Jordan Knight To Play Free Outdoor "TRL" Concert

Boy-band fans, make an appointment with your TV or VCR for Tuesday afternoon; former New Kid on the Block-turned-solo artist Jordan Knight will perform a free outdoor concert that day, which will be broadcast on MTV's "Total Request Live."

The exact location of the performance will not be revealed until Tuesday morning, but it will take place in the environs of New York City, so fans in the area may be lucky enough to catch Knight in the flesh for free. And if you can't make it to NYC on Tuesday, fear not: the singer is also planning his own U.S. club tour for November to promote his self-titled debut.

Knight, who is nominated for Best Dance Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, plans to attend the ceremony, which will be broadcast live from New York's Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center on September 9 at 8 p.m. (ET) (see "Nine Inch Nails, Lauryn Hill, DMX, Kid Rock, Jay-Z Lined Up For VMAs").


and his former New Kid bandmates are enjoying a bit of a renaissance lately, with the current slew of boy bands finding inspiration in the formula NKOTB perfected in the '80s. The trio known as LFO has gone so far as to name-drop the band in its current hit, "Summer Girls," pointing out that "New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits" (before providing the helpful information that "Chinese food makes me sick").

As for the other ex-New Kids, Joey McIntyre released his solo debut, "Stay The Same" earlier this year, and Donnie Wahlberg makes a brief, but memorable, appearance in the current box office smash, "The Sixth Sense."