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Donnie Wahlberg Crashes 'Kids' Flash Mob At His Own Restaurant

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By Melanie VanDerveer on March 12, 2024 at 8:00 AM EDT
Updated on March 12, 2024 at 8:00 AM EDT

New Kids on the Block fans are more than excited about the recent announcement that the group will be releasing their first new album in 11 years in May. So excited that a group of them learned the dance for their lead single, "Kids" and formed a flash mob in front of a St. Charles, Illinois Wahlburgers.

When Donnie Wahlberg got wind of this dance party outside of one of his restaurants, he did what every Blockhead would dream he would do - show up and dance with them!

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Donnie Wahlberg Pulls Up To A Flash Mob Outside Of A Wahlburgers!

When Wahlberg, 54, heard about the flash mob outside of a Wahlburgers, he not only showed up but also joined in! He even filmed the experience and shared it on the NKOTB's TikTok page.

"So I heard a rumor that there was a flash mob of New Kids fans doing the choreography from the 'Kids' video, the New Kids new song, at actually my restaurant, Wahlburgers," he said while driving to the restaurant. "So we're gonna crash."

When he pulled up to the front of the restaurant, he screamed, "I heard there was something going on here," and was met with screams and excitement. After high-fiving every single person in the flash mob, they performed the dance for him.

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The singer and actor couldn't contain his excitement. He announced he was buying everyone lunch and then said, "I feel bad if I don't do it with you guys at least once" just before he joined in on the flash mob fun.

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New Kids On The Block Fans Loved Seeing Donnie Wahlberg Surprising The Flash Mob

Donnie Wahlberg flash mob
TikTok | New Kids on the Block Official

NKOTB fans are loyal. Most of them have been fans since NKOTB first began in the music industry back in the 80s and are still going strong. So of course, many of them dropped into the comment section to share their excitement for Wahlberg showing up for his fans and dancing with them.

"This is why New Kids will always be the greatest boy band ever," one fan wrote. Another added, "NKOTB superior to all others!! Donnie will always be my favorite."

Another fan pointed out, "You literally just made all of their childhood dreams come true! This is awesome!"

Some fans took this opportunity to reminisce a little bit about the good old days of NKOTB.

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"My very first concert. Tiffany, Tommy Paige and NKOTB. My friend who invited me is still obsessed. Cruises and meet and greets," one person shared. Another added, "NKOTB was the soundtrack to my youth."

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New Kids On The Block Shared A Dance Tutorial To Their New Song 'Kids' On TikTok

Just a few days ago, Wahlberg, along with fellow NKOTB members, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood, shared a dance tutorial to their new single, "Kids," in a TikTok video.

After going through some of the moves slowly, the three then did the dance at "full speed."

Many of their loyal fans dropped into the comments, including Wahlberg's wife, Jenny McCarthy, who simply wrote, "So good."

Live Nation Concerts shared, "NKOTB with the moves!!"

Tons of other fans also shared their thoughts.

"Look at you guys helping keep us 40-somethings up and moving," one person wrote. Another said, "Still got it even 30 years later."

New Kids On The Block Recently Announced Their First New Album In 11 Years!

New Kids on the Block

The popular 80s group is going to feel like they're "Still Kids" this May when their first album in 11 years drops.

The group that consisting of Wahlberg, McIntyre, Wood, Jonathan Knight, and Jordan Knight, recently released the lead single from the album, "Kids," a song that reflects on their past and how they continue to stay youthful today.

The album will be released on May 17 via BMG and will feature 14 tracks. Wahlberg co-wrote seven songs and was also the project's creative director. McIntyre co-wrote six of the tracks on the album.

Wahlberg said in a statement about the album, "It's the most mature album we've ever made. Yet it's the most fun and most comfortable album we've ever made."

He continued to explain that this album will bring their fans "full circle."

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"It's about hope and possibilities and being ourselves," he said.

Donnie Wahlberg Wants One Particular NKOTB Member To Appear On 'Blue Bloods'

Donnie Wahlberg on Blue Bloods

When he's not making music and sneaking up on flash mobs, Wahlberg is hard at work shooting new episodes of "Blue Bloods."

One thing he's been vocal about recently is the fact that he would love his two worlds to collide - NKOTB and "Blue Bloods."

Wahlberg recently told Andy Cohen during an appearance on "Andy Cohen Live" on SiriusXM that only one NKOTB member has ever made an appearance on the show - Jordan Knight, in an uncredited role in 2011.

"Listen, I've been trying. It's a no-brainer for Joey to do it, and I'm sure he'd be willing if there was a good part, but it just hasn't been the right thing," Wahlberg said.

Just last year, Wahlberg revealed to an executive producer on the show his bucket list. One of the things on the list is to get McIntyre on the show.

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"Get freaking Joey on the show because you told me you were gonna get him on the show a decade ago and we're still waiting. So we'll see," Wahlberg told Cohen. "It's a bucket list for me on the show for sure."

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