Former ‘New Kid’ scheduled to play Nevin’s in December

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Northwestern students may get a wave of nostalgia when former New Kid On The Block Joey McIntyre performs Dec. 7 at Nevin’s Live.

McIntyre will premiere his newest album, “One Too Many: Live From New York,” which includes songs from previous solo albums and some new renditions of New Kids On The Block songs. He will be accompanied by a guitarist in the acoustic show.

“I get at least five phone calls a day (about the concert),” said Katie Farrelly, a bartender at Nevin’s Live, 1450 Sherman Ave.

The $25 tickets are almost sold out, said Mitch Marlow, talent buyer for Nevin’s Live.

“I definitely have New Kids on The Block comic books from first grade,” said Weinberg sophomore Julia Benjamin. Although she thinks $25 a ticket is steep, “it would be amusing (to attend).”

Nevin’s Live booked McIntyre when his talent agent called, Marlow said.

“At first, I honestly didn’t know who (McIntyre) was, but because of the type of music New Kids on the Block is known for, it’s an interesting act for Nevin’s,” Marlow said.

Moreover, he does not think McIntyre is an odd choice for the venue. “We hire pretty eclectic acts,” he said, noting that local, national and international artists from all music genres have played there.

For instance, the night before McIntyre will perform, Nevin’s Live will host a concert by Chicago pop band Dolly Varden. Also appearing will be acoustic duo Edward Burch and former Wilco guitarist Jay Bennett.

McIntyre’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed at 10 p.m. by Hooray for Hanukkah, an act featuring Jewish musicians from Chicago. Tickets for Hooray for Hanukkah are $7.

McIntyre currently is cast on Fox’s “Boston Public” and recently was involved with “Tick, Tick, Boom,” an off-Broadway play in New York.

Weinberg sophomore Ann Bjornstad said it is unlikely she will attend the concert.

“I would have gone to see New Kids On The Block, but not Joey,” she said. “I didn’t like Joey; he was like 12 years old when they were around.”