After Months of Rumors and Anticipation NKOTB & BSB Confirm Co-Headlining Tour
The Band's First Televised Joint Performance Will Be Live at This Year's
American Music Awards, November 21, 2010
11/11/2010 (New York, NY) - NKOTB and BSB shocked and delighted fans when they took the stage together for a medley at the sold out NKOTB Radio City Music Hall show. The unprecedented performance wowed the audience and excited fans across the country. The collaboration also ignited rumors that swirled for months. And now, as announced exclusively on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, NKOTB and BSB are making it official. NKOTBSB on ONE STAGE will begin in the summer of 2011. Tickets to this historic event go on sale beginning November 19th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
The NKOTBSB tour, produced by Live Nation includes confirmed dates in Toronto, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Los Angeles with additional dates to be announced soon.
The public will get their first sneak peak of what's to come on November 21, 2010 as all nine men perform LIVE at the American Music Awards in their first joint televised appearance.
\"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.\"
\"The New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys are world class entertainers that have left a mark on pop music like only the best in music can, said Brad Wavra, SVP of Touring at Live Nation. \"This is a once in a lifetime event, with an extraordinary live production, and countless mega hits that will surely be the BoyBandBash of the summer.\"
With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades. Aiming to please, these guys are giving concert goers and diehard fans everywhere the ultimate \"night out\" experience.
For more information please visit www.nkotbsb.com
CURRENT LIST OF SHOW DATES (As of November 8, 2010)
THU 9-JUN Toronto, CAN Air Canada Center ON-SALE 10am FRIDAY, NOV 19
SAT 11-JUN Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum ON-SALE 10am FRIDAY, NOV 19
SUN 12-JUN East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center ON-SALE 10am FRIDAY, NOV 19
FRI 17-JUN Chicago, IL United Center ON-SALE 10am SATURDAY, NOV 20
FRI 1-JUL Los Angeles, CA Staples Center ON- SALE 10am MONDAY, NOV 22
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK sold more than 80 million albums worldwide -- including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988's Hangin' Tough and 1990's Step By Step -- and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like \"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.\" The group shattered concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts a year, in sold out stadiums throughout the world. They still hold many of these records to date. They were Forbes highest paid entertainers of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna. The band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls. More Information at www.nkotb.com
For more than 17 years, Backstreet Boys have delivered the very finest pop music has to offer - tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies. One of the most successful groups in music history, with countless #1s, record-setting tours, and worldwide sales in excess of 100 million, Backstreet Boys are also among pops most influential. The band made history when all tickets for their greatly anticipated 11-week, 39-city Millennium North American Arena Tour sold out as soon as they went on sale- the vast majority within an hour. At the time the millennium tour set a ticket master record by selling 735,000 tickets in two hours. They are also among the few bands to have received the Diamond Award from the R.I.A.A. for sales of more than 10 million on both the Backstreet Boy's and Millennium albums. The band is currently wrapping up a worldwide tour in support of their recent album, This is Us. More information at www.backstreetboys.com
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com the #3 eCommerce website in the world. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
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