The reunited New Kids On The Block will release its first new music since 1994 on May 13, when the single “Summertime” will be made available via all digital music services, according to a blog post today (May 1) on the group’s official Web site. The track is the precursor to a new album the group hopes to release in the fall.
The reformed ’90s boy band also announced it will stage its first performance in 14 years on NBC’s “Today Show” on May 16, a preview to a tour for which dates have begun trickling out.
As previously reported, the first of those shows will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100’s annual Zootopia concert. The event, being held at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., will also feature Miley Cyrus, Jordin Sparks, the Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, Simple Plan, Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw and Ferras.
The New Kids On The Block — Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Jordan and Jonathan Knight — split in 1994. The group announced its reunion on the “Today Show” earlier this year.
Here are the New Kids On The Block tour dates:
5/17/08 East Rutherford, N.J. Izod Center (Z100 Zootopia)
5/18/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
9/20/08 Montreal, ON Bell Centre
9/21/08 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
9/23/08 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
9/24/08 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9/26/08 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
9/27/08 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino
10/4/08 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena