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Thought boy bands of the 80s and 90's were dead and well past their used by date? It may be time to think again as New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys prepare for a full scale, more adult assault on Australian soil.
Here at the Music News Australia network we got our hands on some media material from both bands, so get ready for it Australia...
With the continued and insatiable fan demand, the unstoppable phenomenon that is NKOTBSB will officially bring their show down under! In May, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys will come to Australia for four shows only, stopping in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. Tickets for the Australian tour dates go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 8th at 2pm through Ticketek.
“If our fans want us down under, we'll go down under,” said New Kids’ Donnie Wahlberg. “Our international fans have been flying to see us stateside for years, so now we are bringing the show to them. Get ready Australia, we are coming to you!”
The Australian leg will bring the historic NKOTBSB tour for a limited four-show run, giving fans across the globe chances to catch their favorite groups on one stage. Fans in Australia can finally see what North American Press hailed as “One of the hottest tickets of the summer,” as described by OK! Magazine. Entertainment Weekly raved, “Each tune was performed with the same energy, crotch-grabbing, and hip-thrusting that turned these groups into teens sensations years ago. NKOTBSB may well be the tastiest musical mouthful of the summer.”
NKOTBSB first shocked and delighted fans when they took to the stage together for a medley at the sold out NKOTB Radio City Music Hall show. The two groups wowed audiences again in their first joint televised performance at the American Music Awards a year ago in November 2010 and have toured consistently through 2011 since coming together.
With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two pop sensations have dominated the music scene for more than three decades. Aiming to please, these guys are giving concert goers and diehard fans everywhere the ultimate “night out” experience.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK sold more than 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 an estimated 200 concerts a year in sold out stadiums throughout the world. They still hold many of these records to date. They were Forbes highest paid entertainers of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna. The band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls. More Information is available at www.nkotb.com, facebook.com/pages/New-Kids-On-The-Block and twitter.com/NKOTB.
For more than 18 years, Backstreet Boys have delivered the very finest pop music has to offer – tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies. One of the most successful groups in music history, with countless #1s, record-setting tours and worldwide sales in excess of 100 million, Backstreet Boys are also among pops most influential. The band made history when all tickets for their greatly anticipated 11-week, 39-city Millennium North American Arena Tour sold out as soon as they went on sale- the vast majority within an hour. At the time the Millennium Tour set a Ticketmaster record by selling 735,000 tickets in two hours. They are also among the few bands to have received the Diamond Award from the R.I.A.A. for sales of more than 10 million on both the Backstreet Boys and Millennium albums. The band is currently wrapping up a worldwide tour in support of their recent album, This Is Us. More information is available at www.backstreetboys.com, facebook.com/backstreetboys and twitter.com/backstreetboys.
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