We're Spending a Lot to See New Kids on the Block

Summer tour ticket sales top $40M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2017 4:08 PM CDT
We're Spending a Lot to See New Kids on the Block
Cottonelle and New Kids on the Block treat fans to an intimate concert at New York's Gramercy Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.   (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Cottonelle)

There is, apparently, still an enormous market out there for New Kids on the Block. Ticket sales for the late '80s/early '90s boy band's recent 48-show, nine-week Total Package Tour passed $40 million, Billboard reports. That puts the tour, a career retrospective that featured older favorites plus new songs (yes, the band is still putting out new music), second on Billboard's weekly Hot Tours list of the 10 top-grossing summer tours, below U2 in the No. 1 slot. It may have helped that the tour, which wrapped up last month, also featured special guests Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. (More New Kids on the Block stories.)

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