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New Kids on the Block: Live
Tour by New Kids on the Block
Associated album The Fame
Start date October 8, 2008
End date December 4, 2008
Legs 1
Shows 27 in North America
New Kids on the Block tour chronology
New Kids on the Block: Live
(2008)
Doll Domination Tour
(2009)
The New Kids on the Block: Live was the fifth concert tour by the New Kids on the Block and the first in 14 years since the group broke up after their last tour in 1994. It Gaga's first tour as opening act and first arena tour. The band picked Gaga after Donnie Wahlberg went to see Perez Hilton Fourth of July Spectacular! in 2008.

DevelopmentEdit

For the first time, the Haus created a series of backdrops and interlude for the show. They also brought three large rectangular LCD screen to which they added wheels so that the dancers could move them during the show. For the costumes, they created an origami dress that was inspired by a Thierry Mugler Fall/Winter 1991 dress and grey suit for the male dancers with added oversized shoulder pads.

All the new props for the show exceeded the budget the label gave them so they had to book club shows in order to pay for it. In addition to the new creations, they kept props previously created such as the "Haus Headset", "Disco Stick" and the "iPod Glasses". They were first introduced in the Just Dance Promo Tour in May of 2008.

They also held an open audition for four male dancers to replace the duo of female dancers. The new collaborators of the Haus were: Michael Silas known as "Mikey Mugler", Ian McKenzie known as "Louis Lagerfeld", Asiel Hardison as "Duke Jones", Anthony Lofendo as "Tonny Ferris". The names were a mix of their nickname mixed with a fashion designers or singers: Mikey Mugler (Thierry Mugler), Louis Lagerfeld (Karl Lagerfeld), Duke Jones (Grace Jones).

Set listEdit

Usually, Gaga performed first and Natasha Bedingfield followed before the New Kids took the stage.

  1. Pop Heart (Video introduction)
  2. "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich"
  3. Pop Ate My Heart (Video interlude)
  4. "LoveGame"
  5. "Paparazzi"
  6. "Starstruck"
  7. Phantom (Video interlude)
  8. "Poker Face"
  9. "Just Dance"

On select dates, Gaga performed "Big Girl Now" with the New Kids on the Block.

SynopsisEdit

OutfitsEdit

Depending on the type of show, some variations had to be made in order to accomodate the size of the stage. For example, some club dates did not have the three LCD screens. In general, Gaga used the Haus headset when it was possible otherwise, she used a Shure microphone instead. For all the the New Kids shows she performed with the origami dress while most of the after shows, she wore the suit first seen in "Poker Face".

  1. New Kids shows — Origami dress by Haus of Gaga, grey panties, beige ankle boots by Christian Louboutin
    1. White dress — October 8 to November 29, December 6-7, 9-12,15, 21 of 2008.
    2. Black dress — November 30, December 2-5, 8, 13-14, 16-20, 31 of 2008.
  2. After shows — Suit by Haus of Gaga, ankle boots by Givenchy
    1. Electric blue version — October 13-19 of 2008.
    2. Black version — October 29-31 of 2008.
    3. Gold version — November 21, 2008.
  3. Dancers
    1. Grey suits by Haus of Gaga — October 8 to December X, 2008
    2. Vest, black t-shirt with LED by Haus of Gaga — December 11 to 30 of 2008

Pop Heart (Video introduction)Edit

The stage space consisted of Space Cowboy and his DJ table usually on the left with thre moveable LED screen placed at the middle of the stage. The show started with the Haus Intro, which was being projected on the 3 moveable LCD screens. For the film, Gaga is wearing a black hood with her trademark Ray-Ban sunglasses along with orange lipstick. Some of the scene featured her iPod LCD Glasses.

Recorded vocals

I need m-m-m-more, to feed my pop heart
Give me more!
I want: The future, Gaga, Fashion, T-t-technology, Dance, New York, Music, Pop Culture!
I want The Fame
I can hear you! Can you hear me?
The revolution is coming
And I want
W-w-we want, you deserve. The future
My name is Lady Gaga and this is my Haus!

Lady Gaga: Sunglasses by Versace (Mod 465/A Col 915), black hood, one piece, iPod LCD Glasses by Haus of Gaga.

"Beautiful, Dirty, Rich"Edit

The show started with the Haus Intro, which was being projected on the 3 moveable LCD screens. Depending on the venue, the Haus headset or a Shure micro was used. When the intro ends, the left and right screens started moving and then the center screen flipped and Gaga appeared to sing the song. Lady Gaga wore her Origami Dress on every concerts in either white or black version. The nightclub performance was usually performed in her Poker Face Suit in electric blue or black. The male dancers wore Grey shoulders pads along with a black rectangle of make up on their eyes.

The backdrop started with the two screen of the sides in white and the middle one in red. Everytime Gaga sung the lyrics "Bang Bang" the video had flames bursting at the same time. The words "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" were written on the screen during the chorus.

Pop Ate My Heart (Video interlude)Edit

Then, Gaga gets lifted up from the dancers, during this interlude. The video have Gaga wearing a white shirt bleeding pink blood. Birds are flying towards her during the whole interlude.

Recorded Vocals

I really don't remember when. But it was quick and then was dead.
Before I knew the thing inside, I felt something was gone, I cried.
He ate my heart, he a-a-ate my heart. Pop ate my heart
and I became a slave, to what? To his LoveGame...

"LoveGame"Edit

After Pop Ate My Heart, she performed "LoveGame". The backdrop is her kissing with a man. During some shows, "LoveGame" featured vocals from "Starstruck".

  1. Disco Stick by Haus of Gaga

"Starstruck" (featuring Space Cowboy)Edit

The video features Gaga with her straight, blonde wig, and a star over her right eye. She is wearing regular black sunglasses with glitter falling around. Stars move as a tunnel and three cherries fall onto the screen in at the beginning like a slot machine. A short clip of the video was used in the US promotion commercial for The Fame. After "LoveGame", Gaga performs "Starstruck" with Space Cowboy. The screens project a backdrop which features Gaga and Space Cowboy singing the verses of the song except the chorus.

"Paparazzi"Edit

If the venue was a club with no space for the LED screens, the dancers were on stage with Gaga acting like Paparazzi taking pictures of Gaga. On regular show, they were behind the LED screens and they moved them to follow Gaga moving from left to right on the stage. The backdrop featured blue, red and yellow square moving while the chorus had flashing lights from camera. Some of the shows, Space Cowboy played guitar. The ending of the song had a video of Gaga cutting her hair, crying in a bathroom. At the beginning of the song, the dancers removed her skirt. Some of the show had Asiel dancing and miming taking picture of Gaga during the song.

Space Cowboy Segue (Video interlude)Edit

A musical piece with footage from The Fame: Part One is played. Then, Gaga and dancers stand on the center LCD screen and disappear behind the other screens. Space Cowboy then plays a custom segue.

"Poker Face"Edit

When the segue finished, Gaga appears again with the dancers to perform "Poker Face". During this performance the backdrop featured scenes from The Fame: Part One.

"Just Dance"Edit

Before "Just Dance", Space Cowboyplayed an orchestral version of the song on a keyboard. Then, Space Cowboy plays an orchestral version of "Just Dance". During the orchestral version, Gaga talks to the crowd wearing her iPod LCD Glasses and the LCD screens projected a cap from the Haus Introductionwhich features Gaga and her iPod glasses projecting the phrase "Pop music will never be low brow". Then Gaga performs "Just Dance" as the final song and then New Kids on the Block started performing. The song included elements of the Richard Vission's remix at the end.

  1. iPod Glasses, Disco Stick by Haus of Gaga

Concert datesEdit

The tour debuted on September 18 of 2008 but Gaga only joined them on October 8, 2008. She performed 27 shows out of the 28 planned. The show on November 23 was cancelled (Due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict the New Kids on the Block concert, originally scheduled for Rose Garden Arena on Sunday, November 23, 2008 has been cancelled).

Globe-green Date Location City
Us October 8 NKOTB: Live at Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
October 9 NKOTB: Live at ARCO Arena Sacramento, CA
October 10 NKOTB: Live at HP Pavilion At San Jose San Jose, CA
Sabor Tapas Bar and Lounge
October 11 NKOTB: Live at Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, NV
October 14 Fashion at the Park Dallas, TX
October 16 The Crib San Francisco, CA
October 17 Boss Nightclub
City Nights
October 18 Adonis
October 19 LAX Nightclub Hollywood, CA
Tia Juana's Long Bar & Gril Irvine, CA
October 21 Cinespace Cinespace Los Angeles, CA
October 23 Tiger Heat Hollywood, CA
October 24 One Night in New Yorck City New York, NY
October 25 Zero Gravity Nightclub Naperville, IL
The Club Chicago, IL
October 27 Virgin Megastore New York, NY
NKOTB: Live at Madison Square Garden Arena
October 28 The Fame Ball
October 29 NKOTB: Live at The Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA
BaZzaAr Urban Bar Atlanta, GA
October 30 NKOTB: Live at Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC
October 31 Beautiful Dirty Rich Leather and Latex Halloween Party Miami Beach, FL
Us
November 1 NKOTB: Live at BankAtlantic Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 2 NKOTB: Live at St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, FL
Green Iguana Bar & Grill
November 5 NKOTB: Live at Wachovia Center Philadelphia, PA
November 6 NKOTB: Live at Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence Providence, RI
November 7 NKOTB: Live at Borgata Hotel & Casino Event Center Atlantic City, NJ
November 8 NKOTB: Live at Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
November 10 NKOTB: Live at Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
November 11 NKOTB: Live at Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
November 12 NKOTB: Live at Quest Center Omaha Omaha, NE
The Max Omaha
November 14 NKOTB: Live at Broomfield Event Center Denver, CO
November 15 NKOTB: Live at The E Center of West Valley Salt Lake City, UT
Ca November 17 Suede Nightclub Lethbridge, AB
November 18 NKOTB: Live at Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
Empire Ball Room
November 19 NKOTB: Live at Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB
Tequila Nightclub
November 20 Flashback's Nite Club Kelowna, BC
November 21 NKOTB: Live at General Motors Place Vancouver, BC
Richard's on Richards
Us November 22 NKOTB: Live at Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
The Last Supper Club Seattle, WA
November 23 An Americain Music Award After Party Hollywood, CA
November 25 NKOTB: Live at Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego, CA
November 26 NKOTB: Live at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Los Angeles, CA
Apple Lounge
Ca November 29 Parliament Ultra Club Ottawa, ON
November 30 Virgin Mobile Presents Lady Gaga Toronto, ON
Mx December 2 NKOTB: Live at Auditorio Nacional Mexico City
December 4 NKOTB: Live at Arena Monterrey Monterrey
Us December 5 107.5 The River Acoustic Christmas Nashville, TN
December 6 92.7 FM Energy Anniversary Blast San Francisco, CA
December 7 Rady Childen's Hospital Toy Drive San Diego, CA
December 8 JET Nightclub Las Vegas, NV
December 9 PUMA's 60th birthday party San Francisco, CA
December 11 KISS 108 Jingle Ball Lowell, MA
December 12 Z100 Jingle Ball New York, NY
Roseland Ballroom
December 13 Y100 Jingle Ball Sunrise, FL
December 14 Q102 Jingle Ball Camden, NJ
Q102 Jingle Ball After Show Essingron, PA
December 15 KDWB Jingle Ball Saint Paul, MN
December 16 The Night the B Stole Christmas New Orleans, LA
Se December 19 Nokia Xpress Presents: Lady Gaga Stockholm
Dk December 20 Nokia Xpress Presents: Lady Gaga Copenhagen
No December 21 Nokia Xpress Presents: Lady Gaga Oslo
Us December 31 New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Kathy Griffin New York, NY

PersonnelEdit

Lady Gaga tours or concerts as opening act
2008 Just Dance Promo Tour  · New Kids on the Block: Live
2009 Doll Domination Tour  · The Fame Ball Tour  · Take That Presents: The Circus Live  · The Fame Kills  · This Is It  · The Monster Ball Tour(1.0)
2010·2011 The Monster Ball Tour (2.0)
2012·2013 The Born This Way Ball
2014 Lady Gaga Live at Roseland Ballroom  · artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball
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