After their triumphant dual performance to close Sunday night’s American Music Awards, boy-band supergroup NKOTBSB (otherwise known as [artist id="1254"]New Kids on the Block[/artist] and [artist id="832"]Backstreet Boys[/artist]) have announced the full schedule for the eagerly anticipated co-headlining tour . The first-of-its-kind outing uniting the dominating male vocal group of the late 1980s, NKOTB, with their musical progeny from the 1990s, BSB, had been rumored for months, and when the initial limited slate of dates was announced last month, demand crashed the bands’ websites.
As a result, 18 more dates were added to the schedule, including second shows in Chicago and Toronto. “We can’t thank our fans enough for their continued support. The love that everyone has shown to us and to this project is incredible. We can feel the excitement and we won’t let the fans down. And with our new and elaborate stage design there won’t be one bad seat in the house,” said NKOTB and BSB in a joint statement. “We are truly blessed and are so appreciative to have you all along with us for the ride.”
The double threat group first made fans’ dreams come true when they performed onstage together for the first time at a sold-out NKOTB show at Radio City Music Hall in June. Sunday’s AMA hook-up included runs through Backstreet’s “I Want It That Way” and NKOTB’s “Hangin’ Tough,” that got the crowd on their feet as Joey McIntyre, AJ McLean, Jordan Knight, Howie Dorough, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Littrell, Danny Wood and Nick Carter proved they still had the moves.
Tickets for the shows are on sale now, with additional dates going on sale beginning December 11.
» 6/2 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
» 6/3 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» 6/4 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» 6/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
» 6/7 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» 6/8 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 6/9 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 6/11 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
» 6/12 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
» 6/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
» 6/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace at Auburn Hills
» 6/17 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 6/18 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 6/21 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
» 6/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» 6/24 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajondome
» 6/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 6/26 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» 6/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
» 7/1 – Los Angeles CA @ Staples Center
» 7/2 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
» 7/3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
» 7/8 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
» 7/9 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
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