New Kids on the Block to Kick Off 2022 Tour at Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center

NKOTB's 2022 MixTape Tour features other favorite '90s acts Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue.

click to enlarge NKOTB still hangin tough - PHOTO: AUSTIN HARGRAVE
Photo: Austin Hargrave
NKOTB still hangin tough

If you're sick of streaming and miss the tactile sensation of a mixtape, New Kids on the Block wants to rekindle your nostalgia with their MixTape Tour. 

Grabbing other iconic '90s acts Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue, the still-hunky fivesome is kicking off its tour at Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati on May 10, 2022.

The MixTape Tour will then hit more than 50 other cities, with a final show in Washington, D.C. on July 23.

“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,” NKOTB's Donnie Wahlberg said in a release. “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 group apparently previewed the tour on The Kelly Clarkson Show:

Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 8 at ticketmaster.com with VIP and pre-sale options for die-hard NKTOB fans at nkotb.com.

A release from the band says their 2019 tour of the same name, featuring Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson, grossed $53.2 million and sold over 650,000 tickets. They are expecting a similar response to this "super-sized show," which will feature chart-topping hits like "Hangin Tough" and "Step by Step" from NKOTB, plus radio faves from other bands including "Shoop," "Free Your Mind" and Astley's rickrolling classic "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Indulge in the sweet sounds of your youth below:

 

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