Wahlberg posted a selfie from what appears to be a private jet to let his fans know he was thinking about them.
“Just sitting up here at 40,000 feet thinking about how much I love you my Blockhead family. Cannot wait to see your faces sooner than sooner than soon.”
NKOTB will launch its first two in tour years in May, and it features some big stars from the 1990s. Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley, and En Vogue will join the group as special guests on the MixTape Tour 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,” Donnie Wahlberg said in a press release. “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 packed 55-stop tour kicks off in Cincinnati on May 10. Tickets are on sale here at Ticketmaster.
The pandemic sidelined Donnie Wahlberg and crew last year, but all of the members have kept a busy social media presence to keep up with fans. The group stepped on stage for the first time in nearly two years on Aug. 6 at a sold-out concert in Boston.
And they previewed the concert on The Kelly Clarkson Show with Salt-N-Pepa, Astley, and En Vogue. Clarkson even joined in on the 1990s medley of songs.
NKOTB Band Mate Dishes Dirty on Donnie Wahlberg
New Kids on the Block have known each other for decades and performed together for 35 years. They started from the suburbs of Boston and reached the peak of the early Boy Band boom of the early 1990s. The members know each other as well as their spouses. And, of course, that includes their bad habits.
Joey McIntyre, the youngest of the bunch, recently spoke to Boston Magazine and opened up about some of the band’s good times together. And he dished about life on the road is like with Donnie Wahlberg and crew. For instance, if you need to find Wahlberg, just follow the trail of underwear.
“He leaves his underwear in the dressing room wherever he takes them off,” McIntyre told the magazine. “If you want to know if Donnie was in the room or somewhere close, just look on the floor. If there’s underwear, that’s where he was.”