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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK PROMISES BIGGEST YEAR YET IN 2013

| 23 January 2013 | Reply

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(New York, NY – January 22, 2013) – Even though the New Year has just begun, New Kids On The Block fans already know they have a lot to look forward to in the coming months! As announced today on their total takeover of The View, NKOTB revealed plans of a 2013 summer headlining tour. Very special guests, multi-platinum selling artists 98 Degrees, and Grammy Award winning Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, will be opening for NKOTB on their tour, aptly titled THE PACKAGE TOUR.  This is the first tour for 98 Degrees in over 12 years! NKOTB surprised The View audience with a special reveal of 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, giving fans a taste of THE PACKAGE TOUR when all bands performed a capella, sending the audience into a frenzy. The tour kicks off on May 31st in Uncasville, CT and tickets can be purchased starting February 2 on www.ticketmaster.com. American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM (local time).

The multi-platinum selling New Kids On The Block also announced plans for new music. The group will release brand new album “10” on April 2nd with the first single “Remix (I Like The)” dropping on iTunes January 28th.  The group has been quietly spending the past six months working hard, writing and recording the album.

Fans caught wind of these secret studio sessions and have been clamoring for information after rumors spread about the 2013 plans of new music and a possible tour. After announcing on The View, NKOTB, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men set out on a day long media blitz stopping by outlets like Access Hollywood, CNN, E!, ET, EXTRA, OMG! Insider, VH1 Big Morning Buzz, US Weekly and Rolling Stone. Social media has been abuzz ever since the official reveal with no signs of slowing down.

“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “This is going to be the craziest year yet-the single, the album, the tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men … We can’t wait to give fans ‘The Package!’”

“We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men. Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too,” said 98 Degrees’ Nick Lachey.

“We couldn’t be more excited to join New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees on ‘The Package Tour.’  This summer is going to be fun and fans will not want to miss it,” said Shawn Stockman.  Wanya Morris agreed saying, “This has been in the works for a while… ‘The Package’ is on its way, and we’re going to deliver.” Added Nate Morris, “We plan on bringing it, mark your calendars.”

Please visit: www.ThePackage-Tour.com or Ticketmaster.com for up to date information or join the discussion at #thepackagetour.

THE PACKAGE TOUR Dates (As of January 22, 2013):

May 31                 Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

June 1                   Uniondale, NY                   Nassau Coliseum

June 2                   Boston, MA                        TD Garden

June 4                   Ottawa, ON                        Scotiabank Place

June 6                   Montreal, QC                     Bell Centre

June 7                   Toronto, ON                       Air Canada Centre

June 8                   Auburn Hills, MI                                The Palace of Auburn Hills

June 9                   Cleveland, OH                   Quicken Loans Arena

June 11                 Pittsburgh, PA                   Consol Energy Center

June 13                 East Rutherford, NJ         Izod Center

June 14                 Washington DC                 Verizon Center

June 15                 Philadelphia, PA               Wells Fargo Center

June 18                 Nashville, TN                      Bridgestone Arena

June 19                 Charlotte, NC                     Time Warner Cable Arena

June 20                 Atlanta, GA                         Philips Arena

June 21                 Orlando, FL                         Amway Center

June 22                 Fort Lauderdale, FL         BB&T Center

June 25                 Cincinnati, OH                    US Bank Arena

June 27                 Houston, TX                       Toyota Center

June 28                 Dallas, TX                             American Airlines Center

June 29                 Oklahoma City, OK          Chesapeake Energy Arena

June 30                 St. Louis, MO                     Scottrade Center

July 5                     Los Angeles, CA                                STAPLES Center Arena

July 6                     Las Vegas, NV                    Mandalay Bay Events Center

July 7                     San Jose, CA                       HP Pavilion

July 9                     Tacoma, WA                       Tacoma Dome

July 12                   Rosemont, IL                     Allstate Arena

July 13                   Minneapolis, MN             Target 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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