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Backstreet Boys, NKOTB to Tour Together

Boy bands will also perform November 21 on American Music Awards

November 3, 2010 3:01 PM ET

Call it the Boy-Band Hall of Fame Reunion Tour: New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys will be hitting the road together next summer.

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All nine band members will get together this Monday for an interview with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who made the announcement about the tour on his KIIS-FM radio show and Facebook page Wednesday. The first opportunity to see the bands performing together will be later this month at the American Music Awards, airing on ABC November 21.

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