NKOTB Announces 2022 ‘MixTape’ Arena Tour With Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley And En Vogue

MixTape Tour 2022
– MixTape Tour 2022

No, you’re not getting “rick rolled” – New Kids On The Block has just announced dates for another edition of “The MixTape Tour” and this time around the guys are bringing Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as special guests.

The 2019 MixTape Tour marked NKOTB’s biggest trek since the legendary boy band reunited in 2008 and featured performances from Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson. An announcement from New Kids’ press rep boasts that the tour grossed $53.2 million and sold more than 650,000 tickets. The highest grossing stop reported to Pollstar was a two-night show at TD Garden in Boston June 28-29, 2019, that brought in more than $2.6 million and sold 27,089 tickets.   
“We had a blast out on the first MixTape Tour in 2019, and can’t wait to take it to another level with our fans on the MixTape Tour 2022,” Donnie Wahlberg said in a statement. “Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions. To be able to have Salt-N-Pepa come back and now also have the iconic and legendary Rick Astley & En Vogue join the tour… we could not be more excited. Let’s GO!”
Get ready to sing along to favorites from NKOTB like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step,” along with “Push It,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man” by Salt-N-Pepa, “Don’t Let Go [Love],” “Free Your Mind,” “Give It Up, Turn It Loose” and “Hold On” by En Vogue, and “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever” by the one and only Rick Astley.
The party starts May 10 in Cincinnati at Heritage Bank Center. Dates on the Live Nation-produced tour are booked through July 23. The tour wraps up at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Presales – including a Block Nation presale – start Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. local time, followed by the general onsale Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. VIP packages will also be available. Check out the routing below. 
Tuesday, May 10 Cincinnati, OH Heritage Bank Center
Thursday, May 12 Indianapolis, IN Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Friday, May 13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Saturday, May 14 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
Sunday, May 15 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center
Monday, May 16 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
Wednesday, May 18 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Thursday, May 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Friday, May 20 Edinburg, TX Bert Ogden Arena
Saturday, May 21 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sunday, May 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Wednesday, May 25 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
Thursday, May 26 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Friday, May 27 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Saturday, May 28 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sunday, May 29 Las Vegas, NV Michelob ULTRA Arena
Tuesday, May 31 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Wednesday, June 1 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Thursday, June 2 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Saturday, June 4 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
Sunday, June 5 Portland, OR Moda Center
Monday, June 6 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Tuesday, June 7 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center
Wednesday, June 8 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Arena
Friday, June 10 Denver, CO Ball Arena
Saturday, June 11 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, June 12 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Tuesday, June 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Wednesday, June 15 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
Thursday, June 16 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Friday, June 17 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Tuesday, June 21 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Wednesday, June 22 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Thursday, June 23 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Friday, June 24 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Saturday, June 25 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Sunday, June 26 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Wednesday, June 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Thursday, June 30 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena
Friday, July 1 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, July 2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sunday, July 3 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Wednesday, July 6 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Arena
Thursday, July 7 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Friday, July 8 Jacksonville, FL Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, July 9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL FLA Live Arena
Sunday, July 10 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Tuesday, July 12 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Thursday, July 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Friday, July 15 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sunday, July 17 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Tuesday, July 19 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, July 21 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Friday, July 22 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Saturday, July 23 Washington, DC Capital One Arena