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New Kids On The Block photo by Austin Hargrave // provided by Reybee
New Kids On The Block photo by Austin Hargrave // provided by Reybee

New Kids On The Block announce 'The Block Revisited,' out Nov. 3

Fri, Sep 1st 2023 11:05 am

Celebrating 15 years since smash comeback album
NKOTB team up with Joshua, DK & Dino of SEVENTEEN for brand-new ‘Dirty Dancing (Dem Jointz Remix)’ out now; listen here

Press Release

Multi-Platinum pop icons New Kids On The Block have announced “The Block Revisited.” Celebrating 15 years since they reunited to reinforce their status as a staple of pop culture, New Kids On The Block are revisiting the hits of their 2008 smash album featuring bonus material, out Nov. 3 in multiple formats – including, for the first time, a 2-LP exclusive color vinyl with booklet available here.

Along with the hit singles “Summertime,” “Single” with Ne-Yo and “2 In The Morning,” this new anniversary set also features New Kids’ newest collaboration with K-pop superstars Joshua, DK & Dino of SEVENTEEN for the instant hit “Dirty Dancing (Dem Jointz Remix),” available now on all platforms.

The historic collaboration between America’s favorite boyband and the new generation of boybands’ “K-pop Stage-breakers” was remixed by Grammy-winning producer Dem Jointz, bringing two of the world’s biggest groups together for this pop event of the year! It will also be available as a limited-edition CD single to make for a great addition to your collection.

“The Block album didn’t only mark the reunion of our band – it sparked the reunion of our band with our fans! I could never over estimate how much the songs and the spirit of this album mean to all of us,” Donnie Wahlberg said.

Fan-favorite song “Coming Home” will also be included in the anniversary set, making it the very first time the track will be available to fans in any format.

This exclusive release will be available to fans in several different formats, including a first-time on vinyl 2-LP orange and blue color, that comes with a four-page picture book. Fans can also purchase a 2-LP exclusive purple vinyl version as an Amazon exclusive. “The Block Revisited” will also be available in CD and digital formats.

This year marks the 15-year anniversary of the New Kids reuniting with a curtain drop reveal on the “Today Show” on April 4, 2008, followed by ear-splitting cheers from the unsuspecting crowd. They would go on to release “The Block,” their first album in 14 years (since “Face the Music.”)

The original “The Block” album was released on Sept. 2, 2008, along with a deluxe edition that included four bonus tracks. It debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Top Pop Albums chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Several artists collaborated on the album, such as Ne-Yo, Lady Gaga, The Pussycat Dolls, Akon, Teddy Riley and New Edition.

In the 15 years that have followed, New Kids have embarked on numerous sold-out world tours, selling over 4 million tickets worldwide. Touring and performing with numerous artists including Salt-N-Pepa, Boyz II Men, Paula Abdul, En Vogue, and many others, New Kids have continued to be a force with their finger on the pulse of the music scene. They have headlined the iconic Fenway Park three times and continue to represent their hometown of Boston with pride. They have traveled with their fans on NKOTB cruises, as well as held the first-ever NKOTB fan convention, “BLOCKCON,” which took place earlier this year.

“ ‘The Block Revisited’ is a celebration of the magical bond that we’ve built over the last 15 years,” Donnie said of the new release, highlighting the unbreakable connection between New Kids and their diehard fans.

New Kids On The Block photo provided by Reybee


More About New Kids On The Block

New Kids On The Block have sold more than 80 million albums worldwide – including back-to-back international No. 1 songs, 1988’s “Hangin’ Tough” and 1990’s “Step By Step” – and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits “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, which started with humble Boston beginnings, grew to shatter concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts a year, in sold-out stadiums throughout the world.  Since reuniting in 2007, NKOTB have toured consistently to sold-out arenas, have sold nearly 4 million tickets and have doubled their crowd sizes.

The Boston natives have been bestowed with their very own, “New Kids on the Block Day,” an honor not many can claim, and have played Fenway three times before. The group solidified their place in Hollywood with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since reuniting and will continue representing Boston on their journey long into the future.


SEVENTEEN – comprised of S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, The 8, Mingyu, DK, Seungkwan, Vernon and Dino – have rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The 13-piece act’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal and performance.

Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN have unassumingly become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping performances, and tight teamwork. The performance powerhouse made their U.S. television debut on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in 2021 and followed it with performances on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “MTV Fresh Out Live.”

The group closed out 2022 as the first K-pop artist to take home PUSH Performance of the Year at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, and the first K-pop act to win Best New and Best Push at 2022 MTV European Music Awards. SEVENTEEN reached a career high with their 10th mini-album, “FML,” released in April. The group itself hit No. 1 on the Artist 100 while “FML” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Album Sales and World Albums charts. The act also set new records with “FML” for the best-selling album ever in K-pop history

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