Beware ladies (mostly middle-aged moms): New Kids on the Block are coming for you!
The eighties boy band super group announced on the View Tuesday morning that they will be heading out on the road with none other than the masters of the break-up song, Boyz II Men, and Jessica Simpson’s ex-husband’s boy band, 98 Degrees.
Considering no one in their right mind would shell out money just to only see one boy band try to crawl back to their former glory, the boy band love fest has aptly been named “The Package Tour.” They’re kind of like pizzas: it’s a three for one deal!
The summer long spectacle will mark the first time 98 Degrees has toured together since reuniting last summer.
The 30-show tour kicks off on May 31, 2013 in Uncasville, Conn. and will include three Canadian shows in Ottawa (June 4), Montreal (June 6) and in Toronto (June 7).
Do you wonder why women yearn for the fedora-wearing men of the 1950s, who presented fresh red roses at the beginning of dates and who whispered sweet nothings about eyes looking like moons and holding your hand?
Somewhere around 1994 it all went to hell when Boyz II Men started singing about making “love,” which promptly led to muchos songs about f*cking, licking you from head to toe and doing things that can only be described with undecipherable symbols like %$@*$-ing.
While there are definitely some romantic modern tracks out there that collectivecadenza is forgetting (try the James Blunt, Jason Mraz crew), I think they hit the nail on the head. Romance is dying.
It goes both ways though people! So if you’re opting for a homemade, candlelit dinner, forget about Enrique Iglesias “Tonight (I’m Fucking You)” and go for Justin Bieber’s “Die In Your Arms” instead. It will be appreciated.
Watch it here:
What a busy few weeks it’s been for cousin Bieber, he dropped his new album Under the Mistletoe, appeared in Macy’s Black Friday commercial, freestyled over Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Otis,” and not only did he shoot a vide with Boyz II Men, but he did another with Mariah Carey.
According to his Twitter account, that video will be premiere at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting next week:
“BIG NEWS! Me and
@MariahCarey will debut “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Video WORLDWIDE on the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. #4DAYS”Of course, Carey has a classic video for the song that showcases her skimpy Santa suits and promiscuous snow-bunny behaviour as she runs around in a festive frenzy.
She took to her Twitter also: “Shooting the final take of ‘All I Want.’ duet with suprise appearance by Jilly Beans & directed by my friend, the wonderful Sanaa Hamri.” What really dated her is her follow-up tweet, acknowledging her personal milestone, “Happy anniversary to MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU!!”
Bieber told MTV News that securing Carey was easier than expected: “Mariah Carey is doing it with me! It’s incredible. So excited,” he said. “We wanted Mariah from the beginning, but we kind of thought it was really hard, so we didn’t really push the idea. But she’s on my label, so we reached out to some people, she got in contact with us, and Randy Jackson was actually at the studio with us, and I was like, ‘Yo, you think you can help get Mariah on the Christmas album?’ And he was like, ‘I’m actually going to see her in New York on Monday,’ and I was like ‘Yo, go do that!’ ”
Enjoy the new music video for Bieber’s collab with Boyz II Men, “Fa La La”:
It’s been 13 years since All-4-One’s peak popularity in the 1990′s- winning at the 1995 Grammy Awards and having their hit single I Swear certified by the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th century.
But now on the verge of resurfacing to the music industry and releasing their most successfully expected album to-date No Regrets on September 15, the four-man R&B band is ready to bring back a piece of work that caters to all.
“This record is a lot more exciting,” singer Jamie Jones tells andPOP. “We had a ton more leeway in the production and the writing, and just having the opportunity to make the record we wanted to make.”
“When we we’re making it, we agreed that regardless of the reception, we’re proud of it, and we’re happy with this body of work.”