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New Kids On The Block Set Special 30th Anniversary Edition Of Breakout Album Hangin’ Tough For Release On March 8



Multiplatinum selling pop super group NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK are set to release the previously announced re-issue of breakout album Hangin’ Tough on March 8, 2019 by Sony Music Entertainment. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hangin’ Tough, the reissue will feature all ten original tracks from the 1988 album as well as three newly recorded tracks, including the band’s newest single “80s Baby,” and five rare remix tracks. Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) will be made available digitally and on CD, collectible 2LP picture disc vinyl, and as a exclusive cassette. Commemorative Hangin’ Tough album and merch packages, including limited edition autographed items, are available for pre-sale today HERE.

NKOTB’s career defining album Hangin’ Tough produced hits like “Please Don’t Go Girl,” which became the group’s first top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” a global hit that reached number three on the charts, “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” which became the group’s first number one on the Billboard Hot 100, followed by the album’s title track which also went to number one, and “Cover Girl,” a fan favorite that hit number two on the charts.

When first released, Hangin’ Tough received critical acclaim, won two American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group, and garnered them a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video, Long Form (now called Best Music Film). With sales of more than 14 million copies worldwide and certified 8x platinum in the US, the album remains the group’s best-selling to date.

Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition) is available for pre-order now:

1. You Got It (The Right Stuff)
2. Please Don’t Go Girl
3. I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)
4. Cover Girl
5. I Need You
6. Hangin’ Tough
7. I Remember When
8. What’Cha Gonna Do (About It)
9. My Favorite Girl
10. Hold On
11. Please Don’t Go Girl (Extended Version)
12. You Got It (The Right Stuff) – 7” Version
13. I’ll Be Loving You Forever – 7” Remix
14. Hangin’ Tough (TOUGHER MIX) – previously unreleased in the U.S.
15. Cover Girl – 7” Remix – previously unreleased in the U.S.
16. 80s Baby (ft. Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson)
17. Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem)
18. The Way You Should Be Loved

Following the special 30th anniversary release of Hangin’ Tough, NKOTB is set to embark on their epic 2019 The MixTape Tour with very special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. The group gave fans a preview of what to expect from the new, never released music when they dropped “80s Baby,” the first of the three new tracks, featuring all acts from the tour’s epic lineup. All new tracks will feature iconic NKOTB vocals with beats true to their instantly recognizable musical style written and produced by KayGee, Trampbaby, Illtown Sluggaz and Eric Hall.

Kicking off May 2nd in Cincinnati, OH and continuing through over 50 North American cities, the tour will also include stops in Boston, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and LA’s famed Hollywood Bowl. Tickets are available now on


Wed. May 2, 2019  Cincinnati, OH U.S Bank Arena
Sat. May 4, 2019 Cincinnati, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Sun. May 5, 2019   Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tues. May 7, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wed. May 8, 2019 St. Louis, MO    Enterprise Center
Thurs. May 9, 2019 Nashville, TN      Bridgestone Arena
Fri. May 10, 2019 Memphis, TN   FedEx Forum
Sat. May 11, 2019 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Mon. May 13, 2019 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
Wed. May 15, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Thurs. May 16, 2019 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Fri. May 17, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Sat. May 18, 2019 Oklahoma City, OK   Chesapeake Energy Arena
Tues. May 21, 2019 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
Wed. May 22, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Center
Thurs. May 23, 2019 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
Fri. May 24, 2019 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sat. May 25, 2019 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sun. May 26, 2019 Los Angeles, CA    Hollywood Bowl
Tues. May 28, 2019 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Wed. May 29, 2019 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Thurs. May 30, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sat. June 1, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Sun. June 2, 2019 Portland, OR Moda Center
Tues. June 4, 2019 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Thurs. June 6, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sat. June 8, 2019 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sun. June 9, 2019 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Tues. June 11, 2019 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Wed. June 12, 2019   Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
Thurs. June 13, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri. June 14, 2019   Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Tues. June 18, 2019  Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Wed. June 19, 2019   Toronto, ON    Scotiabank Arena
Fri. June 21, 2019  Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Sat. June 22, 2019      Columbus, OH      Schottenstein Center
Sun. June 23, 2019  Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Tues. June 25, 2019   Washington, D.C Capital One Arena
Thurs. June 27, 2019    Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Fri. June 28, 2019  Boston, MA    TD Garden
Sun. June 30, 2019   Uniondale, NY   NYCB, Home of the Nassau Veterans
Tues. July 2, 2019   Newark, NJ      Prudential Center
Wed. July 3, 2019   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri. July 5, 2019  Atlantic City, NJ    Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Sat. July 6, 2019  Hershey, PA        Hersheypark Stadium
Sun. July 7, 2019 Raleigh, NC   PNC Arena
Tues. July 9, 2019 Charlotte, NC    Spectrum Center
Wed. July 10, 2019 Greenville, SC  Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Thurs. June 11, 2019 Atlanta, GA   State Farm Arena (Phillips)
Fri. July 12, 2019   Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Sat. July 13, 2019 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Sun. July 14, 2019 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center