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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Announces 2017 Tour With PAULA ABDUL and BOYZ II MEN

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK took over the TODAY Show this morning to announce their 2017 headlining tour alongside Grammy Award-winning tourmates PAULA ABDUL and BOYZ II MEN. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely-successful Package Tour, the aptly titled TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR is the group’s biggest lineup yet. Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible 7 number-one hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide.

Produced by Live Nation, The Total Package Tour kicks off on May 12 in Columbus, OH and will continue through over 40 North American cities, including a special Boston homecoming for NKOTB at the historic Fenway Park. The hometown heroes will return to field of the world-famous ballpark for the first time in 5 years, when they visited the Green Monster on their acclaimed NKOTBSB Tour alongside the Backstreet Boys. Their return, set for Saturday, July 8th, marks NKOTB’s second time performing at the ballpark, a dream for the five Boston natives and an honor shared with the likes of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. The trek will also include the group’s first performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as well as additional stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and more.

Tickets will be available to the general public this Saturday, November 19 at 10am local on www.ticketmaster.ca. Block Nation Fan-Club Members can get advance VIP Packages and tickets beginning Wednesday, November 16th at 10am local. American Express card members can get advance access to tickets beginning Thursday, November 16th at 10am local.

Fans can catch the artists discuss what to expect from the tour on media programs across the country, with appearances on Sirius XM, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, E! News, Extra and Associated Press. NKOTB, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men will also celebrate the announcement with a fan town hall event at iHeartRadio before they make a special shout-out to NKOTB’s hometown supporters in Boston, MA, appearing on local newscasts to announce their homecoming at the iconic Fenway Park on July 8.

“Our fans know we love to bring them a party, and this tour is no exception.” says NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “It’s not just a show, it’s an experience. Paula Abdul is such a pop icon and Boyz II Men are one of the best R&B acts of all time. It’s going to be a night of hit after hit, and we can’t wait to deliver the ‘Total Package’ to our fans!”

With a combined 200 million records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men are primed to have the biggest party of the summer with THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR. Known for delivering Blockheads with one-night-only experiences and legendary collaborative events, NKOTB will return to the stage after 2016’s touring hiatus, bringing with them number one hits like “Hangin Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step”. The iconic Paula Abdul will perform her legendary catalogue of pop hits, while Boyz II Men will make their second trek alongside NKOTB to perform the rich catalogue of hits that earned the trio the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time.

THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR DATES
All dates are subject to change
*NKOTB and Paula Abdul only
Fri, May 12 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Sat, May 13 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Tue, May 16 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Wed, May 17 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri, May 19 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Sat, May 20 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sun, May 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Tue, May 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Wed, May 24 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Fri, May 26 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sun, May 28 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Wed, May 31 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Thurs, June 1 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Fri, June 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sat, June 3 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sun, June 4 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Tue, June 6 Portland, OR Moda Center
Wed, June 7 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Fri, June 9 Salt Lake City, UT* Maverik Center
Sat, June 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sun, June 11 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Mon, June 12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wed, June 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Thurs, June 15 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sat, June 17 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Tue, June 20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri, June 23 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Sat, June 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sun, June 25 Washington D.C. Verizon Center
Tue, June 27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Thurs, June 29 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Fri, June 30 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Sat, July 1 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Sun, July 2 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Wed, July 5 Allentown, PA PPL Center
Thurs, July 6 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri, July 7 Long Island, NY The New Coliseum
Sat, July 8 Boston, MA Fenway Park
Sun, July 9 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Tue, July 11 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Thurs, July 13 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Fri, July 14 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center
Sat, July 15 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Sun, July 16 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live