FEATURING LEGENDARY SPECIAL GUESTS SALT-N-PEPA, RICK ASTLEY & EN VOGUE
Multiplatinum-selling pop supergroup New Kids On The Block continues the party like nobody else with the announcement of the MixTape Tour 2022, with their friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as legendary special guests. Produced by Live Nation, the four iconic acts embark on the MixTape Tour 2022 for its 55-date journey beginning Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Cincinnati, OH, and includes a stop at Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 8 at 10 a.m. ET.
For more information on NKOTB fan club pre-sales, VIP packages and complete tour itinerary, please visit www.nkotb.com.
In celebration of the tour announcement, all four acts appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” today for a “Kelly’s New Kids on the Block Party” show takeover that gave fans a sneak peek into what they can expect from the dynamic live show, including a performance from NKOTB. Watch a sneak peek of the appearance HERE.
“We had a blast on the first MixTape Tour in 2019 and can’t wait to take it to another level with our fans on the MixTape Tour 2022,” Donnie Wahlberg said. “Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions. We could not be more excited to have Salt-N-Pepa come back and now also have the iconic and legendary Rick Astley & En Vogue join the tour. Let’s GO!”
The MixTape Tour 2022 is already shaping up to be a can’t-miss night out where fans can hear chart-topping hits and classic catalogs spanning generations all night long. It follows the colossal commercial and critical success of NKOTB’s 2019 tour by the same name – their biggest since reuniting in 2008 – which grossed $53.2 million, sold more than 650,000 tickets and pioneered a super-sized show each night with multiple acts (Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson) hitting the stage and reimagining what a special guest on tour could look like.
NKOTB will hit the stage on the MixTape Tour 2022 performing fan-favorite number one hits like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” and “Step By Step” while tour mates Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man”), Rick Astley (“Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Together Forever”) and En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go [Love],” “Free Your Mind,” “Give It Up, Turn It Loose,” “Hold On”) keep the party going with music that catapulted them to stardom and solidified their places in music history.
NKOTB most recently returned to the stage for an epic, one-night-only, sold-out performance at Fenway Park on August 6 in their beloved hometown of Boston, MA. Watch a recap HERE. The show marked their first performance in two years, their third show at Fenway Park, and a preview of the explosive live energy from the group that fans can expect from the MixTape Tour 2022.
In 2021, Salt-N-Pepa received a Lifetime Achievement Award and 2022 will see Salt-N-Pepa getting a Hollywood Walk of Fame star honoring them.
Over the past two years, Rick Astley has amassed a million YouTube followers with a series of covers from his studio and has become a major force on TikTok with 1.7 million followers. “Never Gonna Give You Up” was recently featured on the critically-acclaimed series “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+ and its video has been viewed more than 1 billion times.
En Vogue celebrated the 30th anniversary of their first album “Born To Sing” on April 3, 2020, when it was reissued on Rhino Records, closed out the 2020 Billboard Music Awards with a performance of “Free Your Mind,” and launched their “Funky Divas” podcast. In March, they appeared with Salt-N-Pepa in “Coming 2 America” for a show-stopping performance of their hit song “Whatta Man” that was aptly titled “Whatta King” and was featured on the film’s soundtrack. In 2018, they released their album “Electric Café,” with a top 10 single (“Rocket”). Recent collaborations have included Snoop Dogg, Raphael Saadiq and Chance the Rapper.