Monday, January 31, 2011

Joey McIntyre twitterview with Wonderwall MSN

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!




Sunday, January 30, 2011

a message from Jon

This blog was post in the NKOTB official forum:

To all my fans who have expressed concern:
Jan 27, 2011 By: Jonathan Knight


I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago.
I never knew that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I
reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the
fact that I am gay! Apparently the pre requisite to being a gay public figure is
to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption "I am gay". I apologize
for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your
life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any
confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn't even know me!
I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to
discuss my private life any further! My fellow band members don't discuss their
private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay,
I should have to discuss mine!
Jonathan

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The press is talking about it:
http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/01/29/jonathan-knight-comes-out-gay/

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/01/30/new_kids_on_the_blocks_jonathan_knight?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/jonathan-knight-is-gay-new-kids-on-the-block-star-comes-out_n_815931.html

http://www.billboard.com/news/jonathan-knight-breaks-silence-i-have-never-1005016172.story#/news/jonathan-knight-breaks-silence-i-have-never-1005016172.story

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/01/30/2011-01-30_jonathan_knight_comes_out_news_kids_on_the_block_member_confirms_he_is_gay_in_bl.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1351994/Yes-Im-gay-Jonathan-Knight-confirms-rumours-outed-80s-star-Tiffany.html

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1656934/nkotbs-jonathan-knight-confirms-hes-gay.jhtml

http://www.towleroad.com/2011/01/jonathan-knight.html

http://perezhilton.com/2011-01-29-jonathan-knight-comes-out-publicly-on-website

http://www.popeater.com/2011/01/30/jonathan-knight-officially-comes-out-new-kids-on-the-block/?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/31/jonathan-knight-i-was-never-in-the-closet/

http://www.bostonherald.com/track/star_tracks/view/20110131jonathan_knight_surprised_world_didnt_know_he_was_gay/

http://www.examiner.com/teen-idol-in-dayton/nkotb-singer-jonathan-knight-confirms-he-is-gay?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.emol.com/

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Kids and Backstreet Boys to rock Fenway

Brian Littrell, Jonathan Knight,...
New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre...
Photo by Angela Rowlings

New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg knew he was overwhelmed and overcome — and a little emotional. “What’s the word?” he asked bandmate Joey McIntyre.
“Farklempt,” said Joe.
“That’s it,” said Donnie. “Farklempt.”
Which sums it up for the five guys from Boston, who will get to live out all their fanboy fantasies when they take the stage at Fenway Park [map] on June 6 with the Backstreet Boys. Donnie, Joey, Jordan and Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood along with BSB Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell were at the baseball shrine yesterday to make it official: NKOTBSB will be the 11th summer show at Fenway since concerts came back to the ballyard in 2003.
Red Sox [team stats] COO Sam Kennedy, introducing the former boy banders, said the ball club was “proud to add nine new players to the lineup” — a quip McIntyre took straight to heart!
“During the dark ages of the Evil Empire before 2004, it was 2003 and I had just gotten married,” Joey recalled. “After that Game 7 in New York, I was in the fetal position like all of Red Sox Nation, moaning and my wife said to me ‘You’re not on the team! You’re not a Red Sox!’ Well, honey, I’m a Boston Red Sox now!”
Dorough and Littrell, who didn’t have the hometown thing going for them, were also a bit farklempt at the prospect of playing in the historic park.
“I played baseball for 13 years as a child and I think every little boy in America on a Little League field somewhere dreams to play at this park,” Littrell said. “Little did we know we’d be singing our way here but we made it, Mom, we made it!”
BTW, BSB Nick Carter was a no-show at yesterday’s dog-and-pony show. Ditto for A.J. McLean who is completing his third stint in rehab.
“He’s good, he’s good,” Littrell said. “Just talked to him last night ... he’s got one more week, he’s been there three weeks. He’s doing very, very well. Sounded very excited ... he’s working on bettering himself so he can better all of us sitting up here.”
The concert announcement drew a Larger Than Life crowd to Fenway yesterday and do we even have to tell you that it was mostly female?
“We’ve never been able to assemble all the women from the front office like this before,” Kennedy joked at the start of the press conference.
And the man-banders showed their fans they’ve got The Right Stuff for the summer concert, singing a few bars of “Sweet Caroline” for the crowd – which they will, of course, be performing on June 6.
As for their new handle, NKOTBSB, Wahlberg said it was the result of some “real creativity.”
“NKOTB was sort of our nickname and BSB was sort of theirs. And here’s the clever part – we decided to share one B!”



http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1312266&format=&page=2&listingType=trak#articleFull

NKOTBSB Fenway Press!


Spotted: NKOTBSB Meet The Green Monster In Boston




Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with our intrepid correspondents. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that's why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.
Excitement continues to grow for the upcoming tour that will bring together New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys (who have cleverly dubbed their combined unit NKOTBSB). The trek, which kicks off on June 2 and is currently booked through the end of July, will showcase two of the biggest boy bands in the history of pop music, featuring individual sets as well as plenty of collaborations between the two factions. On Wednesday (January 26), seven members of the tour (Brian Littrell, Jonathan Knight, Howie Dorough, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood) gathered in Boston to announce a huge event: A show at Fenway Park, the venerable home of the Boston Red Sox, on June 11. The press conference ended with a trip to the outfield to hang out at the famous Green Monster. The show will be especially meaningful for the New Kids, who all grew up in the Boston area. Ticket pre-sales are going on now, and they'll be available to the general public on February 5.

http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/01/27/nkotbsb-green-monster-boston/

NKOTBSB Fenway Press Conference (photos)



Creditos:
http://kiss951.radio.com / http://mix104.com / Getty Images / nkotb.com / kiss108.com / terra /

Llega la serie que trajo a Tom Selleck de vuelta a la televisión

Blue bloods, su primer protagónico desde Magnum, debuta el lunes 14 de febrero por Liv.
por Cristina Alzate
 
Se anotó un personaje emblemático con Magnum, serie sobre un investigador privado en Hawai, que se emitió entre 1980 y 1988. Y no había vuelto a la pantalla de manera estable desde ese entonces. Porque aunque tuvo participaciones en series como Friends, Boston legal y Las Vegas y, en el último tiempo, era el protagonista de telefilmes basados en el personaje Jesse Stone - de las novelas de misterio de Robert B. Parker-, Tom Selleck (65) no había vuelto a liderar una serie. Hasta ahora. Porque el 14 de febrero a las 23:50 horas por Liv (señal 59 de VTR y 372 de Movistar) debuta Blue bloods, el show que lo trae de vuelta como el patriarca de una familia de policías en Nueva York.
Selleck comentó en la prensa sus razones para volver a la televisión: "Número uno, es buena. Número dos, hay un elenco amplio donde quedaba claro que se iban a necesitar actores talentosos y que no iba a estar en todas las escenas. Habiendo sido protagónico en Magnum... estaba siempre. No me quejo, pero fue difícil. Dejé la serie tras ocho años porque estaba físicamente cansado. Eso siempre fue un factor a considerar. Y esto venía a la medida".
La producción propone una historia de vocación clásica, con una familia que por varias generaciones ha estado conformada por policías. El rol de Selleck lidera el clan, como el comisionado de Nueva York, pero también están su hijo mayor (Donnie Wahlberg) como un rudo detective; el menor (Will Estes) como un novato patrullero salido de Harvard; y su padre (Len Cariou), que años antes también fue comisionado. Completando la familia está su única hija (Bridget Moynahan), que es asistente del fiscal de distrito. La acción se divide entre el caso de turno, los problemas y dramas familiares, y una subtrama de intriga y corrupción.
"Lo que me gusta del show, y lo que generalmente me atrae, son historias enfocadas en los personajes. No tengo problemas con los programas de procedimientos policiales, pero de esos está lleno. Aquí hay casos, buenos casos, pero también están estas tres generaciones de policías irlandeses. Y se trata tanto de los crímenes como de la familia. Es muy adulto", explicó Selleck sobre el atractivo del show que fue creado por dos ex guionistas de Los Soprano: Robin Green y Mitchell Burgess.
La serie debutó en Estados Unidos en septiembre pasado, y aunque no causó muchas expectativas, terminó siendo una de los shows nuevos más exitosos del año, ganándose incluso un mejor día de exhibición, tras haberse estrenado en los poco apetecidos viernes. La crítica también tuvo elogios para el programa. "Blue bloods es televisión simple y básica, tal vez predecible, pero igualmente atractiva y sabrosa. Si el programa logra llegar a de lo que parece ser capaz, debería ser al mismo tiempo un buen show policial y un drama familiar evocativo", apuntó Los Angeles Times. Mientras que el New York Times aseguró que la serie tiene un "atractivo a la antigua" y que "Frank es interpretado con tal autoridad por Selleck que nos recuerda cuánto lo hemos echado de menos".

http://diario.latercera.com/2011/01/27/01/contenido/cultura-entretencion/30-57400-9-llega-la-serie-que-trajo-a-tom-selleck-de-vuelta-a-la-television.shtml

New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys to Play Fenway Park in Boston

New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys to Play Fenway Park in Boston - Watch out, Green Monster

New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys joined the legendary Green Monster yesterday at historic Fenway Park to announce a special once in a lifetime performance at the legendary Boston ballpark on Saturday, June 11th. The superstar groups join the exclusive ranks of musical greats Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Aerosmith who have all performed on the field of the world famous ballpark, one of the few remaining classic parks in America. NKOTB are from the Mass area, too, so it is a major play for them.

Fenway tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 5th at 10 AM EST at etix.com and LiveNation.com or by calling 800-514-3849. Please realize: TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE FENWAY PARK TICKET OFFICE. Fan club pre-sale will begin on Thursday, January 27th at 10am EST. AMEX pre-sale will begin on Friday, January 28th at 10 AM EST.

Maybe new Red Sock Carl Crawford will come out to the show.

"This is a tremendous honor for us. As a group of South Boston kids we never thought we would get an opportunity like this. Our dreams are coming true," said New Kids' Donnie Wahlberg. "And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys."

"We are all so grateful and excited to have this opportunity. It's a once in a lifetime moment. And to get to experience this with our Boston friends NKOTB puts it on a whole other level," added the members of Backstreet Boys in the same statement.

Do you live in Beantown and plan to see NKOTB and BSB at FP? Sorry, had to abbreviate.

—Amy Sciarretto
01.27.11


http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/new-kids-on-the-block-and-backstreet-boys-to-play-fenway-park-in-boston/8692376

New Kids, Backstreet Boys to Play in Fenway Park

Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:54AM 
Photo Courtesy - Interscope/Legacy Recordings/Sony/Jive(BOSTON) -- New Kids on the Block formed in Boston in 1984, and this summer the group is set to take the stage at that city's famed Fenway Park, along with their tour mates The Backstreet Boys.

The two groups have announced a June 11 date at Fenway Park, with tickets going on sale Feb. 5 at 10:00 a.m. via LiveNation.com and etix.com.  The group is moving their previously-scheduled June 11 show, in Long Island, New York, to July 31 in order to play this special gig.

In a statement, New Kids member Donnie Wahlberg said, "As a group of South Boston kids, we never thought we would get an opportunity like this.  Our dreams are coming true.  And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys."

The joint NKOTBSB tour kicks off June 2 in Uncasville, Connecticut.  New dates have just been added in New York and Chicago, and new stops in a few more cities in North America have been tacked onto the trek, for a total of more than 50 stops.
Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news/new-kids-backstreet-boys-to-play-in-fenway-park.html

New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys Summer Tour Announces Performance at Fenway Park



Boston teeny boppers across two decades will unite as the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have announced a very special stop on their upcoming tour across the United States.
Joining the ranks with musical acts such as Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Paul McCartney and Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys have planned a performance at the legendary Fenway Park, NKOTBSB.com reports.
The tour date is scheduled for June 11, and is one of the first stops on the summer tour as it kicks off in Connecticut on June 2.
The members of New Kids are especially excited about performing under the Green Monster since they are all native to the Boston area.
"This is a tremendous honor for us. As a group of Boston kids we never thought we would get an opportunity like this. Our dreams are coming true," New Kids' Donnie Wahlberg said.  "And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys."
The Fenway tour date is the second Boston show for the boy bands, as they are also playing TD Garden on June 5.
Tickets for the Fenway Park tour date go on sale on Feb. 5, with fan club presale starting on Jan. 27.

http://www.nesn.com/2011/01/new-kids-on-the-block-backstreet-boys-summer-tour-announces-performance-at-fenway-park.html

2 boy bands to perform at Fenway Park



http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/entertainment/12003379978554/2-boy-bands-to-perform-at-fenway-park/

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys To Play Fenway Park

 New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys To Play Fenway Park
Brian Littrell and Donnie Wahlberg show off the Red Sox jerseys they got Wednesday as they announced their concert at Fenway. (credit: @donniewahlberg/Donnie Wahlberg)
Members of New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys announce their concert at Fenway park. (credit: @donniewahlberg/Donnie Wahlberg)
Members of New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys announce their concert at Fenway park. (credit: @donniewahlberg/Donnie Wahlberg)
BOSTON (CBS) -Guess who will be leading off at Fenway Park this summer?
New Kids On The Block will be part of a double bill at Fenway in June.
They’ll be performing with the Backstreet Boys.
Donnie Wahlberg confirmed it on CBS’s “Early Show” Wednesday morning.
He was in Boston for the official announcement Wednesday afternoon.
According to Donnie Wahlberg’s Twitter account, the concert will be June 11.
One of Wahlberg’s updates was, “If there was one show ever… One show… That any member of NKOTB would crawl across the country on all fours to play… Its FENWAY!”
“This is a tremendous honor for us. As a group of South Boston kids we never thought we would get an opportunity like this. Our dreams are coming true,” Wahlberg said at the news conference announcing the concert. “And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys.”
Tickets for the show will go on sale to the public on February 5 at 10 a.m. at etix.com and LiveNation.com or by calling 800-514-3849. There will be presale tickets available to members of NKOTB’s fan club and American Express card holders on Thursday and Friday of this week, respectively.
The NKOTBSB concert tour had previously been scheduled to play at Nassau Coliseum on June 11, but because of this newly announced concert the one on Long Island has been rescheduled to July 31.
The tour starts June 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The groups are scheduled to play a sold out show at TD Garden on June 4. The tour also added shows in the New York area; Chicago; Grand Rapids, MI; Buffalo, NY; Baltimore; and several stops in Canada.
The two groups combined have sold more than 200-million albums.
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/01/26/new-kids-on-the-block-backstreet-boys-to-play-fenway-park/

New Kids On The Block to play Fenway Park


After weeks of speculation, Boston’s New Kids On The Block have officially announced they will play a homecoming show at Fenway Park this summer with tourmates and fellow boy band favorites the Backstreet Boys. The concert will take place on Saturday, June 11, one week after the two groups will perform a sold our show at the TD Garden. The announcement was made during a press conference this afternoon at Fenway Park.
Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday, February 5 at 10 a.m. through etix.com. No tickets will be made available at the Fenway Park box office.
“This is a tremendous honor for us,” proclaimed New Kids’ Donnie Wahlberg in a press release. “As a group of South Boston kids we never thought we would get an opportunity like this. Our dreams are coming true. And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys.”
“We are all so grateful and excited to have this opportunity,” added the members of Backstreet Boys. “It’s a once in a lifetime moment. And to get to experience this with our Boston friends NKOTB puts it on a whole other level.”
In order to play the Fenway show, the two groups have had to re-route their “NKOTBSB”. The groups had been scheduled to perform at the Nassau Memorial Coliseum on Long Island on June 11 to July 31.
Fenway Park began hosting concerts in 2003, when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band headlined the historic ballpark. It was not until last summer when Aerosmith and the J. Geils Bands teamed up for a co-headliner that the home of the Red Sox was headlined by hometown bands. Other artists to perform at Fenway Park over the past decade include Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, The Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, The Police, Neil Diamond, Phish and Paul McCartnery.
The inspiration for the co-headlining tour came last year when the Backstreet Boys joined the New Kids On The Block at their show in New York City. New Kids on the Block reunited in 2008 for a tour and the release of their first studio album in fourteen years, The Block. Backstreet Boys most recent release was 2009′s This Is Us, their second album without founding member Kevin Richardson.
 http://www.bostonmusicspotlight.com/news-new-kids-on-the-block-to-play-fenway-park-june-2011/

Fenway Presale 1/27



The Block Nation presale for Boston, MA will take place Thursday, January 27th at 10am PST for FULL SERVICE members and at 10:30am PST for PREMIUM members. For general information regarding Block Nation presales, see this news post.

SAT 11-JUN
Boston, MA
Fenway Park
ON-SALE 10am EST SATURDAY, FEB 5
BLOCK NATION FULL SERVICE PRE SALE THURSDAY, JAN 27th 10am PST
BLOCK NATION PREMIUM PRE SALE THURSDAY, JAN 27th 10:30am PST
BLOCK NATION FULL SERVICE ILAA PRE SALE THURSDAY, JAN 27th 10am PST
BLOCK NATION PREMIUM ILAA PRE SALE THURSDAY, JAN 27th 10:30am PST

I LOVE ALL ACCESS PRESALE PACKAGES:

ILAA presales will require a password. These passwords will be posted at the links below on Thursday, January 27th and are viewable only by BLOCK NATION members. You can only purchase ILAA PRE SALE packages at ILOVEALLACCESS.com.

The FULL SERVICE password will be posted HERE
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The PREMIUM password will be posted HERE.

There is a four (4) ticket limit per show for 4*/5* ILAA pre sale packages.

http://nkotb.com/news/22352

NKOTBSB Announcement from Fenway Park

FENWAY PARK! more shows...


BOSTON, MA – After weeks of speculation, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys joined the legendary Green Monster today at historic Fenway Park to announce a special once in a lifetime performance at the legendary Boston ballpark on Saturday, June 11th.  The superstar groups join the exclusive ranks of musical greats Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Phish and Aerosmith who have all performed on the field of the world famous ballpark.  Fenway tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 5th at 10am EST at etix.com and LiveNation.com or by calling 800-514-3849 TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE FENWAY PARK TICKET OFFICE.  Block Nation presale will begin on Thursday, January 27th at 10am PST. AMEX presale will begin on Friday, January 28th at 10am EST.
“This is a tremendous honor for us.  As a group of Boston kids we never thought we would get an opportunity like this.  Our dreams are coming true,” said New Kids’ Donnie Wahlberg.  “And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys.”

“We are all so grateful and excited to have this opportunity.  It’s a once in a lifetime moment.  And to get to experience this with our Boston friends NKOTB puts it on a whole other level.” Added the members of Backstreet Boys.

In order to accommodate this prestigious once in a lifetime event, NKOTBSB have moved their Nassau Coliseum show, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 11th to Sunday, July 31st.  All June 11th tickets will be honored at the July 31st show or full refunds will be available at the point of purchase if necessary.

The Fenway announcement is part of the highly anticipated NKOTBSB tour, produced by Live Nation, set to begin on June 2nd with sold out shows opening night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville and Boston’s own TD Garden, as well as, sold out shows in Philadelphia, Toronto, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Los Angeles.  With the continued and insatiable fan demand, the unstoppable phenomenon that is the NKOTBSB will add a slew of new dates to their tour including a third New York area show, a third Chicago area show and additional stops in Grand Rapids, MI; Buffalo, NY; Baltimore, MD; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; Hamilton and London, ON.  Further information concerning these shows, including dates and venues, to be announced shortly.

The announcement of the Fenway Park show and the upcoming announcement of even more new tour dates will bring the historic NKOTBSB tour to over 50 stops, giving fans across North America more chances to catch their favorite groups on one stage.  Further ticket and tour information for all dates is available at NKOTBSB.com, etix.com and LiveNation.com.

"We are very pleased that we are able to bring together New Kids On The Block, The Backstreet Boys and their New England fans at Fenway Park. This will be an unforgettable night for us all,” said Dave Marsden, Vice President of Booking for Live Nation New England.

NKOTBSB’s Fenway Park announcement comes just after their epic performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011.” NKOTBSB sent thousands of screaming and dancing fans into a fan frenzy.  With throngs of fans in the middle of Times Square singing along to their smash hit singles, and millions more tuning in from home, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys once again reaffirmed their place in pop culture proving why their ticket is the hottest ticket of the summer.

NKOTBSB first shocked and delighted fans when they took the stage together for a medley at the sold out NKOTB Radio City Music Hall show.  The two groups wowed audiences again in their first joint televised performance at the American Music Awards this past November.  The performers had the audience on their feet when they unleashed hit after hit including Backstreet’s “I Want It That Way” and NKOTB’s “Hangin’ Tough,” sending the crowd into rip-roaring applause.

With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades. Aiming to please, these guys are giving concert goers and diehard fans everywhere the ultimate “night out” experience.

For more information please visit www.nkotbsb.com.

CURRENT LIST OF SHOW DATES (As of January 26, 2011)

Thu, June 2     Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena                ON SALE NOW
Fri, June 3       Washington, DC         Verizon Center                        ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 4      Boston, MA                TD Garden                               ON SALE NOW
Sun, June 5     Philadelphia, PA         Wells Fargo Center                  ON SALE NOW  
Tue, June 7     Montreal, QC             Bell Centre                               ON SALE NOW
Wed, June 8    Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre                   ON SALE NOW   
Thu, June 9     Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre                  ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 11   Boston, MA               Fenway Park                         ON SALE FEB 5th 
Sun, June 12   East Rutherford, NJ    Izod Center                              ON SALE NOW
Wed, June 15  Pittsburgh, PA            Consol Energy Center              ON SALE NOW
Thu, June 16   Detroit, MI                  The Palace of Auburn Hills      ON SALE NOW         
Fri, June 17     Chicago, IL                 United Center                          ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 18    Chicago, IL                 United Center                          ON SALE NOW
Tue, June 21   Nashville, TN             Bridgestone Arena                   ON SALE NOW
Wed, June 22  Atlanta, GA                Philips Arena                           ON SALE NOW 
Fri, June 24     Lafayette, LA             Cajundome                              ON SALE NOW
Sat, June 25    Houston, TX               Toyota Center                         ON SALE NOW
Sun, June 26    Dallas, TX                  American Airlines Center         ON SALE NOW
Tue, June 28    San Antonio, TX        AT&T Center                            ON SALE NOW
Thu, June 30    Phoenix, AZ               US Airways Center                  ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 1         Los Angeles, CA        Staples Center                         ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 2        San Jose, CA             HP Pavilion                               ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 3       Las Vegas, NV           Mandalay Bay Events Center    ON SALE NOW
Wed, July 6      Anaheim, CA             Honda Center                          ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 8         Tacoma, WA              Tacoma Dome                         ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 9        Vancouver, BC          Rogers Arena                            ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 10     Vancouver, BC          Rogers Arena                            ON SALE NOW
Tue, July 12     Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place                              ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 15       Minneapolis, MN        Target Center                          ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 16      Kansas City, MO        Sprint Center                            ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 17     Tulsa, OK                   BOK Center                             ON SALE NOW
Tue, July 19     St. Louis, MO             Scottrade Center                     ON SALE NOW
Wed, July 20    Louisville, KY             KFC Yum! Center                     ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 22       Orlando, FL                Amway Center                        ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 23      Greensboro, NC         Greensboro Coliseum              ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 24     Columbus, OH           Schottenstein Center               ON SALE NOW
Tue, July 26     Indianapolis, IN          Conseco Fieldhouse                ON SALE NOW
Wed, July 27    Cleveland, OH           Quicken Loans Arena               ON SALE NOW
Fri, July 29       Atlantic City, NJ        Boardwalk Hall                         ON SALE NOW
Sat, July 30      Hershey, PA              Hersheypark Stadium               ON SALE NOW
Sun, July 31     Uniondale, NY           Nassau Coliseum                     ON SALE NOW

For complete ticket and tour information visit NKOTBSB.com and LiveNation.com.

http://nkotb.com/news/22272

New Kids on the Block to play at Fenway Park

 BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - It looks like they have “the right stuff” for Fenway Park.  The New Kids on the Block will perform at the home of the Red Sox.
The reunited Boston boy band's tour with the Backstreet Boys is reportedly making a stop at Fenway in June.
The group already has a sold-out show set for the Garden just a week earlier, but they really wanted to hold a concert at Fenway.
They pitched the potential gig to the Sox and an official announcement is expected today.

Donnie Wahlberg in The Early Show (jan 26,2010)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NKOTB member outed by ex ( E! news video)

New Kids On The Block - Mcintyre's Advice For Bieber

 
New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys25 January 2011 16:08
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK star JOEY MCINTYRE has warned JUSTIN BIEBER about the pitfalls of finding fame at a young age, insisting he endured plenty of "dark days" after his boyband heyday.
The singer shot to fame when he was a teenager as the youngest member of the pop group, and admits he was in for a shock when their popularity waned.
Now he's urging 16-year-old Bieber to surround himself with loved ones to support him through his "ups and downs".
MCIntyre tells Entertainment Tonight, "I wasn't perfect. We weren't perfect. We certainly made mistakes and there were dark days. You're the biggest thing in the world (but) you gotta come down. What goes up comes down, for whatever reason.
"You gotta learn how to hang in there and know that there's so much more to life than just singing pop tunes and dancing around on stage. And that takes a while - everybody's got their own path and their own time.
"You have to go with the flow and learn some things the hard way. Hopefully kids like Justin - there's a lot of young artists out there - hopefully they've got good family around them and they're able to take the ups and downs."

Joey McIntyre on 8 NewsNow Las Vegas

New Kids bringing the right stuff to Fenway


BIG HITTERS: Boston’s own New...
BIG HITTERS: Boston’s own New Kids on the Block, above, will play at Fenway Park on June 11.
Do New Kids on the Block have the right stuff for Fenway Park ?
Looks like it. The reunited Boston boy band is expected to give a concert at the hallowed home of the Red Sox  on June 11, with tour mates the Backstreet Boys, according to a source close to the deal. The official announcement from concert promoter Live Nation is planned for a press conference at Fenway on Wednesday.
“Long before they were famous, the New Kids were huge Sox fans and used to come and hang out at the ballpark quite often,” the source told the Herald. “When they made it big they still came to the park. It’s a huge thrill for them to play Fenway.”
Despite already having a sold-out show set for TD Garden just a week earlier on June 4, the New Kids in December pitched the Sox on a potential gig. The Red Sox then applied for show permits for June 11 and 12.
How eager are the New Kids to play Fenway? Eager enough to deal with the hassle and expense of changing an already tight tour schedule.
Currently the Fab Five — Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight — are slated to play Nassau Memorial Coliseum on Long Island on June 11. They will have to reschedule that date in order to join the short list of musical acts to have the honor of playing Fenway. There’s even an option to add a Sunday date if Saturday’s sells out — although that would mean canceling another already scheduled show at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
Sox owner John Henry and company began booking acts into the 98-year-old park in 2003 with Bruce Springsteen and have since welcomed Jimmy Buffett, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, the Police, Neil Diamond, Phish and Paul McCartney. But they didn’t tap local legends until last summer’s Aerosmith/J. Geils Band double play. That Boston-centric bill proved a smash and sold out in minutes.
But can the “Hangin’ Tough” kids draw like the “Toys in the Attic” rockers?
The answer: probably.
The New Kids reunion has been huge. In 2008, they sold out the TD Garden. A year later, they packed the Comcast Center in Mansfield.
Now the New Kids have doubled the fan fun by teaming with the Backstreet Boys for a boy band bonanza dubbed NKOTBSB. The joint tour is scheduled to play 41 shows this summer. The two acts have sold a combined total of more than 200 million albums (compared to Aerosmith’s 150 million).

 http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/music/general/view.bg?articleid=1311767&srvc=rss

NKOTB's Joey McIntyre Gives Update on BSB A.J. McLean in Rehab



New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre has been in the music business for over 24 years and has seen some friends battle with addiction in the limelight, including Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean who recently made the decision to enter rehab.
"A.J. is a sweet kid, good kid and extremely talented, so we're all there for him," said Joey. AJ admitted himself earlier this month before heading on the huge NKOTB/BSB tour.
Young star Aaron Carter is reportedly seeking professional help as well to deal with some unknown "emotional and spiritual issues," and Joey commended Aaron for making that step.
"To me it's usually a good thing when someone can take some time and retreat from it all and, you know, just get a little bit more centered," Joey said, encouragingly.
Justin Bieber has managed to stay clean in his career thus far and Joey gave some advice to the star for staying on the right track.
"Hopefully, kids like Justin… there's a lot of young artists out there and hopefully they got good family around them and they just, you know, be able to take the ups and downs," Joey said.
On Monday, Joey filmed a TV spot for Hear the World Foundation, which raises awareness about hearing loss, how to recognize it and steps that can be taken to prevent its occurrence.
This organization's cause personally affects Joey since his one-year-old son Rhys was diagnosed with severe hearing loss, but the singer says that "being aided by the hearing aids, he is hearing as a normal 13-month-old."
http://www.etonline.com/music/106791_NKOTB_s_Joey_McIntyre_Gives_Update_on_BSB_AJ_McLean_in_Rehab/

Friday, January 21, 2011

Joey McIntyre interview at Palms Las Vegas



video by palmstv

Check out some pics by @larryflink @kala_peterson @palmslasvegas @daynaroselli  posted on twitter

Tiffany and NKOTB's Jonathan Knight 'Could've Been' something, but his gay got in the way

Andy Cohen had Tiffany and fellow 80s pop star Debbie Gibson on Thursday's  (Jan. 20) episode of "Watch What Happens: Live." And, as usual, he asked the questions we all want to know. 

Our "Mazel of the Week" goes to Andy for asking Tiffany if she ever hooked up with one of the members of New Kids On The Block when they opened for her tour back in 1988. We're a bit surprised that she dated Jonathan Knight. Instantly we thought, "Isn't he gay?"

"He turned gay later," Tiffany explains. "I didn't do it, but he's fabulous, though. I had issues with that. I was thinking that I did. But, no."

We're pretty sure he was gay at the time, but apparently, it took Tiffany a bit to figure it out.

"Now looking back while we were dating," she says. "He was so much fun. We used to do facials together. He was so easy to talk to."

Watch the video below:


http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/01/pop-star-tiffany-talks-dating-nkotbs-jonathon-knight-but-his-gay-got-in-the-way.html

Joe in 98.5 KLUC studios this morning


If you missed anything from Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo on Friday, it’s all here with the Zoo Podcast.  Joey McIntyre from “NKOTB” joined us in studio this morning…we are moving to a new office and the move has begun, so we had fun with some old office furniture with OFD (Office Furniture Destruction)Lauren delivered the “Dirty @ Thirty’s”…all on the Zoo Podcast for Friday, January 21st.

 http://kluc.radio.com/2011/01/21/friday-on-the-zoo-31/

98.5 KLUC is moving.  Our new studios at Rainbow & the 215 are nearly completed.  So, we had to get rid of some of the old office furniture.  What better way then throwing all of it off a balcony with the help of Joey McIntyre from NKOTB.


http://kluc.radio.com/

Joey also shared time with some fans. Check out some pics by @joestwsteddream and @joegirl4ever on twitter

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Joey TV interview on KTVN CH13



http://www.ktnv.com/category/164911/ktnv-video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5487434&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

NKOTBSB tour gains momentum with more concerts, fan club ticket sell-outs

New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys - NKOTBSB Tour

By Allison Reitz
Though the concept may have its doubters, the joint tour of boy band icons New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys has found its audience. After audiences showed considerable interest in tickets for 24 previously announced concert dates, the bands' itinerary has been expanded to 41 dates.
The NKOTBSB Tour, a combination of the groups' respective abbreviated monikers, retains its original June 2 launch date at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. But now the vocal groups won't reach the end of the road until a July 30 closer at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA.
Other newer dates on the Kids and Boys' calendar include July 9-10 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC; July 15 at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN; July 22 at Amway Center in Orlando, FL; and July 29 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
All of the currently announced shows have opened ticket sales to the general public as of the January 15 weekend; it is unclear whether additional dates may be added in the future. Though prices vary depending on venue, most ticket face values for the tour (new dates and old) fall within a $30 to $90 pre-fee range.

"We can't thank our fans enough for their continued support," the groups have said previously in a joint statement. "The love that everyone has shown to us and to this project is incredible. We can feel the excitement and we won’t let the fans down."
The NKOTBSB crew also alluded to an "elaborate stage design" and promised fans that "there won't be one bad seat in the house. We are truly blessed and are so appreciative to have you all along with us for the ride."
The ride started for the singers started with an initial five-date tour announcement in early November. The pairing gained momentum later in the month when NKOTBSB performed at the American Music Awards, followed closely by the unveiling of 19 more concert dates.
Though no overall sell-outs have occurred on the primary market, NKOTBSB tickets have done well with groups' most dedicated fans. A recent announcement on the NKOTBSB official Web site noted Fan Club sell-outs in Orlando, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Greensboro and Minneapolis.
But NKOTBSB may have something up its sleeve. The list of fan club sell-outs was accompanied with a teaser of "big news coming soon!" It remains to be seen whether that upcoming "news" includes more domestic tour dates, an international leg of performances, or something else entirely.
For now, though, the only news from the groups has been regarding A.J. McLean's return to rehab. The BSB member has struggled with sobriety in the past and said in a statement last week, "With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet, I want to be healthy and at my best." Despite the news, published reports have the tour on-track for its early June start.
NKOTBSB Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
June 2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center
June 4 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 5 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 8 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 11 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 12 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
June 15 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
June 16 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
June 17 Chicago, IL United Center
June 18 Chicago, IL United Center
June 21 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
June 22 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
June 24 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
June 25 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 26 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 28 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
June 30 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
July 1 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
July 2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose
July 3 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 6 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
July 8 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 9 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 10 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 13 Calgary, AB Calgary Stampede
July 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
July 16 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 17 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
July 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
July 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
July 22 Orlando, FL Amway Center
July 23 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 24 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
July 26 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
July 27 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 29 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
July 30 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium  

Joe Mac interview with MIX 96.1

Joey McIntyre Interview
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:05:41 -0500
Joey McIntyre Interview


http://www.mix961.com/cc-common/podcast.html 

Battle of the holiday cards: Kiriakou VS McIntyre

Original link
I shot some images before the holidays that I was just dying to share here but I didn’t want to unveil them before my dear clients had mailed them out. You know, I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. This was the 4th year in a row that I did holiday cards for the Kiriakou family. They’ve all been a hit but the reaction from family and friends has been so great that we’ve felt the pressure to outdo last year’s card. And I think we did again. Better start planning for next year.
kiriakou
Now the McIntyres were new clients for me this year…and friends of the Kiriakous. Everyone loved this card as well. But now I do believe I have waged a holiday card war between these two families. We shall see what 2011 brings…but the pressure is on!

mcintyre

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jordan Knight interview with 98.1 KUDL


Before Bieber fever, there was The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block. They’re touring together this summer and Tanna talked with Jordan Knight of NKOTB about stage fright (yes, he has it) and those screaming girls.
listen it here:
http://blogs.kudl.com/tannaguthrie/2011/01/17/the-new-kids-are-back/

or check out this vid by  NKOTBGermany