Wednesday, January 26, 2011
You know what those letters stand for if you are a fan-atic, and today about 200 press and extended press joined in the fanfare at Fenway Park when out walked NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and BACKSTREET BOYS wearing RED SOX JERSEYS! They all flew in to make the official announcement themselves!!!!
The KIDS and the BOYS will play FENWAY PARK for one performance only SATURDAY JUNE 11!
Fenway tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 5th at 10am EST at etix.com and LiveNation.com or by calling 800-514-3849 TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE FENWAY PARK TICKET OFFICE. Block Nation presale will begin on Thursday, January 27th at 10am PST. AMEX presale will begin on Friday, January 28th at 10am EST.
They had to juggle their schedules and move their Nassau Coliseum show to July 31st, leaving them free to perform at FENWAY JUNE 11. They join a short and prestigious list of performers who've played the legendary ballpark including PAUL MCCARTNEY and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.
Among the TV/radio/entertainment honchos and celebs at today's event were The GLOBE's great and now retired Music critic Steve Morse, Live Nation's enigmatic DON LAW, and Kiss 108's eternally evergreen, venerable, legendary, still alive and kicking Matty in the Morning who hosted a live webcast. He and I decided anyone who was 40 was still a kid.
I certainly felt like one when New Kids Donnie and Jordan called out my name and asked ME to ask the first question at the news conference--I immediately flashed back to the first time I met them. It was 150 years ago and they invited me to their dressing room for a pre-show interview. They were about 14 and I, well I was so much older then-- I'm younger than that now.
The kids remain adorable, sane, and true blue after all the international adulation, record sales, and world tours. They were genuinely moved to be playing on the field they went to as boys growing up in Boston, cheering on their favorite team. I chatted with Joey and his dad who was there at the conference, and Donnie who took a break from shooting his TV series BLUE BLOODS in NYC and BackStreet Boy Brian Littrell who spoke in a soft southern voice and was grateful for the warm Boston welcome. I left them heading off to a photo shoot in front of the green monster, grabbed a Fenway frank and drove off with The Right Stuff and I Want It That Way running through my head...
Posted by Joyce Kulhawik at 6:32 PM