98 Degrees: First Studio Album in Over 10 Years to Be Released on May 7, 2013 (@98official)

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Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling boy band 98 Degrees, which features Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons, have announced plans to release their first studio album in over ten years.  The new album, “2.0,” will drop May 7th, 2013 via eOne Music. The release comes on the heels of the band’s recent reunion which was announced last August on the Today Show, where the group gave their first television performance in over ten years in front of thousands of fans on the plaza.

“We are really excited to bring our fans new music and get out on the road,” said Nick Lachey.  “This is a long time coming.”

The band is also gearing up for “The Package Tour,” their 47-city North American Summer tour with NKOTB and Boyz II Men which will kick off in 98 days on May 28th at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and wrap August 4th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana.  Very limited tickets for all shows are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

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 included their 3rd release THIS CHRISTMAS.  In 2000, Mariah Carey released “Thank God I Found You” featuring 98 Degrees and Joe, which 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 released THE COLLECTION, a compilation spanning the group’s impressive five-year career to date, which helped solidify their place as one of music’s most influential pop bands.  For more information, please visit www.98degrees.com.

The Package Tour Dates:

 

May 28                 Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

May 29                 Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

May 31                 Uncasville, CT                    Mohegan Sun Arena

June 1                   Uniondale, NY                   Nassau Coliseum

June 2                   Boston, MA                        TD Garden

June 3                   Boston, MA                        TD Garden

June 4                   Ottawa, ON                        Scotiabank Place

June 6                   Montreal, QC                     Bell Centre

June 7                   Toronto, ON                       Air Canada Centre

June 8                   Auburn Hills, MI                The Palace of Auburn Hills

June 9                   Cleveland, OH                   Quicken Loans Arena

June 11                 Pittsburgh, PA                   Consol Energy Center

June 13                 East Rutherford, NJ         Izod Center

June 14                 Washington DC                 Verizon Center

June 15                 Philadelphia, PA               Wells Fargo Center

June 16                 Brooklyn, NY                      Barclays

June 18                 Nashville, TN                      Bridgestone Arena

June 19                 Charlotte, NC                     Time Warner Cable Arena

June 20                 Atlanta, GA                         Philips Arena

June 21                 Orlando, FL                         Amway Center

June 22                 Fort Lauderdale, FL         BB&T Center

June 24                 Louisville, KY                      KFC Yum! Arena

June 25                 Cincinnati, OH                    US Bank Arena

June 27                 Houston, TX                       Toyota Center

June 28                 Dallas, TX                             American Airlines Center

June 29                 Oklahoma City, OK          Chesapeake Energy Arena

June 30                 St. Louis, MO                     Scottrade Center

July 2                     Milwaukee, WI                 Summerfest

July 5                     Los Angeles, CA                STAPLES Center Arena

July 6                     Las Vegas, NV                    Mandalay Bay Events Center

July 7                     San Jose, CA                       HP Pavilion

July 9                     Tacoma, WA                       Tacoma Dome

July 10                   Vancouver, BC                  Rogers Arena

July 12                   San Jose, CA                       HP Pavilion

July 13                   Anaheim, CA                      Honda Center

July 14                   Phoenix, AZ                        Jobing.com Arena

July 18                   Rosemont, IL                     Allstate Arena

July 19                   Rosemont, IL                     Allstate Arena

July 20                   Minneapolis, MN             Target Center

July 21                   Kansas City, MO               Sprint Center

July 25                   Manchester, NH               Verizon Wireless Arena

July 26                   Atlantic City, NJ                 Taj Mahal

July 28                   Toronto, ON                       Air Canada Centre

August 1              Albany, NY                          Times Union Center

August 2              Buffalo, NY                         First Niagara Center

August 3              Columbus, OH                   Schottenstein Center

August 4              Indianapolis, IN                 Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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