New Kids on the Block

Donnie Wahlberg: New Kids on the Block are back and 'committed'

April 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM ET

For anyone who grew up in the late 1980s and early 1990s, New Kids on the Block were almost impossible to avoid. The five-member onetime boy band (Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Joey McIntyre) sold over 80 million albums worldwide and sold out stadiums around the world when they toured.

Of course, they're all grown up now, with a new album ("10") and preparing to join fellow former teen heartthrob bands 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men on a tour that kicks off May 31. But before that, they dropped by the TODAY studio Wednesday -- all dressed alike in gray suits and skinny ties (looking very "Jersey Boys") -- to chat with Matt Lauer about rebooting the band after so many years of downtime.

"I think we've learned to balance personal lives and the stress of and demands of what we do," said Walhberg, who appears on the TV show "Blue Bloods" and is the brother of actor Mark Wahlberg.

"It's a lot of work ... we're not kids any more," he added. "We're older guys now and we've got to to balance family and work and other interests that we have, but we're all here, and we're committed."

Check out the video for more -- including a performance of their new song "Remix."

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