The New Kids On The Block chat love for fans, Texas, ahead of their RodeoHouston debut

Derrick and Lauren sing with the group!

HOUSTON – The New Kids On the Block have been one of the most popular bands in the world for almost 4 decades, with hundreds of hit songs, millions of fans, and numerous tours.

After all these years, there’s one stage the guys hadn’t played - the RodeoHouston stage, but that changed last night.

NKOTB took the main stage at the Houston Rodeo on Tuesday night, and Derrick Shore and Lauren Kelly met the members of the ̶B̶o̶y̶ (Man) Band ahead of their big preformance.

During the interview, leave it to Donnie Wahlberg to share a little TMI (too much information) with Lauren, but we’re still sharing it with you!

From cowboy hats to their love of Texas (and an introduction to Bucees!) the guys had a fun chat all about the secret to their longtime success: they have the best fans in the world.

Watch as Joey, Donnie, Danny, Jonathan and Jordan chat with Derrick and Lauren all about their fans who have become family, and the excitement leading up to their first rodeo!

Who is your favorite?


The band is made up of Jonathan, Jordan, Joey, Donnie and Danny. They were famous in the 1980s and 1990s.

New Kids on the Block tour coming up (Austin Hargrave)

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