NKTOB Embark on The Main Event Tour

Updated: February 3, 2015


For decades, boy bands have entertained and enchanted hordes of zealous fans across the world with catchy music and irresistible charm. At the moment, acts like One Direction and 5 Seconds to Summer have claimed the title of the world’s hottest boy band, but it’s important to reminisce on groups that spawned the cultural phenomenon that is the archetypal boy band.

But before One Direction, the Jonas Brothers, N’Sync, and the Backstreet Boys, there was New Kids on the Block.

The charm of Joey McIntyre. The stellar choreography of Danny Wood. The dynamism of Donnie Wahlberg. The distinctive falsetto of Jordan Knight. The passion of Jonathan Knight. Together, these five teenagers were transformed into international cultural icons.

Assembled in 1984, NKTOB quickly developed into an unstoppable cultural phenomenon, and established themselves as one of the best-selling groups of all time.

At the height of the group’s success, the New Kids were breaking various records, and their earnings outdid the likes of Michael Jackson, and Madonna. Their merchandise increased dramatically. Their 1990 Pay-Per-View special broke cable TV records at the time. Their popularity extended to a Saturday morning cartoon and comic books.

They were, simply put, on top of the world.

Still, all good things must come to an end, and the band’s sales began to dwindle following accusations of lip-syncing. Following the release of 1994’s critically favoured but commercially disappointing Face the Music, NKTOB disbanded.

Since the disbandment, the New Kids have reunited on various occasions to release new material and to take their music on the road. In recent years, the New Kids collaborated on a tour and album with the Backstreet Boys.

This year, the new kids are returning to the block, once again! You can catch the legendary band as they embark on The Main Event Tour, which will take the group to venues such as Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and Montreal’s Bell Centre. In addition, the band is taking two very special guests along for the ride; chart-topping rapper Nelly and iconic girl group TLC. The nostalgia is strong with this one.

Prepare for a true blast from the past, and be sure to check out the most popular boy band in music history live in concert!

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