NKOTB to headline 2022 ‘MixTape’ tour with Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue

Babies of the ’80s will be flocking to this new tour step by step, ooh baby.

Generation X is about to get their fill of nostalgia when New Kids On the Block comes back on tour next year.

The pop band will be taking the stage alongside ’80s and ’90s musical icons Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue for the Live Nation-produced “MixTape Tour 2022.”

The four acts will tour 55 cities across the nation starting in May 2022.

“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,” NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg said in a statement. “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 and En Vogue join the tour… we could not be more excited. Let’s GO!”

New Kids On the Block performing in 2019.
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NKOTB appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on Monday with Astley, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue to announce the tour. The boy band last embarked on a MixTape Tour in 2019 to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The concert also featured Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson as the other acts.

Concertgoers will be front and center to a bevvy of hits including “Hangin’ Tough,” “Step By Step” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff) from NKOTB, “Push It,” “Shoop,” and “Whatta Man” from Salt-N-Pepa and “Free Your Mind,” “Give It Up, Turn It Loose,” “Don’t Let Go (Love)” by En Vogue and Rick Astley’s hits “Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Hold Me In Your Arms” and “Together Forever.”

The full list of tour dates for 2022 include:

  • Tuesday, May 10 Cincinnati, OH
  • Thursday, May 12 Indianapolis, IN
  • Friday, May 13 Nashville, TN
  • Saturday, May 14 St. Louis, MO
  • Sunday, May 15 Kansas City, MO
  • Monday, May 16 Oklahoma City, OK
  • Wednesday, May 18 New Orleans, LA
  • Thursday, May 19 Houston, TX
  • Friday, May 20 Edinburg, TX
  • Saturday, May 21 San Antonio, TX
  • Sunday, May 22 Dallas, TX
  • Wednesday, May 25 Phoenix, AZ
  • Thursday, May 26 San Diego, CA
  • Friday, May 27 Los Angeles, CA
  • Saturday, May 28 Anaheim, CA
  • Sunday, May 29 Las Vegas, NV
  • Tuesday, May 31 Fresno, CA
  • Wednesday, June 1 San Jose, CA
  • Thursday, June 2 Sacramento, CA
  • Saturday, June 4 Seattle, WA
  • Sunday, June 5 Portland, OR
  • Monday, June 6 Spokane, WA
  • Tuesday, June 7 Boise, ID
  • Wednesday, June 8 Salt Lake City, UT
  • Friday, June 10 Denver, CO
  • Saturday, June 11 Lincoln, NE
  • Sunday, June 12 Des Moines, IA
  • Tuesday, June 14 St. Paul, MN
  • Wednesday, June 15 Milwaukee, WI
  • Thursday, June 16 Grand Rapids, MI
  • Friday, June 17 Rosemont, IL
  • Tuesday, June 21 Cleveland, OH
  • Wednesday, June 22 Toronto, ON
  • Thursday, June 23 Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Friday, June 24 Detroit, MI
  • Saturday, June 25 Columbus, OH
  • Sunday, June 26 Lexington, KY
  • Wednesday, June 29 Philadelphia, PA
  • Thursday, June 30 Belmont Park, NY
  • Friday, July 1 Uncasville, CT
  • Saturday, July 2 Uncasville, CT
  • Sunday, July 3 Atlantic City, NJ
  • Wednesday, July 6 Greenville, SC
  • Thursday, July 7 Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, July 8 Jacksonville, FL
  • Saturday, July 9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Sunday, July 10 Orlando, FL
  • Tuesday, July 12 Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, July 14 Newark, NJ
  • Friday, July 15 Boston, MA
  • Sunday, July 17 Buffalo, NY
  • Tuesday, July 19 Pittsburgh, PA
  • Thursday, July 21 Hershey, PA
  • Friday, July 22 Raleigh, NC
  • Saturday, July 23 Washington, DC

Tickets go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.com.


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