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New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men play Philly on June 24 and Allentown on July 5

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men play Philly on June 24 and Allentown on July 5
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From a press release:

Pop music icons New Kids on the Block took over the “Today” show this morning to announce their 2017 headlining tour alongside Grammy Award-winning tourmates Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. A follow-up to 2013’s hugely successful Package Tour, the aptly titled Total Package Tour is the group’s biggest lineup yet.

Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible seven No. 1 hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multi-platinum-selling sound to fans nationwide.

Produced by Live Nation, the 2017 Total Package Tour kicks off on May 12 in Columbus, Ohio and will continue through over 40 North American cities, including two area appearances: the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 24 and the PPL Center in Allentown on Wednesday, July 5. Within driving distance, the tour will also stop at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, June 27 and the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, July 2.

Tickets go sale to the general public this Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the Philadelphia show will be available at, the venue box office (3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia), or by phone at 800-298-4200. Tickets for the Allentown show will be available at, the venue box office (701 Hamilton St., Allentown), or by phone at 610-347-TIXX. American Express card members and Block Nation Fan Club Members can get advance VIP packages and tickets beginning Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.

Fans can catch the artists discussing what to expect from the tour on media programs across the country, with appearances on Sirius XM, “Access Hollywood,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider,” E! News, “Extra,” and Associated Press. NKOTB, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men will also celebrate the announcement with a fan town hall event at iHeartRadio before they make a special shout-out to NKOTB’s hometown supporters in Boston, Massachusetts, appearing on local newscasts to announce their homecoming at the iconic Fenway Park on July 8.

“Our fans know we love to bring them a party, and this tour is no exception,” says NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “It’s not just a show; it’s an experience. Paula Abdul is such a pop icon, and Boyz II Men are one of the best R&B acts of all time. It’s going to be a night of hit after hit, and we can’t wait to deliver the ‘Total Package’ to our fans!”

With a combined 200 million records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men are primed to have the biggest party of the summer with The Total Package Tour. Known for delivering Blockheads one-night-only experiences and legendary collaborative events, NKOTB will return to the stage after 2016’s touring hiatus, bringing with them No. 1 hits like “Hangin Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step.” The iconic Paula Abdul will perform her legendary catalog of pop hits, while Boyz II Men will make their second trek alongside NKOTB to perform the rich catalog of hits that earned the trio the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time.

The last time all three acts played in the area was in August at the Mixtape Festival in Hershey.