New Kids On The Block made their return to Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater on Oct. 7, 30 years to the day that the famed boy band filmed Showtime At the Apollo. A special night for the group and Blockheads alike, NKOTB documented the concert on video for a new mini-doc.
The minute-long clip features commentary from Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Jordan Knight, as well as some of the lucky fans who were at the Apollo 30th anniversary show and the group’s choreographer, Sunny Walters. “That was such a significant moment,” Wood says of NKOTB’s original Apollo appearance, with Knight adding, “We really were validated as a group.”
Knight also said the Apollo helped New Kids get to where they are now, which made the show feel full-circle for all. And even 30 years in, Wahlberg hints that NKOTB is nowhere near finished with their epic run. “We have what it takes, we just gotta keep going and don’t quit.”
New Kids On The Block are holding true to that sentiment in 2019, hitting the road for The Mixtape Tour with fellow ’80s stars Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty By Nature. Along with the tour announcement — which came the day after their Apollo show — the band revealed that they’re also making new music, appropriately kicking things off with a thumping track titled “’80s Baby” that features their tour mates.
Get tickets for The Mixtape Tour here, and check out the Apollo mini-doc below.