New Kids On The Block today announce details of their upcoming European tour, comprising a series of special live dates. Kicking-off at the Annex in Stockholm on May 6th and culminating with the UK leg at London Eventim Apollo on May 27th and 28th, Manchester O2 Apollo on May 30th, Birmingham NIA on May 31st and Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on June 1st, the shows will take place at some of the most intimate venues across Europe, giving fans a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with one of the biggest music bands of all time.
With their last European dates being the incredibly successful 'NKOTBSB' arena tour in 2012, ranking high on both Pollstar's 'Top 50 Worldwide Tours (Mid-Year)' and Billboard's annual 'Top 25 Tours' and their own arena tour in 2009 including a very special night at London's storied O2 Arena, the award-winning international pop sensations are poised to make a spectacular return to wow their fans in their most intimate tour in 20 years. Audiences will be treated to performances of some of the band's most iconic hits such as 'You Got It (The Right Stuff)', 'Hangin Tough' and 'Please Don't Go Girl, taking them on a trip down memory lane, as well as current hits 'Single' and 'Remix (I Like The)' whilst getting the chance to be closer to the boys than ever before.
The tour kicks off on May 6th at the Annex in Stockholm, Sweden and tickets can be purchased at 9am on Friday February 7ththrough GIGSANDTOURS / 0844 811 0051 and TICKETMASTER / 0844 826 2826. Limited VIP packages including exclusive fan club presale tickets will also be available for all European Tour dates, giving fans the chance to get even closer to the band and creating a truly unique NKTOB experience with access to everything from front row and premium tickets, meet & greets and backstage tours to official preshow VIP parties, exclusive merchandise and dedicated on-site VIP hosts.
Comprised of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood, New Kids on the Block have sold 80 million albums worldwide and dominated airwaves with a bevy of hits such as "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". After 15 years out of the spotlight, the 21st century saw the boys from Boston stage one of the biggest and most anticipated reunions of all time. In 2008, they officially revealed their return on The Today Show. Their long-awaited and hotly anticipated return album, The Block, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and the supporting tour reached a cumulative audience of over one million people. In 2013, the release of their sixth studio album '10' debuted at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200, and to mark their continuing success, New Kids on the Block will receive a coveted start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in late 2014.
Announcing the European dates, the band said:
"We've played arenas, and stadiums, all over the world in the last 6 years. Yet, some of our best concerts have been in the most intimate of venues, where we are closer to our amazing fans. In fact, we all agree that London's Hammersmith Apollo was without question one of our favorite concerts ever! This tour gives us a chance to have that intimacy with our fans again. To get up close and intimate with the best fans in the world".
An Intimate Evening With New Kids on the Block May/June tour dates:
May 6th Stockholm The Annex (Sweden)
May 7th Oslo Sentrum Scene (Norway)
May 8th Copenhagen Falconer Theater (Denmark)
May 10th Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall (Netherlands)
May 11th Paris Olympia (France)
May 13th Zurich Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
May 15th Vienna Gasometer (Austria)
May 17th Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle (Germany)
May 19th Cologne Palladium (Germany)
May 21st Berlin Tempordrom (Germany)
May 27th London Eventim Apollo (UK)
May 28th London Eventim Apollo (UK)
May 30th Manchester O2 Apollo (UK)
May 31st Birmingham NIA (UK)
June 1st Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (UK)