Boy bands have always been big. From one of the first ones like The Beatles and The Monkees teenage girls have screamed at the sight of them and bought their concert tickets and albums by the handful. Boy bands usually have a shelf life. Meaning as soon as they become adults usually is the end of the road. In recent years several of the boy bands that ruled the charts in the late 80s have decided to have another kick at the musical can. Several of them are also touring together this spring and summer.
In the late 80s bands like 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block dominated the Top 40 charts. New Kids on the Block were the most commercially successful of the trio. The band has released seven studio albums and has won a couple of American Music Awards, had 13 single hit the Hot 100 and 9 albums on the Billboard 200. With their biggest hit beings “Step by Step”, which stayed on the top of the Billboard Top 40 for three weeks and the album, Hangin’ Tough, staying at the top for two weeks. They rode the wave of boy band popularity in the late 80s and then made a comeback in 2008.
From Boston, Massachusetts, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, and Donnie Wood have sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In 2013 they released their latest new album entitled 10 and it debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 showing that they are still a popular band.
-Date: June 30, 2015
-Venue: Bell Centre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $37.00, $69.50, $80.00, $97.00, $111.50 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:00 p.m.
-Opening Acts: TLC and Nelly