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Exclusive Portraits: Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block, Performing in Chicago June 16, 2017

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CHICAGO – It’s time for a certain generation to get their screams of adulation ready, as New Kids on the Block – also known as NKOTB – are back on the road and appearing in Chicagoland at Allstate Arena in nearby Rosemont, Ill., on June 15 & 16, 2017. Joey McIntyre is one of the band members, and he also had a new mock reality premiere in April of 2017 called “Return of the Mac” (Pop TV Channel). HollywoodChicago.com was there to capture some Exclusive Portraits of “The Mac,” when he appeared at Studio Xfinity in Chicago in March to promote the show.

NKOTB began in 1986, as a white boy band counterpart to New Edition. Joey McIntyre, at only 12 years of age, replaced original band member Mark Wahlberg before the band started recording, and has stayed with them through their self-titled debut album in 1986, “Hangin’ Tough” (1988), “Step by Step” (1990) – the peak of the band’s mega-popularity – and through to their reunion album in 2008, “The Block.” Despite not being “Kids” any more, NKOTB still fill large performance halls like the Allstate Arena.

Joey McIntyre Promotes ‘Return of the Mac’ at Studio Xfinity
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

“Return of the Mac” is a hilarious mock reality show which pre-supposes that Joey McIntyre needs a new show business job between NKOTB tours. It features his real-life wife Barrett and three children. It premiered on the Pop TV Channel in April, and is available for downlad. For more information on “Return of the Mac,” click here.

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot these Exclusive Portraits of Joey McIntyre on March 29th, 2017, during his appearance to promote “Return of the Mac” at Studio Xfinity in Chicago, a Comcast retail store that services customers on all their TV and Entertainment systems.

Joey McIntyre Appears with NKOTB on June 16-17, 2017, in Chicagoland
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

For more information on the New Kids on the Block Tour, click here. For more information on Studio Xfinity, 901 Weed Street, Chicago, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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