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Elizabeth Lauten was born and bred in eastern North Carolina, and is currently a Press Secretary on Capitol Hill as well as a media consultant at Audeamus Communications in Washington, D.C., developing communications plans for clients ranging from political campaigns to TV show pilots. When she’s not busy working her 9-5, Elizabeth can be found volunteering for the Junior League of Washington or shopping along the streets of Georgetown or working at the local Lilly Pulitzer store, Pink Palm.

Boy Band Heaven: New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men Unite For Summer Tour

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(Photo Credit: New Kids On The Block)

Ladies (and gentlemen), prepare yourselves! I have the most incredible news to share – New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men are all headed out on a summer tour… together!! Yes, the ’90′s heartthrobs are back and according to the guys it’s going to be better than ever!

“It just seems like we are getting better and better,” New Kids’ Joey McIntyre tells PEOPLE. “We’re excited to get out there, rock out and have fun.”

“Ladies, we’re coming for you,” New Kids’ Donnie Wahlberg adds. “This is going to be the craziest year yet — the single, the album, the tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. … We can’t wait to give fans ‘The Package!’”

NKOTB announced their headlining show Tuesday morning on The View with multi-platinum selling 98 Degrees and Grammy Award winning Boyz II Men as opening acts, in what will be called The Package Tour. The tour is scheduled to kick-off May 31 in Uncasville, Conn. and will travel across the country with more than 30 dates before wrapping July 13 in Minneapolis.

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(Photo Credit: 98 Degrees)

The three bands sold millions of records in the 1980s and ’90s and help usher the way for we know today as “boy bands.”

But some of these guys haven’t been on tour in a while. For 98 Degrees this will be their first tour in 12 years after reuniting last year to perform in the NKOTB-headlined Mixtape Festival.

“We are really excited to get back on the road together and tour with our friends in NKOTB and Boyz II Men,” 98 Degrees‘ Nick Lachey said. “Looking forward to playing our hits and trying out some of our new tracks too.”

Boyz II Men

(Photo Credit: Boyz II Men)

Best-selling R&B group of all time Boyz II Men are excited about the tour as well,  “We couldn’t be more excited to join New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees on The Package Tour,” said Boyz II Men frontman Shawn Stockman. “This summer is going to be fun and fans will not want to miss it.”

I know I’ll be there.

WHEN/WHERE

May 31: Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT

June 01: Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY

June 02: TD Garden in Boston, MA

June 04: Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario

June 06: Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec

June 07: Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario

June 08: Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI

June 09: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH

June 11: Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA

June 13: Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ

June 14: Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

June 15: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

June 18: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN

June 19: Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC

June 20: Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA

June 21: Amway Center in Orlando, FL

June 22: BankAtlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL

June 25: US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH

June 27: Toyota Center in Houston, TX

June 28: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX

June 29: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK

June 30: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO

July 05: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

July 06: Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, NV

July 07: HP Pavillion in San Jose, CA

July 09: Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA

July 12: Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL

July 13: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN

TICKETS
Ranging from $29.50 to $91.50 go on sale at 10 a.m. on February 2 on Ticketmaster. American Express pre-sale begins January 25, Facebook exclusive pre-sale begins January 30.

What do you think about the reunion tour? Will you be going?

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