New Kids On The Block Step Into The Ring For THE MAIN EVENT-IN ORLANDO JUNE 5

Pop Icons Team Up with TLC and Nelly for the Ultimate Summer Concert Ticket –

  • The Main Event to Kick Off May 1 with Tickets On Sale Jan. 31 at –

New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms stopped by Good Morning America this morning to announce THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. NKOTB surprised viewers with a special reveal of TLC and a personal message from Nelly (who is currently overseas with the armed forces). The groups hinted at possible collaborations and other exciting possibilities while on the road this summer, sending fans into a frenzy across social media. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. and will stop in over 30 cities across North America

American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Friday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Fans will have additional opportunities to purchase tickets early starting Wednesday, Jan. 28 by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at Tickets can be purchased starting Jan. 31 on

After announcing the tour on Good Morning America, NKOTB took over the LIVE! with Kelly and Michael set to step in and play a mix of super hits and new fan favorites throughout the entire hour on air. The morning TV whirlwind was followed up with an NKOTB/TLC media blitz. The groups shut down Chase Plaza at Madison Square Garden for a press conference filled with media and ecstatic fans, talking with outlets like Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, Associated Press and BuzzFeed. Social media has been abuzz ever since the official reveal with no signs of slowing down.

“We always have something special up our sleeves,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want!  We wanted to make sure it was something new and fresh and fun and totally worthwhile for all of our supporters year after year.  This year, we are making it THE MAIN EVENT.  And we promise, it will be THE TICKET of the summer.”

With all-new and top-notch production elements, this tour is sure to be the ultimate summer concert ticket as promised. The highlights will include a 360-degree stage “in the round.” With no obstructions, the stage set up will offer optimal viewing. The bands have worked hard on the show and staging concept to make sure that everyone in the house has a part of the action, up close and center.

“We are thrilled to be able to join pop icons NKTOB and Nelly on tour. We are equally excited to be back on the road connecting with our fans in such huge arenas,” said TLC.

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All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

    Date                             City                           Venue

    Friday, May 1      Las Vegas, NV       Mandalay Bay Events Center

    Saturday, May 2    Anaheim, CA         Honda Center

    Sunday, May 3      San Jose, CA        SAP Center

    Tuesday, May 5     Vancouver, BC       Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

    Wednesday, May 6   Tacoma, WA          Tacoma Dome

    Saturday, May 9    Los Angeles, CA     The Forum

    Monday, May 11     San Diego, CA       Viejas Arena

    Tuesday, May 12    Phoenix, AZ         Gila River Arena

    Thursday, May 14   Dallas, TX          American Airlines Center

    Friday, May 15     New Orleans, LA     Smoothie King Center

    Saturday, May 16   Houston, TX         Toyota Center

    Monday, May 18     Oklahoma City, OK   Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Tuesday, May 19    Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center

    Wednesday, May 20  St. Paul, MN        Xcel Energy Center

    Friday, May 22     St. Louis, MO       Scottrade Center

    Saturday, May 23   Rosemont, IL        Allstate Arena

    Tuesday, May 26    Cincinnati, OH      U.S. Bank Arena

    Wednesday, May 27  Nashville, TN       Bridgestone Arena

    Friday, May 29     Detroit, MI         The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Saturday, May 30   Grand Rapids, MI    Van Andel Arena

    Sunday, May 31     Indianapolis, IN    Bankers Life Fieldhouse

    Tuesday, June 2    Charlotte, NC       Time Warner Cable Arena

    Thursday, June 4   Fort Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center

    Friday, June 5     Orlando, FL         Amway Center

    Saturday, June 6   Atlanta, GA         Philips Arena

    Sunday, June 7     Louisville, KY      KFC Yum! Center

    Tuesday, June 9    Norfolk, VA         Norfolk Scope Arena

    Wednesday, June 10 Washington, D.C.    Verizon Center

    Friday, June 12    Uncasville, CT      Mohegan Sun Arena

    Saturday, June 13  Bethlehem, PA       Sands Bethlehem Event Center

    Sunday, June 14    Pittsburgh, PA      CONSOL Energy Center

    Tuesday, June 16   Columbus, OH        Nationwide Arena

    Wednesday, June 17 Cleveland, OH       Quicken Loans Arena

    Friday, June 19    Philadelphia, PA    Wells Fargo Center

    Saturday, June 20  Uniondale, NY       Nassau Coliseum

    Sunday, June 21    New York, NY        Madison Square Garden

    Monday, June 22    New York, NY        Madison Square Garden

    Wednesday, June 24 Boston, MA          TD Garden