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Multi-Platinum pop icons New Kids on the Block have released “The Block Revisited,” which is out today via UME. 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, in multiple formats, including (for the first time) a two-LP exclusive color vinyl with booklet available here.
In addition, Donnie, Joey, Jordan, Jonathan and Danny will reimagine the smash 1990 tour of the same name and bring back the magic for fans old and new in summer 2024, this time with very special guests Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff. As announced on “GMA,” the tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on June 14 and hit over 40 cities, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Darien Center.
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 boy bands’ “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 fan collections.
“ ‘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 overestimate how much the songs and the spirit of this album mean to all of us,” Donnie Wahlberg said.
Fan-favorite song “Coming Home” is also included in the anniversary set, making it the very first time the track will be available to fans in any format.
New Kids on the Block image provided by Reybee publicity
This exclusive release will be available to fans in several different formats, including a first-time on vinyl two-LP orange and blue color that comes with a four-page picture book. Fans can also purchase a two-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 NKOTB reuniting with a curtain-drop reveal on “Today” 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, NKOTB has 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 and En Vogue, 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.