New Kids on the Humble Block: Cruisin’ For a Paycheck

You remember the New Kids on the Block, right? Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie, and Danny made up the cute 80s/90s boy band that bred the Backstreet Boys, Nsync, and, ugh, 98 Degrees. These kids (men?) have been on a “comeback” for nearly a year now, though besides a few weeks of radio play for their new album The Block last fall, you’d be hard pressed to know it. But they’re not giving up hope — hope for one more chance to cash in. Enter, then, the New Kids on the Block Cruise.

Tickets go on sale today went on sale yesterday for the Ft. Lauderdale-Bahamas cruise, where the man band “will entertain fans on board with special performances and meet and greets,” says People.

You’d be right to conclude this is the final nail in the coffin for NKOTB, but that’s not the way they’re thinking about it. “Our manager tells us this is not a cheesy thing,” insists Joey McIntyre. “This is not a step back.”

Well if your manager tells you it’s not cheesy …