Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. I think I got a hemorrhoid when I read this. Brace yourselves, People is reporting that New Kids On The Block, will be dropping a new album and going on tour this summer with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. It’s a baker’s dozen of has-beens performing at your nearest casino or mall!
The New Kids on the Block are back!
The band plans to bring some heat this summer when they hit the road for a brand new headlining tour – and they’re bringing along a few famous friends: 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men will open all shows on the jaunt, which kicks off May 31 in Uncasville, Conn.
“It just seems like we are getting better and better,” Joey McIntyre, 40, tells PEOPLE. “We’re excited to get out there, rock out and have fun.”
Along with the announcement of their tour, the multi-platinum selling group will release 10 – their first new album in over four years – on April 2.
“We have been doing this for almost 25 years,” says McIntyre. “So it’s important that the music and the lyrics speak to who we are as grown men – and the album reflects that.”
I’m guessing that means the new songs are going to be about their respective searches for gainful employment and coming to terms with erectile dysfunction, but who cares! As long as they promise to sing “This One’s for the Children.”
Image:photo by Alan Light [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons