98 Degrees Ready To Board Van For Winter Tour

After performing at shows across Europe for the last several weeks, vocal group 98 Degrees has returned to the states to kick-off a winter tour to support its current Top 5 single, "Because of You."

The quartet scored its breakthrough hit earlier this year with he single "Invisible Man" -- a track actually off its 1997 self-titled debut, and have just issued its sophomore effort, "98 Degrees and Rising."

Shortly before heading out on tour, the members of 98 Degrees sat down and talked with the MTV Radio Network about what it was expecting from its first major road outing of North America.

"It's our first time in an actual, real-live, tour bus," Drew Lachey said, "I mean, we've had our motor home -- as a lot of people know -- cause it's all over the country and stuff. But [this tour] is our first time with a real motor home, tour bus-type thing, with a PlayStation and a TV, and an actual

driver. We don't have to drive ourselves this time. You can tell we've had a little bit of success, we get a driver.

"We're movin' up, baby," Nick Lachey chimed in.

"We've got a driver now," added Jeff Timmons, "so watch out!" [28.8 RealVideo]

Dates for 98 Degrees' winter tour:

  • 12/3 - Columbus, OH @ Mekka
  • 12/4 - Washington, DC @ Bayou
  • 12/5 - Bloomington, MN @ Mall Of America
  • 12/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
  • 12/8 - Baltimore, MD @ Bohager's
  • 12/10 - Buffalo, NY @ Convention Center
  • 12/11 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
  • 12/12 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
  • 12/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon Concert Club
  • 12/15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Modjeska Theater
  • 12/17 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 12/18 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena
  • 12/19 - Lake Buena

    Vista, FL @ Pleasure Island