New Kids On The Block will embark on The Main Event, a summer headlining tour featuring special guests GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly.
Stopping in more than 30 cities across North America, the tour will kick off Friday, May 1 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
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“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. The highlights will include a 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 is a part of the action.
“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.
New Kids On The Block have sold more than 80 million albums worldwide — including back-to-back international No. 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.” They were Forbes’ highest paid entertainers in 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.
Tickets priced at $39.50 and $125, not including applicable service charges, are now on sale and available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.