The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

Go retro when New Kids on the Block, TLC, Nelly come to Vegas

New Kids On the Block, TLC and Nelly kick off their North American tour at Mandalay Bay Events Center

You can already hear the girls screaming.

New Kids On The Block kick off their Main Event North American summer tour at Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 1. The boy band favorites Joey McIntyre, Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg reunite for the tour.

But wait, there's more. Rapper Nelly and R&B girl band TLC join the lineup for an all-out squeal emporium played in the round at the 12,000-seat indoor arena at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

"We always have something special up our sleeves," Wahlberg says in a press release. "Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want."

The 80 million albums sold by New Kids made them the highest paid entertainers in 1990, according to Forbes magazine. They even beat out top acts Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Their No. 1 albums include back-to-back releases "Hangin' Tough" in 1988 and "Step By Step" from 1990.

Get ready to fire up those lighters for pop hits including "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Cover Girl," "Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," "Hangin' Tough," "I’ll Be Loving You," "Step By Step" and "Tonight."

Nelly’s top hits include "Hot in Herre," "Dilemma" with Kelly Rowland and "Work It" with Justin Timberlake.

The throwback tour rounds out with singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas playing songs such as "Waterfalls" and "No Scrubs."

Tickets start at $39.50 and go as high as $125.

Info: Mandalay Bay Events Center


Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World