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 Arena
May 19: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 20: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
May 22: St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
May 23: Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
May 26: Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
May 27: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 29: Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 30: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 31: Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 2: Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
June 4: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
June 5: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
June 6: Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
June 7: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
June 9: Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Scope Arena
June 10: Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
June 12: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 13: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
June 14: Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
June 16: Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
June 17: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
June 19: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
June 20: Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
June 21: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 22: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 24: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
June 27: Hershey, PA Mixtape Festival @ Hersheypark Stadium
June 28: Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
June 30: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 2: Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
New Kids On The Block tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or via the group’s official website.
[Photo Courtesy of Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images and Joey McIntyre/Twitter]