It’s hard to believe that is has been thirty years since the popular 80s boy band group New Kids on the Block burst into the music scene with their breakout album Hangin’ Tough. While Hangin’ Tough‘s release wasn’t the groups first release in the music world, it was, by far, the album that put them on the map as pop culture stars. Now, thirty years later, the group is still going strong and is ready to celebrate that album release in a big way.
In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the Hangin’ Tough album’s release, the New Kids on the Block will be taking the stage for a very special celebration show. The band, which originally hails from Boston, will be taking over Brooklyn in New York City for a special one-night-only show at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
The Apollo Theater holds a very special place in the hearts of the New Kids band. It was on that very stage where the group first performed the smash hit Please Don’t Go Girl during amateur night. That song and performance would be what really kicked their careers into high gear. Their one-night-only concert will be the first time the group has returned to that venue since that amateur night performance.
Hangin’ Tough was released in 1988 and was the group’s second overall album. In addition to the title track and Please Don’t Go Girl, the album also included several smash hits for the group such as You Got It (The Right Stuff), Cover Girl and I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) just to name a few.
The group will be returning to their old stomping grounds at the Apollo Theater on October 7th. Tickets are being pre-sold to Fan Club members starting on Thursday at 10 am EST and can be purchased HERE. Check out the tweet below from the group announcing the celebration concert.
We are so excited to announce a one night only show to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Hangin’ Tough! No better place to celebrate than the @ApolloTheater in New York on October 7th! Tickets are on sale this Thursday at 10:00am EST to Block Nation members! #HANGINTOUGH30 pic.twitter.com/LEvUAqrGjt
— New Kids on the Block (@NKOTB) August 14, 2018
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).