Pop stars from yesteryear are joining forces for one epic tour in 2017 that happens to be stopping by San Diego: New Kids on the Block, with Paula Abdul and Boys II Men.
New Kids on the Block, also known as NKOTB to fan girls, announced Tuesday on “Today” that they’re hitting the road with Abdul and Boys II Men next spring. The “Total Package Tour” begins May 12 in Columbus, Ohio and will then make its way to cities like Cincinnati, Nashville and – cue screams – San Diego.
“We’re bringing happy back,” NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg said on “Today.”
Here's how you can see your favorite pop acts, step by step:
The tour is scheduled to stop in San Diego on June 1, 2017, at the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 10 a.m. PT. VIP Package tickets, which include upgraded seating options and meet-and-greet opportunities go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.
General admission tickets range from $28 to $128 per person.
NKOTB – which includes members Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Walhberg and Danny Wood – soared to fame in the mid-80s to early-90s with pop hits like “Step by Step,” “Hanging Tough” and “You’ve Got the Right Stuff.” The group is known for paving the way for other hit-making boy bands of the 1990s like ‘NSync and the Backstreet Boys.
Abdul – and her dance moves – was a fixture of the 1980s, best known for hits like “Opposites Attract,” “Straight Up” and “Rush, Rush.”
With their smooth R&B style, the original Boys II Men quartet, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary, enjoyed hit after hit in the 1990s including “Motownphilly,” “End of the Road” and “On Bended Knee.” This group also pioneered the boy band frenzy of the 1990s.