Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NKOTB98BTM Tour

Just when you didn't think New Kids On The Block would go out on tour anymore to keep taking in your millions of dollars you give them every year, they found a new way to keep things interesting. No more Back Street Boys for them. Nope. Instead, this summer, they are headed on tour with 98 Degrees. Yes, all of the original members. They have to earn a living somehow. Also in the mix is Boyz II Men who are out shopping right now to make sure all of them look identical at all times. So, pull out your old posters. Find those old cassette tapes and explain to your kids how they work and then explain how all of the bands were the Justin Bieber of 20 years ago. Then call your girlfriends and tell them it is party time unless of course your husband forgets Valentine's Day and then you can shame him into going and he can sit in the corner with all the other men who had to choose between the concert or Titanic in 3D.

52 comments:

Agent**It said...

I am going with no shame:)

Count Jerkula said...

See the old school boy bands took drugs and evolved to make good music (Beatles). The more recent ones should just take drugs and die. #NeedMoreLSDInMusic

Frufra said...

I'm now celebrating being too old to care about these dudes. Now, if the Police decided to reunite and trot around the country, I might be tempted.

JSierra said...

"Give me just one niiight, una noche"

Yes I was a 98 Degrees fan.
No I don't still listen to their album...at least not yet today.

Angela said...

I found a bunch of my records at my mother's last year, my 7 year old niece said it was the biggest cd she'd ever seen and wondered what I played it on. I'm so old.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Titanic 3D.
No debate.

Frufra said...

P.S. - Enty, I'm cracking up thinking about BTM at the mall picking out their outfits. You know it's all stressful, because just when they agree on one, they discover that the store doesn't have the right sizes, and they have to start all over. They probably have to take a break at The Great American Cookie Company so they don't get too frustrated.

JSierra said...

Can you imagine if the Beaver dropped acid in the studio? I do not think that kid could handle a trip.

rejectedcarebear said...

I would go just to see 98 Degrees. I LOVE them!

Now if the boy band 5ive ever gets back together and goes on tour..I will do whatever it takes to see them.

Christina said...

Frufra,
I saw the police when they went on tour in 2007, I was very disappointed.

bflogurl said...

I could care less about 98D or MKOTB, but I sure loved Boyz II Men. And I love Shawn Stockman on the SingOff :)

Amber said...

Yup. I've already got a crew planning to go. CAN'T WAIT!

bj Middendorff said...

I know they need their 'names' to get their FEW fans to know they are touring, BUT... really-NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK?? They will scare young teens who will think they are PEDOPHILES!! BoysIImen? They are closer to SSI then to Puberty!

Amber said...

Oh, and my group is 80% guys. Hah.

Christopher Cruz said...

Dear God. No more boybands!!! Unless we're talking Wham! or Milli Vanilli ;)

VIPblonde said...

@JSierra Yes! That was my jam back in the day!

stigs84 said...

@jsierra speaking of tripping on drugs, that's literally my claim to fame haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of0vaF2FngE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

rejectedcarebear said...

omg stigs, this is the greatest video ever!

Freckles said...

Oh my god i was obsessed with 5ive.... There getting back together for a UK tv show

musesx9 said...

I LOVE NKOTB and think they sound better than before. (I believe it's not New Kids...anymore). Anyway, they put on one hell of a show. I've seen them at two different concerts (as of late) and took my preteen to the last one. I will go again.

Agent**It said...

What they are doing is legally establishing this tour so that it can continue with new players. Very smart. The merchandising aspects of this are HUGE.

Cee Kay said...

Oh, I am in love with that video. I've gotta say, it's been a while but I do NOT remember ever being like that while shrooming!

rejectedcarebear said...

Yup, I just spent about 30 minutes watching people trip balls on you tube. By far, stigs84 wins.

Count Jerkula said...

Tru Dat. When I shroom, my tummy hurts and I'm reduced to moth-like instincts where I quietly stare at the brightest source of light (tv, bonfire, etc.). Last 2 times I did it, I ended the night fetal in bed, after throwing up, and seeing psychedelic patterns every time I closed my eyes. I'd much rather do acid.

Susan said...

Now what would really make this shine is if Bell Biv Devoe made a special guest appearance. Because who doesn't love, "That girl is poison..."

Good on all these fellas for making a go of it. Better than fading off into obscurity.

Wham!! is considered a boyband? I respectfully disagree. Anything involving GM is an epic artistic masterpiece.

If The Police reunited I would sell an arm and a leg to see that even though Sting is a douchey douche.

Is the fourth Boys to Men member going to rejoin the group? He should get in on that.

OMG. What if En Vogue and Boys to Men performed together... Now that would be golden.

skimpymist said...

This is going to be epic, can't wait!

Roman Holiday said...

I love Boys II Men!! I have them currently on my ipod! good music never goes out of style! Now the NKOTB - pfft, never liked them! I won't see the concert but good for them trying to make a dollar :)

discoflux said...

I met Warren Moon at a New Kids concert when I was in 8th grade. I'll go just to be in the same building as Joe McIntyre. I'll be loving you forEVAH, Joey!!

Frufra said...

Christina, waaahhh! That makes me sad :-(.

Nope said...

Screw this boy band stuff. Sleater Kinney reunion! Bikini Kill! Those were my 90s/ early 2000s bands.

Sunny said...

Wow - to have survived this long in the industry, those boys sure do have the right stuff. They've taken their time, step by step, to ensure success. I've bet they've had some hard times along the way, but they're hangin tuff. Hangin tuff

Fru - Your Boys II Men mall outing scenario - GOLD!

RocketQueen said...

Brilliant, if you ask me.

yodelay said...

A boyband fest named "The Package tour" hmmmmm...

Agent**It said...

stigs84 7:52 AM

The Pizza Man , I about died laughing, again. Classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of0vaF2FngE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Roman Holiday said...

Oh Sunny that was good :)

Lelaina Pierce said...

@Susan - I would definitely pay money to see En Vogue & Boyz II Men. Or maybe TLC (minus Left Eye, RIP).

I missed out on my chance to see NKOTB when I was in elementary school and several of my friends went one summer when I was out of town. So a small little part of me wouldn't mind seeing them, just for kicks, but tickets would have to be cheap, close to home and the promise of alcohol would have to be involved.

Frufra said...

Second the Sunny love. You need to email their publicists!

Susan said...

NKOTB was one of first concerts, too. Not by choice. Honest to goodness. The rents bought tix for my lil' sis for her birthday, so of course I had to go along. In an act of redemption, that same year I also saw Harry Connick Jr., U2 and Van Cliburn at Carnegie Hall. I love live music so much...

Agent**It said...

Fru... marketing 101 in the 21st century. Sunny, you win:)

Geebz said...

I'm so there!

JSierra said...

Count ITA, I can't handle shrooms but acid I am totally cool with.

Stigs thanks for that scandalous video! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Did anyone listen to LFO? They need to hop on one of these tours yo

JoElla said...

I saw the Police during the 07 tour and loved it! Until my bestie and I looked around and saw all these 'old peeps' walking around, and we realized that OHMYGAWWWWWWD! those were our peeps :(

Okay, I am going to say something snarky and prolly be kicked out of the CDAN club...

Guess Nick needs the money ;)

*runs for my life*

SnowCherries said...

I cannot wait. I'm serious. Fun night out with the same girls I've been friends with since elementary school. We've been to the last few tours and left our husbands home with the kids, rented transportation, and drank a lot. It's rare we all get out together anymore - good times. As a side note, I worked for The Gap here in suburban Detroit back in high school, and Boyz II Men came in to buy their matching outfits with their whole crew when they were in town. I'll laugh if they still do that. But am seriously not excited about 98 degrees :(

SnowCherries said...

I cannot wait. I'm serious. Fun night out with the same girls I've been friends with since elementary school. We've been to the last few tours and left our husbands home with the kids, rented transportation, and drank a lot. It's rare we all get out together anymore - good times. As a side note, I worked for The Gap here in suburban Detroit back in high school, and Boyz II Men came in to buy their matching outfits with their whole crew when they were in town. I'll laugh if they still do that. But am seriously not excited about 98 degrees :(

JSierra said...

Bahaha JoElla very true.

jel said...

Me too! OKC June 29th!

nessa said...

@agent yay! i wanna go but my friends suck :/

Irishbelle said...

My girls & I will be going June 8!!!!

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

I saw the New Kids around 1990; I wasn't a fan but a friend of mine was, so I went to take pictures for her.

They were good for what they do, but my biggest memory is the audience. Horrible, mean people! Never have I been to a show where the audience was so mean and nasty.

All pre-teen girls and their moms -- the girls were nice, but the moms... what the hell!? Every show EVER, I'd lean forward or duck around a person quickly to get a photo, and I'd ask, I'd even give people copies if they wanted! But these women were all, "don't you dare lean forward, don't step into this spot that is empty, don't exist!" Mean, rotten hags.

Land Manatee said...

I'm off to fap, fap, fap in the bathroom over this news!

Alita said...

@yodelay - you *seriously* win the internets today. Bwahaha.

lilo723 said...

I'm so over them. I did a meet and greet a couple of years ago. They all acted like they would rather be anywhere but there and everyone had paid like $400 a piece to be there. Donnie and I did kiss, so I it was worth it, but I won't do a meet and greet again.