Archives For The Package Tour

A comeback tour has to start somewhere, and for 98 Degrees that place was Hershey, PA. The performance at the inaugural “Mixtape Festival” went so well that the guys decided to hop back in the studio and jump on the road with New Kids on The Block and Boyz II Men. The tour sold better than expected, so it looks like this might not be the last curtain call for the Ohio-born quartet.

“I think we’ll probably take a break, and then regroup and go back out,” Drew Lachey told “The Ralphie Show” of the band’s plans post-Package Tour. “(We’ll) see what’s up tour-wise or head back in the studio. One way or another, we’ll be doing something together.”

The band released its first studio album in 13 years, 2.0, in May. “The Package Tour” runs through August.

Shawn Stockman admits that when plans were finalized for “The Package” tour, he didn’t know what to expect.

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“Donnie (Wahlberg) and me had been talking about it for a long time, as far as putting it together,” Stockman told “The Ralphie Show of the summer tour, which features the Philly singers along with New Kids on The Block and 98 Degrees. “Once it was released, I was nervous.”

No one involved with the tour has any reason to be nervous now, unless they’re uncomfortable with big crowds. Dates sold out quickly, and second shows along with new venues were quickly added to an itinerary that has swelled to over 30 performances.

“It’s exciting,” Stockman noted. “I really can’t wait. It’s something that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.”

“The Package” tour kicks off with three sold out shows this May at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.