The Main Event Tour
1.20.2015

TLC, Nelly Join New Kids on the Block for ‘The Main Event’ Tour

TLC is bringing the nostalgia to a city near you this summer. The duo will join New Kids on the Block and Nelly for “The Main Event” tour.

Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins appeared alongside New Kids band members Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood to make the announcement live on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday (Jan. 20).

“It’s going to be one big, huge, massive party,” said McIntyre. “That’s a lot of hit records in one night. I’m excited.”

The groups met when they shared the bill at 2013’s Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Penn. “We all fell in love at that time and that’s when the ideas started to brew,” said Chilli. “When our manager called us, we were like, ‘Hell yeah.’ I think it’s a perfect combination.”

The 47-date trek, which will feature a 360-degree stage and hits from all three acts, kicks off May 1 in Las Vegas.

T-Boz and Chilli have also launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their fifth and final album. NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg pledged $10,000 live on “GMA.”

“I’m pledging $10,000 right now. It’s going in. We’re in,” he said, adding, “But you have to do a duet with us.”

Tickets go on sale Jan. 31 with a pre-sale starting Jan. 22 for fan club members.

The Main Event Tour Dates

May 1 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
May 2 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
May 3 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
May 5 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
May 6 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
May 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 11 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
May 12 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
May 14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
May 15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
May 16 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
May 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 19 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
May 20 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
May 22 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 23 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
May 26 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
May 27 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
May 29 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
May 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
June 2 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
June 4 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
June 5 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
June 6 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
June 7 – Louisvuille, KY – KFC Yum! Center
June 9 – Norfolk, VA – Scope Arena
June 10 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
June 12 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
June 13 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Events Center
June 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
June 16 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
June 17 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
June 20 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
June 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 24 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 27 – Hershey, PA – MixTape Festival
June 28 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Air Canada Centre
June 30 – Montreal, QC Canada – Bell Centre
July 2 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagra Center