American boy band New Kids on the Block will co-headline the "Mixtape" tour with Salt-n-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. The tour started at US Bank Arena on May 2 and runs through July 14 in Sunrise, Florida. The band will make two stops each Rosemont, Illinois (June 13-14), Boston (June 28-29) and the New York City area (June 30 and July 2).
The most popular venues are up to 95% sold out on the primary market, and most available seats are on the corners toward the back of the stage. Comparatively, there's a bigger selection with seats in front of the stage available on the secondary market, meaning fans should shop around.
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The two Boston shows, June 28-29, are nearly sold out. Limited balcony seats are available starting at $74.95 through primary vendor AXS, as compared to $108 on the secondary market, with a bigger selection.
The May 28 show is about 85% sold out on the primary market via AXS. Seats in Section Floor2, right in front of the stage, are available for $99.95 on the primary market, and similar tickets are available on the secondary market for $116.
One of the cheaper shows, the July 9 Charlotte, North Carolina tour date shows it's worth comparison shopping -- balcony seats start at $59.95 on the primary market, versus $39 on the secondary market, both for Section 203.
Below is a look at some of the higher-interest shows remaining:
- May 28 at Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, California, tickets start at $86 🎟️
- June 6 at Vivint Smart Arena, Salt Lake City Utah, tickets start at $114 🎟️
- June 28 at TD Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, tickets start at $105 🎟️
- June 29 at TD Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, tickets start at $95 🎟️
- June 30 at Uniondale Coliseum, Nassau, New York, tickets start at $131 🎟️
- July 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, tickets start at $130 🎟️
- July 5 at Borgata Casino Event Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, tickets start at $192 🎟️
- July 11 at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, tickets start at $130 🎟️
All 2019 Mixtape Tour Dates
May 2 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
May 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
May 5 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
May 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 8 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
May 9 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 10 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
May 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
May 13 – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
May 15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 16 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
May 17 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 21 – El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
May 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 23 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
May 24 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
May 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
May 28 – Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
May 29 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
May 30 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
June 1 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
June 2 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
June 4 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
June 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
June 7 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
June 8 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
June 9 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
June 11 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
June 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
June 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
June 14 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
June 18 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
June 21 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
June 22 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
June 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
June 25 – Washington, @ D.C. Capital One Arena
June 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
June 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
June 30 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB
July 2 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
July 3 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 5 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
July 6 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 7 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
July 9 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
July 10 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
July 11 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
July 12 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
July 13 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
July 14 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Event Center
New Kids on the Block Announce Tour with Boyz II Men & Paula Abdul
New Kids on the Block announced The Total Package tour with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul on the Today show last week. The tour will launch on May 12 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, and will extend until July 16 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida.
Tickets for the tour went on sale November 19 via Ticketmaster. Already, the resale market is flooded with tickets to see New Kids on The Block this summer. For all of the scheduled dates, tickets are averaging $182, with the most expensive show slated to be the band's Long Island stop on July 7. Tickets for that date are averaging a lofty $394.
NKOTB broke up in 1994 and then reunited in 2007. The band toured in 2013 with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. Their upcoming tour will mark Paula Abdul's first tour in 25 years. Combined, the three acts have sold 200 million records worldwide, and Boyz II Men remain the best-selling R&B group of all time.
The Total Package Tour 2017 Dates:
May 12 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
May 13 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
May 16 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
May 17 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 19 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
May 20 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
May 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
May 24 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
May 26 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
May 28 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
May 31 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
June 1 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
June 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 3 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
June 4 San Jose, CA SAP Center
June 6 Portland, OR Moda Center
June 7 Seattle, WA KeyArena
June 9 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
June 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
June 11 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
June 12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
June 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 15 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
June 17 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
June 20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
June 23 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
June 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 25 Washington D.C. Verizon Center
June 27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
June 29 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 30 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 1 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
July 2 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
July 5 Allentown, PA PPL Center
July 6 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 7 Long Island, NY The New Coliseum
July 8 Boston, MA Fenway Park
July 9 Albany, NY Times Union Center
July 11 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
July 13 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
July 14 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Center
July 15 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
July 16 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live
Previewing the Average New Kids On The Block Setlist on the ‘Main Event’ Tour
New Kids On The Block have set the road ablaze over the last two months, bringing their “Main Event” Tour to more than 30 cities since the beginning of May. The pop icons have found success with fellow touring partners Nelly and TLC and have 12 shows remaining through July 2. Over that time, the average price for New Kids On The Block tickets is $108.50 on the secondary market.
The band makes its most expensive stop on June 30 at Bell Centre in Montreal. That show currently owns a secondary ticket average of $215.06 and the cheapest available ticket is $36. No other shows will come remotely close to that average ticket price, with the second top-priced gig at Air Canada Centre on June 28 currently averaging at $124.61.
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia will host the cheapest tour date on June 19. Philadelphia New Kids On The Block tickets own a secondary ticket average of $66.39 and get-in price starts at just $13. Other cheapest-priced dates include June 20 at Nassau Coliseum ($74.31/avg.), July 26 at Delaware State Fairgrounds ($92.66/avg.) and, interestingly enough, Air Canada Center onJune 29 ($97.16/avg.).
Consult the band’s average setlist on the Main Event Tour below, via setlist.fm:
New Kids On The Block Average Setlist on Main Event Tour
- Block Party
- My Favorite Girl
- You Got It (The Right Stuff)
- The Whisper / Single / Shout
- Let's Try It Again
- We Own Tonight
- Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Valentine Girl / If You Go Away / Never Can Say Goodbye / Please Don't Go Girl
- Remix (I Like the)
- Dirty Dancing
- Just a Friend / Good Vibrations / California Love
- Baby, I Believe in You / Give It to You
- Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) / Twisted
- I Need You / Lean on Me / Cover Girl
- Step by Step
- I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
- Hangin' Tough
New Kids On The Block Tickets Still Averaging Over $100 on Resale Market for Remaining ‘Main Event’ Tour Dates
(UPDATE 6/11/15) The pop superstorm known as the “Main Event” Tour continues in the Northeast this week with shows in Pennsylvania and Connecticut through the weekend. New Kids On The Block, TLC and Nelly have bonded together for one of the biggest tours of the summer, and the trio is still seeing a considerable demand for tickets on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for New Kids On The Block tickets over the tour’s remaining 18 shows is $117.64.
The most expensive show comes on June 17 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. That show currently owns a secondary ticket average of $329.89 and the get-in price, or cheapest available ticket, is $29. On June 30, the pop band hits Bell Centre in Montreal, where tickets own a secondary average of $197.53 and the get-in price starts at $36. Other top-priced shows will be held on June 28 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto ($151.23/avg.) and June 22 at Madison Square Garden in New York City ($143.60/avg.).
Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania will play host to the tour’s cheapest gig on June 27. Tickets to the show currently average at $87.03 and the get-in price is $33. The show will be a part of the Mixtape Festival, which also features performances from Sugar Ray, Vanilla Ice and Salt-N-Pepa. The cheapest solo date NKOTB will play TLC and Nelly will be on June 19 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. That show owns a secondary ticket average of $92.47 and the get-in price is $19.
The “Main Event” Tour continues in the U.S. and Canada through July 2, when it concludes at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.
New Kids on the Block Launch ‘Main Event’ Tour, Tickets on Resale Market Average at $129
(UPDATE 5/27/15) ‘The Main Event’ Tour is in full swing, and touring partners New Kids on the Block, TLC and Nelly are eliciting a demand for tickets on the secondary market. Once the biggest boy band in music, NKOTB is still filling the seats more than three decades after forming. The quintet will tour across North America through the end of July and the average secondary price for tickets over the 29 remaining shows is $129.34.
The tour’s most expensive stop will be at the Amway Center in Orlando on June 5. The average price for New Kids on the Block tickets to the Florida-based show is currently $236.77 and get-in price is $44 on the secondary market. Two other shows average above $200 – June 30 at Bell Centre in Montreal ($234.33) and June 2 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte ($209.41). Get-in price for those shows starts at $42 and $53, respectively.
On the opposite side of the financial spectrum, the tour’s cheapest show will be on June 7 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. The Kentucky gig currently owns a secondary ticket average of $87.61 and the cheapest ticket is listed for $32. A May 29 stop at Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit is the second and final show that averages below $100, with median ticket price currently set at $92.10 and get-in price starting at just $14.
The ‘Main Event’ Tour continues through July 26, when it wraps at Delaware State Fairgrounds.
New Orleans Cheapest, Boston Most Expensive Cities on NKOTB’s “The Main Event” Tour
(UPDATE 5/13/15) Teen heartthrobs New Kids On The Block kicked off his massive “The Main Event” Tour with Nelly and TLC earlier this month. The pop group is scheduled to make 39 more stops through the end of July, and the trio of pop music’s generational stars is garnering big ticket demand on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for New Kids On The Block tickets is $143.40 over its two-month of remaining tour dates. The band will play its most expensive show in its native Boston at the TD Garden on June 24. That show currently owns a secondary ticket average of $279.06 and the get-in price starts at $74.30. Two other shows average above $200; June 5 at Orlando’s Amway Center ($213.58) and June 30 at the Bell Centre in Montreal ($206.45).
The cheapest show of tour will be held on May 15 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, where tickets own a median price of $72.98 and get-in price is listed for $32. Stops at the Sprint Center, Allstate Arena and American Airlines Center in May also average below $100 on the secondary market. The May 19 show in Kansas City owns a $86.39 ticket average while the Chicago stop sees a $88.19 average and the Dallas stop averages at $95.72.
New Kids on the Block, TLC and Nelly Tickets for “The Main Event” Tour Averaging Over $150 on Secondary Market
(UPDATE 4/27/15) New Kids on the Block will be hitting the road with tourmates TLC and Nelly beginning this week, and the trio of artists is seeing a big demand for tickets on the secondary market. With the tour slated to run across North America from May to July, the average price for New Kids on the Block tickets on TicketIQ is $152.68.
The tour, being called “The Main Event”, kicks off at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Friday and will wind around the continent through July 2, when it wraps at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The most expensive date of the tour will be on June 30 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, where tickets average at $213.01 and the get-in price starts at $50.
Two additional shows will see a secondary average above $200 at the Amway Center in Orlando ($204.11) and Van Andel Arena in Michigan ($201.01). Get-in price for those shows starts at $51 and $62, respectively.
May 8 will welcome the cheapest show of tour at the SAP Center in San Jose, where tickets own a secondary average of $84.89, 44.4% below tour average, and low price starts at $35. The NorCal show will be the only show on tour that averages below $100 on the secondary market.
(1/23/15) It may only be mid-January but we already have a contender for most random package tour of the year following the news that New Kids On The Block, TLC and Nelly are to join forces for a North American trek dubbed The Main Event.
The unlikely touring buddies will kick off their run of summer shows at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 1 – tickets for which are available on TicketIQ at a get-in price of $117 – and will take in a further 40 performances before wrapping up at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center on July 2 ($127).
No strangers to the concept of the joint tour, New Kids On The Block have shared the stage with the likes of Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men since their 2008 reunion, but this latest match-up is easily their most intriguing to date.
TLC, who recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their fifth album, have played a number of one-off shows since the death of founding member Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, but this will be their first major tour since their Fanmail trek back in 2000.
Nelly, who will soon appear on the big screen in Jennifer Lynch’s mystery thriller A Fall From Grace, will also make his return to the US live scene after completing his current Australian tour with fellow rapper Lupe Fiasco.
There are still plenty of tickets on offer at TicketIQ for most dates with the June 16 show at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena currently with the lowest get-in price at $79 and the June 21 gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden with the highest at $370.
Fans should expect to hear the majority of the eleven US number ones the three acts have amassed between them including “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step” (NKOTB), “Creep,” “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs” (TLC) and “Hot In Herre,” “Dilemma” and “Shake Your Tailfeather” (Nelly).