The four nights of “New Kids on the Block: After Dark” in the Axis at Planet Hollywood from Thursday through Sunday — their only four dates in North America this year — seemed like an audition or test run for a residency in Las Vegas. And the original boyband from Boston passed with flying colors....
Re-live the wonder that was the NKOTB party plane after the jump
BILLBOARD - Donnie Wahlberg has a mouth like a sailor and an affinity for sparkly sneakers. Joey McIntyre possesses a remarkable sense of balance and loves him a V-neck tee. Jonathan Knight is a pro at weak-kneeing the ladies, his brother Jordan can still give it to you with those dance moves and Danny Wood is one hell of a breakdancer.
All these things and more I learned yesterday, because I spent the evening watching New Kids on the Block perform at Planet Hollywood. And it was amazing....
Three decades into my hypothetical career as a recording artist, I’d probably be lucky to have a vanity label of designer crop tops for ferrets. And that’s where the New Kids On The Block and I differ — and I don’t just mean because their music careers are, like, actually real. It’s been 28 years since NKOTB released their self-titled debut album in 1986, and they’re still playing to packed venues....