By Rebecca Silverstein
Most lounge singers aspire to sell out stadiums around the world, but Joey McIntyre is working in reverse. The New Kids on the Block stud, who's been in the spotlight since he was 13, will be performing intimate shows at the Lounge at the Palms Las Vegas every Saturday night in February with pal Emanuel Kiriakou. But Joey isn't
straying too far from the packed arenas; this summer he'll be back with NKOTB as they team up with the Backstreet Boys for the much-anticipated NKOTBSB tour. Read on for details on all things Joey, and when you're done, make sure you're following @WonderwallMSN and @JoeyMcIntyre on Twitter.
@WonderwallMSN: Ready for our #twitterview? :)
@JoeyMcIntyre: ok- How do I answer these questions? I hate the new Twitter (thats not really new anymore) Cant just see my followers- Quick to the iPhone!
@WonderwallMSN: Haha, just hit reply and you'll be golden! So what made you decide to do shows every Saturday at @PalmsLasVegas this February?
@JoeyMcIntyre: Hey! We wanted to start kind of semi- "residence gig"- Nothing like having a "home" in Vegas at the Palms
@WonderwallMSN: Fun! Here's a fan Q from @kdubluvsjmac: will those of us who can't make the show be able to get a dvd or cd of it?
@JoeyMcIntyre: We are gonna be recording the shows and I want to bring cameras in too!!! DVD baby! we'll see if we can do it :)
@WonderwallMSN: @JoesTwistdDream asks: will the Vegas experience continue after the tour is over?
@JoeyMcIntyre: I hope so. This Vegas show is gonna be a blast, but it's also a serious dream for me and @emanuelkiriakou
@WonderwallMSN: @RocksicleLover asks: Where are you most likely headed after your Vegas shows? Slots? Poker? Bar? Bed?
@JoeyMcIntyre: Most likely headed to the bar for a nite cap and then off to bed. Gotta pace myself with this Vegas gig
@WonderwallMSN: Especially since you have the @NKOTBSB tour this summer! How are you preparing for it?
@JoeyMcIntyre: We are just now talking about schedule. Gonna be a unique prep for this tour- a lotta songs to put together!
@WonderwallMSN: Are you more excited to do the old #NKOTB favorites or showcase some new material on the tour?
@JoeyMcIntyre: I love singing old and new stuff. It's all about connecting to the material- regardless. Finding the connection.
@JoeyMcIntyre: K- I'm done...gotta head over to @emanuelkiriakou studio to rehearse- cant just talk about the show. Gotta make it happen!! Luv ya. talk soon
@WonderwallMSN: Bye Joey! Thanks for chatting! Good luck with the shows and the tour!