend boy bands.  I think we can universally agree that they are not.

So, what exactly is a “boy band” then?  Let’s consult the dictionary!

Boy band (noun):  a group of young men who perform popular songs together and dance as a group.

Now compare this to the definition of a band:

Band (noun): a group of musicians who play music together.

See the difference?  The biggest being that boy bands DANCE.   We’d also add that they tend to dress in matching/similar outfits, and are known for their harmonies.

Just because a group of young, cute guys are in a band, and in many cases being marketed to younger audiences, it does NOT mean they are a boy band.  Now, here are some examples.

NKOTB – Boy band!

Big Time Rush – Boy band!

Backstreet Boys – Boy band!

Jonas Brothers – NOT a boy band!

The Vamps – NOT a boy band!

Midnight Red – Boy band!

5SOS – NOT a boy band!

AJR – NOT a boy band!

NSYNC – Boy band!

Got it?  In summary, being boys in a band does NOT make you a boy band.  Please choose your words wisely.

And if you’re a group of boys in a band, and you don’t dance OR play instruments?  We’re just not sure what to call you.

For example, The Wanted – Props for trying though!  Dancing is hard.

Forgotten Boybands Who Should Reunite in 2014

It’s been an amazing couple of years for boyband aficionados such as ourselves.  It all started when NKOTBSB (that’s New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, duh) announced they would be joining forces for a tour in 2011 (arguably the best tour of our entire lives).  The next year, 98 Degrees reunited!   We still aren’t sure if the t-shirt we got at their Mixtape Festival show has a picture taken in 2002 or 2012.  They’ve aged EXTREMELY well.  And of course 2013 brought us the Package Tour: NKOTB, 98 Degrees, AND Boyz II Men.  What more could a boyband fangirl ask for?  Well then we got the greatest gift of all: NSYNC REUNITING AT THE VMAs (yes, we have to write this in all caps every time we mention it, because OMG!)  We should actually thank Big Time Rush for all of these boyband reunions, because they brought boybands back.  Alright?

While we impatiently wait for that NSYNC reunion tour, which unfortunately doesn’t look possible for this summer as Justin Timberlake will still be out on his 20/20 Experience World Tour, we thought about which OTHER boybands could reunite in 2014 to fill the void…

1.  5ive – They were the original Simon Cowell boyband.  Their first single, “Slam Dunk (Da Funk)” debuted at number 10 in the UK, but had little success in the United States. Their second single, “When The Lights Go Out” was certified Gold in 1998. They made a few bad decisions along the way, like turning down a song called “Bye Bye Bye…”

Who can forget their iconic choreographed dance scene cameo in Disney’s “Smart House”

2.  2ge+her – Okay, so they were created as a joke but they’re still iconic in boyband history. We still find ourselves breaking out into their hit song “U + Me = Us (Calculus)”

3.  BBMak
Remember when they were on Even Stevens?  Pretty sure “Back Here” was also played on every single WB show.

4. O-Town
Apparently, this is already actually happening.  They recently launched a Twitter page and keep hinting at future music.

5. LMNT
We wanted to share the official music video here, because it’s amazing, but someone has managed to faceblock it from the internet.  In summary: the boys bring a boom box to the laundromat and dance around in their muscle tanks.

6. Dream Street
Baby.  JMAC.

7. LFO
Otherwise known as the Lyte Funky Ones, they made it impossible for a generation to say “Abercrombie & Fitch” without thinking of this song.  (or is that just us?)

8. The Original Menudo
with Ricky Martin.  If you’re into these pants, you can buy them now at American Apparel!  In the women’s department.

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9. Boyzone
We’ve actually never heard of them before, but this is an amazing name, so yes.

10.  The Moffatts
This band has FOUR brothers!

11. S Club 7
This isn’t strictly a boyband, but they are still awesome.  Remember their show on ABC Family?

But really, WE JUST WANT AN *NSYNC REUNION!!  Please?

5SOS Premiere Music Video for “She Looks So Perfect”

It’s finally here!  After days of teasing, 5SOS debuted their music video for their single “She Looks So Perfect.”  The video comes just days after the band announced their first North American headlining tour, with opener Jackson Guthy, which quickly sold out in venues across the country.  Were you lucky enough to get tickets?

Check out the video below!

Pre-orders for the 5SOS “She Looks So Perfect” EP start TOMORROW, February 25th, for the USA on iTunes!

Can’t get enough 5SOS?   Be sure to follow the band on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram and check back here for updates!

The Wanted Announce New Video And Band Hiatus

Bitter sweet news today for fans of The Wanted as the band announces a new music video for “Glow In The Dark” and that the band will be taking a break after the Word Of Mouth tour(at least they told us they’re taking a break and are still going forward with the tour – Jonas…we’re looking at you).

The band wrote a personal note on their website today to their fans stating they will “take time to pursue personal endeavors.”

Important Announcement 22 Jan

The Wanted are pleased to announce the release of their new video and single ‘Glow In The Dark’ taken from their November release ‘Word of Mouth’. They are very excited to perform ‘Glow In The Dark’ along with their smash singles ‘I Found You’, ‘Chasing The Sun’, and ‘Glad You Came’, amongst others for their fans on their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour.

This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max, Jay, Siva and Nathan have collectively decided to take time to pursue personal endeavours following the tour’s conclusion. The band wants to stress to their fans that they will continue on as The Wanted and look forward to many successful projects together in the future. They thank their fans for their continued love and support and look forward to seeing them on tour.

Read more here

We’re really sad they’re taking a break but we wish each of them the best of luck in the future!
Follow the band on Twitter and Instagram.

Feature photo from The Wanted’s Twitter.

Midnight Red Are Going On Tour!

The boys of Midnight Red just announced via Twitter that they’re heading out on tour with Austin Mahone on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour… and then with The Wanted on the Word Of Mouth Tour!

We are so excited to see the guys in concert again and what they’re cooking up for these huge tours!! Hopefully more choreographed dances moves than ever before!

Check out the dates from the Midnight Red Facebook below.

MTV Artist to Watch Tour with Austin Mahone
1. 2/24 – Miami, FL – Jackie Gleason Theatre
2. 2/25 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
3. 2/26 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
4. 2/27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5. 3/2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
6. 3/4 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
7. 3/5 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
8. 3/6 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
9. 3/7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10. 3/9 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

THE WANTED Word Of Mouth Tour
1. 4/8 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
2. 4/9 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
3. 4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4. 4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
5. 4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
6. 4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
7. 4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
8. 4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
9. 4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10. 4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11. 4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
12. 4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
13. 4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
14. 4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
15. 4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
16. 5/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
17. 5/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
18. 5/4 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
19. 5/5 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
20. 5/7 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
21. 5/9 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
22. 5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
23. 5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
24. 5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
25. 5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

There are still a few tickets left for some dates on the MTV Artist To Watch Tour, so get yours before they’re all gone!!

Midnight Red are also planning something big for this summer (rumor has it: they’ll be joining 1D on their stadium tour) and the guys are definitely planning on visiting their fans over seas so be on the look out for that news.

Don’t forget to follow Midnight Red on Twitter!

Throwback Thursday: 2Be3

If you thought American boy bands were kind of ridiculous back in the day, you haven’t gone looking for 90s boy bands from Europe!  While they all have the same elements that shot Backstreet Boys and NKOTB to the top of our charts, European boy bands did it better…and with an accent!

Let’s focus on the French boy band, 2Be3.

The group of friends came together as 2Be3 in 1996, producing three studio albums and touring Europe until they disbanded in 2001.  They even starred in a television show on a national Francophone network called Pour être libre, or “To Be Free” which ran for 40 episodes. While the whole thing might be in French, its easy to tell how these three friends were superstars in their homeland.  Click here to watch an episode from the show. Too bad we didn’t know about this years ago…we would have moved to France just for them!!!

2Be3 did have one English-language single aptly titled “Excuse My French” and we can’t stop giggling at how ridiculous this all seems now but back in the 90s…the music and the clothes were a big deal!!

Is it just us, or does the one in the middle look like Channing Tatum a little bit?

Feature photo source: PurePeople.com

Midnight Red Cover Highlight Magazine

Congrats to Midnight Red for landing their first magazine cover!  The guys are featured in the January issue of Highlight Magazine.

Check out the issue online or purchase a hard copy

Don’t forget to follow Midnight Red and Highlight Magazine on Twitter.

All Photos by Ashley Osborn

The Wahlburgers Coming to A&E in January

We generally stay away from reality shows, but if they involve a current or former boyband member, you can bet we will be tuning in (shoutout to “House of Carters!”).  So naturally we were thrilled to see that one of our favorite members of New Kids on the Block, Donnie Wahlberg, is part of a new show on A&E this January.   The show is called “The Wahlburgers,” and it revolves around the Walberg clan’s hamburger restaurant they opened in (where else) Boston, MA.

The show stars Donnie, brother Mark (how nice of Marky Mark to take time from his busy pants dropping schedule to film this show!), and brother Paul, the restaurant’s executive chef.  According to the press release, the show will focus on the struggles of running a restaurant with the family name.  We hope co-owner Donnie will be making lots of appearances, as he’s become one of our all time favorite boybanders (if you’ve ever been to a NKOTB show, you will know why).  We’re hoping Aaron Carter, who was apparently jumped in Boston earlier this year for “being on NKOTB turf,” will stop by for a bite to eat.

The show premieres on A&E January 22nd at 10:30pm.  Check out the promo below!