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Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block to tour together. Let the fainting commence

Rumors of this union made in former teeny-bopper heaven have been swirling since summer, but Ryan Seacrest confirmed reports of the cleverly titled NKOTBSB tour this morning on his radio show. You may scream now.

The tour will kick off in summer 2011, about one year after the two bands merged on stage for a performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (Clip below.) In fact, rumors of the bands’ joint tour started shortly after the Backstreet’s surprise appearance during the NKOTB concert in June. They’ll reunite next on Nov. 21 for a performance on the American Music Awards. Viewing party at my place.

Now, I have made no secret of my undying devotion to one band on this tour, but two for the price of one sounds even better to me, Mixers. But what about you? Are you as excited as I am for this musical merger? (You can be honest. I’m in no place to judge.) Feel free to join me in a squeal, a gasp of excitement, and a day-long NKOTB/BSB music marathon to celebrate.

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