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Mixtape Tour 2022 at Capital One Arena

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Today, multiplatinum selling pop super-group New Kids On The Block continues the party like nobody else can with the announcement of The MixTape Tour 2022, with their friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as legendary special guests.

Produced by Live Nation, the four iconic acts will embark on The MixTape Tour 2022 for its 50+ date journey beginning May 10 in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in arenas in Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more, before wrapping July 23 in Washington, DC. See full itinerary below. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 8 at Ticketmaster.com. For more information on VIP packages and NKOTB fan club pre-sales, please visit www.nkotb.com.

In celebration of the tour announcement, the four iconic acts will appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show today for a “Kelly’s New Kids on the Block Party” show takeover that gives fans a sneak peek into what they can expect from the dynamic, unbeatable live show, including a performance from NKOTB. Watch a sneak peek of the appearance HERE.

“We had a blast out on the first MixTape Tour in 2019, and can’t wait to take it to another level with our fans on the MixTape Tour 2022,” Donnie Wahlberg said. “Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions. To be able to have Salt-N-Pepa come back and now also have the iconic and legendary Rick Astley & En Vogue join the tour… we could not be more excited. Let’s GO!”

The MixTape Tour 2022 is already shaping up to be a can’t miss night out where fans can hear chart-topping hits and legendary catalogues spanning generations all night long. It follows the colossal commercial and critical success of NKOTB’s 2019 tour by the same name – their biggest since reuniting in 2008 – which grossed $53.2 million, sold more than 650,000 tickets and pioneered a super-sized show each night with multiple acts (Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Naughty By Nature and Debbie Gibson) hitting the stage and reimagining what a special guest on a tour could look like.

NKOTB will hit the stage on the MixTape Tour 2022 to perform fan favorite #1 hits like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step” while tour mates Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man”), Rick Astley (“Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Together Forever”) and En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go [Love],” “Free Your Mind,” “Give It Up, Turn It Loose”) keep the party going with music that catapulted them to stardom and solidified their places in music history.

NKOTB most recently returned to the stage for an epic, one night only, sold out performance at Fenway Park on August 6 in their beloved hometown of Boston, MA. Watch a recap HERE. The show marked their first performance in two years, their third show at Fenway Park, and a preview of the explosive live energy from the group that fans can expect from the MixTape Tour 2022.

In 2021, Salt-N-Pepa received a Lifetime Achievement Award. 2022 will kick up with Salt-N-Pepa dedicating their Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

During the pandemic, Rick Astley has amassed million YouTube followers with a series of lockdown covers from his studio and become a major force on TikTok with 1.7 Million followers. “Never Gonna Give You Up” was recently featured on the critically acclaimed series Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ and its video has been viewed more than 1 billion times.

En Vogue’s recent performance of ‘Free Your Mind’ opened the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Phoenix Awards (on BET), and was referenced by actress and host Angela Bassett as a profound ‘social statement’ as relevant today as it was 25 years ago. The group received the 2020 Urban Music Icon Award from the Black Music Honors for their longevity and musical legacy.

THE MIXTAPE TOUR 2022 DATES

–  Tuesday, May 10   Cincinnati, OH   Heritage Bank Center
– Thursday, May 12   Indianapolis, IN   Gainbridge Fieldhouse
– Friday, May 13   Nashville, TN   Bridgestone Arena
– Saturday, May 14   St. Louis, MO   Enterprise Center
– Sunday, May 15   Kansas City, MO   T-Mobile Center
– Monday, May 16   Oklahoma City, OK   Paycom Center
– Wednesday, May 18   New Orleans, LA   Smoothie King Center
– Thursday, May 19   Houston, TX   Toyota Center
– Friday, May 20   Edinburg, TX   Bert Ogden Arena
– Saturday, May 21   San Antonio, TX   AT&T Center
– Sunday, May 22   Dallas, TX   American Airlines Center
– Wednesday, May 25   Phoenix, AZ   Footprint Center
– Thursday, May 26   San Diego, CA   Viejas Arena
– Friday, May 27   Los Angeles, CA   Staples Center
– Saturday, May 28   Anaheim, CA   Honda Center
– Sunday, May 29   Las Vegas, NV   Michelob ULTRA Arena
– Tuesday, May 31   Fresno, CA   Save Mart Center
– Wednesday, June 1   San Jose, CA   SAP Center
– Thursday, June 2   Sacramento, CA   Golden 1 Center
– Saturday, June 4   Seattle, WA   Climate Pledge Arena
– Sunday, June 5   Portland, OR   Moda Center
– Monday, June 6   Spokane, WA   Spokane Arena
– Tuesday, June 7   Boise, ID   Ford Idaho Center
– Wednesday, June 8   Salt Lake City, UT   Vivint Arena
– Friday, June 10   Denver, CO   Ball Arena

– Saturday, June 11   Lincoln, NE   Pinnacle Bank Arena
– Sunday, June 12   Des Moines, IA   Wells Fargo Arena
– Tuesday, June 14   St. Paul, MN   Xcel Energy Center
Wednesday, June 15   Milwaukee, WI   Fiserv Forum
– Thursday, June 16   Grand Rapids, MI   Van Andel Arena
– Friday, June 17   Rosemont, IL   Allstate Arena
– Tuesday, June 21   Cleveland, OH   Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
– Wednesday, June 22   Toronto, ON   Scotiabank Arena
– Thursday, June 23   Mt. Pleasant, MI   Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
– Friday, June 24   Detroit, MI   Little Caesars Arena
– Saturday, June 25   Columbus, OH   Schottenstein Center
– Sunday, June 26   Lexington, KY   Rupp Arena
– Wednesday, June 29   Philadelphia, PA   Wells Fargo Center
– Thursday, June 30   Elmont, NY   UBS Arena
– Friday, July 1   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena
– Saturday, July 2   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena
– Sunday, July 3   Atlantic City, NJ   Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
– Wednesday, July 6   Greenville, SC   Bon Secours Arena
– Thursday, July 7   Atlanta, GA   State Farm Arena
– Friday, July 8   Jacksonville, FL   Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
– Saturday, July 9   Ft. Lauderdale, FL   FLA Live Arena
– Sunday, July 10   Orlando, FL   Amway Center
– Tuesday, July 12   Charlotte, NC   Spectrum Center
– Thursday, July 14   Newark, NJ   Prudential Center
– Friday, July 15   Boston, MA   TD Garden
– Sunday, July 17   Buffalo, NY   KeyBank Center
– Tuesday, July 19   Pittsburgh, PA   PPG Paints Arena
– Thursday, July 21   Hershey, PA   Giant Center
– Friday, July 22   Raleigh, NC   PNC Arena
– Saturday, July 23   Washington, DC   Capital One Arena