The recent success of this generations era of boy bands, One Direction and The Wanted, has merely paved the way for the return of some of the original boy bands. But rather than them making a reintroduction one at a time, they have introduced "The Package Tour" which is headlined by New Kids on the Block and features 98 Degrees and the legendary Boyz II Men.
NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg said, "The state of the boy band union is strong, Even though technically we're not really boy bands, but we're OK with that, so we'll accept it."
Between the three groups, they have sold over 100 million albums from the 1980s to present day and have clearly influenced and ushered in the latest wave of male pop vocal groups that are successful today, "If the boy band thing is attached, it's wonderful, but for all of us in here, we're ready to get out there and sing and perform," Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men said. "That's just what we do."
The tour kicks off May 31 in Uncasville, Conn. and ends July 13 in Minneapolis. Now let's just hope their fans of 'Yesterday' are still their fans today. One things certain, Wahlberg believes their fans have not wavered. "You have three acts that have lots of records, lots of fans. Fans that are anxious to sing those records and anxious to sing other bands' records, too."