New Kids on the Block
Mixtape Tour 2022
New Kids on the Block
Mixtape Tour 2022
October 4, 2021 – Today, multiplatinum selling pop super-group New Kids On The Block continues the party like nobody else can with the announcement of The MixTape Tour 2022, with their friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as legendary special guests.
Produced by Live Nation, the four iconic acts will embark on The MixTape Tour 2022 for its 50+ date journey beginning May 10 in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in arenas in Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more, including July 6 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, July 12 at Spectrum Center Charlotte, and Friday July 22 at PNC Arena Raleigh before wrapping July 23 in Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 8 at Ticketmaster.com. For more information on VIP packages and NKOTB fan club pre-sales, please visit www.nkotb.com.
In celebration of the tour announcement, the four iconic acts will appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show today for a “Kelly’s New Kids on the Block Party” show takeover that gives fans a sneak peek into what they can expect from the dynamic, unbeatable live show, including a performance from NKOTB. Watch a sneak peek of the appearance HERE.
“We had a blast out on the first MixTape Tour in 2019, and can’t wait to take it to another level with our fans on the MixTape Tour 2022,” Donnie Wahlberg said. “Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions. To be able to have Salt-N-Pepa come back and now also have the iconic and legendary Rick Astley & En Vogue join the tour… we could not be more excited. Let’s GO!”
The MixTape Tour 2022 is already shaping up to be a can’t miss night out where fans can hear chart-topping hits and legendary catalogues spanning generations all night long. It follows the colossal commercial and critical success of NKOTB’s 2019 tour by the same name – their biggest since reuniting in 2008 – which grossed $53.2 million, sold more than 650,000 tickets and pioneered a super-sized show each night with multiple acts (Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson) hitting the stage and reimagining what a special guest on a tour could look like.
NKOTB will hit the stage on the MixTape Tour 2022 to perform fan favorite #1 hits like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step” while tour mates Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man”), Rick Astley (“Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Together Forever”) and En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go [Love],” “Free Your Mind,” “Give It Up, Turn It Loose”) keep the party going with music that catapulted them to stardom and solidified their places in music history.
NKOTB most recently returned to the stage for an epic, one night only, sold out performance at Fenway Park on August 6 in their beloved hometown of Boston, MA. Watch a recap HERE. The show marked their first performance in two years, their third show at Fenway Park, and a preview of the explosive live energy from the group that fans can expect from the MixTape Tour 2022.
In 2021, Salt-N-Pepa received a Lifetime Achievement Award. 2022 will kick up with Salt-N-Pepa dedicating their Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
During the pandemic, Rick Astley has amassed million YouTube followers with a series of lockdown covers from his studio and become a major force on TikTok with 1.7 Million followers. “Never Gonna Give You Up” was recently featured on the critically acclaimed series Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ and its video has been viewed more than 1 billion times.
En Vogue’s recent performance of ‘Free Your Mind’ opened the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Phoenix Awards (on BET), and was referenced by actress and host Angela Bassett as a profound ‘social statement’ as relevant today as it was 25 years ago. The group received the 2020 Urban Music Icon Award from the Black Music Honors for their longevity and musical legacy.
Hornets Sports & Entertainment Preparing to Welcome 20 Millionth Guest to Spectrum Center on Saturdayb>March 17, 2022 – Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced today that Spectrum Center will welcome its 20 millionth guest during Saturday’s Hornets game against the Dallas Mavericks. Since opening its doors on October 21, 2005, for a sold-out concert by the Rolling Stones, Spectrum Center has hosted more than 1,900 events, including more than 650 NBA games, more than 130 NCAA basketball games, and more than 160 different performers. “We are proud to celebrate this milestone for Spectrum Center, the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas,” said HSE President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “From the very beginning, we have sought to bring world-class events to the area, and we will continue to do so for many years to come.” One lucky fan entering Saturday’s games will be selected to represent the 20 millionth guest and receive a gift package that includes upgraded tickets to the game, tickets to several future events at Spectrum Center and more. “We view Spectrum Center as a gathering place for our community, with something for people of all backgrounds, interests and ages,” said HSE Executive Vice President & Spectrum Center General Manager Donna Julian. “Our event lineup continues to become more diverse, and we are glad to provide a wide range of entertainment options for those that live, work and play in the Charlotte region.” The 20 million guests are based on all events, including sporting events, concerts and family shows, held at Spectrum Center. Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, the venue is the home of the Charlotte Hornets and has hosted major events such as the 2012 Democratic National Convention; the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend; the 2008 and 2019 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournaments; the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament regional semifinals and final; the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament first and second rounds in 2011, 2015 and 2018; and the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments for 15 consecutive years from 2006-2020. Top performers visiting the arena include Beyoncé, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Prince, Taylor Swift and U2. Comedian Jeff Dunham and New Kids on the Block have played the most shows at Spectrum Center, with five appearances each, while U2 had the concert with the largest attendance with more than 19,000 fans on December 12, 2005.
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