The Old Kids On The Block

Back in June of last year, the Backstreet Boys surprised an NYC audience at a New Kids on the Block concert by jumping up on stage to perform … thus was born NKOTBSB. Since that time, the megaboyband recorded an album together and went on tour. I honestly never considered seeing the show but I kept hearing such great things … and NKOTB is a group I never saw in concert back in the 90s so I thought … what the Hell. I managed to score a couple of sweet tix for David and me and we went to the Anaheim, CA show last night. I was expecting a fun concert but I was not expecting to LOVE it as much as I did. I gotta say … NKOTB blew me away!


The show was amazingly fun … over the top … and LOUD! And not just the music, but the screams … oh, the screams. As you may recall, AJ Mclean from BSB checked himself into rehab back in January so I was happy to see him looking so well last night. Here are a couple of videos to give you a taste. First up, New Kids on the Block perform You Got It (The Right Stuff):


Here is video of Backstreet Boys performing Larger Than Life:


Whoever came up with the idea to put these two groups together for one big show is a freakin’ genius. Even if you’re not a big fan of either group, like me, this show will WOW the pants off you. I’m really glad we went last night … it was a blast.

Thus far, no plans for today … but the weekend approacheth so I might need to rest up before it hits ;) Happy Thursday!

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  1. Margie

    I told ya! It was so damn good. I thought it was brilliant to have both bands take turns on stage. Can’t say enough good things about them.

  2. Britt

    I’m glad you had a blast! I went to the Nashville concert last month and loved it. I was always more of an NSYNC fan but after seeing this concert, I couldn’t help but be impressed. New Kids dancing and live singing surprised me. They definitely put on the better show. I loved it so much that I am going to travel to Louisville to see them again in a couple weeks.

  3. Amanda

    I saw the show in Toronto, ON and right after got tickets to Hamilton, On show on Aug 6!! I am a big fan of both groups and it was probably one of the best concerts Ive been too! I cant wait for the Hamilton show its going to be awesome!

  4. i’ve been waiting for this post all day. im so glad you had such a great time!!! i looooooved this show. i hope they decide to do it again. i could watch thier concert a million times.

  5. Tina

    Just got the same chills I had when they performed in D.C. I lost my voice screaming for Nick/Jordan.

    Good times. I’ll prob lose my voice again screaming for Brit Brit later this month as well.

  6. PeaNut Butta

    NKOTB were my first concert ever, I was 15 and loved every second of it! It’s my dream to catch them again, I know they played in Windsor but I missed them. It doesn’t look like they’re stopping in Detroit though, bummed!

  7. Lindsay

    Yay! I’m so happy you had a good time! I saw them last month at Fenway Park and I refer to it as “A Dream (I never knew I had) Come True!” Their music (both New Kids and BSB) was such a big part of my life (and still is) – it just made for a really amazing night that I’ll never forget!!

  8. Glad ya had fun! I was on the opposite side of the arena from you. The crowd was amazing and both groups were great. Best part of the night for me – Cover Girl. Oh, to be that mic stand…..

  9. Portia

    glad to hear the good review. my friends and i were some serious bsb stans back in the day, and we’re going to see them when they come through. you just made me so excited, i’m trying to contain my inner 13 year-old who is SCREAMING in delight. can’t wait to regress 12 years at the concert with my friends!

  10. Jenn

    I just saw this concert a couple of weekends ago in Houston. Best concert I’ve been to in years, so fun!

  11. Aryn

    Ooooo I’m going to the Vancouver show on Saturday, my friend managed to nab some sweet tickets, I wasn’t sure if I was all that excited about it but after reading your review I can’t wait!!

    I was all kinds of obsessed with Joey McIntyre back in the day…. sigh…

  12. Abby

    I’m soooooo glad you liked it!!! NKOTB put on a great show. I was at the Philly show, and I’ll be at the show in Atlantic City at the end of the month. Can’t wait!! How was Mr. Shue?

    • @Abby – MM was ok, a bit too adult contemporary for me. Felt like he was trying to be a hipper Michael Bublé

    • SuzieB

      LMAO @ hipper Michael Buble. ;) Jordan sparks opened up for them in Philly. Abby I’m jealous, I’d love to see the AC show too!

  13. randi33

    Saw them in Toronto and had the best time. I felt drunk off the energy in the ACC! It was amazing! Glad you had a good time!

  14. aimie

    omg… the 7th grader in me still remembers those “right stuff” dance moves. #imadork

  15. Kelly

    I saw NKOTB on their own a couple of years ago in Hershey, PA. It was such an amazing show! At one point, bras were being thrown up on stage! :)

  16. sals

    love nkotbsb…going to see them on saturday & sunday!!!! so excited…=) they’re in their 30′s/40′s…still got the right stuff! hehehe =) glad u enjoyed the show trent!

  17. Lisa

    Oh I’m so happy to hear this!!!! I need to break out my NKOTB bedsheets from my middle school days! I wish I still had them…they were awesome.

  18. Nathan

    I’m going to the NKOTBSB concert on Saturday.

  19. Christina

    I’m going tomorrow night! I’ve seen NKOTB twice in the last three years. I missed out when I was a kid so I’m making up for it now. They really do put on a great show!

  20. Lynne

    Haha, I love the title of the post, but after seeing the videos those guys are definitely young for their ages!
    I wish I was could have been able to catch on them on tour. BIG SIGH.*

    • @Lynne — Oh, believe me … they have improved with age. They all look great … tho, Danny looked a bit juiced up.

    • KLC

      Danny works out CONSTANTLY. You would think he’d have something better to do with 5 kids, but obvs not. He is much more handsome in person.

  21. caught this tour about a month ago… my jaw was on the ground the entire time. i was *SO IMPRESSED* with the amount of energy these guys put into their show. i expected them to call it a night after an hour or so but they kept it going for 2.5!

    i got my tickets on living social (i guess they weren’t selling so well) and they were worth every penny. much more than i can say for a good majority of the artists out right now.

  22. Manderz

    I got to see them when they were in NJ last month and…OMG..can i just say 2 things, that all of my pre-pubescent fantasies came true…bc..I TOUCHED A BACKSTREET BOY ANNNNNND A NEW KID! lol I am 24 years old and i turned into a schreeching 12 year old again when Nick Carter walked down our staircase and touched me :) Also was graced by the touch of Jordan from NKOTB, I can now officialy die a happy woman, I seriously feel for all these beiber fans now who go apeshit!!

    • @Manderz – “I seriously feel for all these beiber fans now who go apeshit!!” LOL :D

    • Manderz

      its the truth! My friend and I videotaped it…all you here is my SCREAMING “OMG OMG OMG ITS NICK CARTER!!! ITS NICK CARTER!!!! NICK I LOVE YOU….OMFG HE TOUCHED MEEEEE HE TOUCHED MEEEEEE” It’s kinda embarassing now that i think about it… :)

  23. Manderz

    hear*

  24. helen

    I was at the Anaheim concert too!! I’m a BSB fan and I went to see THEM, but to tell u the truth NKOTB deffo put on the best show.
    You can tell the guys hit the gym months before, they looked HOT!! (joey, OMG… and donny ripping his shirt off, oh and ditto on that mic stand thought!!) besides they kept the original choreographies, had a little more production IMO, and overall i believe invested a little more time in preparing their show… the BSB.. well I’ve never really been attracted to Howie and I think nowadays he’s the one who looks the best. Brian used to be sooo hot and now he looks like he could use a burger or two, I agree w/u Trent, AJ looks healthy… and Nick… well, he’s Nick, you’ll never see me write a bad word about him lol, but he did look a bit Guliveresque being that he’s so tall and the other 3 are shorter, then I remembered back in the day you couldn’t tell the difference that much cause Kevin was there to balance that out. Besides, they changed all of the original choreographies except for “get down” and just did the backstreet’s back moves once instead of the whole choreography, which ouf course EVERY bsb fan still knows by heart!! Don’t get me wrong!! I loved the concert, I would’ve looooved it even if they sat and sing without moving through the entire thing. All the BSB had to do was show up!! but i do give props to the Kids, they kinda did steal the show!

    • I think I was the only BSB fan in my area who knew all the lyrics to “10,000 Promises,” which is my favorite BSB song ever. I was in lurve the entire night with Nick.

      And yeah, it is so weird to see the guys perform without Kevin. It just isn’t the same, but I do love them no matter what!

      Glad you had as much as I did! :)

  25. Lindsay

    Nothing compared to seeing them at Fenway Park last month! It was AMAZING!

  26. Ashlee

    I love both NKOTB and BSB. I’ve seen BSB three times now. I would love to see this show…but am I the only one that thinks calling it NKOTBSB is weird? Sure, it works that last letter/first letter are the same…but say the full thing: New Kids on the Backstreet Boys, now if that isn’t a porno waiting to happen I don’t know what is. :)

  27. Um, I was one of the screaming fans and from your video perspective, it looks likes you might in my section too (Section 210)! Bummer because I wanted to meet you. BSB fan here! I LOVEDDDDDD the concert! It was beyond amazing and I totally regret selling my Staples Center tickets now.

  28. Louise

    I took my oldest daughter to see NKOTB when she was about 4 or 5 yrs old and then took her to see BSB when she was about 11 or 12 yrs old so when we found out they would be performing together, I was thrilled to take her again even though she’s 25 yrs old now! Had a great time. I can see us in your video. We were on the floor. I couldn’t believe how great the guys still looked and loved the energy!

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