By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Oct 04, 2021 at 12:26 PM Photography: Dan Garcia

Considering (*gestures at the past year and a half*), I think we could all go for an escape to a different era – and that's exactly what Fiserv Forum has planned next summer as the arena will throwback to the '80s and '90s with a stop from New Kids on the Block. 

The "Hangin' Tough" boy band will bring their latest "Mixtape Tour" to the Fiserv Forum stage on Wednesday, June 15. 

New Kids on the Block are not new to Fiserv Forum, as Donnie, Jordan, Joey, Jonathan and Danny previously dropped by the venue in 2019 alongside fellow flashback acts Naughty By Nature, Tiffany and Salt-N-Pepa. This time, NKOTB will be once again joined by the "Shoop" singers along with the "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" and "Free Your Mind" R&B pop girl group En Vogue as well as "Never Gonna Give You Up" crooner/OG meme Rick Astley. 

Tickets for the throwback show will go on sale beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 at Fiserv Forum's website. For information on presale and VIP offers, visit the New Kids on the Block's website – and for more information on the concert, click here.

(Sorry, I had to.)

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.