Boston’s own NKOTB is returning to Fenway Park on Saturday, September 19th for a concert with fellow hometown legends Bell Biv DeVoe and surprise guests. The show is being advertised as the band’s only concert appearance anywhere in 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at redsox.com/newkidsontheblock.
On the heels of their record breaking MIXTAPE Tour, the highest grossing tour of their storied careers, NKOTB will take to the historic Fenway Park for a special one night only homecoming. Part of a weekend being billed as Boston’s Biggest Bands, this will mark the only show for NKOTB for the 2020 calendar year. Known for delivering Blockheads with one-night-only experiences and legendary collaborative events, NKOTB promises to play fan favorite hits like "Hangin Tough," "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)," and "Step By Step" and will bring along special guests Bell Biv Devoe with many more surprises promised along the way. The group previously performed at the world-famous ballpark for the first time, when they visited the Green Monster on their acclaimed NKOTBSB Tour alongside the Backstreet Boys. NKOTB returned for a second time on the Package Tour with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. Their return, set for Saturday, September 19th, marks their third time taking to the legendary field. Getting the chance to play Fenway is always a dream for the five Boston natives and an honor shared with the likes of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen Billy Joel, and of course, Aerosmith.
New Kids on the Block have 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 which started with humble Boston beginnings grew to shatter concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts a year, in sold out stadiums throughout the world. Since reuniting in 2007, NKOTB have toured consistently to sold out arenas, have sold nearly 4 million tickets and have doubled their crowd sizes. The Boston natives have been bestowed with their very own, “New Kids on the Block Day,” an honor not many can claim, and have played Fenway twice before. The group solidified their place in Hollywood with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since reuniting and will continue representing Boston on their journey long into the future.
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