NKOTB, 98 Degrees, Boys II Men to kick off tour in Connecticut

Break out your ear plugs, folks.

The shrieks are sure to be deafening when New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boys II Men team up for a summer tour that kicks off at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, May 31.

Tickets, which cost $79 and $59, go on sale Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster, or by calling 800-745-3000.

NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Joey McIntyre made the surprise announcement on Tuesday’s edition of “The View,” causing co-host Sherri Shepherd to scream with girlish excitement.

This is shaping up to be a big year for three of the world’s most successful guy groups. Along with their tour, NKOTB will release “10,” their first new album in four years, on April 2, while 98 Degrees are currently in the studio recording their own album. Meanwhile, Boys II Men recently announced that they will perform a weekend residency at the Terry Fator Theater at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas beginning March 1.

Scott Gargan