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Illustration for article titled New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men, and 98 Degrees want to slip you their Package (tour)

Proving that even old, decrepit boy band members have senses of humor, New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men, and 98 Degrees have teamed up to create this summer’s most awkwardly bulging lineup, The Package Tour. Kicking off May 31 in bustling Uncasville, Connecticut, The Package Tour announcement comes paired with news of a new NKOTB record, 10, due out April 2.


In a press release, actor and resident NKOTB creep Donnie Wahlberg warns, “Ladies, we’re coming for you,” taking a page from R. Kelly's playbook by adding he “can’t wait to give fans The Package,” wink wink. The Package Tour marks the first time in a dozen years that 98 Degrees (a.k.a. Nick Lachey’s band) has been on the road. It’s also perhaps worth noting that only three of the original four Boyz (Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman) are still in Boyz II Men, given that Michael McCary left the group in 2003 because of a struggle with scoliosis.

Tickets for The Package Tour go on sale Feb. 2, while American Express card members can get advance tickets starting this Friday, Jan. 25.

The Package Tour
May 31—Mohegan Sun Arena—Uncasville, Connecticut
June 1—Nassau Coliseum—Uniondale, New York
June 2—TD Garden—Boston, Massachusetts
June 4—Scotiabank Place—Ottawa, Ontario
June 6—Bell Centre—Montreal, Quebec
June. 7—Air Canada Centre—Toronto, Ontario
June 8—The Palace Of Auburn Hills—Auburn Hills, Michigan
June 9—Quicken Loans Arena—Cleveland, Ohio
June 11—Consol Energy Center—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 13—Izod Center—East Rutherford, New Jersey
June 14—Verizon Center—Washington, DC
June 15—Wells Fargo Center—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 18—Bridgestone Arena—Nashville, Tennessee
June 19—Time Warner Cable Arena—Charlotte, North Carolina
June 20—Philips Arena—Atlanta, Georgia
June 21—Amway Center—Orlando, Florida
June 22—BB&T Center—Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 25—US Bank Arena—Cincinnati, Ohio
June 27—Toyota Center—Houston, Texas
June 28—American Airlines Center—Dallas, Texas
June 29—Chesapeake Energy Arena—Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June 30—Scottrade Center—St. Louis, Missouri
July 5—Staples Center Arena—Los Angeles, California
July 6—Mandalay Bay Events Center—Las Vegas, Nevada
July 7—HP Pavilion—San Jose, California
July 9—Tacoma Dome—Tacoma, Washington
July 12—Allstate Arena—Rosemont, Illinois
July 13—Target Center—Minneapolis, Minnesota

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