The Magic Summer Tour

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The Magic Summer Tour was a 1990–1991 concert tour by the New Kids on the Block to promote their 1990 album Step by Step. Covering one hundred cities in North America and Europe, it 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 it continued into 1991, it was retitled the No More Games Tour to capitalize on the release of the band'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 trap door 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 Country Venue
Leg 1: United Kingdom
April 25, 1990 Edinburgh United Kingdom Edinburgh Playhouse
April 26, 1990 Manchester Manchester Apollo
April 27, 1990 Newcastle Newcastle Ice Rink
April 29, 1990 Brighton Brighton Centre
May 8, 1990 Birmingham Birmingham NEC
May 9, 1990
May 11, 1990 London London Docklands Arena
May 12, 1990
May 13, 1990
Leg 2: North America
June 23, 1990 Lake Placid United States Olympic Arena
June 24, 1990 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Raceway
June 26, 1990 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
June 27, 1990
June 28, 1990 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
June 29, 1990
June 30, 1990 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 1, 1990
July 4, 1990 Saint Paul Harriet Island
July 5, 1990 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
July 6, 1990 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena
July 7, 1990 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
July 8, 1990
July 10, 1990 Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium
July 11, 1990 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
July 12, 1990
July 13, 1990 Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheater
July 14, 1990
July 17, 1990 Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium
July 20, 1990 East Rutherford Giants Stadium
July 21, 1990
July 22, 1990 Wantagh Jones Beach
July 23, 1990
July 26, 1990 Old Orchard Beach Seashore Performing Arts Centre
July 27, 1990 Bristol Lake Compounce Amphitheatre
July 28, 1990
July 29, 1990 Foxborough Sullivan Stadium
July 31, 1990
August 4, 1990 Montreal Canada Olympic Stadium
August 5, 1990 Ottawa Canada Lansdowne Park
August 8, 1990 Atlanta United States Bobby Dodd Stadium
August 9, 1990 Charlotte American Legion Memorial Stadium
August 11, 1990 St. Petersburg Florida Suncoast Dome
August 14, 1990 Greenville Paladin Stadium
August 15, 1990 Winston-Salem BB&T Stadium
August 20, 1990 Houston Astrodome
August 23, 1990 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome
August 24, 1990 Shreveport Independence Stadium
August 25, 1990 Jackson Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
August 26, 1990 St. Louis Busch Memorial Stadium
August 28, 1990 Tulsa Skelly Stadium
September 5, 1990 Vancouver Canada BC Place
September 6, 1990 Seattle United States Kingdome
September 8, 1990 Oakland Oakland Coliseum
September 9, 1990 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 12, 1990 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
September 13, 1990 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
September 14, 1990 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
September 15, 1990 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
September 16, 1990 Phoenix Compton Terrace
October 31, 1990 Calgary Canada Saddledome
November 2, 1990 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
November 3, 1990 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
November 7, 1990 Indianapolis United States Market Square Arena
November 8, 1990 Champaign Assembly Hall
November 10, 1990 Minneapolis Target Center
November 11, 1990 Milwaukee Bradley Center
November 14, 1990 Chicago Rosemont Horizon
November 15, 1990 Detroit Joe Louis Arena November 16,
November 17, 1990
November 18, 1990
November 23, 1990 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
November 24, 1990 Syracuse Carrier Dome
November 25, 1990 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
November 26, 1990 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
November 29, 1990 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
November 30, 1990 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena
December 1, 1990 Birmingham Birmingham–Jefferson Civic Center
December 6, 1990 Providence Providence Civic Center
December 7, 1990 Providence Providence Civic Center
December 8, 1990 Toronto Canada Skydome
December 9, 1990 Philadelphia United States The Spectrum
December 10, 1990 Philadelphia The Spectrum
December 11, 1990 Philadelphia The Spectrum
December 13, 1990 Toronto Canada Skydome
December 14, 1990 Worcester United States Centrum
December 15, 1990 Worcester Centrum
December 16, 1990 Worcester Centrum
December 20, 1990 Nassau Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
December 21, 1990 Nassau Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Leg 3: Asia
January 31, 1991 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
February 1, 1991
February 3, 1991 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
February 4, 1991 Nagoya Rainbow Hall
February 10, 1991 Honolulu United States Neil S. Blaisdell Center
Leg 4: USA
February 13, 1991 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
February 14, 1991 Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 16, 1991 Pullman Beasley Coliseum
February 17, 1991 Boise BSU Pavilion
February 19, 1991 San Francisco Cow Palace
February 20, 1991 Fresno Selland Arena
February 22, 1991 Reno Lawlor Events Center
February 23, 1991 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
February 24, 1991 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
February 25, 1991 Sacramento ARCO Arena
March 1, 1991 El Paso Special Events Center
March 2, 1991 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
March 3, 1991 Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
March 6, 1991 Wichita Kansas Coliseum
March 7, 1991
March 8, 1991 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
March 9, 1991 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
March 10, 1991 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
March 13, 1991 San Antonio Hemisfair Arena
March 14, 1991 Austin Frank Erwin Center
March 15, 1991 Houston The Summit
March 16, 1991 Baton Rouge Riverside Centroplex
March 17, 1991 Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
March 20, 1991 Orlando Orlando Arena
March 21, 1991 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 23, 1991 Auburn Beard–Eaves–Memorial Coliseum
March 24, 1991 Huntsville Von Braun Center
March 27, 1991 Louisville Freedom Hall
March 28, 1991 Wheeling Wheeling Civic Center
March 29, 1991 Raleigh Reynolds Coliseum
March 30, 1991 Norfolk Norfolk Scope
March 31, 1991
April 3, 1991 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
April 4, 1991 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
April 5, 1991 Columbia Hearnes Center
April 7, 1991 Notre Dame Joyce Center
April 9, 1991 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
Leg 5: Europe
April 26, 1991 Stockholm Sweden Globen
May 1, 1991 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
May 4, 1990 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
May 5, 1991 Nuremberg Germany Frankenhalle May 6, 1990 Essen Germany Grugahalle
May 6, 1991 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
May 7, 1991 Mannheim Germany Maimarkthalle
May 8, 1991 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle May 10, 1991 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
May 11, 1991 Lahti Finland Skijump Stadium
May 12, 1991 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
May 14, 1991 London England Wembley Arena
May 15, 1991 London Wembley Arena
May 16, 1991 London Wembley Arena
May 18, 1991 London Wembley Arena
May 19, 1991 London Wembley Arena
May 20, 1991 London Wembley Arena
May 23, 1991 Birmingham NEC
May 24, 1991 Birmingham NEC
May 25, 1991 Birmingham NEC
May 26, 1991 Birmingham NEC
May 27, 1991 Birmingham NEC
May 30, 1991 London Wembley Arena
May 31, 1991
June 1, 1991
Leg 7: Europe
November 1, 1991 Stockholm Sweden Globen
November 2, 1991 Gothenburg Scandinavium
November 4, 1991 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
November 23, 1991 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
November 30, 1991 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
January 15, 1992 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
January 16, 1992 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes
January 17, 1992 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes
January 28, 1992 Sydney Australia Entertainment Centre
January 29, 1992 Sydney Entertainment Centre
February 17, 1992 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnasium

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.