New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys expand collaborative summer run
New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys have added 16 new dates to their joint co-headlining run dubbed the "NKOTBSB" tour.
The trek, which was originally announced in November, kicks off June 2 in Uncasville, CT, followed by another 37 concerts in major markets across the continent. Two-night stands are on the books for Toronto (6/8-9), Chicago (6/17-19) and Vancouver (7/9-10); the full schedule is listed at right.
Tickets for the 16 newly confirmed shows go on sale Jan. 15 via Ticketmaster and LiveNation, according to the tour's website. Tickets for other shows are already on the market.
Last week, the collaborative boy bands helped close out 2010 with a performance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." The two groups first performed together at the American Music Awards in late November.
New Kids on the Block reunited in 2008 for the group's fifth studio set, "The Block," which marked its first release since 1994's "Face the Music."
The Backstreet Boys' most recent effort, "This Is Us," surfaced in 2009 and followed their 2007 release, "Unbreakable."
The two groups have sold more than 200 million albums combined, according to a press release.
2 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
3 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
4 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
5 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
7 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
8, 9 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
11 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
16 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
17, 18 - Chicago, IL - United Center
21 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
22 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
24 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
25 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
26 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
28 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center (on sale 1/15)
30 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
1 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
2 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
3 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
6 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
8 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
9 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
10 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena (on sale 1/15)
12 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place (on sale 1/15)
13 - Calgary, Alberta - Calgary Stampede (on sale 1/15)
15 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center (on sale 1/15)
16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (on sale 1/15)
17 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center (on sale 1/15)
19 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center (on sale 1/15)
20 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center (on sale 1/15)
22 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center (on sale 1/15)
23 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum (on sale 1/15)
24 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center (on sale 1/15)
26 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse (on sale 1/15)
27 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena (on sale 1/15)
29 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall (on sale 1/15)
30 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium (on sale 1/15)