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New Kids on the Block Announce 2022 MixTape Tour With Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue

New Kids On The Block
Austin Hargrave*

New Kids On The Block

New Kids on the Block is hitting the road next spring. On Monday (Oct. 4), the boy band announced that they'll be traveling across the country in 2022 for their MixTape Tour, on which they'll be joined by special guests Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue.

The Live Nation-promoted, 50-plus date journey across the United States is slated to kick off on May 10, 2022 at the Heritage Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio before concluding on July 23 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. The tour will also make stops at arenas in Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more. Tickets for the tour go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. Official fan club presale tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.

The new iteration of the tour follows the 2019 MixTape Tour run, which found NKOTB sharing the stage with 1980s mall pop favorites Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, as well as rappers Naughty By Nature. “We had a blast out on the first MixTape Tour in 2019, and can’t wait to take it to another level with our fans on the MixTape Tour 2022,” NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg said in a statement. “Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions. To be able to have Salt-N-Pepa come back and now also have the iconic and legendary Rick Astley & En Vogue join the tour…we could not be more excited. Let’s GO!”

NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue took to The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday to give fans a sneak preview of what to expect when they hit the road next spring. The groups joined forces to perform a medley of their hits, including "Step by Step," "Whatta Man," and "Hangin' Tough." Watch the medley and see the tour announcement below.