Pop groups New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys just recently revealed the initial five concert dates as part of their collaborative summer tour in 2011. The run will begin at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Thursday, June 9th. The Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ will play host to the bands on Sunday, June 12th the day after they hit the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. They also plan to take center stage at the United Center in Chicago and Staples Center in Los Angeles in the following weeks.
NKOTB has been touring since their “Summertime” resurgence in 2008. Their fifth studio album The Block debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Album Chart and #1 on the Billboard 200 following its release in September that year. The Backstreet Boys will be showcasing material from their latest project This Is Us. Featuring the singles “Straight Through My Heart” and “Bigger,” the album sold 42,000 copies in its first week of release. It peaked at #2 in Japan and was certified Platinum for shipments of 250,000 copies. Check back for additional New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys tour updates!
2011 NKOTBSB Itinerary – Dates are subject to change
June 9 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 11 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
June 12 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
June 17 Chicago, IL United Center
July 1 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center