New Kids on the Block Tour 2015 Announced with TLC and Nelly Called 'The Main Event' Tickets On Sale Jan 31

3:30 PM EST 1/20/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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The New Kids on the Block officially announced 'The Main Event' Tour 2015 and it includes some nostalgic, heavy-hitting special guests including TLC and Nelly. The guys made the announcement Tuesday on Good Morning America along with TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. Donnie Wahlberg said the tour will be the "event of the year."

The "The Main Event" tour kicks off on Friday, May 1, 2015, in Las Vegas with stops across the country, ending in Buffalo, N.Y., in July. Tickets for the tour go on sale Jan. 31, and pre-sale begins Friday.

"It's going to be one big, huge, massive party," Joey McIntyre shard. "That's a lot of hit records in one night. I'm excited."

"We are bringing with us the biggest girl group in the history of music-TLC," Wahlberg explained. "This is such a great bill and we have so many hit records and such huge followings that we just want to make it the party of the year. That's why we call it 'The Main Event.' It's going to be the event of the year." The stage being used for the tour is "the most elaborate thing" New Kids on the Block has ever used "in the history of [their] band," Wahlberg added.

"We've built bar seats around the stage so our fans can literally sit right on the stage and converse with us and we can share their snacks and drinks if we want to," he explained. "It's going to be incredible. It's got lifts and pop ups and all types of amazing things."

The idea of the tour start to form when New Kids on the Block and TLC worked together at the Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania, last year. "We all fell in love at that time and that's when the ideas started to brew," said TLC's Thomas. "When our manager called us, we were like 'Hell yeah.' I think it's a perfect combination."

Nelly is currently overseas performing for the troops, but sent in a special video message for everyone. "Yo 'Good Morning America,'" Nelly said in the recording. "Sorry I couldn't be there right now. I'm currently in Japan performing for our troops. But I will be on 'The Main Event' tour with the homies New Kids on the Block and the homegirls TLC. That's right, so make sure y'all come-show out."

What do you think of the tour line-up? Will you be getting your tickets?

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