New Kids on the Block Announce First New Album in 11 Years, ‘Still Kids’

New Kids on the Block announced their first album of new material in 11 years on Tuesday morning (March 5), Still Kids, which will be released through BMG on May 17.

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The 14-track album was previewed via the mid-tempo single “Kids,” which was co-written and co-produced by David Stewart (BTS, Jack Harlow) and Luke Batt (Katie Melua); the song’s video, directed by Marissa Velez, will premiere on YouTube at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday and the live premiere will take place on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday (March 8) during an NKOTB episode takeover.

A release announcing the follow-up to the band’s 2013 studio album 10 promises that the eight full-length from Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood is “full of pop anthems, dance tracks, love songs and grooves that will become fast favorites for the Blockheads.”

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The bouncy “Kids” single features a look-back chorus from the long-running boy band — who are all in their early 50s — on which they sing, “And we’re still just kids from a nobody town/ Still just kids that are messing around/ Making the most of the things that we found.”

“It’s the most mature album we’ve ever made,” said the project’s creative director Wahlberg in a statement; the singer co-wrote seven of the tracks on the album with longtime collaborator Lars Halvor Jensen. “Yet it’s the most fun and most comfortable album we’ve ever made… This album, more than any other, is bringing the New Kids and the fans full circle. It’s about hope and possibilities and being ourselves.” The collection has features from DJ Jazzy Jeff on “Get Down” and Taylor Dayne on “Old School Love.”

McIntyre — who co-wrote six of the tracks with songwriter/producer Sean Thomas — added, “It says a lot about any band to make a record that has energy and passion and lightness and fun and depth – after almost 40 years together? It’s crazy.”

Listen to “Kids” below and check out the album tracklist and NKOTB Magic Summer 2024 tour dates.

Still Kids track list:

  1. “Magic”
  2. “Summer Love”
  3. “Long Time Coming”
  4. “Kids”
  5. “A Love Like This”
  6. “Dance With You”
  7. “Come Back”
  8. “In the Night”
  9. “Runaway”
  10. “Pop”
  11. “Get Down” (feat. DJ Jazzy Jeff)
  12. “Old School Love” (feat. Taylor Dayne)
  13. “Better Days”
  14. “Stay”

Magic Summer 2024 North American tour dates (with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Taylor Dayne):

June 14 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

June 15 — Tinley Park, IL @ Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre

June 18 — Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre

June 19 — Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake

June 21 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

June 22 — Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

June 23 — Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Amphitheatre

June 25 — Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater

June 26 — Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

June 28 — Denver, CO @ Ball Arena

June 29 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

July 2 — Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre

July 3 — Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

July 5 — Ivine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre

July 7 — Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

July 9 — Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

July 10 — Albuqureque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

July 12 — Del Valle, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater

July 13 — The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

July 14 — Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion

July 16 — Franklin, TN @ FirstBank Amphitheatre

July 19 — Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

July 20 — West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

July 21 — Jacksonville, FL @ Dailey Amphitheater

July 25 — Charleston, SC @ CreditOne Stadium

July 26 — Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

July 27 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

July 28 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

August 1 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

August 2 — Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

August 3 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium

August 4 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

August 8 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Art Center

August 9 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

August 10 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

August 11 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

August 15 — Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts

August 16 — Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

August 17 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage

August 22 — Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater

August 23 — Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

August 24 — Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater

August 25 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center

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