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 People.com video announcing the enterprise. Um, OK!
It was probably only a matter of time: Pink Floyd finally has a cruise in its honor. The Great Gig In The Sea, which will set sail next May, is guaranteed to be a rollicking time, despite having zero performances by any members of the band during its three-day duration. More »
Another addition to the ever-growing list of music-themed cruises is the Groove Cruise, which swaps out shuffleboard tournaments for an “Office Ho’s and C.E.O.’s” party. More »
The popularity of the rock cruise, where you and a handful of your favorite band’s fans shell out a bunch of money for the opportunity to cram into overpriced cabins and catch some shows, mystifies us a bit–when we want to get away from it all, we tend to go to venues where the only music is made by crickets, or wind, or our teeth grinding while we sleep. But more bands seem to be getting on board with this waterlogged trend, so we figured we’d look at four of the intentionally rocking boats that will set sail over the next few months.