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New Kids On The Block announce extra London date (2009)

New Kids On The Block

Story by Jack Foley

NEW Kids On The Block have announced an extra show to their massive UK Arena tour at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday, January 25.

The boy band’s first US arena tour in nearly 15 years has already sold a whopping 300,000 tickets, selling out additional shows at a rate of 6,000 tickets a day. Their first New York date sold out in just six minutes, Toronto in four minutes and a string of home town gigs in Boston in under 10 minutes.

Tickets for the Hammersmith Apollo date cost £45 and go on general sale on Friday, November 21 at 9.30am.

The band’s other UK dates in January 2009 are:

16 – Manchester MEN Arena
17 – Birmingham NIA
18 – Glasgow SECC
23 – Trent FM Arena Nottingham
24 – London The O2
25 – Hammersmith Apollo (NEW DATE)
27 – Sheffield Arena
28 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
29 – Cardiff International Arena

The new New Kids album was sparked when Donnie Wahlberg was in New York for a costume fitting for the upcoming film, Righteous Kill, which finds him living out another life-long dream by acting in a film alongside two of his greatest heroes, Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.

Finding himself around the block, Wahlberg visited the office of his longtime entertainment lawyer, Jaimie Roberts, who handed him a demo tape of a young singer-songwriter name Nazaree.

In the months that followed, Wahlberg and the other Kids would collaborate closely with Nazaree, who turned out to be a New Kids fan since childhood, as well as other gifted producers and writers including Bryan-Michael Cox, Emanuel Kiriakou, RedOne and Fernando on a new album that blends the melodic soul of vintage New Kids with a decidedly contemporary, hip hop feel.