New Kids Scrap Aussie Tour, Blaming Recession

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2009 4:50 PM CDT
The New Kids on the Block.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The New Kids on the Block have canceled a planned tour of Australia because of weak ticket sales amid the recession, Reuters reports. “We are, in fact, in the middle of a worldwide recession and we just cannot make it work,” said Donnie Wahlberg. He said the group was “saddened” because Australia is “one of our favorite places to travel.”