Boys on the block have now become men

New Kids Cruise
The New Kids on the Block, from left, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight
THEIR Australian tour isn't until May next year, but New Kids On The Block lead singer Jordan Knight is already getting excited about his visit to Adelaide.
"Americans when they think of Australia, they think of kangaroos and great white sharks," Jordan said this week. "But we have been to Australia and Adelaide before, and it was the most beautiful country we have been to. The people were so beautiful inside and out, so I'm looking forward to getting back there."
However, Jordan (inset in his 80s heyday) did admit that after almost 30 years of touring, some things have changed for the boy band.
"I guess we're a lot tamer then we were in the '80s and '90s, we can't party like we used to, we're much more responsible," he said. "In fact when I'm off tour, I actually feel worse then when I'm on tour. My body slows down and everything settles in - that's when it's really tough."
The show, which the band is double headlining with the Backstreet Boys, will be the largest NKOTB tour to date, but it was their support act on the 2008 reunion tour that went on to become one of the world's biggest stars.
"Lady Gaga was our support act and she wasn't famous, but she was exactly the same as she is now," Jordan said. "She came in like she was famous. She actually was on our record and after that she just blew up, not that I'm saying we're responsible for all her success . . . but you know" Perhaps some of Gaga's over-the-top stage antics have left their mark on the boy band, with Jordan promising a show of spectacular proportions.
"There's a lot of times where all nine of us are on stage together and there's loads of big dance numbers and a bit of a battle between both boy bands," he said.


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