98 Degrees, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, and Dream take ’90s-themed MY2K Tour to Bethlehem July 27
From a press release:
It was announced today that the “MY2K Tour,” featuring 98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream, and Ryan Cabrera, is coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, transporting audiences back to the 1990s on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, which range from $59.50-$85, go on sale this Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Pegged as one of the original boy bands of the late ’90s and known for their authentic vocal
harmonizing, Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees were never just an ordinary pop group. Unlike most boy bands of the time, the group formed independently before later being signed to Motown Records, who released the group’s debut album “98°” in 1997.
In 1998, the band released their breakthrough album “98° and Rising” through Universal Records. The album went 4X platinum and yielded the hit singles “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing.” The group’s success continued to flourish through the late ’90s, and in 2000, Mariah Carey released “Thank God I Found You” featuring 98 Degrees and Joe. The single shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the group received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.”
Later that year, the band released their fourth studio album “Revelation,” which produced the No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).” “Revelation” peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and went on to become 2X platinum. By 2002, the band had sold a staggering 10 million albums, and the release of “The Collection,” a compilation spanning the group’s impressive five-year career, helped solidify their place as one of music’s most influential pop bands.
In June of 2012, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey announced 98 Degrees’ official reunion on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” 98 Degrees is Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons.
The platinum-selling singer and songwriter Ryan Cabrera is the architect behind ubiquitous smashes such as “On the Way Down,” “True” and “Shine On,” as well as albums including 2004’s “Take It All Away,” which hit No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200, “You Stand Watching” (2005), and “The Moon Underwater” (2008). In 2015, he released the EP “Wake Up Beautiful” (Dynamite Music/Caroline/Capitol) with producer Justin Gray (Mariah Carey, John Legend, Amy Winehouse). The first single released, “House on Fire,” fans and media have raved about; People Magazine wrote “Cabrera delivers his catchiest hooks” since “On the Way Down,” and Perez Hilton proclaimed it “the best song Cabrera has ever released.” “House on Fire” was also a No. 1 Billboard Dance Chart song and regular on numerous Spotify playlists during the summer of 2015.
Cabrera has also spent meaningful time at hospitals around the country, brightening up the day for countless sick children and young adults. Inspired from this, he also took the opportunity to launch a live music series entitled “Live From Ryan’s Living Room.” Since he started this less than two years ago, he has raised over $50,000 for various charities.
In 2016, Cabrera has been writing for numerous other artists and started the project “Beyond the Sky,”
which features collaborations with Nash Overstreet, TyDi, and more. Look for the first single from this
project in the summer of 2016.
Melissa Schuman, Ashley Poole, Diana Ortiz, and Holly Restani (formerly Holly Arnstein) are making their comeback as the popular girl group Dream since their disbandment in 2003. Dream is the multi-platinum girl group best known for their hit single “He Loves U Not,” which charted No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 17 in the U.K. Singles Chart in the early 2000s. Their music video for their following single, “This Is Me,” hit No. 1 on MTV’s “TRL,” forcing MTV to retire their video and become the first girl group retired from “TRL’s” video playlist.
Dream represents a generation of both men and women who grew up during arguably the best time in
“pop music” culture. Loved for their down-to-earth nature, authenticity, and killer harmonies and vocals, Dream is now returning with an even stronger message with this tour and new music.
While they are currently in the recording studio preparing for their follow up LP, lifelong fans and new fans alike can expect content focusing on empowerment, individuality, and honesty. Dream will be the only all-woman group performing beside their counterparts 98 degrees, O-Town, and Ryan Cabrera.
Dream is back and ready to be seen, be heard and ready to reignite a generation of pop music lovers.
In 1999, ABC began airing one of the first reality shows in major network history, “Making the
Band,” which chronicled the formation and rise to success of the boy band O-Town. The public tuned in to watch as Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Ashley Parker Angel, and Dan Miller signed with Clive Davis’ J Records, released the No. 1 singles “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing,” and achieved platinum success with their self-titled debut album.
Despite their success, the band broke up in 2004 both to escape an unfair record contract and to pursue individual endeavors. After a crash course in the entertainment industry in their early 20s, the guys have enjoyed branching off into different facets of the entertainment business. Their first experience left them with a desire to become more educated, seeing firsthand how incredibly complicated (and sometimes corrupt) the industry can be.
Now, after 10 years apart, Penick, Underwood, Estrada, and Miller are reuniting as friends with a renewed passion for making music together again. “This one’s for the fans and everyone who supported us from the beginning,” they said.