New Kids on the Block will play in Oklahoma City on June 29

New Kids on the Block will headline “The Package Tour” featuring fellow popular 1990s vocal groups 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 25, 2013
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It will be the first tour for 98 Degrees in more than 12 years, according to the release.

“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,” 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey said in the release.

New Kids on the Block has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide — including back-to-back international No. 1 songs, 1988's “Hangin' Tough” and 1990's “Step By Step” — and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits such as “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “I'll Be Loving You” and “Tonight.” In the late 1980s and early '90s, the group shattered concert box-office records, playing an estimated 200 concerts a year, in sold-out stadiums throughout the world. The quintet still holds many of these records to date. The band was Forbes highest-paid entertainer of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna.

The band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which included everything from lunchboxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls. Before NKOTB broke up in 1994, they set the standards and stage for a boy band boom in the late '90s.

The quintet reunited in 2007 and embarked on a comeback tour in 2008 that included a 2009 stop at Tulsa's BOK Center.

For more information on the June show in Oklahoma City, go to www.chesapeakearena.com.