New Kids on the Block to Be Joined by Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue for Nostalgic 2022 Tour

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The part of the population that is never gonna give the late ’80s and early ’90s up may be delighted by the lineup for a summer 2022 arena tour that will bring together four of the key pop and R&B acts from the era, with headliners New Kids on the Block being joined by Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue and Rick Astley

Routing announced Monday for the Live Nation-produced “MIxTape Tour 2022” shows the quartet of artists passing through 54 cities in the U.S. and Canada next summer, starting May 10 in Cincinnati and wrapping up July 23 in Washington, D.C. Stops along the way include a May 27 show at L.A.’s Staples Center and a July 24 gig at Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center. (No New York City show is on the agenda.)

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All four artists appear on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” today for a “Kelly-oke medley” to tout the tour. (See video below.)

This marks the second “MixTape Tour” NKOTB has embarked on. A 2019 tour under the same banner, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the boy band’s debut album, also featured Salt-N-Pepa, with Naughty by Nature, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson as the remaining acts.

NKOTB recently returned from a two-year layoff following the last tour to do a one-off hometown stadium show at Fenway Park Aug. 6.

The enduring popularity of Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” was recently bolstered by the “Ted Lasso” series being Rick-rolled by the song.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.com.

The full list of 55 tour dates:

Tuesday, May 10

Cincinnati, OH

Heritage Bank Center

Thursday, May 12

Indianapolis, IN

Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Friday, May 13

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Saturday, May 14

St. Louis, MO

Enterprise Center

Sunday, May 15

Kansas City, MO

T-Mobile Center

Monday, May 16

Oklahoma City, OK

Paycom Center

Wednesday, May 18

New Orleans, LA

Smoothie King Center

Thursday, May 19

Houston, TX

Toyota Center

Friday, May 20

Edinburg, TX

Bert Ogden Arena

Saturday, May 21

San Antonio, TX

AT&T Center

Sunday, May 22

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Wednesday, May 25

Phoenix, AZ

Footprint Center

Thursday, May 26

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena

Friday, May 27

Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center

Saturday, May 28

Anaheim, CA

Honda Center

Sunday, May 29

Las Vegas, NV

Michelob ULTRA Arena

Tuesday, May 31

Fresno, CA

Save Mart Center

Wednesday, June 1

San Jose, CA

SAP Center

Thursday, June 2

Sacramento, CA

Golden 1 Center

Saturday, June 4

Seattle, WA

Climate Pledge Arena

Sunday, June 5

Portland, OR

Moda Center

Monday, June 6

Spokane, WA

Spokane Arena

Tuesday, June 7

Boise, ID

Ford Idaho Center

Wednesday, June 8

Salt Lake City, UT

Vivint Arena

Friday, June 10

Denver, CO

Ball Arena

Saturday, June 11

Lincoln, NE

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Sunday, June 12

Des Moines, IA

Wells Fargo Arena

Tuesday, June 14

St. Paul, MN

Xcel Energy Center

Wednesday, June 15

Milwaukee, WI

Fiserv Forum

Thursday, June 16

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena

Friday, June 17

Rosemont, IL

Allstate Arena

Tuesday, June 21

Cleveland, OH

Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

Wednesday, June 22

Toronto, ON

Scotiabank Arena

Thursday, June 23

Mt. Pleasant, MI

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Friday, June 24

Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

Saturday, June 25

Columbus, OH

Schottenstein Center

Sunday, June 26

Lexington, KY

Rupp Arena

Wednesday, June 29

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, June 30

Belmont Park, NY

UBS Arena

Friday, July 1

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

Saturday, July 2

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

Sunday, July 3

Atlantic City, NJ

Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Wednesday, July 6

Greenville, SC

Bon Secours Arena

Thursday, July 7

Atlanta, GA

State Farm Arena

Friday, July 8

Jacksonville, FL

Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

Saturday, July 9

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

FLA Live Arena

Sunday, July 10

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

Tuesday, July 12

Charlotte, NC

Spectrum Center

Thursday, July 14

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Friday, July 15

Boston, MA

TD Garden

Sunday, July 17

Buffalo, NY

KeyBank Center

Tuesday, July 19

Pittsburgh, PA

PPG Paints Arena

Thursday, July 21

Hershey, PA

Giant Center

Friday, July 22

Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena

Saturday, July 23

Washington, DC

Capital One Arena

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