New Kids on the Block. 98 Degrees. Boyz II Men. BOOM (BOOM is not a band, boom is the sound your brain made when it just exploded).
The tour begins on May 31st. All three bands will be at all shows, so there’s no chance of having to trade a performance of “I’ll Make Love to You” for “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).” And here’s a bonus surprise: on April 2nd, we’re getting a brand new NKOTB album. So just simmer on that.
While you’re simmering, can I tell you about some more good news? Ok, you know how they’re doing a reboot of Boy Meets World? I know you’ve heard about this, but it’s called Girl Meets World, and it’s about Cory and Topanga’s daughter. It’s going to be fabulous, seeing some of the most beloved characters ever – or, ok, from the 90′s – come back in 2013.
Speaking of beloved characters from the 90′s, you know what other show might be doing a similar reboot? Saved by the Bell. I KNOW. TMZ caught Mark-Paul Gosselaar out and about and asked him about the show, and he said that if that whole thing goes well, then “maybe we’ll do a reunion as well.” As in maybe there will be a brand new Saved by the Bell out around the same time as the brand new Boy Meets World. As in FREAK OUT.
Who’s psyched? Everybody, right?
January 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Emily
And why do they all have creepy mustaches? I don’t know, guys. There are many mysteries in this world, guys, and this happens to be one of the creepier ones.
What I want to talk about, however, is the fact that my personal favorite New Kids on the Block-er used to be this creepy, creepy Danny Wood. He looks like a meth freak that’s been living under a bridge in a desert for six years (which might not be too far from the truth, considering the NKOTB have only been “back” for a few years now as it were) and it frightens me that my former, young, little, innocent self could be superficially infatuated with the Scariest New Kid of All Time. Yeesh.
Who was your favorite New Kid on the Block? You know, Jon Knight isn’t looking so bad these days, I guess. He kind of resembles Adrien Brody, and if you guys have been around here for a minute, you know how I feel about Adrien. Well, anyway, ready, set, go—favorite New Kid back then?
Favorite New Kid today?
July 19, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Remember that one time back in June when New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys performed together at Radio City Music Hall and it was wonderful and I was all “I sense a tour a-comin’”? Well, I was right, natch. The groups are joining forces to totally blow our minds come next summer, but in the meantime, check out that above interview with Ryan Seacrest. To be honest, I’m not really interested in what’s being said because I’m too busy trying to wrap my mind around all nine dudes* sitting around together, being older versions of those dudes whose pictures I tore out of Tiger Beat.
I’m crossing my fingers for a Nashville date, but I’m probably just going to have to count on y’all guys in the big cities to sneak in a fancy camera phone. Don’t let me down.
*Too bad the fifth Backstreet Boy (my very favorite), Kevin Richardson, is busy starring in low budget vampire musicals.
November 9, 2010 at 10:50 am by Emily
On Saturday night, New Kids on the Block did a concert at Radio City Music Hall. Good stuff, right (the “right stuff,” I daresay)? And as the NKOTB were doing a soulful rendition of “I Want It That Way,” the curtain rose and who else should appear but the Backstreet Boys? They all finished out the song together, then had some loving man hugs to conclude the earth-shattering performance.
I’m a little too young to have been a real New Kids on the Block fan, but my sister was not, so I was rocking out to “Please Don’t Go Girl” and “Quit Playing Games With My Heart” at the same time, and my twelve-year-old mind never imagined that these two powerhouses of music could come together in such a culmination of wondrousness*. Donnie Wahlberg showed some similar fan-girling on Twitter:
As for TONIGHTS Concert…. BACKSTREET BOYS got my respect forever! That was awesome! What a night!
I smell a tour. Please let me smell a tour.
*I’m actually only being about 15% sarcastic.
June 21, 2010 at 11:23 am by Emily
You gotta love a music video with product placement.
Wow, JET nightclub. An NKOTB video? I expected more from you.
September 2, 2008 at 2:09 pm by Evil Beet
Here’s the New Kids on the Block announcing their reunion on the Today Show.
This is insane. I cannot believe how excited people are about this. Who are these people? Seriously, guys, let go of the mid-’80s. Just let it go.
The interview is actually kind of amusing, though. When they’re asked what fans should expect from the New Kids this time around, Joey McIntyre responds: “The economy, healthcare and job security.” Heh.
Part two of the interview is after the jump.
Also: I have no idea if there’s any truth to this, but a video for a song called “Click Click Click” is wandering around the Internet, and it’s supposedly their new single. I’ve included that after the jump, too.