The Magic Summer Tour

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The Magic Summer Tour was a 1990–1991 concert tour by New Kids on the Block to promote their 1990 album Step by Step. Covering one hundred cities in North America and Europe, the tour lasted from April 1990 to September 15, 1991. It was sponsored by Coca-Cola and tied into its "Magic Summer '90" campaign that included the infamous MagiCan flop.[1] At the time, it was the second-highest-grossing tour ever in North America, behind only The Rolling Stones's 1989 Steel Wheels Tour.[2] When the tour continued into 1991, it was retitled the No More Games Tour to capitalize on the release of the group's No More Games/The Remix Album.

During an encore performance of "Hangin' Tough" at the end of the second concert held at Saratoga Springs on June 25, Donnie Wahlberg fell through a trapdoor while jumping off a raised platform. He received scrapes and bruises to his chest, neck and arms. After being hospitalized for a night, he spent a week recuperating, and the rest of the band continued the next few concerts as a four-piece act.

Set list[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Venue Country
Leg 1: United Kingdom
April 25, 1990 Edinburgh Edinburgh Playhouse United Kingdom
April 26, 1990 Manchester Manchester Apollo
April 27, 1990 Newcastle Newcastle Ice Rink
April 28, 1990 Newcastle Newcastle Ice Rink
April 29, 1990 Brighton Brighton Centre
May 8, 1990 Birmingham Birmingham NEC
May 9, 1990 Birmingham Birmingham NEC
May 11, 1990 London London Docklands Arena
May 12, 1990 London London Docklands Arena
May 13, 1990 London London Docklands Arena
Leg 2: United States & Canada
June 23, 1990 Lake Placid, NY Olympic Arena United States
June 24, 1990 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Raceway
June 26, 1990 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
June 27, 1990 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
June 28, 1990 Hoffman Estates, IL Poplar Creek Music Theater
June 29, 1990 Hoffman Estates, IL Poplar Creek Music Theater
June 30, 1990 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 1, 1990 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 4, 1990 St. Paul, MN Harriet Island
July 5, 1990 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
July 6, 1990 Iowa City, IA Carver–Hawkeye Arena
July 7, 1990 Noblesville, IN Deer Creek Music Center
July 8, 1990 Noblesville, IN Deer Creek Music Center
July 10, 1990 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Stadium
July 11, 1990 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
July 12, 1990 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
July 13, 1990 Burgettstown, PA Star Lake Amphitheater
July 14, 1990 Burgettstown, PA Star Lake Amphitheater
July 17, 1990 Washington D.C. RFK Stadium
July 20, 1990 East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
July 21, 1990 East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
July 22, 1990 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater
July 23, 1990 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater
July 29, 1990 Foxborough, MA Sullivan Stadium
July 31, 1990 Foxborough, MA Sullivan Stadium
August 5, 1990 Ottawa, ON Lansdowne Park Canada
August 8, 1990 Atlanta, GA Bobby Dodd Stadium United States
August 11, 1990 St. Petersburg, FL Florida Suncoast Dome
August 20, 1990 Houston, TX Astrodome
August 23, 1990 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
August 25, 1990 Jackson, MS Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
September 14, 1990 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
September 15, 1990 Las Vegas, NV Thomas & Mack Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coke Cans A Snakebitten Promotion, Newsweek, June 10, 1990, accessed April 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Harrington, Richard (1993-01-06). "U2, Dead Top '92 Concert Sales". The Washington Post. p. C7. 

It wasn't the second show and the date was Sunday June 24, 1990.