While browsing around youtube, I came across a video from the last show of the NKOTB Full Service Tour. In the video, Donnie Wahlberg is talking to the crowd, and than the JabbaWockeeZ runs across the stage naked with their masks on! Skip to 2:10 to see the JabbaWockeeZ.
The New Kids on the Block will be broadcasting there Full Service tour live this Friday on July 17, which will start at 8pm sharp. The JabbaWockeeZ was just added to the live web cast. For more information on the live web cast, go MyReg.net and/or NKOTB.com.
I was personally looking forward to checking out the Jabbawockeez, but unfortunately that doesn’t look like it will happen any time soon.
Live Nation has announced that “due to unforeseen production delays, the summer New Kids On The Block tour has made necessary changes to the tour dates and venues.” In short, the group has canceled its planned stops in the Carolinas — including the June 3 performance at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh.
Tickets purchased online or via the phone will be refunded automatically starting Tuesday, May 12. Tickets purchased at the venue box offices or at retail Live Nation locations can be refunded at the point of purchase starting Wednesday, May 13.
Also canceled were NKOTB’s performances in Charlotte; Birmingham, Alabama; Tampa, Florida and West Palm Beach, Florida. The group’s May 28 performance in Atlanta has now been moved to June 4 and a stop has been added for Washington, D.C. on June 7.
Hey Jabbawockeez, you guys don’t need NKOTB to come to Raleigh. Hit us up before the tour kicks off.
For more information on the tour date changes, go to NKOTB.com.
When the New Kids on the Block hit the road this summer, starting May 15, they’ll be bringing along with them a masked dancing troupe as their opening act. That troupe is none other than America’s Best Dance Crew vets, the Jabbawockeez.
And, believe it or not, the New Kids are learning just as much from the Jabbawockeez, if not more, because they are still so fresh-faced — well, actually, masked. “It’s a blessing,” Donnie Wahlberg told MTV News on Thursday (May 7). “In their eyes they’re coming out on the road with an established act, but they’re superstars to us.”
He added that much like the NKOTB the Jabbawockeez come from humble origins, and he likes that they’re living out their dreams the same way the New Kids are, more than 20 years after their commercial heyday. “There’s an appreciation,” he said. “And we’re all out there living our dreams.”
Fellow New Kid Joey McIntyre agrees with his Beantown homie. He thinks that working with a group of guys who are so green to fame and celebrity has made them understand how awesome it must be to be out there making girls scream. “They have a great spirit,” he said. “They know how to work the crowd. There’s a happiness to it.”
In addition to learning how to once again appreciate how fun performing can be they also have taught the guys a thing or two about teamwork. “And they’re all wearing masks,” he continued. “You can’t get more team than wearing masks. It’s all for one, and that’s what being a group is all about.”