Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight from the group New Kids on the Block pose for a portrait during the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles.

Even in their 50s, the New Kids on the Block are Hangin’ Tough. The group announced today the tour dates and lineup for their 2022 Mixtape Tour with Rick Astley, En Vogue and Salt-N-Pepa.

There’s good news and bad news for Tampa area “blockheads.” Although there are 3 Florida dates to choose from, all will require a road trip because Tampa is not on the itinerary. The first stop will be at the Jacksonville Vystar Memorial Coliseum July 8. The next night the tour heads south to Fort Lauderdale for a show at FLA Live Arena on July 9. Then the closest show to us will be at Orlando’s Amway Center on July 10. Since all 3 will require traveling and a hotel room, maybe go all in and see NKOTB in their hometown of Boston the week after on July 15 at TD Garden.

Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 11 via

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