January 20, 2015


Nostalgia Alert: New Kids on the Block, TLC & Nelly Annnounce Tour

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After doing a joint tour with the Backstreet BoysNew Kids on the Block proved that they're all for helping '80s and '90s kids get in the nostalgic mood. The classic boy band will keep up their throwback appeal with a massive 2015 summer tour alongside TLC and Nelly. Holy flashback, indeed.

The band announced The Main Event tour on Good Morning America alongside TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. "That's a lot of hit records in one night, I'm excited," NKOTB member Joey McIntyre said. "It's going to be one big, huge, massive party."

"We are bringing with us the biggest girl group in the history of music—TLC," added Donnie Wahlberg. "This is such a great bill and we have so many hit records and such huge followings that we just want to make it the party of the year. That's why we call it The Main Event. It's going to be the event of the year."

Walhlberg then showed even morelove for the classic R&B outfit by pledging $10,000 to the group's Kickstarter-funded final album. He added one stipulation with his donation: "You have to do a duet with us." Get ready.

If you're not coming for the classic hits ("Step By Step," "No Scrubs," "Country Grammar," hello!!!), come for the once-in-a-lifetime duet. Scroll down for the full tour dates.

Friday, May 1 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Saturday, May 2 Anaheim, CA Honda Center 
Sunday, May 3 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Tuesday, May 5 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Wednesday, May 6 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Saturday, May 9 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Monday, May 11 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Tuesday, May 12 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
Thursday, May 14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Friday, May 15 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Saturday, May 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Monday, May 18 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 
Tuesday, May 19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wednesday, May 20 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Friday, May 22 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Saturday, May 23 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Tuesday, May 26 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Wednesday, May 27 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, May 29 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Saturday, May 30 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Sunday, May 31 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, June 2 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Thursday, June 4 Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center 
Friday, June 5 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Saturday, June 6 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Sunday, June 7 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Tuesday, June 9 Norfolk, VA Norfolk Scope Arena
Wednesday, June 10 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Friday, June 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 
Saturday, June 13 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sunday, June 14 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Tuesday, June 16 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Wednesday, June 17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Friday, June 19 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Saturday, June 20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Sunday, June 21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Monday, June 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, June 24 Boston, MA TD Garden
Saturday, June 27 Hershey, PA Mixtape Festival @ Hersheypark Stadium
Sunday, June 28 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tuesday, June 30 Montreal, QC Bell Centre  |
Thursday, July 2 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center