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The Ultimate ’80s Tour Has Been Announced With NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany And More

New Kids On The Block

Remember when New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits (Chinese food makes us sick)? Or how about when Salt-N-Pepa were coolin’ by day then at night working up a sweat? Do you think we’re alone now? If any of this makes sense to you, time to whip out your Velcro wallet and bust out your hair crimper and neon bike shorts. The ultimate ’80s tour has just been announced and it sounds totally rad. Hip hop hooray, y’all.

Just announced, The MixTape Tour will kick off on May 2, 2019 and feature a packed nostalgia bill that includes New Kids On The Block, Debbie Gibson, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and Tiffany. The tour announcement was made during New Kids On The Block’s 30th anniversary show at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre on Sunday night, marking the group’s first time back at the legendary theatre where they performed “Please Don’t Go, Girl” during amateur night in 1988.

During Sunday’s performance, NKOTB premiered a new song to help promote The MixTape Tour, complete with a music video that included the best of video game graphics from the 1980s. Featuring all five tour acts, “80s Baby” combines the earworm quality that helped make NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson household names during the 1980s, even if only for a few months in some cases.

Appearing on The Today Show this week, NKOTB revealed that the new tour will include a different set list in each city. “We’re creating a mixtape on tour every night in every city,” said Donnie Walhberg. “It’s going to be fun, happiness, emotions, tears, joy, love, most of all.”

Not only did the group celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their second album Hangin’ Tough this year, they’re also celebrating the 10th anniversary of their return to performing. It’s definitely our favourite NKOTB anniversary, with the band reuniting for their first performance together in 14 years on stage at the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards.

The tour unfortunately only includes one Canadian date, but for a line-up this good, it’s worth a trip across the border.

 

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 — Cincinnati, Ohio — U.S. Bank Arena
Saturday, May 4, 2019 — Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
Sunday, May 5, 2019 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — Kansas City, Mo. — Sprint Center
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 — St. Louis, Mo. — Enterprise Center
Thursday, May 9, 2019 — Nashville, Tenn. — Bridgestone Arena
Friday, May 10, 2019 — Memphis, Tenn. — FedEx Forum
Saturday, May 11, 2019 — New Orleans, La. — Smoothie King Center
Monday, May 13, 2019 — Corpus Christi, Texas — American Bank Center
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — Houston, Texas —Toyota Center
Thursday, May 16, 2019 — San Antonio, Texas — AT&T Center
Friday, May 17, 2019 — Dallas, Texas — American Airlines Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Chesapeake Energy Arena
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — El Paso, Texas — UTEP Don Haskins Center
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — Phoenix, Ariz. —Talking Stick Resort Arena
Thursday, May 23, 2019 — San Diego, Calif. — Viejas Arena
Friday, May 24, 2019 — Anaheim, Calif. — Honda Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sunday, May 26, 2019 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Hollywood Bowl
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 — Bakersfield, Calif. — Rabobank Arena
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — San Jose, Calif. — SAP Center
Thursday, May 30, 2019 — Sacramento, Calif. — Golden 1 Center
Saturday, June 1, 2019 — Tacoma, Wash. —Tacoma Dome
Sunday, June 2, 2019 — Portland, Ore. — Moda Center
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 — Boise, Idaho — Taco Bell Arena
Thursday, June 6, 2019 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Vivint Smart Home Arena
Friday, June 7, 2019 — Denver, Colo. — Pepsi Center
Saturday, June 8, 2019 — Lincoln, Neb. — Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, June 9, 2019 — Des Moines, Iowa — Wells Fargo Arena
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — St. Paul, Minn. — Xcel Energy Center
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Fiserv Forum
Thursday, June 13, 2019 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Van Andel Arena
Friday, June 14, 2019 — Rosemont, Ill. — Allstate Arena
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 — Detroit, Mich. — Little Caesars Arena
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — Toronto, ON — Scotiabank Arena
Friday, June 21, 2019 — Buffalo, N.Y. — KeyBank Center
Saturday, June 22, 2019 — Columbus, Ohio — Schottenstein Center
Sunday, June 23, 2019 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — PPG Paints Arena
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — Washington, D.C. — Capital One Arena
Thursday, June 27, 2019 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
Friday, June 28, 2019 — Boston, Mass. — TD Garden
Sunday, June 30, 2019 — Uniondale, N.Y. — NYCB, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Newark, N.J. — Prudential Center
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 — Uncasville, Conn. — Mohegan Sun Arena
Friday, July 5, 2019 — Atlantic City, N.J. — Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Saturday, July 6, 2019 — Hershey, Pa. — Hersheypark Stadium
Sunday, July 7, 2019 — Raleigh, N.C. — PNC Arena
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — Charlotte, N.C. — Spectrum Center
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 — Greenville, S.C. — Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Thursday, July 11, 2019 — Atlanta, Ga. — State Farm Arena (Philips)
Friday, July 12, 2019 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Saturday, July 13, 2019 — Orlando, Fla. — Amway Center
Sunday, July 14, 2019 — Hollywood, Fla. — Hard Rock Event Center