Joey McIntyre Says NKOTB and New Edition Performance is 30 Years in the Making

The New Kids on the Block are taking the stage with fellow Boston band, New Edition at the 2021 American Music Awards.

New Kids on the Block is teaming up with New Edition for a very special performance on the 2021 American Music Awards on ABC tonight.

Both of these iconic bands hail from Boston! Youngest bandmate of New Kids on the Block, Joey McIntyre is especially grateful for this recent collab. He confessed on Instagram that earlier this week he “sobbed” to bandmate, Donnie Wahlberg on the phone about getting to perform with one of their biggest influences.

“They are so intrisically connected to my childhood and my life,” McIntyre said. “I do what I do because of the leadership of Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike,” he continued.

Watch McIntyre express his gratitude below.

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All 5 NKOTB members are ready to take the stage tonight with New Edition for the world to see this one of a kind performance. Joey took a group selfie to document their time at the AMAs. “Countdown to the #AMAs is on!!
@nkotb,” he wrote. His son Griffin was one of the first to comment on his father’s post, writing “The boys are looking good.”


New Kids on the Block member, Danny Wood shared this awesome snap of both Boston bands while in rehearsal for their AMA performance.

He wrote, “I am so excited to be a part of the #bostonbtotherhood to night on the @amas To share the stage with @newedition the guys I grew up looking up to is surreal! Can’t wait!”

Tune in to the 2021 American Music Awards tonight on ABC starting at 8pm EST.