NKOTB add second 2022 Chicago, Boston shows

Mixtape Tour 2022 will hit 50+ cities

Straight off of their epic American Music Awards performance, multi-Platinum selling pop super-group New Kids On The Block are thrilled to announce two new dates on the The MixTape Tour 2022 due to extreme fan demand. NKOTB will take the stage in Chicago (Rosemont) on June 18th at Allstate Arena, and their beloved hometown of Boston on July 16th at TD Garden, continuing the party with their friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as legendary special guests.

Tickets for both new dates will go on sale to the public Tuesday, November 23rd at 10 am local via Ticketmaster. Fan Club pre-sales begin today (Mon, Nov 22nd) at noon ET. Live Nation & Venue pre-sales will begin today at 5 pm ET.

Last night, two-time AMA winners NKOTB battled it out at the American Music Awards with fellow Bostonian legends New Edition in a “Battle of Boston.” The two iconic boy bands shared the stage for the very first time, teaming up for a historic performance.

Fans can get an exclusive glimpse into The MixTape Tour 2022 with newly released 3D photos of the custom stage, designed to bring NKOTB and the MixTape artists as close to their fans as possible. The stage is designed to extend into the audience, and includes unique bar stool seating surrounding the stage for the best seats in the house. Additionally, a General Admission Party Pit will surround the B stage, where fans can get up close and personal to the artists for an unforgettable experience.

Produced by Live Nation, the four iconic acts will embark on The MixTape Tour 2022 for its 50+ date journey beginning May 10th in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in arenas in Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more, before wrapping July 23rd in Washington, DC.

“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 says. “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!”

The MixTape Tour 2022 is already shaping up to be a can’t miss night out where fans can hear chart-topping hits and legendary catalogues spanning generations all night long. It follows the colossal commercial and critical success of NKOTB’s 2019 tour by the same name – their biggest since reuniting in 2008 – which grossed $53.2 million, sold more than 650,000 tickets and pioneered a super-sized show each night with multiple acts (Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson) hitting the stage and reimagining what a special guest on a tour could look like.

NKOTB will hit the stage on the MixTape Tour 2022 to perform fan favorite No. 1 hits like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step” while tour mates Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man”), Rick Astley (“Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Together Forever”) and En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go [Love],” “Free Your Mind,” “Give It Up, Turn It Loose,” “Hold On”) keep the party going with music that catapulted them to stardom and solidified their places in music history.

On August 6th, NKOTB returned to the stage for an epic, one night only, sold out performance at Fenway Park in their beloved hometown of Boston, MA. The show marked their first performance in two years, their third show at Fenway Park, and a preview of the explosive live energy from the group that fans can expect from the MixTape Tour 2022.

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