NKOTB, Boyz, and Paula

Paula Abdul joins New Kids on the Block for dream tour coming to Austin

Paula Abdul joins New Kids on the Block for dream tour stop in Austin

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New Kids on the Block will headline the 2017 Total Package Tour, also featuring Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul. New Kids on the Block/Facebook

Classic boy bands will get a little female power when the Total Package Tour comes to Austin in 2017, bringing together New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, and Paula Abdul at Frank Erwin Center on May 21.

The tour will go to 44 cities across North America, starting in Columbus, Ohio, on May 12. Other Texas stops include Houston on May 20 and Dallas on May 23.

While NKOTB and Boyz II Men are no strangers to touring in recent years, this will be Paula Abdul's first tour in 25 years, when songs like "Rush Rush" and "The Promise of a New Day" were brand new.

The most recent album for any of the three acts was Boyz II Men's 2014 album, Collide, so fans can expect a steady stream of early hits from each of them. 

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on Saturday, November 19, at 10 am through Ticketmaster.com. American Express card members and Block Nation Fan-Club Members have access to a presale on Wednesday, November 16.