Thursday, June 9, 2011


NKOTBSB at Air Canada Centre
Although many of you - primarily Men - have your reservations about the concept of an NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys) Tour, I'll have you know that your approval isn't needed as the wildly-entertaining spectacle is everything it's touted to be for Female Fans. Over two hours of gyrating, shirt-tearing, genital rubbing, surprise audience pop-ups and on-stage serenading from two of the most successful Boy Bands in the history of Pop Music, are exactly what the Ladies paid top dollar for.

Walking into the first of two Air Canada Centre Shows tonight, I had pretty much thought that both Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block were on-par with one another in my books.  I did grow-up witnessing the rise of both entities and in their respective eras, they were something v. special indeed; they still are. After seeing both Bands zip through an array of Hits from their respective Catalogs, I am certain now that I am indeed a bigger Backstreet Boys fan.  Totally.

The evening began with a Mash-up of Coldplay's Viva La Vida beneath New Kids' Single and Backstreet's The One, which had all nine Performers on-stage together at once.  In addition, the two joined forces again later on Backstreet's Larger Than Life and new collaboration Don't Turn Out the Lights Donnie Wahlberg brought-up the energy on tracks from New Kids with a bit of rapping, unafraid of flaunting his body, while Jordan Knight and Joey McIntyre proved to be the true heart and soul of the Group with their solid soaring vocals.  Surprisingly, tracks like Please Don't Go Girl, Tonight and I'll Be Loving You Forever didn't really stand the test of time live, especially when paired alongside the Backstreet repertoire.

Backstreet's Mid-tempo Ballads still deliver an impact especially with some of the younger Ladies in the audience, including I'll Never Break Your Heart, Quit Playing Games with my Heart and I Want It That Way - all which had the audience singing along in unison.  Their Choreography and Vocals show a level of refinement which only comes with constant Touring and the Backstreet Boys haven't lost a step at all.

In all, the experience is a bit surreal for any true Pop Music Lover and well worth it as it may only happen once. A Group is only as great as the sum of its parts - call this a Supergroup.

Watch New Kids on the Block perform Stey By Step below:

Watch Backstreet Boys perform I Want It That Way below:

See some more Photos I took below:

(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W. | Audio content: Sony Music)


  1. Love the review I was at both shows. Ive been a BSB fan for 16 years, I grew up with them so I am partially to the Team BSB part of this tour, they got the real talent, their the whole package : )

  2. excellent review, i had an amazing time at the show. took me back, and i acted like i was 16 again! thank you to NKOTB AND BSB for making us women feel like a girl again...

  3. Thank you Ladies! I appreciate it. Was so much fun! :')

  4. Seems the shows had a exciting response from the viewers. Hope I would also have been a part of the journey. Any ways its my pleasure that i came across this blog and got to know the excitation.

  5. Wow, amazing collection I have seen here.