New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms stopped by Good Morning America this morning to announce THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. NKOTB surprised viewers with a special reveal of TLC and a personal message from Nelly (who is currently overseas with the armed forces). The groups hinted at possible collaborations and other exciting possibilities while on the road this summer, sending fans into a frenzy across social media. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. and will stop in over 30 cities across North America.
American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Friday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Fans will have additional opportunities to purchase tickets early starting Wednesday, Jan. 28 by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at http://smarturl.it/NKOTB_RSVP. Tickets can be purchased starting Jan. 31 on www.livenation.com.
After announcing the tour on Good Morning America, NKOTB took over the LIVE! with Kelly and Michael set to step in and play a mix of super hits and new fan favorites throughout the entire hour on air. The morning TV whirlwind was followed up with an NKOTB/TLC media blitz. The groups shut down Chase Plaza at Madison Square Garden for a press conference filled with media and ecstatic fans, talking with outlets like Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, Associated Press and BuzzFeed. Social media has been abuzz ever since the official reveal with no signs of slowing down.
“We always have something special up our sleeves,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want! We wanted to make sure it was something new and fresh and fun and totally worthwhile for all of our supporters year after year. This year, we are making it THE MAIN EVENT. And we promise, it will be THE TICKET of the summer.”
With all-new and top-notch production elements, this tour is sure to be the ultimate summer concert ticket as promised. The highlights will include a 360-degree stage “in the round.” With no obstructions, the stage set up will offer optimal viewing. The bands have worked hard on the show and staging concept to make sure that everyone in the house has a part of the action, up close and center.
“We are thrilled to be able to join pop icons NKTOB and Nelly on tour. We are equally excited to be back on the road connecting with our fans in such huge arenas,” said TLC.
Please visit www.NKOTB.com, www.livenation.com or www.ticketmaster.com for up to date information or join the discussion at #themainevent.
THE MAIN EVENT Tour Dates:
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
|Friday, May 1||Las Vegas, NV||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|Saturday, May 2||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|
|Sunday, May 3||San Jose, CA||SAP Center|
|Tuesday, May 5||Vancouver, BC||Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena|
|Wednesday, May 6||Tacoma, WA||Tacoma Dome|
|Saturday, May 9||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
|Monday, May 11||San Diego, CA||Viejas Arena|
|Tuesday, May 12||Phoenix, AZ||Gila River Arena|
|Thursday, May 14||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Friday, May 15||New Orleans, LA||Smoothie King Center|
|Saturday, May 16||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|Monday, May 18||Oklahoma City, OK||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|Tuesday, May 19||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|Wednesday, May 20||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|Friday, May 22||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|Saturday, May 23||Rosemont, IL||Allstate Arena|
|Tuesday, May 26||Cincinnati, OH||U.S. Bank Arena|
|Wednesday, May 27||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|
|Friday, May 29||Detroit, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Saturday, May 30||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena|
|Sunday May 31||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|Tuesday, June 2||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|Thursday, June 4||Fort Lauderdale, FL||BB&T Center|
|Friday, June 5||Orlando, FL||Amway Center|
|Saturday, June 6||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|Sunday, June 7||Louisville, KY||KFC Yum! Center|
|Tuesday, June 9||Norfolk, VA||Norfolk Scope Arena|
|Wednesday, June 10||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center|
|Friday, June 12||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Saturday, June 13||Bethlehem, PA||Sands Bethlehem Event Center|
|Sunday, June 14||Pittsburgh, PA||CONSOL Energy Center|
|Tuesday, June 16||Columbus, OH||Nationwide Arena|
|Wednesday, June 17||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|Friday, June 19||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Saturday, June 20||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Coliseum|
|Sunday, June 21||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Monday, June 22||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Wednesday, June 24||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|Saturday, June 27||Hershey, PA||Mixtape Festival @ Hersheypark Stadium|
|Sunday, June 28||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Tuesday, June 30||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|Thursday, July 2||Buffalo, NY||First Niagara Center|