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New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys To Play Fenway Park

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Members of New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys announce their concert at Fenway park. (credit: @donniewahlberg/Donnie Wahlberg)

Members of New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys announce their concert at Fenway park. (credit: @donniewahlberg/Donnie Wahlberg)

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BOSTON (CBS) -Guess who will be leading off at Fenway Park this summer?

New Kids On The Block will be part of a double bill at Fenway in June.

They’ll be performing with the Backstreet Boys.

Donnie Wahlberg confirmed it on CBS’s “Early Show” Wednesday morning.

He was in Boston for the official announcement Wednesday afternoon.

According to Donnie Wahlberg’s Twitter account, the concert will be June 11.

One of Wahlberg’s updates was, “If there was one show ever… One show… That any member of NKOTB would crawl across the country on all fours to play… Its FENWAY!”

“This is a tremendous honor for us. As a group of South Boston kids we never thought we would get an opportunity like this. Our dreams are coming true,” Wahlberg said at the news conference announcing the concert. “And one of the best parts is that we get to share this moment with our friends the Backstreet Boys.”

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Brian Littrell and Donnie Wahlberg show off the Red Sox jerseys they got Wednesday as they announced their concert at Fenway. (credit: @donniewahlberg/Donnie Wahlberg)

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the public on February 5 at 10 a.m. at etix.com and LiveNation.com or by calling 800-514-3849. There will be presale tickets available to members of NKOTB’s fan club and American Express card holders on Thursday and Friday of this week, respectively.

The NKOTBSB concert tour had previously been scheduled to play at Nassau Coliseum on June 11, but because of this newly announced concert the one on Long Island has been rescheduled to July 31.
The tour starts June 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The groups are scheduled to play a sold out show at TD Garden on June 4. The tour also added shows in the New York area; Chicago; Grand Rapids, MI; Buffalo, NY; Baltimore; and several stops in Canada.

The two groups combined have sold more than 200-million albums.

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