The Package Tour

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The Package Tour
The Package.jpg
Promotional image for tour
Tour by New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men
Start date May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
End date August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)
Legs 1
Shows 49 in North America
Website thepackage-tour.com
New Kids on the Block tour chronology
NKOTBSB Tour
(2011-12)
The Package Tour
(2013)
98 Degrees tour chronology
Revelation Tour
(2001)
The Package Tour
(2013)
Boyz II Men tour chronology
Twenty Tour
(2012)
The Package Tour
(2013)

The Package Tour is a co-headlining tour featuring American bands New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. Beginning May 2013, the groups will perform nearly fifty shows in North America.

Background[edit]

The tour was officially announced during a surprise appearance on The View.[1] Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees performed a cappella versions of their classics. The double entendre name was created by Joey McIntyre.[2] The trek is described as nostalgia trip for the fans.[3] All three bands have expressed giving their loyal fans a show they've been waiting for.[4] Unlike NKOTB's previous touring effort, all three bands will not perform as one. They will each perform their own section of a three-hour show. During an interview with Newsday, Donnie Wahlberg expressed the groups will sing their hits, alongside new material.[5] He continued to say, “We’ll have plenty of surprises! With all those egos in one building at the same time! You know there’s going to be a lot of crazy and fun stuff going on. We’re gonna pull out a lot of surprises every night. We’re going to try and pull in as many special guests as we can, and do as many fun things as we can".[6]

Setlist[edit]

Tour Dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[9][10][11]
May 28, 2013 Uncasville United States Mohegan Sun Arena
May 29, 2013
May 31, 2013
June 1, 2013 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 2, 2013 Boston TD Garden
June 3, 2013
June 5, 2013 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place
June 6, 2013 Montreal Bell Centre
June 7, 2013 Toronto Air Canada Centre
June 8, 2013 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 9, 2013 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
June 11, 2013 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center
June 13, 2013 East Rutherford Izod Center
June 14, 2013 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
June 15, 2013 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
June 16, 2013 New York City Barclays Center
June 18, 2013 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
June 19, 2013 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
June 20, 2013 Atlanta Philips Arena
June 21, 2013 Orlando Amway Center
June 22, 2013 Sunrise BB&T Center
June 24, 2013 Louisville KFC Yum! Center
June 25, 2013 Cincinnati US Bank Arena
June 27, 2013 Houston Toyota Center
June 28, 2013 Dallas American Airlines Center
June 29, 2013 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena
June 30, 2013 St. Louis Scottrade Center
July 2, 2013[A] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
July 5, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center
July 6, 2013 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 7, 2013 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 9, 2013 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
July 10, 2013 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
July 12, 2013 San Jose United States HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 13, 2013 Anaheim Honda Center
July 14, 2013 Glendale Jobing.com Arena
July 16, 2013 Broomfield 1stBank Center
July 18, 2013 Rosemont Allstate Arena
July 19, 2013
July 20, 2013 Minneapolis Target Center
July 21, 2013 Kansas City Sprint Center
July 25, 2013 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena
July 26, 2013 Atlantic City Etess Arena
July 27, 2013[B] Hershey Hersheypark Stadium
July 28, 2013 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
August 1, 2013 Albany United States Times Union Center
August 2, 2013 Buffalo First Niagara Center
August 3, 2013 Columbus Value City Arena
August 4, 2013 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert is a part of "Summerfest"[12]
B This concert is a part of the "Summer MixTape Festival"[13]
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
June 4, 2013 Ottawa, Canada Scotiabank Place Rescheduled to June 5, 2013[14]
July 12, 2013 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena Rescheduled to July 19, 2013[15]
July 13, 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center Rescheduled to July 20, 2013[16]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / Available Gross revenue
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville 13,590 / 14,127 (96%) $937,748[17]
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale 12,208 / 12,208 (100%) $881,507[18]
Bell Centre Montreal 6,533 / 7,871 (83%) $491,856[19]
Air Canada Centre Toronto 24,859 / 24,859 (100%) $1,575,180[20]
Izod Center East Rutherford 13,752 / 13,752 (100%) $988,185[21]
Verizon Center Washington, D.C. 13,834 / 16,653 (83%) $957,336[22]
Barclays Center New York City 8,880 / 9,846 (90%) $615,108[19]
Bridgestone Arena Nashville 12,275 / 12,275 (100%) $764,679[23]
Philips Arena Atlanta 12,056 / 12,056 (100%) $829,916[24]
Amway Center Orlando 12,169 / 12,505 (97%) $736,150[25]
Staples Center Los Angeles 14,530 / 14,530 (100%) $911,465[23]
Tacoma Dome Tacoma 10,006 / 10,006 (100%) $614,539[22]
Target Center Minneapolis 13,376 / 13,376 (100%) $803,701[26]
Times Union Center Albany 5,849 / 11,691 (50%) $361,114[22]
TOTAL 173,917 / 185,755 (94%) $11,468,484

Critical response[edit]

The tour has received raved reviews from many music critics. Many have commented on the stage presence of the three acts and how well they connect with fans. Glenn Gamboa (Newsday) writes the bands proved they were the top touring act of the year. He continues, "They certainly didn’t skimp on the spectacle. What was more impressive, though, was the way they placed their music into the context of what has come before and after them".[27] For the show in Montreal, Bernard Perusse (The Gazette) stated the concert was a night for nostalgia. He says, [The bands] were never anything less than consummately professional and highly energetic, delivering almost the entire set from a stage on the floor of the arena. Confetti, balloons, plumes of smoke and fire, lasers, hydraulic risers and other eye-popping extras punctuated the music".[28] Nick Krewen (Toronto Star) gave the show at the Air Canada Centre four stars. He explained, "Almost more shocking is how seasoned NKOTB have become as performers. Aside from the usual bells and whistles like balloons, streamers, rising hydraulic platforms, open flames and lasers, the quintet offered the right balance of tease ’n’ please".[29]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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