Die-hard fans take the vacation of a lifetime when they board a cruise with the sole intention of being near the members of their favorite band for just a few days. New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), one of the hottest boy bands in music history with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, will set sail on their wildly popular, sold-out cruise, joining their most loyal fans for a four-day adventure at sea. The cast includes a whole range of NKOTB devotees, including three sisters taking the family cruise they've always dreamt about to and a group of single moms looking to let their hair down by partying with rock stars. Sail on back to your youth with ROCK THIS BOAT - celebrating fandom like never before.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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New Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) is an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band currently consists of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. New Kids on the Block enjoyed success in the late 1980s and early 1990s and have sold more than 80 million records worldwide. They won two American Music Awards in 1990 for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. The group disbanded in 1994, reuniting in 2007. After secretly reuniting in 2007 and recording a new record, the group released that new album and embarked on a concert tour in 2008. The album, entitled The Block, was released on September 2, 2008. New Kids on the Block was listed as number 16 on Rolling Stone's Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments. The group was on tour with the Backstreet Boys in 2011–12 as NKOTBSB. This collaboration first performed live together on November 21, 2010 at the American Music Awards on ABC and again on 2011 New Year's on ABC's Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest show. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 9, 2014. They are still touring as of 2017 with their Total Package Tour.
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block - 2013–present: 10, Touring and Thankful - Netflix
On January 22, 2013, the group appeared on The View and announced that they were going to release a new single titled “Remix (I Like The)” on January 28 and a new album titled 10 would be released on April 2, 2013 via Kobalt Label Services. During the show, they also announced that they were going to tour North America with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men as their opening acts in summer 2013. 10 was released on April 2, 2013, which met mixed to positive reviews from music critics. The group also appeared on television series to promote the album including The Today Show, The View, and an iHeartRadio concert release party. The album made its debut at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart marking their 5th top 10 studio album in the US. The group, along with Boyz II Men performed on the Boston Strong telethon on May 30, 2013. On February 3, 2014 the band announced their European Tour 2014. The official website described the tour: 'Kicking-off at the Annex in Stockholm on May 6 and culminating at Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on June 1, the shows will take place at some of the most intimate venues across Europe, giving our fans a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the band.' Following the tour the group met up in New York to embark on the 6th annual NKOTB Cruise. Also, in the Spring of 2014 they announced a limited engagement in Las Vegas. The show titled New Kids On The Block After Dark ran for 4 consecutive nights from July 10–13, 2014 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood. On October 9, 2014, the group received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In January 2015, the group announced they would be embarking on a summer tour called The Main Event, with the surviving members of TLC and Nelly. They also starred on Pop's Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block, a reality television series featuring the band on a cruise to Bermuda. The show was renewed for a second season the following year. The group played themselves on an episode of Fuller House Season 2 on Netflix titled, “New Kids in the House.” They performed multiple songs including, “The Right Stuff,” and “Please Don't Go Girl.” The episode was released on December 9, 2016. In November 2016, the group announced a new tour called The Total Package Tour with Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men. The 44-city North American tour spans from May 12 to July 16 and marks Abdul's first tour in more than 20 years. In March 2017 during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden they performed the new single “One More Night” from the upcoming EP Thankful. The EP was released on May 12 to coincide with the start of the tour. In December 2017, they released an expanded version of the EP titled Thankful (Unwrapped), now including the Target-only track “We Were Here” (featuring DMX) as well as three newly-recorded holiday songs, their new material of holiday music in 28 years. Additionally, they announced a short-film documentary filmed during their summer tour will be released on December 9th.
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