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article imageBoy bands tour with 'The Package'; to play Chicago area in July

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 22, 2013 in Entertainment
A new direction on the concert scene was announced today when it comes to boy bands. It has nothing to do with current boy band sensation, One Direction, either.
New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), 98 Degrees and Boys II Men are touring together. Buzz has been brewing and the Kids did tour in 2011, so this as a done deal will make many fans very happy.
The tour, called "The Package," kicks off May 31 in Connecticut and ends July 13 in Minneapolis. In total, 28 shows packed into a few months. Members of Kids headed to "The View" to drop the news today (Jan. 22).
For those in the Chicago area, do not panic. The second last day of the tour will stop at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont July 12.
In a press release, Donnie Wahlberg said: "Ladies, we're coming for you." Then, innuendo included, it went on. "This is going to be the craziest year yet -- the single, the album, the tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men ... We can't wait to give fans 'The Package!'"
Tour Dates
May 31 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
June 1 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
June 2 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
June 4 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
June 6 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
June 7 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
June 8 - Auburn Hills, MI -The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 9 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
June 11 - Pittsburg, PA - Consol Energy Center
June 13 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
June 14 -Washington, DC -Verizon Center
June 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
June 18 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 19 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
June 20 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 21 - Orlando, FL Amway Center
June 22 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
June 25 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
June 27 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Jun 28 = Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 29 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
June 30 - St Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
July 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
July 6 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 7 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
July 9 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
July 12 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
July 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
"We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men. Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too," said 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey.
So, as Lachey hinted, look for more music. NKOTB is set to release a new album "10" on April 2. The first single "Remix (I Like The)" will drop on iTunes Jan. 28.
The title is already making waves and will surely continue to make headlines along with the innuendo, as mentioned earlier. Here's more from Wanya Morris."This has been in the works for a while... 'The Package' is on its way, and we're going to deliver." Now that one has all signs leaning toward delivery of a box, a package - not the other way. But, they will.
Presale begins on Jan. 24 and then it opens to the public on Feb. 4. So, fans, wake up after the Super Bowl and plan the next adventure.
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