[Concert Review] On Saturday, Nov. 15, the New Kids on the Block played a two-hour show at the E Center in West Valley City to a mixed audience of 30-plus-year-old moms and their pre-teen and teen daughters.
Although some of the singing was off-key, the first of the boy-band generation didn’t disappoint their audience. The live show featured a series of hits from the new-New Kids album, The Block and, of course, all of their classic hits from the early '90s.
Mid-show the men of NKOTB disappeared, only to pop up in the middle of the floor seats doing a small in-the-round performance on a stage just slightly bigger then the piano it held as a series of screaming middle-aged women rushed the tiny, turning stage.
Although the fab five from Boston certainly don't appear to be Kids anymore, they can still dance, and Jordan Knight even performed "Baby I Believe in You" with a wide-open, white button-down shirt as many of their fans from the ‘90s, now in their 30s and 40s, screamed and cried with delight.
After a 15-year hiatus from touring, the New Kids on the Block are continuing their reunion tour into January 2009 and still feature their original members, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight and Danny wood. (J.T. Mackenzie)