(WOIO) - Even though the New Year has just begun, New Kids on the Block fans already know they have a lot to look forward to in the coming months! As announced on their total takeover of The View, NKOTB revealed plans of a 2013 summer headlining tour, which includes a stop at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Sunday, June 9th!
Tickets for The Package Tour go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at www.theQarena.com, charge by phone at 1-888-894-9424, at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, and at one of Discount Drug Mart's 58 northern Ohio locations.
Very special guests multi-platinum selling artists 98 Degrees and Grammy Award-winning Boyz II Men (the best-selling R&B group of all time,) will be opening for NKOTB. This is the first tour for 98 Degrees in more than 12 years!
NKOTB surprised The View audience with a special reveal of 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, giving fans a taste of The Package Tour when all bands performed a capella, sending the audience into a frenzy. The multi-platinum selling New Kids on the Block also announced plans for new music with thel release of brand new album "10" on April 2nd and its first single Remix (I Like The) dropping on iTunes January 28th.
The group has been quietly spending the past six months working hard, writing and recording the album. Fans caught wind of these secret studio sessions and have been clamoring for information after rumors spread about the 2013 plans of new music and a possible tour. After announcing on The View, NKOTB, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men set out on a day-long media blitz, stopping by outlets like Access Hollywood, CNN, E!, ET, EXTRA, OMG! Insider, VH1 Big Morning Buzz, US Weekly and Rolling Stone. Social media has been buzzing since the official reveal with no signs of slowing down.
"Ladies, we're coming for you," said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. "This is going to be the craziest year yet - the single, the album, the tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men …We can't wait to give fans 'The Package!'"
"We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men. Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too," said 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey.
"We couldn't be more excited to join New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees on 'The Package Tour.' This summer is going to be fun and fans will not want to miss it," said Shawn Stockman. Wanya Morris agreed saying, "This has been in the works for a while… 'The Package' is on its way, and we're going to deliver." Added Nate Morris, "We plan on bringing it, mark your calendars."