NKOTB will warm up for the trek with a pair of radio show appearances: May 17 at Z100 Zootopia at Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., and May 18 at the KISS 108 FM Concert at Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, Mass.

The first leg of band’s world journey launches September 19 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and runs through the end of November.

Other stops include Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (September 24), Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (September 30), Staples Center in Los Angeles (October 8), Toyota Center in Houston (October 16), Bradley Center in Milwaukee (October 22), The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. (October 29), The Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia (November 5), The E Center in West Valley, Utah (November 15), and Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. (November 23).

Additional dates will be announced shortly.

Tickets for some shows are available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com, with additional shows going on sale in the coming weeks.