NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK STEP INTO THE RING FOR THE MAIN EVENT

U.S. BANK ARENA / MAY 26, 2015 

Pop Icons Team Up with TLC and Nelly for the Ultimate Summer Concert Ticket 

CINCINNATI, OH (Jan. 20, 2015)New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms stopped by Good Morning America this morning to announceTHE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. NKOTB surprised viewers with a special reveal of TLC and a personal message from Nelly (who is currently overseas with the armed forces). The groups hinted at possible collaborations and other exciting possibilities while on the road this summer, sending fans into a frenzy across social media. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. and will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at U.S. Bank Arena on Tuesday, May 26.

New Kids, TLC, Nelly
New Kids, TLC, Nelly

American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Friday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Fans will have additional opportunities to purchase tickets early starting Wednesday, Jan. 28 by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at http://smarturl.it/NKOTB_RSVP. Tickets can be purchased starting at 10:00am EST on January 31st atwww.livenation.com, www.Ticketmaster.com and the U.S. Bank Arena box office.

 

After announcing the tour on Good Morning America, NKOTB took over the LIVE! with Kelly and Michael set to step in and play a mix of super hits and new fan favorites throughout the entire hour on air. The morning TV whirlwind was followed up with an NKOTB/TLC media blitz. The groups shut down Chase Plaza at Madison Square Garden for a press conference filled with media and ecstatic fans, talking with outlets like Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, Associated Press and BuzzFeed. Social media has been abuzz ever since the official reveal with no signs of slowing down.

 

“We always have something special up our sleeves,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want!  We wanted to make sure it was something new and fresh and fun and totally worthwhile for all of our supporters year after year.  This year, we are making it THE MAIN EVENT.  And we promise, it will be THE TICKET of the summer.”

 

With all-new and top-notch production elements, this tour is sure to be the ultimate summer concert ticket as promised. The highlights will include a 360-degree stage “in the round.” With no obstructions, the stage set up will offer optimal viewing. The bands have worked hard on the show and staging concept to make sure that everyone in the house has a part of the action, up close and center.

 

“We are thrilled to be able to join pop icons NKTOB and Nelly on tour. We are equally excited to be back on the road connecting with our fans in such huge arenas,” said TLC.

 

Please visit www.NKOTB.com, www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com for up to date information or join the discussion at #themainevent.

 

THE MAIN EVENT Tour Dates:

All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

 

Date City Venue
Friday, May 1 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Saturday, May 2 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sunday, May 3 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Tuesday, May 5 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Wednesday, May 6 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Saturday, May 9 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Monday, May 11 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Tuesday, May 12 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
Thursday, May 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Friday, May 15 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Saturday, May 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Monday, May 18 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Tuesday, May 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wednesday, May 20 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Friday, May 22 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Saturday, May 23 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Tuesday, May 26 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Wednesday, May 27 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, May 29 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Saturday, May 30 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sunday May 31 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, June 2 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Thursday, June 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Friday, June 5 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Saturday, June 6 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Sunday, June 7 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Tuesday, June 9 Norfolk, VA Norfolk Scope Arena
Wednesday, June 10 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Friday, June 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, June 13 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sunday, June 14 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Tuesday, June 16 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Wednesday, June 17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Friday, June 19 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Saturday, June 20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Sunday, June 21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Monday, June 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, June 24 Boston, MA TD Garden
Saturday, June 27 Hershey, PA Mixtape Festival @ Hersheypark Stadium
Sunday, June 28 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tuesday, June 30 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thursday, July 2 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center

New Kids On The Block

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK sold more than 80 million albums worldwide — including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988’s Hangin’ Tough and 1990’s Step By Step — and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” “Step By Step” and “Tonight.” The group shattered concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts a year, in sold out stadiums throughout the world.  They still hold many of these records to date. They were Forbes highest paid entertainers of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna. The band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls.  More Information is available at www.nkotb.com.

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