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]

Knoxville, TN Thompson-Bowling Arena November 30, 1990 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Bowling Arena

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 28, 1990
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 Theater
July 23, 1990
July 29, 1990 Foxborough Sullivan Stadium
July 31, 1990
August 5, 1990 Ottawa Canada Lansdowne Park
August 8, 1990 Atlanta United States Bobby Dodd Stadium
August 11, 1990 St. Petersburg Florida Suncoast Dome
August 14, 1990 Greenville Furman University Stadium
August 20, 1990 Houston Astrodome
August 23, 1990 New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome
August 25, 1990 Jackson Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
September 14, 1990 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium
September 15, 1990 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
October 31, 1990 Calgary Canada Saddledome
November 29, 1990 Atlanta United States The Omni
Leg 3: Asia
January 31 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
February 1, 1991
February 3, 1991 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
February 4, 1991 Nagoya Rainbow Hall
Leg 4: Europe
April 26, 1991 Stockholm Sweden Globen
May 11, 1991 Lahti Finland Skijump Stadium
Leg 5: Europe
November 1, 1991 Stockholm Sweden Globen
November 2, 1991 Gothenburg Scandinavium
November 4, 1991 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall

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.