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New Kids On The Block Announce 2016 Cruise: New Orleans to Cozumel

We could all use a little warming up right now, as we’ve been dreaming about being on the beach while we’re piled under a mountain of snow. How about being on the beach with the New Kids on the Block? Sounds like a perfect fangirl getaway to us! NKOTB just announced their 8th annual cruise for 2016 is taking off from New Orleans and heading down to Cozumel, Mexico in October. Pre-sales start this Wednesday, January 27th for Block Nation members, so we hope like any good fangirl you’ve been putting money in your New Kids cruise fund! Head over to NKOTBCruise.com for all of the info!

NKOTB 2016 Cruise
New Orleans to Cozumel
October 20-24 2016
Ticket Info

Watch the official trailer for the 2016 cruise below.  As if NKOTB + Beach wasn’t enough to convince you, this certainly will… Just #WaitTil8!

If you’ve seen “Rock This Boat,” you know what an epic adventure/party the cruise is. And you never know what could happen on the boat!  Like that time there was a wedding and Joey walked the bride down the aisle and Donnie officiated (literal fangirl tears every time Joey appears in that captain’s outfit help)

Be sure to follow NKOTB & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

The Main Event Tour With NKOTB & TLC Hits Long Island, NY

There ain’t no party like a Block Party!  New Kids On The Block’s Summer Tour, aptly titled, “The Main Event,” stopped at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island over the weekend.  As with any NKOTB event, it was a nonstop party from start to finish!  It was everything we expected from this tour, and more.  NKOTB know how to BRING IT each and every night on stage.  Our review started as a fangirl keysmash but we managed to recover enough to write actual words.

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Round 1:  Nelly
Nelly got the party started with hits like “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me” and “Hot in Herre,” making everyone feel like they were back in high school.

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Round 2: TLC
T-Boz and Chilli win for best outfits of the night.  Their holographic jumpsuits and their dancers’ “TLC” printed overalls made us feel like we were back in 1999.  The highlight of the set was a singalong to their hit “Waterfalls,” as the crowd held up lights in memory of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

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Round 3: New Kids On The Block
The New Kids just get better and better with age.  NKOTB know how to put on a SHOW.  They also know how to make every fan in the arena feel like a part of the action.  Their stage setup is one of the coolest we’ve ever seen, with moving risers and multiple runways, so everyone has a chance to be close to the band.  And they know exactly what the fangirls want.  Change cam?  Check. Tuxedos?  Check.  Dance Moves?  Check.

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Their set was a mix of old favorites and recent ones, and the year of each song’s release was written on the big screen – from 1984 to 2013.  After singing “Please Don’t Go Girl,” Joey McIntyre said he’d been singing that song for 27 years, and asked the crowd if he could sing for 27 more, generating lots of screams from the audience (YES, PLEASE!)

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Jordan Knight came out for a solo segment, his white shirt billowing open thanks to a couple of wind machines.  Joey McIntyre followed, but decided to take things one step further and abandoned his shirt entirely.   Donnie Wahlberg, once known for his tank top ripping and getting extremely um, close to fans in the front row, is happily married now to Jenny McCarthy, who was also in attendance.   Instead of his old antics, Donnie led the crowd in a singalong of “Lean On Me,” while hundreds of #SelfiesForDonnie rotated on the big screen.

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A highlight of the show was when the band dispersed into the crowd during “Tonight,” getting even closer to some lucky fans.  Joey’s adorable son Griffin kicked off the song,  singing from on top of the piano.  He even did a spinning headstand.  Trust us, this kid is going to be playing arenas with (we hope) his own boyband one day!

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NKOTB are kicking off the 1st of 2 nights at Madison Square Garden tonight.  There’s just a few more stops left on The Main Event Tour, but if you can get to a show, it’s a MUST.

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Setlist:
Block Party
Crash
My Favorite Girl
You Got It (The Right Stuff)
The Whisper
Let’s Try It Again
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Valentine Girl / If You Go Away / Never Can Say Goodbye / Please Don’t Go Girl
Remix
Summertime
Dirty Dancing
Just A Friend / Good Vibrations
Tonight
Baby I Believe In You (Jordan solo)
Give It To You (Jordan solo)
Sweet Dreams (Joey solo)
Twisted (Joey solo)
I Need You / Lean On Me (Donnie solo)
Cover Girl (Donnie solo)
Games
Step By Step
I’ll Be Loving You Forever
Hangin’ Tough

Visit our Tumblr page for lots more photos from the show, such as the one below.  Be sure to follow NKOTB & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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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)

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

Be sure to follow NKOTB, TLC, Nelly & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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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And on the 7th day… #soon #nkotb

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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? 

Be sure to follow NKOTB & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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!

Be sure to follow Nick & Knight and Secret Fangirls on Twitter.

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight Announce Joint Album & Tour, Nick & Knight!

As we’ve said before, Good Morning America gets all of the important fangirl announcements!  This morning, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight stopped by to drop huge news:  they recorded an album together, Nick & Knight, and are going on tour this fall!

The album will be released on September 2nd.  Pre-orders are up now at NickandKnight.com, and you’ll receive a digital download of their first single “Just The Two of Us” instantly!

We’ve seen collabs from within boybands before (such as Jordan Knight’s “Stingy” feat Donnie Wahlberg), but this is the first cross-boyband duo in history.  Since NKOTBSB was pretty much the greatest thing that has ever happened in the history of boybands, we are beyond thrilled for Nick & Knight!

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2nd at 10am local time.  And don’t forget NKOTBSB are a close knit bunch – you never know who could stop by your show!  When we saw Jordan Knight in NYC, Donnie Wahlberg & Jonathan Knight stopped by.

Nick & Knight Fall 2014 Tour Dates
9/15 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
9/17 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
9/19 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
9/20 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
9/21 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23 – Folly Theater – Kansas City, MO
9/24 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
9/26 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/28 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/30 – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH
10/1 – Byham Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
10/3 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
10/4 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/5 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/8 – Emerson Colonial – Boston, MA
10/10 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
10/11 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/12 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/14 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
10/15 – Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
10/17 – SoundStage – Baltimore, MD
10/18 – The National – Richmond, VA
10/19 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
10/21 – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
10/22 – Revolution – Miami, FL
11/4 – Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA
11/5 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/7 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/9 -Orpheum – Phoenix, AZ
11/11 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/13 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas
11/14 – House Of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
11/15 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
11/18 – The Regency – San Francisco, CA
11/20 – Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
11/21  -Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
11/22 – Flames – Central Calgary, AB

Be sure to follow Nick & Knight and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!