New Kids, Boyz and Paula all form the Total Package
Early ’90s pop stars New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul have carved remarkably lasting careers for themselves, making lifelong fans out of the tweens and teens who obsessively followed them when they first debuted on pop radio and MTV. NKOTB is still one of the most popular boy bands of all time, and after breaking up in 1994 following its initial run of hits (including “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Hangin’ Tough” and “Please Don’t Go Girl”), the group reunited in 2008 to major success, with new music reflecting its older fan base.
Boyz II Men, whose ’90s R&B hits include “End of the Road,” “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” and “I’ll Make Love to You,” has been enjoying a successful Las Vegas residency since 2013.
Abdul, who had pop hits with songs like “Straight Up,” “Opposites Attract” and “Rush, Rush,” spent most of the last two decades working in TV, including as one of the original judges of American Idol. This marks her first tour in 25 years, a major treat for fans who’ve been waiting for years to see her live. As its name promises, the show really provides the Total Package.
T-Mobile Arena, 7:30 p.m. May 28, starting at $34.95 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849