Three beloved 90s boy bands are collaborating for a tour in summer 2013. Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees will join New Kids on the Block for “The Package Tour” between May and July.
The members of all three groups appeared on “The View” this Tuesday to announce the tour, according to MTV.
"We're going to be headlining a tour alone. Our fans have been waiting for us to be onstage as just the five of us," NKOTB's Donnie Wahlberg said.
New Kids on the Block did a dual headlining tour with the Backstreet Boys in 2011, performing under the combined groups' shorthand name NKOTBSB. This time, they will be the main attraction with support from Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees.
After being been disbanded for several years, 98 Degrees reunited in 2012 during a Mixtape Festival that was also headlined by New Kids on the Block. The band will serve as the tour's opening act.
“We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men,” Nick Lachey said, according to MTV.
“Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too.”
Boyz II Men is planning a comeback following their last album, “Love,” released in 2011. The group’s three remaining members, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman will perform during the tour.
New Kids on the Block is especially amped for the upcoming tour as they have an upcoming album called “10” that is scheduled to be released on April 2, as well as a single “Remix (I Like The)” that will debut on Ryan Seacrest's show on Jan. 25, according to USA Today. The single will be available in wide release on Jan. 28.
“Ladies, we're coming for you,” Wahlberg said in a statement.
“This is going to be the craziest year yet — the single, the album, the tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men ... We can't wait to give fans 'The Package!'”
Wahlberg also spoke to Seacrest on his radio show on Tuesday morning, detailing that the tour will be unlike any other they have done.
“We'll have plenty of surprises! With all those egos in one building at the same time, you know there's going to be a lot of crazy and fun stuff going on,” Wahlberg told Seacrest.
“We're going to pull out a lot of surprises every night ... pull in as many special guests as we can, and do as many fun things as we can.”
“The Package Tour” kicks off May 31 and concludes July 13.
Here are the tour dates and locations.
5/31 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
6/1 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
6/2 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
6/4 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
6/6 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
6/7 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
6/8 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
6/9 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
6/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
6/13 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
6/14 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
6/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
6/18 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
6/19 - Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
6/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
6/21 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
6/22 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
6/25 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
6/27 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
6/28 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
6/29 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
7/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena
7/6 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/7 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
7/9 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
7/12 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
7/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.