New Kids on the Block
New Kids on the Block extend European tour
Updated: 17 February 2014
New Kids on the Block have announced three more UK dates to their European tour. New Kids on the Block will now perform in Newcastle, Nottingham and Dublin as part of their most intimate tour in years.
New Kids on the Block tour dates
Newcastle City Hall (23)
Nottingham Royal Centre (24)
Board Gias Energy Theatre, Dublin (25)
Hammersmith Apollo, London (27, 28)
O2 Apollo Manchester (30)
Birmingham NIA (31)
Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (1)
New Kids on the Block announce UK shows
Updated: 4 February 2014
New Kids on the Block have announced a European tour with five dates in the UK. The American boy band will start their UK dates with two shows at the Eventim Apollo arena in London on 27 and 28 May.
They will then head to O2 Apollo Manchester on 30 May and the Birmingham NIA for a show on 31 May before completing their UK dates in Glasgow at the Clyde Auditorium on 1 June.
The last time New Kids on the Block performed in the UK was in 2012 during their historic NKOTBSB tour with Backstreet Boys. They performed at The O2 to a sell-out crowd.
About New Kids on the Block
New Kids on the Block are not only part of the boy band craze but they helped to create it. In 1984 brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre and Donnie Wahlberg were brought together by producer Maurice Starr and became the New Kids on the Block.
What followed was ten years of hit singles, extensive touring and a huge fan following in both the states and the UK. New Kids on the Block, who sometimes go by the shortened name of NKOTB, released their debut album in 1986 but it wasn’t until the release of You Got It (The Right Stuff) in 1988 that they really created an impact.
The album contained the huge hit, and No.1 single, You Got It (The Right Stuff). It was followed up by a Christmas album in 1989, Merry, Merry Christmas, and then Step by Step in 1990.
However, in 1994 New Kids on the Block disbanded following Johnathan Knight’s earlier departure due to anxiety issues. The split was after the release of Face the Music, which did not fare as well as previous albums.
The following years saw several attempts at a reunion but it wasn’t until 2008 that all five members were on board. In 2008 the NKOTB confirmed that they would reunite and released the single Summertime.
Their first album in 14 years, titled The Block, was released in 2008 and a reunion tour followed. The tour, New Kind on the Block: Live, had dates in North America and Europe with Lady Gaga and Natasha Bedingfield supporting the band.
The New Kids on the Block hysteria was back and they soon started a NKOTB cruise, which has now become an annual event in the NKOTB dairy.
In 2010 they revealed the news that they would join forces with Backstreet Boys for a joint tour. The tour, NKOTBSB tour, made the list of Billboard’s annual Top 25 Tours and saw the band perform sell-out shows at London’s The O2. The tour was followed up with a compilation album of the biggest hits from NKOTB and Backstreet Boys.
New Kids on the Block released their latest album 10 in 2013. New Kids on the Block will tour to support the album in 2014 with UK dates in May and June. It will be the first time they have performed in the UK since 2012 during their NKOTBSB tour.