New Kids on the Block Schedule
Are you a devotee of Donnie, Danny, Joe, Jordan and Jon? Then, you're going to be
thrilled to learn that the "Kids" have a number of concert dates scheduled for this year. Since the members of the New Kids
on the Block (NKOTB) reunited in secret in 2007, cutting a new CD, the group issued that brand-new album and set out on a
tour in 2008. The Block, which arrived in the fall of 2008, ranked as No. 16 on Rolling Stone's Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout
You can find the New Kids on the Block this year in concert at venues like the Planet Hollywood Resort and
Casino in Las Vegas. To stay on top of all of their latest concert listings, you just need to check out StubHub. StubHub has
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New Kids on the Block Background
The New Kids on the Block's
origins date back to the early '80s when R&B/pop group, New Edition, was discovered by Maurice Starr. After ties were
severed with them, Starr and his partner, Mary Alford, were on a quest to develop a white counterpart. Starr and Alford were
instantly taken with 15-year-old Donnie Wahlberg's dancing ability, rapping skills and dynamic stage presence. He was enlisted
as the group 's first member. Wahlberg helped the pair out with their recruitment efforts. Among the new members were his
younger brother, Mark, and his best friend, Danny Wood. He also convinced a former schoolmate Jordan Knight to try out for
Starr as well. Knight passed the audition with flying colors, and his older brother, Jonathan, was also folded into the group
as well.The band enjoyed enormous success during the late '80s and early '90s and went on to sell 80 million records globally.
April 1986, under the Columbia Records label, the group debuted their eponymous album. With songs almost exclusively penned
and produced by Starr, the album contained what was coined as "bubblegum pop material." The lead-off single, "Be My Girl"
garnered minimal airplay around the band's hometown of Boston but didn't grab national attention. The album's sophomore single,
"Stop It Girl," did even worse. Eventually, however, the album went to earn triple platinum certification, largely rooted
in the boost in popularity they secured with their sophomore album.
Their sophomore effort, Hangin' Tough, highlighted
the single "Please Don't Go Girl," a ballad that made its way to No. 10 on the Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and became
New Kids on the Block's first hit. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" was the album's second single to be released and landed
in the Top 5, while the track "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" settled in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. And,
the hits kept coming. More Top 5 singles from the album followed, and by the close of 1989, Hangin' Tough had reached No.
1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and also had claimed platinum status eight times!
Step by Step arrived in 1990,
which turned out to be another No. 1 album, earning triple platinum certification. The title track yielded the No. 1 spot
on the Hot 100 Singles chart and became their biggest-selling single. "Tonight" followed, claiming a spot in the Top 10. Also
in 1990, the group took home two American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album.
early 1992, "If You Go Away" dropped, scoring the No. 16 slot on the U.S. charts. Two years later, their fourth studio album
was released called Face the Music. The album didn't do well, bombing as a commercial success.
The band split in 1994.
There were several efforts made to get the group back together after their split, but it wasn't until 2007 that the band secretly
reunited. They cut a new album and set off on a concert tour in 2008. The Block was issued in 2008, selling 100,000 copies
in its first week of hitting the shelves. It netted the No. 1 spot on the U.S. Top Pop Albums chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard
200. "Summertime" served as the album's first official single. The song climbed to No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it
was their first Top 40 hit since "If You Go Away" (1992).
New Kids on the Block Albums
The New Kids on
the Block debuted their first studio album in 1986. Their self-titled debut set the stage for what would be a successful run
throughout the remainder of the '80s and '90s. Their other studio albums include: Hangin' Tough (1988); Merry, Merry Christmas
(1989); Step by Step (1990); Face the Music (1994); The Block (2008); and 10 (2013).
New Kids on the Block Trivia
you own any of the licensed-merchandise that had the New Kids on the Block name stamped all over it? From lunch boxes to dolls
to comic books to trading cards to T-shirts and buttons, there wasn't much the New Kids on the Block didn't have their name
on. They even had a Saturday morning cartoon! But, even if you own all of these things, the true testament to your devotion
is if you were a member of their official fan club. C'mon, you know your phone calls were among the 100,000 calls the Official
NKOTB Hotline received per week.
New Kids on the Block Concert Experience
Their reinterpreted R&B-styled
music was the envy of every other band in the early 1990s, but there was just no stopping the New Kids on the Block. For nearly
a decade, they dominated the airwaves with an iron fist, firmly ensconced at the top of the charts and winners of countless
awards and accolades. Now the New Kids are back on the block and ready to play, ready to show the world they're still king
of the boy bands, king of the stage and the kings of harmony. Sing along with every note and move with every move because
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