Do you remember what you were doing in the late 90’s/early 00’s?
I bet there are a few songs that trigger back some memories and there is a good chance that you might have listened to a few of the bands in the line up for the upcoming MY2K Tour.
With four of the hottest pop groups that shaped the late ‘90s/early ‘00s landscape ready to present every pop music lover’s dream line-up come true, 98 Degrees have announced the My2k Tour, enlisting Ryan Cabrera, Dream and O-Town to join in on a celebration of the most infectious pop music of the era. The tour will see the band on their first major, national run of shows since joining New Kids On The Block on their sold out The Package Tour in 2013 and will hit 35 cities this summer, giving attendees the chance to celebrate the era that brought you mix CDs, TRL, Tamagotchi, the World Wide Web and your first cell phone. The fun will begin on July 8 in Kansas and conclude August 28 in California.
I didn’t see any of these bands in concert the first time around back in the late 90’s, but I think that it will be fun to share the experience with friends, now that all of us are a little older. The Lacheys’ also have a connection to Cincinnati as their former hometown, which will make this homecoming concert even more special.
“This is something we’ve all been talking about doing for a while, and we’re really excited to get back out on the road and perform together as a group again,” said Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees.
Fans can expect to sing along to hits including 98 Degree’s “I Do (Cherish You)”, Ryan Cabrera’s “On the Way Down”, Dream’s “He Loves U Not” and O-Town’s “All or Nothing” for a fun-filled night out with the who’s who of pop music superstars that dominated MTV’s airwaves and celebrate the cultural touchstones of the Y2K era. Whether swaying to heartfelt ballads – lighter in hand – or getting down to bubblegum pop, the show promises a night of music any pop enthusiast won’t be able to resist.
The tour is headlined by Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees – who have sold more than 10 million records worldwide and achieved eight top 40 singles. Ryan Cabrera is a platinum-selling pop singer who released a top 10 solo debut ‘Take It All Away’ in 2004 and has continued to top charts, including the release of the single “House on Fire” in 2015 which hit #1 on Billboard Dance Chart. Girl group Dream dropped their own platinum debut album ‘All A Dream’, supported by an early signing to Bad Boy Records and backed by Sean Combs himself. O-Town rose to success with the release of their #1 singles “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing”, and went platinum with the release of their self-titled debut album.
My2k Tour Dates
Fri 15 – Jul Tampa, FL -MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Sat 16 – Jul West Palm Beach, FL -Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Tue 19 – JulNashville, TN -Ryman Auditorium
Thu 21 – Jul Tuscaloosa, AL -Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Fri 22 – JulBiloxi, MSIP -Casino Resort and Spa
Wed 27 – Jul Bethlehem, PA -Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Thu 28 – Jul Huber Heights, OH -Rose Music Center at The Heights
Fri 29 – Jul Rochester Hills, MI -Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sat 30 – Jul Rosemont, IL-Rosemont Theatre
Tue 2 – Aug Cincinnati, OH-PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Wed 3 – Aug Northfield, OH-Hard Rock Live
Fri 5 – Aug Mashantucket, CT-Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
Sat 6 – Aug Hershey, PA -Hersheypark Stadium (Mixtape Festival)
Sun 7 – Aug Jackson, NJ -Six Flags Great Adventure
Wed 10 – Aug Glen Allen, VA -Innsbrook After Hours
Thu 11 – Aug Westbury, NY-Theatre at Westbury
Fri 12 – Aug Atlantic City, NJ-Boardwalk Hall
Sat 13 – Aug Vienna, VA -Wolf Trap Filene Center
Sun 14 – Aug Boston, MA -House of Blues Boston
Wed 17 – AugBrooklyn, NY- Coney Island Amphitheater
Thu 18 – AugBaltimore, MD-Pier 6 Pavilion
Fri 19 – AugIndianapolis, IN- Murat Egyptian Room
Sat 20 – AugKansas City, MO-KC Live! at the Power & Light District
Sun 21 – AugBroomfield, CO-1STBANK Center
Tue 23 – AugWest Valley City, UT -Maverik Center
Thu 25 – AugLos Angeles, CA-Microsoft Theater
Fri 26 – AugPhoenix, AZ -Comerica Theatre
Sat 27 – AugLas Vegas, NV-The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Sun 28 – AugSaratoga, CA-The Mountain Winery
About 98 Degrees
Pegged as one of the original boy bands of the late 1990’s and known for their authentic vocal harmonizing, Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees were never just an ordinary pop group. Unlike most boy bands of the time, the group formed independently before later being signed to Motown Records, who released the group’s debut album 98° in 1997.
In 1998, the band released their breakthrough album 98° and Rising through Universal Records. The album went 4X platinum and yielded the hit singles “Because of You,” “I Do” and “The Hardest Thing.” The group’s success continued to flourish through the late 90’s and in 2000 Mariah Carey released “Thank God I Found You” featuring 98 Degrees and Joe. The single shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the group received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.”
Later that year, the band released their fourth studio album Revelation which produced the #2 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).” Revelation peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and went on to become 2X platinum. By 2002, the band had sold a staggering 10 million albums and the release of The Collection, a compilation spanning the group’s impressive five-year career, helped solidify their place as one of music’s most influential pop bands.
In June of 2012, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey announced 98 Degrees’ official reunion on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. 98 Degrees is Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons.
About Ryan Cabrera
The platinum-selling singer and songwriter is the architect behind ubiquitous smashes such as “On the Way Down,” “True” and “Shine On” as well as albums including 2004’s Take It All Away, which hit #8 on the Billboard Top 200, You Stand Watching , and The Moon Underwater . In 2015, he released the EP Wake Up Beautiful (Dynamite Music / Caroline / Capitol) with producer Justin Gray [Mariah Carey, John Legend, Amy Winehouse]. The first single released, “House On Fire,” fans and media have raved about; People Magazine wrote “Cabrera delivers his catchiest hooks” since “On The Way Down” and Perez Hilton proclaimed it “the best song Cabrera has ever released.” “House on Fire” was also a #1 Billboard Dance Chart song and regular on numerous Spotify playlists during the summer of 2015.
Ryan has also spent meaningful time at hospitals around the country, brightening up the day for countless sick children and young adults. Inspired from this, Ryan also took the opportunity to launch a live music series entitled Live From Ryan’s Living Room. Since he started this less than 2 years ago, he has raised over $50,000.00 for various charities.
In 2016, Ryan has been writing for numerous other artists and started the project “Beyond The Sky” which features collaborations with Nash Overstreet, TyDi and more. Look for the first single from this project summer of 2016.
Melissa Schuman, Ashley Poole, Diana Ortiz & Holly Restani (formerly Holly Arnstein) are making their comeback as the popular girl group, DREAM, since their disbandment in 2003. DREAM is the multi-platinum girl group best known for their hit single “He Loves U Not” which charted #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 in the UK Singles Chart in the early 2000s. Their music video for their following single “This Is Me”, hit #1 on MTV’s TRL, forcing MTV to retire their video and become the first girl group retired from TRL’s video playlist.
DREAM represents a generation of both men and women who grew up during arguably the best time in “pop music” culture. Loved for their down to earth nature, authenticity, killer harmonies and vocals, DREAM is now returning with an even stronger message with this tour and new music.
While they are currently in the recording studio preparing for their follow up LP, life-long fans and new fans alike can expect content focusing on empowerment, individuality and honesty. DREAM will be the only all woman group performing beside their counterparts 98 degrees, O-Town and Ryan Cabrera. DREAM is back and ready to be seen, be heard and ready to re-ignite a generation of pop music lovers.
O-TOWN In 1999, ABC began airing one of the first reality shows in major network history, “Making the Band”, which chronicled the formation and rise to success of the boy band, O-Town. The public tuned in to watch as Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Ashley Parker Angel, & Dan Miller signed with Clive Davis’ J Records, released the #1 singles “Liquid Dreams”and “All or Nothing”, and achieved platinum success with their debut album. Despite their success, the band broke up in 2004 both to escape an unfair record contract and to pursue individual endeavors. After a crash course in the entertainment industry in their early twenties, the guys have enjoyed branching off into different facets of the entertainment business. Their first experience left them with a desire to become more educated, seeing first-hand how incredibly complicated (and sometimes corrupt) the industry can be. And now, after 10 years apart, Trevor, Jacob, Erik, and Dan are reuniting as friends with a renewed passion for making music together again. “This one’s for the fans and everyone who supported us from the beginning.”
For show details and VIP packages please visit My2kTour.com.
I’ve been given 2 tickets to giveaway to the concert on August 2nd in Cincinnati!
Disclosure: I received tickets for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own.