The New Kids On The Block may have seen their heyday in the late 80s and early 90s, but with their recent appearance on American Idol and a reality show earlier this year, it seems like the guys are still going as strong as ever. Last week at their Los Angeles concert, the group decided to add a new member for the night, 7-year-old Griffin McIntyre.
Joe McIntyre was just a child he joined the New Kids On The Block, but his lead vocals on "Please Don't Go Girl" catapulted the group to worldwide success. It seems as if McIntyre's oldest son, Griffin, has inherited his father's singing abilities. While standing on a piano and dancing during an LA Forum concert, Griffin helped the group sing "Tonight" with vocals reminiscent of a young Joey McIntyre.This isn't the first time Griffin joined his dad on stage. In fact, the young singer has been helping the guys belt out "Tonight" since he was around 3-years-old.
Meanwhile, the New Kids On The Block are currently in the middle of their Main Event tour, with guests Nelly and R&B Atlanta group TLC. The band recently stopped in New Orleans, where they performed for around 15,000 fans at the Smoothie King Center. A bartender at the event stated that she sold more alcohol at the concert than she had sold at some of the biggest sports games in New Orleans.
Earlier this year, Donnie Wahlberg spoke to Good Morning America about the new tour, stating that he's excited to provide fans with a new experience, which includes bar seats situated around the main stage. Fans sitting in the bar area can mingle and interact with the guys up-close.
"This is such a great bill and we have so many hit records and such huge followings that we just want to make it the party of the year. That's why we call it 'The Main Event.' It's going to be the event of the year."
If you haven't caught New Kids On The Block on tour yet, there is still time. The guys have numerous upcoming performances across the nation, including:
May 18: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy ArenaMay 19: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint CenterMay 20: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterMay 22: St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade CenterMay 23: Rosemont, IL @ Allstate ArenaMay 26: Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank ArenaMay 27: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaMay 29: Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn HillsMay 30: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel ArenaMay 31: Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life FieldhouseJune 2: Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable ArenaJune 4: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterJune 5: Orlando, FL @ Amway CenterJune 6: Atlanta, GA @ Philips ArenaJune 7: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! CenterJune 9: Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Scope ArenaJune 10: Washington, D.C. @ Verizon CenterJune 12: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun ArenaJune 13: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event CenterJune 14: Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy CenterJune 16: Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaJune 17: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans ArenaJune 19: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterJune 20: Uniondale, NY @ Nassau ColiseumJune 21: New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenJune 22: New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenJune 24: Boston, MA @ TD GardenJune 27: Hershey, PA Mixtape Festival @ Hersheypark StadiumJune 28: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreJune 30: Montreal, QC @ Bell CentreJuly 2: Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
New Kids On The Block tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or via the group's official website.
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