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Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block Join for 2011 Tour



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    NEW YORK - JUNE 19: New Kids On The Block (Bottom L-R) Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Jonathan Knight, with special guests Backstreet Boys top L-R) Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough perform on stage at Radio City Music Hall on June 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/WireImage)

    Get out the screen-printed t-shirts, Aquanet and hair scrunchies: two of the biggest boy bands of the last 20 years are ready to show the world that they've (still) got the right stuff and remain larger than life.

    The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block are bringing their massive hits and smooth dancing to stages across America as part of their "NKOTBSB" tour, set to kick off next summer, reports Entertainment Weekly.

    Rumors of a joint tour have swirled since last summer after the Backstreet Boys made a special appearance at a New Kids show at Radio City Music Hall. The two groups combined to sing BSB's ubiquitous 1999 single, "I Want It That Way."

    Official confirmation of the news was first broken by Ryan Seacrest, reports EW. All nine active members of both bands will sit down to talk about the upcoming extravaganza with the "American Idol" host on November 8 in advance of a performance on the American Music Awards on November 21.

    Selected Reading: Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Seacrest, Popsugar