New Kids on the Block Tickets
New Kids On The Block are back! After a 15-year hiatus Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan and Jonathan Knight and Joe McIntyre are hitting the road again as the original boy-band. Formed in New Jersey in 1984, New Kids became the hottest band of the 90's selling over 80 million records worldwide. They topped the Forbes list of highest paid entertainers, beating out icons such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. New Kids on the Block tickets at the time would reach heights never seen by a teen band. They would sell out arenas and stadiums all over the country.
Under the direction of producer Maurice Starr who formed the highly successful super group New Edition, Starr set out to find a group of white inner-city kids who could capitalize on a new market. He first found Donnie Wahlberg, who was a natural born performer. Wahlberg referred his friend Danny Wood, who was a break dancer. Soon after that brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight signed on. The final slot left to fill was for a front man a true singer; someone who could sing "like Michael Jackson" and had the charisma to blend in with the band. Joe McIntyre was enlisted to fit the spot and quickly rounded out the quintet.
"New Kids on the Block", "Hanging Tough" and "Step By Step" were the three albums that steadily elevated the band to a world-wide notoriety. Their debut self-titled album had moderate success, but it was "Hanging Tough" that won them an opening slot on tour with then-teen-queen Tiffany. They would tour extensively and fans who were lucky enough to have New Kids on the Block tickets found themselves seeing an unbelievably high energy show and their new found fame would give the band an enormous fan base comprised mostly of love-struck teenage girls. And soon Tiffany was opening for them. The album "Hanging Tough" produced the hits "You Got It (The Right Stuff)", "I'll Be Loving You Forever", "Please Don't Go Girl," "Cover Girl" and the title track. New Kids on the Block became the only teen-band to produce five Top 10 hits from one album.
The pinnacle of their success was the 1990 release "Step By Step". The album went triple platinum in sales and sold 20 million copies. Their popularity fueled merchandising campaigns, offering fans: books, dolls, t-shirts, comic books and even a Saturday morning cartoon. It was estimated their merchandising brought an additional $400 million in profits.
New Kids were everywhere and their fans voraciously ate up everything they put out. Fans with New Kid tickets converged on venues not only in the states, but even sold out massive venues overseas. Tired from the non stop touring, the boys went home to work on their personal lives.
Fast-forward to 2007... Band leader Donnie Wahlberg heard a single called "Click Click Click" and realized it would be the perfect song for a revamped and updated New Kids on the Block. Calling his band mates, he played the single and soon all five were fully on board for a reunion. They went back into the studio and put together a new album of material that was both contemporary and relevant to the current music style. They announced their reunion with a concert at very popular morning show "The Today Show". Their appearance would shut down multiple streets and break an attendance record. They would also announce a full fledged world tour that would bring the band to all major cities of the US and Europe. Fans would end up embracing the reunion and New Kids on the Block tickets would sell out in minutes. Due to the success of the tour, the band is now coming back again to the US throughout the spring and summer of 2009. As Donnie says, "The fans say, 'Thank you for coming back', but all we can say is Thank you to them for coming back to see us!"