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New Kids Scrap Aussie Tour, Blaming Recession

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2009 4:50 PM CDT

(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.” (Read more entertainment stories.)

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