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New Kids On The Block getting intimate in Brum

3 Feb 2014 11:40

Boyband veterans to play Birmingham NIA in May

New Kids On the Block
New Kids On the Block

Pop fans (of a certain age) rejoice – New Kids On The Block are coming to Brum.

The boy band legends will play Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

With their last European dates being the 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 al night at London’s storied O2 Arena, the award-winning international pop sensations are promising fans their most intimate tour in 20 years.

Announcing the European dates, the band said: “We’ve played arenas, and stadiums, all over the world in the last six years.  Yet, some of our best concerts have been in the most intimate of venues, where we are closer to our amazing fans.

“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.”

Audiences will be treated to some of the band’s greatest 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)’.

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 reunite.

In 2008, they officially revealed their return on The Today Show. Their return album, The Block, debuted at number two 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 number six 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 August 2014.

Tickets for the show, prices to be confirmed, are on presale from Thursday (February 6) at 9am and will be available from 0844 338 8000 or https://www.theticketfactory.com/default/online/