NKOTB's Summer Tour: Getting the best seats for 'The Main Event'

New Kids on the Block kicked off The Main Event tour on May 1 in Las Vegas. The band will perform 47 shows before the end of the summer and is joined by guests Nelly and TLC. We've created this guide to help fans navigate the unique seating charts on this tour and to find the best seats in every city.

New Kids On the Block Live
New Kids on the Block visits over 40 cities on their summer tour

Photo Credit: adapted from Wikimedia

Modified stages for more seats

The seating chart for each stop on The Main Event Tour has been modified to not only accommodate more people, but to give every ticket holder a great view. The stage will be located in the middle of the floor and has two catwalks on each side leading to two smaller stages on each end of the floor.

This center stage setup allows seats that would normally be located behind the stage, to have unobstructed views of the performance. This creates additional seating in sections that would usually not be available.

New Kids On the Block Scottrade Center Seating Chart
The seating chart for the Scottrade Center features a center stage setup

Surrounding the stage are multiple floor sections of reserved seating. Sections located near the main stage, like E-G and K-M for the show at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, will have the closest views for much of the performance.

Sections located near each end of the floor will have close views of the additional stages, where the band will perform for a portion of the concert.

The floor sections and stage are surrounded by multiple levels of raised reserved seating. Less expensive seating options are available in here.

Budget busting barstool seats

For fans willing to spend more, many stops on the tour will feature a row of Bar Stool seating, directly surrounding all sides of the stage. Ticket holders for this section will be assigned their seat upon arrival and will have the opportunity to upgrade their ticket for a meet & greet photo op with the band, a backstage tour, and entry to a pre-show VIP party.

This option will be available for shows like the one at Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center on June 10. Fans in this section will undoubtedly have the best seats in the house, but will pay a price of at least $1,000 for the package.

New Kids on the Block Verizon Center seating chart
The seating chart for the Verizon Center features a bar stools section for VIP ticket holders

Great views with a better price

The less expensive options for The Main Event tour are in the raised levels. Sections located on the lower levels, near the center of the venue, will still have great head-on views of the main stage.

Sections on the lower levels on each end of the floor will have great views of the additional stages and catwalks. Fans should note that these sections would usually be located behind the stage, but have unobstructed views with this setup.

New Kids on the Block has made sure that every ticket holder will have a memorable experience with these unique seating charts that allow each section to have a clear view of the stage.


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