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New Kids on the Block Exceed $50 Million on The Mixtape Tour

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New Kids On The Block perform at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on June 19, 2019.

New Kids on the Block impact the Hot Tours tally dated Aug. 24, 2019, with final reports from The Mixtape Tour, featuring Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Naughty by Nature and Salt-N-Pepa. It is the boy band’s sixth North American tour since reuniting in 2008 and its biggest yet. All told, The Mixtape Tour grossed $53.2 million and sold 662,911 tickets according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

NKOTB performed an impressive 55 concerts in the span of just 73 days (May 2-July 14). That makes it the most saturated North American tour of 2019 so far (Donny and Marie Osmond have played 85 shows, but as part of their ongoing Las Vegas residency). The trek averages out to $967,000 per show, which is the highest that the New Kids have ever paced on a single tour.

The tour’s highlight, a two-night stint at TD Garden, in New Kids' hometown of Boston, grossed $2.6 million and sold 27,089 tickets. It is the third-highest grossing engagement of the group’s career, behind a July 8, 2017, performance at Boston’s Fenway Park ($2.9 million) and nine-show run at London’s Wembley Arena back in May 1991. That string of UK shows grossed $2.618 million, barely outperforming their 2019 Boston earnings of $2.613 million.

Several tours that mined nostalgia of the '90s and '80s have performed well this year, from the Spice Girls to B2K to Hootie & The Blowfish. But New Kids on the Block set themselves apart, not grossing career-high numbers for a much-anticipated reunion tour but going stronger than ever after consistent touring 11 years after their 2008 trek.

Since the New Kids on the Block Live Tour (2008-10), the band has amassed $204.3 million in reported Boxscore earnings and sold 3,369,613 tickets. Over the last decade, the act has increased its average ticket from $53.35 to $80.27 and average crowd size from 7,351 to 12,053.

Elsewhere, P!nk tops the Hot Tours tally with the biggest one-week report of 2019. The Beautiful Trauma World Tour played 26 European stadiums this summer and wrapped on Aug. 19 (the tour’s final three shows will impact next week’s ranking) with a final gross of $397.3 million.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring Travis Scott, The 1975, and Jennifer Lopez.


 HOT TOURS - AUG. 24, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 13 - 19
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
 June 16 - Aug. 11
 Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1/1)
 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland (1/1)
 Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales (1/1)
 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland (2/2)
 Anfield, Liverpool, England (1/1)
 Wembley Stadium, London (2/2)
 La Defense Arena, Paris (1/1)
 RheinEnergieStadion, Koln, Germany (2/2)
 Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany (1/1)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart, Germany (1/1)
 HDI-Arena, Hanover, Germany (1/1)
 Olympiastadion, Berlin (1/1)
 PGE Naordwy, Warsaw, Poland (1/1)
 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany (1/1)
 Ernst Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria (1/1)
 Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany (2/2)
 Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland (1/1)
 Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden (1/1)
 Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway (1/1)
 CASA Arena Horsens, Horsens, Denmark (1/1)
 Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany (1/1)
 Maliveld, The Hauge, Netherlands (1/1)
 1,1914,697 (1,196,697)
2New Kids on the Block
 May 21 - July 14
 Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas (0/1)
 Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Ariz. (0/1)
 Viejas Arena, San Diego, Calif. (1/1)
 Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. (1/1)
 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (0/1)
 Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif. (1/1)
 SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. (0/1)
 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif. (1/1)
 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (0/1)
 Moda Center, Portland, Ore. (1/1)
 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (1/1)
 Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (1/1)
 Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo. (1/1)
 Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. (0/1)
 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (0/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
 Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wis. (0/1)
 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (2/2)
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (1/1)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ont. (1/1)
 KeyBank Center, Buffalo, N.Y. (0/1)
 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (0/1)
 PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa. (0/1)
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (0/1)
 TD Garden, Boston, Mass. (0/2)
 NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (0/1)
 Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (1/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, N.J. (1/1)
 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (0/1)
 PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. (0/1)
 Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (0/1)
 Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. (0/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
 Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Fla. (1/1)
 Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (1/1)
 BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/1)
 102,363 (104,507)
3Jennifer Lopez
 July 23 - 27
 Amway Center, Orlando, Fla. (1/1)
 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla. (3/3)
 52,915 (52,915)
4Def Leppard
 July 19 - 31
 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ont. (0/1)
 FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, Ont. (0/1)
 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
 SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1/1)
 Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta (0/1)
 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta (0/1)
 64,045 (66,962)
 July 11 - 12
 O2 Arena, London (0/1)
 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England (0/1)
 28,740 (31,119)
6John Mayer
 July 30 - 31
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto (0/2)
 24,243 (26,872)
7Travis Scott
 July 16
 O2 Arena, London (0/1)
 17,236 (18,712)
8Jeff Lynne's ELO
 July 5
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
 11,696 (11,696)
9The 1975
 May 19 - June 3
 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, N.Y. (0/1)
 Agganis Arena, Boston, Mass. (0/1)
 Budweiser Stage, Toronto (0/1)
 31,147 (48,005)
10Banda MS
 Aug. 10
 Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif. (0/1)
 11,969 (12,296)