New Kids On the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men going on tour


Move over One Direction, the real bad boys of boy bands are coming out of retirement.

New Kids On the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are all going on tour — together.

The nearly 30 show tour, dubbed “The Package Tour,” was announced Tuesday on “The View,” kicking off May 31 in Connecticut and continuing through July.

** Forehead slap **

Why didn’t I keep my 1990s posters?

A few newsy tidbits:

This is the first 98 Degrees trek in more than 12 years.

There will be a new NKOTB album, 10, which will be released April 2. The first single, “Remix (I Like The),” hits iTunes Jan. 28.

Advance tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for American Express card members and then to the public through Ticketmaster on Friday, Feb. 2. Prices are 29.50-$93.

The Package Tour Dates

May 31 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

June 1 – Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

June 2 – Boston, MA TD Garden

June 4 – Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place

June 6 - Montreal, QC Bell Centre

June 7 - Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

June 8 - Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

June 9 - Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

June 11 - Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center

June 13 - East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

June 14 - Washington DC Verizon Center

June 15 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

June 18 - Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

June 19 – Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

June 20 - Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

June 21 - Orlando, FL Amway Center

June 22- Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center

June 25 - Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena

June 27 - Houston, TX Toyota Center

June 28 - Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

June 29 - Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena

June 30 - St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

July 5 - Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center Arena

July 6 - Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center

July 7 - San Jose, CA HP Pavilion

July 9 - Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

July 12 - Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena

July 13 - Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Now look at that… the tour ends on my birthday. All jokes aside, if they came to Omaha, I’d probably go.

Five years ago, I saw Boys II Men at a show in Council Bluffs. And… I wasn’t the only gal, dancing and singing along to every song.

I have no doubt that “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” and “Step by Step” would release the same flutters I got as a tween listening to their music on my mom’s boombox.

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