Checking Out ‘The Package’

What do you get when you create a concert lineup featuring New Kids On The Block with 98 Degrees & Boyz II Men?  You get “The Package Tour” beginning at the end of May.  Tickets go on sale in February.

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The three groups announced the outing when they descended upon ABC’s “The View” this morning.  Along with all the tour talk, NKOTB announced its forthcoming album – 10 – will be released April 2.  However, fans won’t have to wait that long for new music.  The album’s first single – “Remix (I Like The)” will be released Jan. 28.

While Boyz II Men have been touring consistently throughout the years, the upcoming journey will be 98 Degrees’ first concert tour in more than 12 years.

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NBC "Today" show, New York City

May 31 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
June 1 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 2 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
June 4 – Ottawa, Ontario, Scotiabank Place
June 6 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
June 7 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
June 8 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
June 9 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
June 11 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
June 13 – East Rutherford, N.J., IZOD Center
June 14 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
June 15 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
June 18 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
June 19 – Charlotte, N.C, Time Warner Cable Arena
June 20 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
June 21 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
June 22 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
June 25 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
June 27 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
June 28 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
June 29 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
June 30 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
July 5 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
July 6 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 7 – San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion At San Jose
July 9 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
July 12 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
July 13 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center

As required by law, a concert announcement for a tour featuring three big groups comes with a three quote minimum.  First up is NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg.

“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” Wahlberg said.  “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!’”

“We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men,” 98 Degrees’ Nick Lachey said.  “Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too.”

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Upping the ante is Boyz II Men with not one, not two, but three members dropping quotes all over the place.

“We couldn’t be more excited to join New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees on ‘The Package Tour.’  This summer is going to be fun and fans will not want to miss it,” said Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman.

“This has been in the works for a while … ‘The Package’ is on its way, and we’re going to deliver,” said Boyz II Men’s Wayna Morris

“We plan on bringing it, mark your calendars,” added the group’s Nate Morris.

An Amex pre-sale begins Jan. 25 and general onsales launch Feb. 2.  Visit for all you need to know.