New Kids Get Back on the Block

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Yeah, people keep on fronting on the Beantown posse
But it’s time to step up to the stand
‘Cause we ain’t going out like that
Back, huh, stronger than ever, did you think we’d sever?

New Kids on the Block are living up to the lyrics of their 1990 song “Games” by reuniting after nearly 14 years. The jury has yet to assemble on whether the ’80s/’90s boy band that sold more than 70 million records is “stronger than ever.” Either way, you know that NKOTB are braced for some major fronting. In fact, let’s start it off right now by observing that they look more like “Middle-Aged Men on the Block” or even “Wall Street Executives Going to Lunch on the Block” than kids making bubblegum-pop. To the band’s credit, this reunion isn’t just about nostalgia. A brand new album is in the works and NKOTB will embark on a worldwide tour this fall. Hopefully they’ll perform “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” — only this time in their business suits. That would be a hoot!

Before and after pics after the jump.

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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Left to right: Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.

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  1. What R U Gonna DO Bout ME? says:

    I would like to know if any body else listened to the new song “Click Click” it sooooooooooo perverted. If you guys, can try to listen to it. It definately aint like the stuff we used to hear from them. I liked them when I was a kid, but I am not sure now.

  2. Jodie says:

    it is AWESOME that they are getting back together

  3. Lisa says:

    I want to know tour dates! I’ve got to see them again. It is nostalgia for my sister and I.

  4. Crystal says:

    I WILL FOREVER BE IN LOVE WITH NKOTB. I STILL LISTEN TO MY TAPES FROM BACK IN THE DAY. DONNIE WAHLBERG IS, WAS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE A MAJOR TALENT IN BOTH MUSIC AND MOVIES. I WELCOME YOU GUYS BACK WITH OPEN ARMS AND HOPE YOU WILL TOUR IN A CITY CLOSE TO MINE, SO MY GIRLS CAN ENJOY YOUR SPLENDER LIKE I ALWAYS HAVE.

  5. Renee says:

    I ADORED the NKOTB back in the day! Everyone listened to them and my big brother got me listening as well. I would LOVE to see their come-back and would be THRILLED to see it!

  6. TATI says:

    I CANT BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE BACK CAUSE WHEN THEY WERE FAMOUS BACK IN 80′S AND 90′S I WAS 6YEARS ,7YEARS OLD AND NOW AM ALMOST 30 YERAS OLD …WOW THEY REALLY LOOK WAY MUCH OLDER …

  7. tammy says:

    The New Kids On the Block made be older, but alot more wiser on what music they want. They have a great deal some of older their fans and even the fans’ children. The New Kids still look hot and very mature. I have heard their single “Summertime” over and over again, and it makes me what to dance. NKOTB still rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Dexter P says:

    They aren’t older, they’re BETTER!!!!!!! So many people are excited that the New Kids are not just getting back together for a reunion, but making a new album and even going on tour! Yeah WHOOP!!!! WHOOP!!!!! This is huge. Can’t wait to buy their new album and see them in concert again. :)
    Teresa

  9. mariaOlsen says:

    I am BEYOND EXITED to see NKOTB again! I will be at the Atlantic City, NJ show & CAN’T WAIT for it to get here! I never thought thios reunion would actually happen, but with my bday being just about a week before the show in A.C., what a GREAT present!

  10. mariaOlsen says:

    I am BEYOND EXITED to see NKOTB again! I will be at the Atlantic City, NJ show & CAN’T WAIT for it to get here! I never thought this reunion would actually happen, but with my bday being just about a week before the show in A.C., what a GREAT present!

  11. nikki pearson says:

    cant wait for the tour when are the dates in england going to take my kids xxxxxxx

  12. Linda says:

    dear VH1.

    In case you haven’t noticed, The year is 2008, not 1988. If you are aware of this fact, my question to you is why would you (or anybody else) expect New Kids on the block to look the same as they did 20 years ago? no reasonably sane person would expect 5 men in the mid to late 30′s wear the dame outfits they did in the 80′s ( I mean seriously, do YOU still wear the clothes you wore back then? for the sake of fashion, i hope not!) New kids new fashion style is perfect. They are still very attractive ( ok they are just plain hot) and as a fan since the mid 1980′s, i am thrilled that they are back ,with new music and a new look. yes the 13 year old in me will be lovin the Jordan Knight of 1991 forever, but the almost 30 year old me is loving the new look too.
    newsflash VH1: NKOTB is back, they are still hot, and they still have the right stuff

  13. Linda says:

    dear VH1.

    In case you haven’t noticed, The year is 2008, not 1988. If you are aware of this fact, my question to you is why would you (or anybody else) expect New Kids on the block to look the same as they did 20 years ago? no reasonably sane person would expect 5 men in the mid to late 30′s wear the same outfits they did in the 80′s ( I mean seriously, do YOU still wear the clothes you wore back then? for the sake of fashion, i hope not!) New kids new fashion style is perfect. They are still very attractive ( ok they are just plain hot) and as a fan since the mid 1980′s, i am thrilled that they are back ,with new music and a new look. yes the 13 year old in me will be lovin the Jordan Knight of 1991 forever, but the almost 30 year old me is loving the new look too.
    newsflash VH1: NKOTB is back, they are still hot, and they still have the right stuff

  14. Ava says:

    To What R U Gonna DO Bout ME, I’d have to say that Click Click Click is the sexiest, most sultry song I have ever heard from New Kids On The Block. The fact that you said it sounded perverted makes YOU the perverted one, not them. If you’re looking for the stuff we used to hear from them, pop in a CD!! Music changes and us TRUE fans in 2008 think the guys have matured, gotten sexier, and definitely HOTTER than they ever were before. Don’t get too deep into the words, it’s just a song. Calm down! Like Joe says, “Chillax!!” And to VH1, you can be sure that I won’t be watching your channel anymore, and I won’t be the only one boycotting your station along with MTV.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Here we go again. We dealt with you haters and non-believers back in the day and despite all your best efforts to make us hate the guys, you never were able to. Oh sure, we hid the fact that we were crazy about them and we would have never dared wearing our NKOTB memorabilia at school or blaring their music while driving down the street, but that’s because we were kids and totally unsure of who we were, but mostly because we wanted to feel accepted by our peers and we wanted to belong. Now it’s 14 years later and you’re still going at it, dissing and disrespecting some highly professional men who are really doing this for their loyal fans, not for the critics. The difference is that none of us are 14 anymore and we don’t give a s*** about what you think AND we’re not shy about telling where to go and how to get there. We don’t need your approval and we don’t need to belong. We’re happy with who we are and you can diss the guys all you want, it only reflects poorly on your ability to behave in a professional manner. Maybe you should meet with the guys, they could teach you a thing or two about that!

    These guys may be older, but they are classy, which is more than I can say about you.

  16. Ms. Public Relations says:

    It would be good for once to just have a reporter tell the facts and get them right. While you are entitled to your opinion like everyone else. Here are a few Facts concerning the New KIids.

    The members are doing this for the fans, and for the record all concerts are selling out in under 5 minutes, in fact in Atlantic City in NJ (USA), the event sold out in 2 minutes, thus they are having to turn fans away, as there are not enough tickets.

    If management for the guys had any inkling the reunion would bomb, do you think they would have wasted precious time and money on marketing them, hence the endorsements from IZOD, Macys, and support from the basketball team the Celtics to name a few. Oh, yes, and the fact Toyota sponsored the concert at the Today Show on 5/16 in NYC.

    No one asked for your support or sanction on the reunion, but as stated above everone is entitiled to their own opinion. I for one am still trying to figure out the point of this article. Do you have nothing more productive and newsworthy to report on, rather than rehashing and creating sentiments we fans have listened to for the past 20 years? In any case, we fans are glad the guys are back, and thanks to the clever marketing employed by said management company they are gaining new fans as well. Yes, the guys look older and more distinguished!, but they are keeping the name because there is no reason to change it. It is not who they are inside it’s just a band name, end of story. If that is all there is to complain about, let it go. The reason there are complaints like this is because there is nothing else concerning them to report negitively on. I would think most of these reporters would have their hands full keeping up on the latest Britney Spears or Miley Cyrus fiasco. Please let us know when you have something original to report about the guys. Oh wait, I forgot VH1 is owned by MTV…guess it will be awhile before you come up with something new on the guys, as you are stuck in the past.

    Good Day.

  17. Kit Kat says:

    Seriously, I grew up listening to the guys. They got me through so many rough patches in my life. I found strength through their music and their postive attitudes. This forever NKOTB fan will always support them and their music. “Summertime” is a fabulous song. I love it and can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.

    I am so sick of the people who bash the comeback. Yes, they are older. They are stronger men, not BOYS!!! They are grown men who have had life experience, triumph and tribulation just like the rest of us. As NKOTB and so many others have said, they are doing this for their real fans. We know who we are and the rest just doesn’t matter. If you are hating this, well, then don’t freakin listen, but many of us are stoked and looking forward to the album. I am so sick of the negative people. I mean honestly, don’t you negative people have anything better to do with your time besides aggravate and annoy loyal fans to the bitter end. You are probably the same fools, who back in the day, thought that it made you look bad or messed up your rep by listening to NKOTB. Well, guess what, what makes you look bad is your inability to accept that people and their interests, likes or dislikes are all different. If we all thought, looked, and felt the exact same way, this would be a pretty boring and unimagintive world.

    In closing, Joe Mc’s song “Stay the Same” saved me from me when I was going through my divorce from the man who made my life miserable. I tormented myself for being a failure and thought I’d have to be someone other than me to be happy. Guess what, the best person I can be is me. Joe Mc., I love ya. Thank you for giving me back hope, strength, and self confidence. Thank you for giving me the faith to push forward and know that I didn’t need that life because there was a better one waiting just around the corner. All i had to do was be me and go get it. And…Thanks to all of the fellas of NKOTB. Keep on keepin’ on. We’ll still be loving you!!!

    And thanks to all of you for letting me vent about all the negative garb out there. I had to do it. It’s ridiculous that people can’t just enjoy the music and move on.

  18. Karie Kern says:

    I am so excited that New Kids are back. I was absolutely crazy about them when I was a kid and still listen to them to this day….I have all the NKOTB songs on my Ipod. I love sharing the music with my son and he wants to come to the concert with me in STL. I have always dreamed about someday meeting the New Kids, but never got the chance. I hope now that they are back that I can meet them. Thank you guys for coming back….I cannot wait to see the concert and hear all the new music. I was jumping up and down when I found out you guys are going to be in concert in St. Louis. Thank you for making my dreams come true!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Katey says:

    i think click click click is a great song and there song sumertime is even better .. there not going to be exactly the same as they used to be things are going to be diffrent but i love them just the same ive been a fan since i was 4 and ill always be a fan no matter what i think they’re awsome and im glad there back

  20. HB79 says:

    So many people are so happy that NKOTB are back! Cause they just ain’t going out like that! Ehm they are not middle aged? Late 30s is still young isn’t it? Anyway they look amazing and as hot as ever. Don’t forget that their fans have grown up with them so now at 29 I’m not exactly going to be screaming over 18 year olds! Except when I watch the old NKOT videos ofcourse :-) They have loyal fans so to the none believers I say peace!

  21. HB79 says:

    I want to thank Ms Public Relations, your blog is fabulous thank you!!!!! YOu should work for the New Kids we need more fans like you who can articulate a defence for our boys in the face of ignorance :-) Well done x

  22. Heather says:

    I am so excited they are back together I’ve been a fan sence I was 12
    I’m really looking forward to the tour
    Long live the Block
    I love you guys
    Heather :)
    Welcome back

  23. Christie says:

    I think the New Kids look great, of course they look older! Don’t we all? I wish them continued success! I love the new single, Summertime. It’s feel good music and isn’t that what we like them for? Love u guys!

  24. chrissy says:

    Summertime is a great song…I am glad that the guys got back together…There is NOTHING wrong with this song…it is NOT preverted…it is about reflections of the past….not grown men thinking about young girls on the beach…

  25. chrissy says:

    Karie Kern: To let you know if you spend $375 per ticket you can have a meet and greet and photo op with the guys…and other things…

  26. chrissy says:

    Karie Kern: To let you know if you spend $375 per ticket you can have a meet and greet and photo op with the guys…and other things…I am not sure of the website right now but they have it on-line somewhere…

  27. Rhonda says:

    I have been a NKOTB fan from the first time I ever heard them on the radio back in the late 80′s. I think that they look absolutely wonderful. I wish I could have aged as well as they have. I am so happy that they are back together and doing a new album and tour. I hope to make it to one of the concerts. I wasn’t able to go as a teenager and hope that I can now as an adult. NKOTB got me through my teenage years and helped to shape me into the adult that I am. In my heart I will always be that 14 year old girl who was in love with Jonathan Knight. NKOTB rox! Peace!

  28. Melanie says:

    All I have to say is this NKTOB is was the best growing up in the 80s and 90s but Hearing them now Just makes it all Better Cause there Better then ever the 14yr brake didnt have not effect on that.

    There New song SummerTime IS way Hot!! and Looking forward to the other songs coming out.
    It just means when you got it you got it and thats that…

    Look out teenie boppoers cause the new kids on the block are back

  29. rain says:

    oh hell yeah…. welcome back guys.. let the mania begin.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  30. Andrea says:

    I can remember the first time I heard the New Kids on the radio!!! Last summer, I taught my 1 1/2 year old “the right stuff”. I am SOOOOOO excited that they’ve FINALLY reunited!! Watching them on the Today show and their new video takes me back to when I was a teenager. I’m just as excited now as I was back then.

  31. michelle says:

    loved them then, love them now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Lana says:

    i love your song summertime your great singers too

  33. melissa says:

    omg i love summertime. its so great. i love them so much then and now.. they are so freakin cute.

  34. nancy says:

    i think these guys look hotter and ive been a fan for 20 yrs from the age of 9-29 im glad there back.

  35. joe says:

    glad to see the new kids on the block back together again hopfulle john will sing

  36. Erica says:

    I was so excited when I saw the new New Kids music video for Summertime the other day! They’re looking really good and they sound better than ever. I hope this new album and tour is a huge success! I was so little when they were popular, but I still remember them and their music! It makes me feel good to see them back again!

  37. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE the fact they are getting back together. I have been a fan for sooo long. I look forward to their new album!!!!

  38. Britney! says:

    Hey Guys!!
    I absouly love your song: Summertime!
    Im 13. I was wondering how old are you guys!
    YOU GUYS ARE HOTTIES!!!

  39. FADELICIOUS says:

    I ‘m so happy to see you back, I love you guys, and always did.
    You’re my first favorite boys band.
    I am form paris, now I live in NJ,
    And How I learn my english? is by listening every day all your songs when I was younger, in my bedroom, my sisters was furious, cause that was the only cd playing all day long. several times they tried to cut my cd, hide my k7, but I always get a new one.
    I love the new song, and wait for more.
    Now It’s “Grown up on the block” and yammmmmmie
    I LOVE IT

  40. maha says:

    sexy be 4
    and iight after

  41. Misty Lira says:

    OMG It is about freakin’ time. I love you guys. UR the “original” boy band. And you know what they say the sequals are never as good as the first. HA HA!! Way to go. My only problem is ALL of my NKOTB are on cassette this one is going to have to be CD. Boy how times change. LOVE YOU ALL keep up the great work. Nice to see you back.

  42. JoeMacFam26 says:

    One thing is for sure, the guys look hotter then ever. Most people don’t realize the love that their fans really have. We are loyal and would do just about anything to just to say “thanks” for all the good times that we have shared. The New Kids on the Block may be grown, but they can still porduce some of the hottiest tones ever. Boys, I will see you in Cleveland In Oct. LONG LIVE THE BLOCK.

  43. Brandy( NKOTB #1 Fan!) says:

    OMG, I love you guys! I Can’t belive this really happeing! I’m so glad you guys are back on the block. I can’t wait to see you live in concert as this will be my first New Kids concert! I’m so excited words can’t describe of what I’m feeling. Think you New Kids for everything, Im’ most defently ready!

  44. Michelle1977 says:

    SummerTime Is Perverted!!!! It reminds you of a wet dream one the old farts must have had. What I wanna know is why are these YANKEES trying so hard to be like a band that came along after them, The Backstreet Boys. The whole white suited and dancing thing is played out. Why are we still hearing the same music from them that we heard back in the early 90s? I am tired of Bubble gum Kiddie Pop.

    I saw Jordan Knight on The Surreal Life, and I was so turned off by his whole attitude. I mean, let’s face it, he is not the same hottie we knew as kids. He thinks he’s God’s gift to the world, and I hate to tell him, but he’s not. He’s lost his sex appeal, and his voice. It’s sad but true. I hope that all you Block Heads can get over being Block Heads. I did, and I will never listen to the New @)`+&^&+^^^*~_) s on the Rag again.

  45. Jennifer says:

    You guys are awesome. I am 32 years old and have only been to 2 concerts, both NKOTB as a teen. I am now going to see you guys in concert Oct 29 in the ATL and I cannot wait. It is crazy to see that my daughters are loving you guys also!

  46. Amy says:

    Summertime is a great song, I love the sound! Click Click Click is going to be an awesome one too. As to being old farts, ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS! NO WAY!! They’ve still got it, “The Right Stuff”, and I can’t wait to see them in Cleveland!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Michelle1977 says:

    Good GOD almighty! What is wrong with you ladies? Don’t you think it is time for you guys to grow up? They are old farts! Why in the world would you pay to see those clowns? They are middle aged…….well all but Joe, but my point is they look soooooooooo stupid dancing and singing like they do. Why are they back again? It would be too funny if they did a concert expecting a packed house, but only a few people showed up. I would laugh so hard.

  48. Michelle1977 says:

    THEY SUCK! THEY SUCK! THEY SUCK! THEY SUCK! THEY SUCK!

  49. jasmine says:

    I’m proud to be a blockhead and I ain’t afraid to say it. I just want you guys to know you still got the right stuff and us blockheads will always be loving you forever! F@#$ the haters!

  50. desiree says:

    I Love your music also i adore your awsome white cloths.

  51. MO-Aishia says:

    Just want you all to know you rock!! Thanks for coming back! Oh ya, you are all looking HOT!!!

  52. Tabetha says:

    You are so awsome, I’m so glad you guys are back. I LOVE YOU!

  53. SLambert says:

    The New Kids on The Block were so ahead of their time. I know Donnie would know the right time to bring it. I am as devoted as ever.

  54. SLambert says:

    I was a huge fan when I was 20, 21ish. I have 3 boys now: 16, 6, and 3 and my 3 year old loves Donnie. He pretends to be Donnie when he is “performing”. It’s awesome to see you guys back together again. I am so happy. Much success to you.

  55. Robin says:

    I can not believe it… You guys are back. My wish came true. I’ve been a fan since the beginning. You guys rocked then and even more so now. I wish you guys the best..Love to you all!!!!

  56. Delia says:

    I guess it’s true. You just can’t say no to Donnie…Ha

  57. Yoly Ramirez says:

    I am very exited to see NKOTB reunited again , I remember went i was 8 years old back in my country Nicaragua i wish to be here in yhe usa to go on any of nkotb concert. Now i live in Virginia and in Ocober second i went ot Washington DC to see one of their concert. I was very happy to see Jordan and Donny los AMO MUCHO new kids on the block muaaaaaaaaaaa

  58. lacey says:

    I love you jeoy you are my idol

  59. lacey says:

    I injoy seeing nkotb back and makeing music
    it;s just like the old days.THEY LOOK THE SAME TO.
    BUT JOEY LOOKS HOTTER THEN EVER

  60. Eittie says:

    You rocked when I was in school now my girls and I rock the house with you… Thanks for bringing us closer..

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