Index of Press Releases

January 05, 2010

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK TEAM WITH EVENTFUL FOR NATIONWIDE FAN COMPETITION

NKOTB WILL LET FANS DETERMINE WHERE THE BAND WILL GO TO HOST SCREENINGS OF THEIR NEW DVD

Fans Nationwide Compete to Bring New Kids on the Block to their City for a Free Screening of their DVD. The Band will screen "Coming Home" at Local Theatres and Share Their Personal Experiences of Reuniting.

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 5, 2010Eventful, Inc., the leading digital service connecting fans with entertainment and local events, and New Kids On The Block today announced a competition for fans to bring the band and a free, private screening of their DVD film, Coming Home, to their city. Fans nationwide can Demand New Kids On The Block and Coming Home in their city through Eventful’s Demand it! service, and the top three U.S. cities with the most Demands win. Log on to http://eventful.com/nkotb to Demand New Kids On The Block and Coming Home in your city.

"This journey has meant so much to us." Said Donnie Wahlberg. "After so much time away, our fans were still there waiting for us to come back, it's incredible. They've traveled far and wide to support our reunion and to see us over these past two years. Now we are coming to them, and fans chose where on Eventful!"

After 15 years, The New Kids On The Block made a triumphant return to the world’s stage. Their DVD, Coming Home, takes fans along the group’s process and their many journeys as they toured the globe playing over 140 sold out arena concerts. Coming Home also captures their dynamic live performances as they perform songs from the group’s 2008 release, The Block, as well as other fan favorites from their extensive hit catalog.

“We’re excited to work with New Kids On The Block to give fans this unique opportunity to meet the band and watch their film with them,” said Eventful CEO Jordan Glazier. “We love helping people discover, demand, and share a wide variety of events ranging from music concerts and film releases to art gallery openings and wine tastings.”

Eventful is the leading digital social media service which connects consumers with entertainment, live events and performers. Along with Facebook, MySpace and YouTube, Eventful is an essential part of the digital connection between fans and performers and a key marketing resource for the music, film and entertainment industries. Over 13 million people rely on Eventful’s online, email and mobile services every week to discover what’s happening in their local market and decide what to do. Eventful’s unique Demand it! service empowers fans to influence the location and content of events and entertainment.

For more information please visit www.nkotb.com.

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About New Kids on the Block
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK sold more than 80 million albums worldwide -- including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988’s Hangin’ Tough and 1990’s Step By Step -- and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” “Step By Step” and “Tonight.” The group shattered concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts a year, in sold out stadiums throughout the world. They still hold many of these records to date. They were Forbes highest paid entertainers of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna. The band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls. More Information at www.nkotb.com

About Eventful, Inc.
San Diego-based Eventful, Inc. provides the leading service for discovering, sharing, promoting and creating local events throughout the world. Eventful’s community of users enjoys the world’s largest selection of local events, from concerts and sports to singles events and kids’ activities. Eventful provides multi-platform services to its users via www.eventful.com, e-mail programs, mobile applications and content distributed through widgets and apps. Eventful’s unique Demand it! service empowers consumers to influence the location and content of events and entertainment including concerts, movie releases and broadcast radio and television content. Tens of thousands of performers use Eventful Demand to connect with their fans and determine where to tour. Visit Eventful at http://www.eventful.com.

CONTACT
For Eventful:
Paul Josephsen
(858) 461-3771
Paulj@eventful.com

For New Kids on the Block:
Kristen Foster / Erica Gerard
PMK/HBH
212-582-1111
Kristen.Foster@pmkhbh.com / Erica.Gerard@pmkhbh.com

Posted by at January 5, 2010 09:23 AM