NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK STEP INTO THE RING FOR THE MAIN EVENT
JUNE 16, 2015 at NATIONWIDE ARENA
Pop Icons Team Up with TLC and Nelly for the Ultimate Summer Concert
NEW YORK CITY (Jan. 20, 2015) – New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring in 2015! for THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award- winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 1 in Las Vegas and stops in over 30 cities including a June 16 stop at Nationwide Arena.
Fans can purchase tickets early by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at http://smarturl.it/NKOTB_RSVP. The hitmakers anounced the tour on Good Morning America and continued on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael followed by a media blitz. The groups shut down Chase Plaza at Madison Square Garden for a press conference filled with media and ecstatic fans, talking with Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, the Associated Press and BuzzFeed.
We always have something special up our sleeves,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want! This year, we are making it THE MAIN EVENT. And we promise, it will be THE TICKET of the summer.” www.NKOTB.com/ join the discussion at #themainevent. With all-new production elements, this tour features a 360-degree stage “in the round.” offering optimal viewing.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK sold over 80 million albums worldwide -- including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988’s Hangin’ Tough and 1990’s Step By Step -- and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” “Step By Step” and “Tonight.” The group shattered concert box office records playing 200+ sold out concerts a year. They were Forbes highest paid entertainers of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna. The band boasted an extensive and profitable merchandise line that included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls.
Tickets ($89.50, $69.50, $49.50 & $29.50) GO ON SALE Saturday, January 31 at 10AM at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, all Ticketmaster locations, at ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and ticket outlets at the OhioHealth Chillers. Applicable service charges may apply. For details, visit nationwidearena.com or call 614-246-2000.