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New Kids On The Block Announce Summer Tour with 98 Degrees & Boyz II Men

Time to channel your inner 16-year-old, because New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees & Boyz II Men are teaming up for an epic summer tour!

Take a listen to NKOTB announcing the tour this morning during On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

Tune in Friday, because Ryan will be debuting NKOTB’s new single, “Remix (I Like The)”!

For more info on The Package Tour & NKOTB’s new album, check out the official press release below!

New Kids On The Block Promises Biggest Year Yet In 2013: Band Announces THE PACKAGE TOUR With New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees And Boyz II Men!

SUMMER TOUR TO KICK OFF MAY 31ST, NKOTB ALSO CONFIRMS NEW ALBUM AND NEW SINGLE

FIRST SINGLE “REMIX (I LIKE THE)” TO BE RELEASED ON JANUARY 28TH, NEW ALBUM “10″ DUE APRIL 2ND

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Even though the New Year has just begun, New Kids On The Block fans already know they have a lot to look forward to in the coming months! As announced today on their total takeover of The View, NKOTB revealed plans of a 2013 summer headlining tour. Very special guests, multi-platinum selling artists 98 Degrees, and Grammy Award winning Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, will be opening for NKOTB on their tour, aptly titled THE PACKAGE TOUR.  This is the first tour for 98 Degrees in over 12 years! NKOTB surprised The View audience with a special reveal of 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, giving fans a taste of THE PACKAGE TOUR when all bands performed a capella, sending the audience into a frenzy. The tour kicks off on May 31(st) in Uncasville, CT and tickets can be purchased starting February 2 on www.ticketmaster.com. American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM (local time).

The multi-platinum selling New Kids On The Block also announced plans for new music. The group will release brand new album “10″ on April 2(nd) with the first single “Remix (I Like The)” dropping on iTunes January 28(th).  The group has been quietly spending the past six months working hard, writing and recording the album.

Fans caught wind of these secret studio sessions and have been clamoring for information after rumors spread about the 2013 plans of new music and a possible tour. After announcing on The View, NKOTB, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men set out on a day long media blitz stopping by outlets like Access Hollywood, CNN, E!, ET, EXTRA, OMG! Insider, VH1 Big Morning Buzz, US Weekly and Rolling Stone. Social media has been abuzz ever since the official reveal with no signs of slowing down.

“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “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!’”

“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.

“We couldn’t be more excited to join New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees on ‘The Package Tour.’ This summer is going to be fun and fans will not want to miss it,” said Shawn Stockman.  Wanya Morris agreed saying, “This has been in the works for a while… ‘The Package’ is on its way, and we’re going to deliver.” Added Nate Morris, “We plan on bringing it, mark your calendars.”

Please visit www.ThePackage-Tour.com or Ticketmaster.com for up-to-date information or join the discussion at #thepackagetour.

    THE PACKAGE TOUR Dates (As of January 22, 2013):
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May 31            Uncasville, CT                 Mohegan Sun Arena
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           Pittsburgh, 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           Fort Lauderdale, FL            BB&T Center
June 25           Cincinnati, OH                 US Bank Arena
June 27           Houston, TX                    Toyota Center
June 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 Arena
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

Who’s excited?!

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Kirsten Coachman is an Entertainment Writer/Blogger from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has interviewed a variety of people from across the entertainment spectrum, including singer-songwriter/Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas, fun.'s Andrew Dost, singer-songwriter Christina Perri, "American Idol" winners (David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze & Scotty McCreery) and acclaimed writer-director Derek Cianfrance. Follow Kirsten on Twitter: @KirsCoachman

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