All That They Needed Was A Cruise: New Kids On The Block To Set Sail With Their Fans

Jan 13th, 2009 // 6 Comments

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the New Kids On The Block‘s upcoming “concert cruise,” in which the Beantown boys will perform, meet and greet fans, and serve pina coladas for the lucky fans on board. (No, really.) “Our manager tells us this is not a cheesy thing, this is not a step back,” Joey McIntyre says in the slightly chaotic video announcing the enterprise. Um, OK!

Details on the cruise itself are scant because the band’s official site is totally getting slammed by this news, but there is that video and it’s probably worth watching, since it also promises seminars about the proper etiquette for meeting bands on buses (Rock Of Love Bus I guess isn’t cutting it?) and light rigging. While it doesn’t get so wild to suggest that Donnie Wahlberg will also provide a demonstration of in-room pyrotechnics, it does make one wonder if all the boys are either taking their anti-seasickness meds early or already drunk on the possibility of playing pirate somewhere between the boat’s Fort Lauderdale port of call and the Bahamas. [Official site]


  1. bcapirigi

    i can not think of anything i’d rather do more on that, my birthday weekend.

  2. Invisible Circus

    an interesting endeavor, any of the idolator staff going to take the trip with the guys?

  3. Chris N.

    Ehh, it’s been done:


  4. Maura Johnston

    @Invisible Circus: i hope!

  5. bcapirigi

    The People article says to go to for more. The nkotb site doesn’t mention it on the front page or in the tour dates section. Ticketmaster doesn’t mention it… I want Donnie to teach me how to eat food, dammit!

  6. Audif Jackson Winters III

    Any chance this cruise will be sailing off the coast of Somalia?

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