NKOTB, Boyz II Men, Paula Will Tour Next Summer. Are You Excited Or Just Feel Old?
The pop stars of the late 80's and early 90's doing summer concert tours isn't anything new. But does it excite you or make you feel old? Or both?
If you're a KFR lifer like I am, do your remember Dr. Dave Michaels? When I hear Paula Abdul's name, I remember his always referring to her as his "future ex-wife". It didn't work out that way, but even guys have crushes.
What prompts this question is today's announcement of New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and, for the first time, Paula Abdul going out on tour next summer. One of the first dates will be at Van Andel in Grand Rapids on May 13th. Putting them all together on one bill, of course, has to be to fill arenas. I'm not sure if any of the above could do it on their own, but one big night of nostalgia should sell some tickets.
Yes, I'll get to the details. The Total Package Tour will stop at Van Andel on May 13th, and pre-sale begins Wednesday morning at 10, with general sales on Saturday morning at 10am. The tour also stops in Chicago at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on June 15th. Then it will be at the Palace of Auburn Hills on June 29th. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday morning at 11am Eastern time. They go on sale for the Auburn Hills show an hour earlier at 10am.
But back to my original question; are you excited or feeling old. Or both. I know KFR's Heather McGregor got together with her two best girlfriends from high school last summer to see Duran Duran and for one night, they were 15 again.
At the same time, News Kids are not kids anymore. Some are pushing near 50. Paula Abdul is 54. Boyz II Men are pretty much the youngest, in their mid 40's.
Chances are, I'm overthinking this. I'm proud to say I played all those songs on KFR the first time around. And a night of nostalgia is good for all of us. Should be a lot of fun. I'd be most excited to see Boyz II Men because I love multi-part harmony. I love to sing al-long to song's like "I'll Make Love to You", "End of the Road" and the classic "In the Still of the Night". Just don't expect me to dance along with the other two. Pulled hammy! LOL