Donnie Wahlberg and New Kids on the Block Hitting the Road for Nostalgic Tour with Rick Astley and Salt-N-Pepa

by Megan Molseed

The NKOTB Mix Tape is back! And this time it features some new favorite hits as the iconic boy band will welcome some unforgettable special guests to the tour. And, New Kids On The Block band member Donnie Wahlberg is just as excited as we are.

“So ready to see you all again — to dance, sing, selfie, hug, and celebrate!” Wahlberg wrote on an October 4 Instagram post highlighting the event.

“Not to mention, create the most epic show ever with our friends (and many surprise guests)!,” the NKOTB star adds in the Monday morning post.

The New Kids On The Block’s upcoming Mixtape Tour 2022 will feature some eighties’ favorite special guests. Performers such as Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley, En Vogue, among the multiple legendary special guests.

Donnie Wahlberg Is Excited to ‘Mix It Up’ For NKOTB Fans

The multiplatinum-selling group has rarely taken a rest since they reunited years ago. And, they have no plans to slow down as they continue to party with their fans bringing back the iconic sounds of our favorite mixtapes.

“We had a blast out on the first MixTape Tour in 2019,” said New Kid member Donnie Wahlberg.

Wahlberg adds that he, his bandmates, and their upcoming guest are excited to make the upcoming tour even better than the seemingly unstoppable 2019 tour.

“(We) can’t wait to take it to another level with our fans on the MixTape Tour 2022,” the bandmember and Blue Bloods star said.

The singer adds that the goal of the tour is to give fans the feel of what a classic mixtape was back in the day. Encapsulating a variety of music, songs, styles, and feelings in one spot. Sort of an old-timey playlist, really.

“Just like a mixtape, these shows are going to take audiences through all the emotions,” Wahlberg said.

‘Let’s GO!’

“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,” the actor and singer added. “We could not be more excited. Let’s GO!”

These four iconic acts will begin their fifty-plus date Mix Tape 2022 tour journey this spring.

The kick-off concert will be held on May 10 in Cincinnati Ohio.

Among the multiple stops throughout the tour, The New Kids On The Block and their guests will tour the country performing in arenas throughout the US.

The tour will take the mix-tape giants through cities such as Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver, Des Moines, St. Paul, Milwaukee and so many more.

The concert tour will wrap up on July 23 with a concert in Washington D.C.

Tickets for this iconic event go on sale on Friday, October 18.

The more hardcore fans can visit The New Kids On The Block website for fan-club deals.

Some include pre-sales, special passes, and much more. You can check these options out at

To promote this upcoming Mixtape 2022 event, Donnie Wahlberg, his NKOTB bandmates will join Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa, and En Vogue on the October 4 episode of The Kelly Clarkson show. The iconic acts will take over the hit talk show for a special event entitled Kelly’s New Kids on the Block Party.