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