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New Kids On The Block Announce “The Mixtape Tour” For Summer 2019

NKOTB just dropped a HUGE Summer tour announcement for 2019 featuring all of their closest friends like Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson!  “The Mixtape Tour” kicks off May 2nd and brings the New Kids across North America all Summer long.

You know NKOTB can’t leave you with just a massive tour announcement!  Donnie, Danny, Jon, Jordan, and Joey also dropped a brand new single called “80’s Baby.”  The lyric video is an homage to all things 80s like 8-bit video games, bamboo earrings, satellite phones, pagers, and of course, mixtapes!

Fan club presales for “The Mixtape Tour” have already started while general on sales begin Friday Oct 12th at 10am local time.  VIP barstools and packages are also available on the official NKOTB site.  Check out all the dates below and make sure you grab your tickets before they sell out!

“The Mixtape Tour” ft. NKOTB, Naughty By Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, & more
May 2nd – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets 
May 4th – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
May 5th – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
May 7th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets 
May 8th – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
May 9th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
May 10th – Fedex Forum – Memphis, TN – Buy Tickets 
May 11th – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets 
May 13th – American Bank Center- Corpus Christi, TX – Buy Tickets
May 15th – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
May 16th – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
May 17th – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
May 18th – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
May 21st – Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX – Buy Tickets
May 22nd – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
May 24th – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
May 25th – Mandalay Bay Arena – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
May 28th – Rabobank Arena – Bakersfield, CA – Buy Tickets
May 29th – SAP Center – San Jose, CA – Buy Tickets
May 30th – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
June 1st – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA – Buy Tickets
June 2nd – Moda Center – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
June 4th – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID – Buy Tickets
June 6th – Viviant Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
June 7th – Pepsi Center Arena – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
June 8th – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE – Buy Tickets
June 9th – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA – Buy Tickets
June 11th – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
June 12th – Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
June 13th – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
June 14th – AllState Arena – Rosemont, IL – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Little Ceasar’s Arena – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Scotia Bank Arena – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Key Bank Center – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
June 27th – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 28th – TD GArden – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Nassau Vet Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 6th – Hershey Park – Hershey, PA – Buy Tickets
July 7th – THe PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
July 10th – Bon Secours Arena – Greenville, SC – Buy Tickets
July 11th – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 12th – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
July 13th – AmWay Center – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
July 14th – Hard Rock Live Seminole – Hollywood, FL – Buy Tickets

Watch the brand new lyric video for NKOTB’s new single “80s Baby” below!

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TODAY Show Announces 2017 Summer Concert Series

The TODAY Show just announced their annual Summer concert series performers and this year they’ve got some HUGE names coming to the plaza to perform all Summer long!  They’re no strangers to getting the biggest names in music to perform and this year is no different.  Past artists include 5SOS, Dierks Bentley, Shawn Mendes, Celine Dion, Charlie Puth, Fifth Harmony, Fall Out Boy, Nicki Minaj, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean, Puff Daddy, and Meghan Trainor.

All concerts take place live from Rockefeller Plaza outside of the TODAY show studios in NYC.  If you plan on attending, we suggest showing up no later than 5am  as there is usually a crowd and entry is not guaranteed even with a Fan Pass. All concerts take place between 7am and 9am and most of the time, you’ll get to see the artists soundcheck as well!

TODAY Show fan passes are available by signing up for the TodayShow newsletter and are the best way to experience these early morning sing alongs.  These passes get you closer to your favorite artists and let’s face it, you’ll always remember that morning when Niall/Harry/Thomas Rhett/Joe Jonas/Halsey serenaded you – not that Wednesday or Friday that you were so well rested for work/school.

Sign up for fan passes HERE and we’ll see you out on the plaza!!  Check out the full line up below.

TODAY Show + Citi 2017 Summer Concert Series
May 9th – Harry Styles
May 15th – New Kids On The Block
May 16th – Zac Brown Band
May 19th – Mary J. Blige
May 26th – Miley Cyrus
May 29th – Niall Horan
June 2nd – Thomas Rhett 
June 9th – Halsey
June 16th – Shania Twain
June 30th – Charlie Puth
July 6th – Ed Sheeran
July 7th – Flo Rida
July 18th – Chris Stapleton
July 21st – DNCE
July 28th – Fitz and The Tantrums
Aug 4th – Brad Paisley
Aug 18th – Hailee Steinfeld 
TBD – Bruno Mars
TBD – Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
TBD – Camila Cabello

Be sure to follow the TODAY Show and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest news on your favorite artists!

Friday Five: St. Patrick’s Day Songs

It’s Friday and it’s St. Patrick’s Day which means time for an Irish themed Friday Five!   While we probably won’t be joining the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities, we’ll just sit here wearing our green, and quietly wish Disney was playing “Luck Of The Irish” on TV tonight.  We struggled to pick just five songs to put on this list but we let the 4 leaf  clovers to work their magic. Celebrate St. Patrick and bring out your Irish side with these tracks!

NKOTB – “Hanging Tough”
Helloooo!! NKOTB wrote this to be the Boston Celtics theme song and to be Irish, you gotta be hangin’ tough!  On tour, the New Kids sample Dropkick Murphys as well for the intro so double yes!

Flogging Molly – “Drunken Lullabies”
As far as Celtic influenced bands go, Flogging Molly is a tried and true classic.  If you’re looking for something to get yourself in the spirit of the holiday, these guys are top notch!

Dropkick Murphys – “Shipping Up To Boston”
Whether you realize this song is by Dropkick Murphys or not, you have heard this song and we’re pretty sure you love it as much as we do. NKOTB sample this for the “Hanging Tough” intro on tour, athletes use it as their walk up song, and in numerous commercials.  This is the officially unofficial theme song for the city of Boston, MA. We rest our case.

B*Witched – “C’est La Vie”
Arguably one of the most underrated artists from the late 90s and early 2000s, B*Witched are still touring.  Currently, they are on tour in Australia with Atomic Kitten and Liberty X.  We had a hard time picking between “Rollercoaster” and C’est La Vie” but  that’s just life and this is just a classic song!

House Of Pain – “Jump Around” 
It’s Friday, and it’s a holiday.  Go ahead, jump around.  We won’t judge you!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Watch NKOTB’s “One More Night” Video

NKOTB just dropped the music video for their new single, “One More Night!”  The track is from their upcoming “Thankful” EP, which is due out on May 12th, the first night of the “Total Package Tour” with Paul Abdul and Boyz II Men.  We’re thankful for new music from our favorite boyband, who just get better and better with age.  Watch the video below!

Pre-order “Thankful” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “One More Night!”  Check out the dates for the “Total Package” Tour here.

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

NKOTB To Release “Thankful” EP on May 12th

2017 is shaping up to be a VERY good year for NKOTB fans!   The Total Package Tour with Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul kicks off this Summer!  Cruise #9 is setting sail in October!  Joey McIntyre has a new TV show!  AND they just released new music for the first time in 4 years!   NKOTB hit “The Late Late Show” with James Corden to premiere the new song, “One More Time.”  They also revealed that the track would be on their upcoming EP, titled “Thankful,” which is due out on May 12th.  (AKA the first date of the Total Package Tour!)

We’re thankful for new music from our favorite boyband, who just get better and better with age.  We can’t wait to see them perform some  of the new tracks on tour!  Listen to “One More Night” now!

Pre-order the “Thankful” EP on iTunes now and get an instant download of “One More Night!”

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

New Kids On The Block Announce Cruise #9 In October 2017

ALL ABOARD!!!  NKOTB just announced cruise #9 will be leaving from New Orleans and sailing to Cozumel, Mexico…far far away from your worries this October!  If you thought the last cruises were insane…just wait because we’re sure NKOTB have new tricks up their sleeves to make Cruise #9 a trip you won’t forget.

This is probably the best vacation a fangirl could ask for – 4 days sailing aboard the Carnival Triumph (2 of which you’re completely trapped at sea with NKOTB), concerts on the boat, theme nights, dance parties, meet&greets ON THE BOAT, a day in Cozumel to explore, and so many more surprises that we can’t even imagine!

In case you missed “Rock The Boat” on PopTV, or just want to get really hyped about this vacation, watch the trailer for the cruise in a tweet from NKOTB below.  Fingers crossed they’ll be filming another season of “Rock The Boat” on board for those who can’t make it!

Past cruisers and BlockNation members get the first pick of cabins on the Carnival Triumph on Thursday, March 2nd starting at 10AM EST.  New Cruisers and general on sales begin Friday, March 3rd at 12 noon EST.  Click HERE to update your Rose Tours Cruise account and make sure you’re ready to #GETONDABOAT!  For more information about what’s included, what’s not, and even how to pack for the cruise, click HERE.

Be sure to follow NKOTB, Rose Tours, and Secret Fangirls for the latest updates and #GETONDABOAT!

Our Favorite Concerts of 2016

We can’t believe 2016 is almost over!   It was a year full of fangirling and lots of amazing concerts.   While it’s always hard to pick favorites, here are some of our favorite shows of 2016!

Mixtape Festival – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA – August 2016
This festival had everything – boybands,  matching camo parachute cargo pants, oversized bib overalls, harmonies that you can’t find anywhere else, and of course the best fans ever!  NKOTB just get better and better with age.  98 Degrees wore camo cargo pants and sang a TRL medley.  O-Town crushed their set (yes, they played “Liquid Dreams”) and wore overalls and tie-dye.  Paul Abdul nailed every single dance move in her first show on 25 years (and told everyone about the Total Package Tour way before it was announced).  Boyz II Men brought down the house with their beautiful harmonies.

 

Dan + Shay – Playstation Theater – New York, NY – December 2016
Dan + Shay are one of our favorite artists to see live, because they bring so much joy and energy to the stage.  The “Obsessed” Tour was their second headlining tour, in support of their new album, and they owned the stage like they had been doing this forever.  Dan + Shay are having so much fun on stage, you can’t help but join in.  The whole show is one big singalong from start to finish.

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Mariah Carey – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY – December 2016
We didn’t realize we were such big Mariah fans, until we saw her perform at the Beacon (and at Divas Live!) and fangirl cried a little.   This is our new Holiday tradition.

 

Cam – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – October 2016
We were so excited to see Cam back in NYC on her first headlining tour!  She had the coolest set of the year, and told the best stories in between songs.  Cam is such a genuine talent that we knew the world couldn’t ignore since the first time we saw her opening for Dan+Shay.  Her voice is amazing, her songwriting is super fun (listen to her song “Fireball”) and heartwarming.

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Dierks Bentley – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – May 2016
We had just caught the opening night of Dierks’ big “Somewhere On A Beach” Tour at PNC Bank Arts Center a couple of weeks prior.  It was amazing to see Dierks again in such an intimate venue.  His “Last Call Ball,” in celebration of the release of his new album, “Black,” was a writers round with his collaborators.  Each took a turn telling the story behind the song and performing songs from the album and other hits they had written.   Did we mention we got to be approx 5 feet away from Dierks for this show?

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Rooney – Webster Hall – New York, NY – October 2016
We are SO EXCITED that Rooney is back and on tour. Their new album, “Washed Away,”  was one of our favorites of the year, and we got to see them live 2 times in 2016!  The show in October at Webster Hall was our favorite, mostly because Robert asked everyone to come in Halloween costumes and the band dressed as vampires.   Good music + Halloween = happy fangirls.

Jake Miller – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – October 2016
Jake definitely had a good thing going at Highline Ballroom.  His “Overnight” EP release show was one big party from start to finish.  Jake blessed NYC with an early bit of news about his “Overnight Tour” at this show and we’re so glad he’s coming back in 2017 because we need more Jake in our lives!! His voice keeps getting better and better and let’s face it – he’s so good with his fans that there’s no way we can’t love him just as much back!

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MAX – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY – February 2016
Speaking of Jake Miller, we caught his upcoming “Overnight” Tour mate, MAX, at the Beacon Theatre opening for R5.   He is insanely talented,   and we were blown away by his live performance.  We’ve had his album on repeat ever since.  If you’re going to see Jake this Winter, make sure you get there early to catch MAX’s set!

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Kacey Musgraves – Town Hall – New York, NY – December 2016
We were stoked that Kacey’s Christmas tour had a stop in NYC!  It was just as sparkly and fun as you would imagine.   Can we make this a Holiday tradition, too?

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Good Charlotte – Webster Hall – New York, NY – April 2016
*FANGIRL SCREAMING*   Okay, now that we’ve had some time (alright like 8 months) to process this show, we still can’t believe just how incredibly grateful the guys of Good Charlotte are for their fans to come back after a long hiatus and still care about the little boys from Waldorf and their dumb punk music.  We grew up listening to GC, their lyrics are melodies are ingrained and practically tattooed on our brains.  When a band truly takes the time to acknowledge how awesome their fans are and to be so good to their fans, heck yeah we’ll keep coming back for more.  This show was wild from start to finish with the crowd singing literally every single word to every single song – even deep cuts and new tracks.

Moose Blood – Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY – July 2016
These guys really know how to put on a show!  Just before their sophomore album, “Blush” came out, Moose Blood put on a wild and crazy club show in NYC’s Studio at Webster Hall.  The show was completely sold out and we can bet that people from the other rooms of Webster Hall were coming downstairs to see what all the ruckus was about. What they found were four boys from Kent and about 300 fans screaming the words, all of us having the best night of our lives!  This show also took us about 6 months to process how amazing these guys are.

 

Dolly Parton – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY – June 2016
This was the first concert we went to at the newly renovated Forest Hills Stadium.  As huge tennis and music fangirls, just being there was exciting!   And Dolly was incredible.  She has such a gift for storytelling and performing, and the crowd was having a blast.

Hunter Hayes – Pennysaver Ampitheater – Selden, NY – August 2016
We sadly only got to see Hunter once this year, but he blew us away as always.   He played some amazing new songs, which he released later in the year.  Fingers crossed we’ll be seeing more of Hunter in 2017!

 

Weezer – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY – June 2017
Weezer has been on our concert bucket list for ages, and we finally got the chance to see them over the Summer!  And they did not disappoint.

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Housing Works Writers Round – New York, NY – August 2017
This was one of the coolest shows we went to this year.  Housing Works hosted a benefit concert, a Nashville songwriters round.   Walker Hayes, Drake White, Sean McAnally, Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Brad Tursi each took turns playing stripped down versions of the many hits they had written.