New Kids On The Block Australian Tour

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15 May 2009




They’re back!

As fresh-faced teens in the 1980s, New Kids On The Block shot to world wide superstardom as

the first white boy band. They sold 80 million albums, broke teenage hearts everywhere and

inspired a whole generation of young boy bands to follow in their footsteps.

After splitting in 1994, the New Kids On The Block announced they were getting back together late

last year and the response has been phenomenal.

Presented by Andrew McManus Presents The Full Service Australian Tour will open in Perth on

August 1 and also perform in Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong

Andrew McManus is delighted to be giving New Kids On the Block Australian fans what they

have been waiting for since 1992.

“I’m so proud to be bringing back to Australia the innovators and originators of boy bands world

wide to Oz,” Andrew said.

Supporting the New Kids On

The Block Australian tour will be special guests Wall of Soundz

featuring Brian McFadden.

Having wowed Australian fans here in 1992, local fans have been storming an online petition to get

the New Kids back, once news of their reunion broke last year. With albums that went platinum

eight times, staying for 132 weeks in the Billboard 200 Albums list and achieving the rare feat of

having three singles from three different albums in the Billboard Top 100 in 1990, New Kids On

The Block were music legends while still just kids!

With an impressive pedigree of hits from their pre-split days, New Kids will be bringing the hits their

fans loved, like You Got It (The Right Stuff), I’ll Be Loving You (Forever), Hangin’ Tough, Step

by Step along with some fabulous new material.

While New Kids On The Block love performing their many hits, this isn’t a nostalgia tour from a

group of once-were-pop-stars – the Kids have simply grown up, re-formed and are making their

mark on the music world again with new material that blends the melodic soul of vintage New Kids

with a decidedly contemporary, hip hop feel.

“The new music we’re making reignited this whole thing so it’s not just cashing in on pure nostalgia

for the old days,’ explained Joey McIntyre.

Hitting Australian airwaves soon will be the track “2 in the morning” from their recently released

album The Block.

There’s a new energy about the New Kids in 2009, and they can’t wait to tour Australia’s wide

brown land.

“I think the thing with us is that we always hung onto the fact that we were buddies first. It’s different

now, it’s a little more planned out and professional, but we’re still a bunch of guys who love doing

this and want every show to be our best,’ said Joey.

Four of the five of these teenagers of the 80s now have kids themselves, just like many of their

teenage fans from those days.

So what happened in those intervening years between the split in 1994 to the reunion in 2008?

Donnie Wahlberg followed in the steps of brother Mark, becoming an actor and appearing in

movies including The Sixth Sense and Righteous Kill and the TV mini-series Band of Brothers.

Joey McIntyre also took to acting, playing Matt Hucklebee in the film The Fantasticks and

performed on Broadway in the musical Wicked, as well as recording successful solo albums.

Jordan Knight

took the path to solo recording, with a gold solo self-titled album and three

successful subsequent albums.

Danny Wood started a Boston-based record label, and became a member of bands Upper Street

and D-Fuse, with whom he released a 1999 album Full of Smoke, followed by Second Face in 2003

and Coming Home in 2007.

Jonathan Knight left the music business and began a new career in real estate.

But now the New Kids are back together and looking forward to delighting their fans in Australia.

Joey McIntyre has the final word on the impact the New Kids hope the reunion and tour will have

on Australian audiences.

“We’re still young, we’re still hot! Our fans are between 25 and 35 because they were really young

then. They’re still very attractive – and very legal. So it’s going to be a girls' night out. I know my

wife’s going to be there every step of the way, but it’s still going to be fun!”

Currently on a massively successful tour of the US and Canada, the New Kids head down under in

August on their Full Service tour to thrill the hearts of their fans who have grown from adolescence

to maturity, but still love these five gorgeous guys – now a little older and wiser but still hot!

Brian McFadden has come a long way since his early days as a security guard in McDonalds,

shooting to stardom in Irish pop group Westlife before embarking on a successful solo career.

Brian’s latest band, Wall of Soundz, has produced an album that is electronic pop in its purest

form, and takes its name from the 1970s recording technique of multi-layering tracks, perfected by

producer  Phil Spector.

Don’t miss the first Australian tour of New Kids On The Block this century!



Aug 1  


Burswood Arena 

Aug 3  


Entertainment Centre

Aug 4  


Rod Laver Arena

Aug 6  


Entertainment Centre

Aug 8  


Entertainment Centre

Aug 10


Acer Arena

Aug 15 


Entertainment Centre

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