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New Kids on the Block announce `The Magic Summer 2024 Tour.`  (Live Nation tour image)
New Kids on the Block announce "The Magic Summer 2024 Tour." (Live Nation tour image)

New Kids on the Block bringing 'Magic of Summer' to Darien Lake


Mon, Oct 30th 2023 11:05 am

NKOTB announce tour with very special guests Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff

√ See NKOTB come back to life as their famous dolls here in their tour announce video here

√ Announcement comes just ahead of ‘The Block Revisited,’ out Nov. 3, celebrating 15 years since New Kids reunited

√ General on-sale begins Friday at livenation.com

Live Nation Press Release

Multi-Platinum pop icons New Kids on the Block announce “The Magic Summer 2024 Tour.” Reimagining the smash 1990 tour of the same name, Donnie, Joey, Jordan, Jonathan and Danny will bring back the magic for fans old and new, this time with very special guests Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff. As announced on “GMA” this morning, the tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off June 14, with a stop at Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center on Aug. 22.

Tickets will be available starting with fan club and CITI presales beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at LiveNation.com.

Citi is the official card of the “Magic Summer 2024 Tour.” Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning at noon Wednesday through the Citi entertainment program. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

New Kids On The Block are bringing back their best moments and memories. They have promised to perform their greatest hits, unexpected fan favorites and magical surprises for their diehard fans all across the country. The 2024 “Magic Summer Tour” is where the magic happens! Fans should expect a summer of fun and nostalgia as the New Kids embark on their first mostly outdoor venue tour in 15 years. NKOTB will be visiting some of the most iconic venues on this tour for a night under the stars, including some of the very same venues that they performed at on the original 1990 “Magic Summer Tour.”

The sold-out 1990 “Magic Summer Tour,” sponsored by Coca-Cola and McDonalds, took place at the ultimate height of New Kids’ success, and included multi-night stops at the band’s hometown Foxboro Stadium, Dodgers Stadium, Giants Stadium and many others. The band collaborated with Harry Blackstone Jr. to stage magic and illusions within their performance, impressing fans and the magic community alike, and even went on to win a magic award for their contributions to the medium throughout their tour.

“The true ‘magic’ of this tour is in the music, the moments and the memories that we get to create – and recreate – with our amazing fans each night,” Donnie Wahlberg said. “Feeling all the nostalgic feels of the original ‘Magic Summer,’ with the bond that we’ve shared throughout the years, will make for a most magical time indeed.”

Over 3 million fans attended the “Magic Summer Tour” worldwide, coinciding with New Kids On The Block’s No. 1 album and single at the time.

Watch New Kids On The Block’s throwback video here to see all the ’90s nostalgia that will be returning this summer.

New Kids On The Block have come back to life as their official dolls in a brand-new promotional video in support of the upcoming tour. Watch here. With cameos from Andrea Barber of “Full House” and “Fuller House” (a dedicated “BlockHead”!) and influencer Brittany Nicole, the New Kids tease the magic in store for their fans this summer and transform into living versions of their iconic dolls.

Since the 1990 “Magic Summer Tour,” New Kids have continued to be a force with their finger on the pulse of pop culture, making waves once again in 2008, when they reunited for smash-hit album “The Block.” On Nov. 3, they will release a revamped version of this iconic comeback album, “The Block Revisited,” celebrating 15 years since their triumphant return to the music scene.

New Kids have headlined the iconic Fenway Park three times and continue to represent their hometown of Boston with pride. They have sold millions of concert tickets around the world since their return. 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.

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 such as “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. The group solidified its place in Hollywood with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since reuniting.

More About Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul has sold 60 million records and earned numerous awards and recognitions, including 17 MTV Video Music Awards nominations with five wins, two Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, two People’s Choice Awards as Favorite Female Music Performer, five Juno Awards, and you can find her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was the first entertainer to receive the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Hall of Fame Award and was honored with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Abdul began her laudable career as a Laker girl who evolved into their choreographer. She drew the attention of Janet Jackson, then Michael, both of whom had her choreograph their legendary dance moves, as did many other superstars, films and TV shows. Abdul garnered worldwide attention as an original judge on the legendary TV show “American Idol.”

Her iconic hit “Straight Up!”, one of four singles that set a record for the most No. 1 Billboard charted singles from a debut album, has over 100 million streams worldwide, is a widely used sound on TikTok, and the song title was the name of Richard Branson’s first rocket to space, making Abdul not just a global icon, but an interstellar one!

More About DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff is a renowned DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur with a thriving career that spans more than three decades. Jeff’s rich legacy in music includes a DMC Championship, and multiple Grammy Award, American Music Award, and NAACP Image Award wins and nominations.

Introduced to the world as one half of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, his accomplishments extend beyond his multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning collaborations with Will Smith. Notable is his acclaimed production company, A Touch of Jazz, credited for work with Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Darius Rucker, and more. In 2015, he founded the PLAYLIST Retreat, an invitation-only event that brings artists together to inspire, motivate and fuel collaboration.

Prior to 2020, Jeff performed all over the globe and chronicled his travels in his “Vinyl Destination” web series. And when a global pandemic forced the world into lockdown, Jeff moved the party, literally, in-house with his signature livestream series, “The Magnificent House Party.”

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