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New Kids on the Block to play Las Vegas timed to their 30th anniversary

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The New Kids have found a new block, and will play four nights in Sin City. Pictured: Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight in 2008.

New Kids on the Block still have the right stuff, and they'll be showing it off this summer in an exclusive four-date engagement in Las Vegas — an event timed to mark the group's 30th anniversary.

The Boston boy band announced the stint on their website Wednesday, saying they'd be playing The Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood in Sin City July 10-13. "Plan on having the best night of your life — four nights in a row!" the release noted. 

"And if that wasn't enough, you know we couldn't come to Vegas without great things planned for you," the release continued. Those things? Pool parties, after parties and bachelorette pre-parties. (So, ladies, now is the time to make your wedding plans.)

New Kids have been together on and off since 1984, when producer Maurice Starr gathered Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood as a boy band. The five-some became international superstars by the end of the 1980s with hits including "You've Got It (the Right Stuff)" and "Please Don't Go Girl." They split in 1994, but reunited in 2007 and have been regrowing the NKOTB empire ever since, with reunion tours, merchandise and an annual themed cruise. 

Meanwhile, the band has kept the hype and the buzz high for the announcement, with several members tweeting and sending Instagrams about the shows.



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"The band has been focusing on all sorts of solo projects and now prepping for our European tour, but we knew we wanted to do something special stateside for 2014," Wahlberg (whose brother is actor Mark Wahlberg) told 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest' on Wednesday. "We knew we had a limited time block where we could do something fun and we knew we had to make it memorable! What better place than Vegas? We'll be up all day and all night for the whole weekend with our fans."