NKOTB: No new fans
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 August 2008
New Kids on the Block are not looking for new fans.
The recently reformed group claim they reunited to perform for their old followers, rather to find a new audience.
Singer Donnie Wahlberg said: "We wanted to invite our fans back to the table and if anyone wants to join us they can. But we're not here to have a party with people who don't like us.
"It wouldn't make sense for me to walk past you to get to two people who were never into us."
The group also deny that they decided to reunite after seeing how successful British 90s boy band Take That have been since getting back together.
Donnie's bandmate Jordan Knight said: "I handed the flame over to them back in the 90s at the Smash Hits awards when I presented them with the best band statue or something.
"We're in cahoots with them. We'll call them up and say, 'You're touring this year? OK, we'll do the next one.' "