The New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys ‘NKOTBSB’ tour is already selling out all over the country and fans are going completely nuts. And let’s be honest, why shouldn’t they? When it comes to the numbers, both of these groups are at the top of the pop genre, regardless of how long it’s been since they were “popular”. Because of this renewed interest, the two groups are putting out an album that features five fan picked songs from each group AND a track where the two bands will collaborate on a new song, ‘Don’t Turn Out The Lights’. Also on the album will be the mash-up that NKOTBSB has performed a couple of times, most notably on New Years Eve and at the 2010 AMAs.
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If you’re planning on keeping the ole’ boob tube set on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve ’11 for New Years, then here is what you can expect: Musical performances from Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Ke$ha, Train, Taio Cruz, Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, and Far East Movement.
Also, Jenny McCarthy will join Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest for the New York broadcasts while Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) will be hosting the Los Angeles segments. The shows will begin at 10pm EST on ABC.
Me personally? I plan on being well and drunk by then and ignoring the TV to find some hot girl to kiss to usher in the New Year. What?? I’m a lech and I fully admit it!
Lest we forget about this awesome tour, I’ve got some tour dates that were announced for the upcoming New Kids On The Block/Backstreet Boys run that you can check out after the jump. First announced by Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, the two groups will play a handful of shows in mid-2011. Tickets go on sale starting next Friday. Here are some statements from the two groups:
“It started when we got together at Radio City Music Hall a few months back. We wanted to do something big for the crowd in NY. So we got the Backstreet Boys to come down to Radio City and we put together a performance of ‘I Want It That Way’ in about 5 minutes. It was electric. Something happened when they came out on stage. The crowd went to a place that we never heard it go to before,” said the guys of New Kids on the Block live on air with Ryan Seacrest this morning. ”We started talking, people started talking, and it seemed right. It’s really just going to be an amazing night of pop music and pop culture.”
“We are blessed. This is a wonderful opportunity for fans of all— not only New Kids fans, or Backstreet fans, but fans of music. It’s not about who opens or who closes. It’s a night of continuous music, hit after hit. We are going to give people a show to remember.” added the Backstreet Boys. ”We want to make this a night that people will never forget. We want to give them something to take them to another place that they’ve never been before.”
It’s been officially announced that New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys will be doing a full tour together. The first performance will be at the American Music Awards, which will be televised Nov. 21st. No tour dates have been released yet, but for more information about the tour, go here. Let’s not forget how awesome Donnie Wahlberg was in the Saw movies as well as Dead Silence.
Korn’s boycott of BP has started a ground swell of like-minded musicians intent on making a statement against the devastation in The Gulf caused by BP’s record setting oil spill. The following top touring artists have joined the cause and have committed to avoid the use of fuel sold by BP or its affiliates on their upcoming tours for 2010: Disturbed, Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Godsmack, Backstreet Boys, Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Black Label Society with Zakk Wylde, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly.
“This is the worst thing that has ever happened to the environment in U.S. history. From everything we’re hearing about now, it’s become clear that BP cut corners to put profit ahead of safety. The message we are sending should tell all the oil companies to spend the money and take the necessary precautions to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Jonathon Davis of Korn. “I’m really proud that this many artists have already come on board, and I hope more will join soon.”