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Your Step by Step Guide to an Out of the Blue Concert

Are you sitting down? Good. 

Just announced New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson will be at U.S. Bank Arena on May 2, 2019

All of your childhood dreams are officially coming true. 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 12 at Ticketmaster.com

For 30 years, Debbie Gibson has proven she’s an entertainer of immeasurable talent. From singer, songwriter and musician to actress and dancer, she embodies what it truly means to be an entertainer. A music prodigy, Gibson burst on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16 with the self-penned “Only In My Dreams.” The “Original Pop Princess” quickly became the youngest artist ever to write, produce and perform a No. 1 hit song, “Foolish Beat,” and entered the Guinness Book of World Records. To date, she is still the youngest female to hold that record.

It seems the epic feud between Debbie Gibson and fellow pop princess, Tiffany is one of the past…or is it? Guess we shall find out on May 2, 2019 at U.S. Bank Arena!

Tiffany’s iconic number one hit single “I Think We're Alone Now” captured the heart of a nation and catapulted her to pop superstardom. She released her debut album with that single in 1987 at the young age of 15! The legendary pop star has earned two number one hit singles “I Think We're Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been,” and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. Tiffany last toured with New Kids on the Block in 1989! 

Naughty by Nature pulled off the neat trick of landing big, instantly catchy anthems on the pop charts while maintaining their street-level credibility among the hardcore rap faithful; one of the first groups to successfully perform such a balancing act.  Naughty by Nature's self-titled debut was released in 1991 and produced an inescapable Top Ten hit in "O.P.P." Naughty by Nature repeated their success with the 1993 follow-up album, 19 Naughty III, which produced another ubiquitous crossover smash in the "hey! ho!" chant of "Hip Hop Hooray;" the album hit the Top Five and, like its predecessor, went platinum. 

The Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa paved the way for women in hip-hop. By the late '80s, hip-hop was on its way to becoming a male-dominated art form, which is what made the emergence of Salt-n-Pepa so significant. As the first all-female rap crew (even their DJs were women) of importance, the group broke down a number of doors for women in hip-hop. They were also one of the first rap artists to cross over into the pop mainstream, laying the groundwork for the music's widespread acceptance in the early '90s.

New Kids on the Block danced their way into the hearts of a nation and beyond in 1986 when they debuted their self-titled album. For their next album, 1988's Hangin' Tough, New Kids on the Block bolstered their bubblegum beginnings with slick, radio-ready pop songs. From the saccharine ballad "I'll Be Loving You Forever" to the title track's stab at funk, the album spun off a seemingly endless streak of hits in 1988 and 1989. Five songs entered the Top Ten, and even the group's Christmas album (released during the height of New Kids mania in late 1989) went double platinum, effectively riding the coattails of Hangin' Tough up the Billboard charts. The rest is history for these heartthrobs.