This past week was full of hype as the 98 Degrees twitter came to life again, showing us each member of 98 Degrees in posts and reminding us of past tours and making fans remember just how long they’ve loved 98 Degrees!!!! On Thursday, they promised “Santa is coming tomorrow” and by 9 AM EST Friday, Santa delivered! He delivered the cover of a shiny new Christmas album of 12 songs that goes on sale October 13th with promises of the title track, “Let it Snow”, “What Christmas Means To Me”, “Little Saint Nick”, and “Run Rudolph Run” and one original song.
And then they delivered another gift, tour dates for their 31 city adventure starting November 10 in Iowa and ending December 23rd in Nevada. Tickets for most shows go on sale this coming Friday, August 18, 2017 to the general public but it seems there are presales for VIP packages and possibly fan club (What fan club? Yeah, we wish we knew!).
We will continue to keep you updated as we hear information, so please don’t forget to follow us on twitter and while you’re at it, please join in the conversation on the Just Justin Jeffre facebook group and the Still Loving 98 Degrees and more facebook group and follow the Nick fanatics page on facebook . All these folks work very hard to try to keep the fans up to date as well!!!
Here’s some articles about the Christmas “gifts”:
Drew did two reading for a new play that hopefully *fingers crossed* will premiere on Broadway in the fall, Bulldozer. Bulldozer, tells the story of Robert Moses (who Drew will portray) who shaped New York with his control of its park system, streets, bridges, and tunnels. Its written by Peter Galperin and Scott Kadin. A good friend was able to attend one of the readings and snuck us some exclusive pictures of Drew reading. For more about Bulldozer, check out their facebook page and an article from playbill about Drew’s reading.
My apologizes again for taking so long to post pictures but I hope these will be well worth it. Cincy Sings was an incredible display of the talent that lies in the companies through the Queen City. Christ Hospital took home top honors and also won fan favorite with their “98.6 Degrees” (Can I just say I LOVE their name?!?). But the real winner was Artswave, with the competition helping them to reach their fundraising goal of 12.25 million for this year. Some of the pictures are from the semi-finals that took place in March and were hosted by Q102’s Jon Jon. Enjoy!
Drew hit the stage with the Skivvies at Joe’s Pub, last night, March 26, 2017. His performance, channeled his inner Tom Cruise ala Risky Business. For the video performance, click here A big thank you for my amazing friend, Big T – who took all these great shots for use on our site!!!! Enjoy!
Here’s your chance to catch Drew in the Nation’s Capital and to enjoy the spectacular cherry blossoms in bloom. On April 8, 2017, Drew will appear alongside JoDee Messina, DJ Kool, the Washington Redskins cheerleaders, and Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields. The parade runs along Constitution Ave between 7th to 17th Streets NW and is from 10AM to noon, rain or shine. The parade itself is free but there are tickets available for a limited prime grandstand seats and can be bought here For more information on the parade, click here
Here’s your chance to see Drew strip down to his “skivvies” and perform in one of the coolest shows and its all happening in New York City!!! The event is at Joe’s Pub at 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003 on March 26m 2017 at 9:30PM. This event will likely sell out, so get your tickets now, here! The Skivvies put on a crazy, entertaining, clothes dropping, musical show. For a look back at the show that they had with Drew back in 2015, click here . Here’s hoping, taking Drew to a more liberal east coast means he’ll strip down to more than just a onesie!!!!
It’s that time again for one of the most entertaining shows in the city. If you miss this one, you’ll miss out on a lot of fun and talent (with a side of Drew!). Cincy Sings returns for the 4th annual event on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7PM at the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts. This annual event pits local companies against one another for bragging rights and an opportunity to sing the nation anthem at an upcoming Cincinnati Reds game. Proceeds of this event benefits ArtsWave – the nation’s largest campaign for the arts. For a look back at last year’s event: click here .
Tickets are on sale now, for tickets and more information: click here
Here I go getting behind again….I’m sorry. It was pretty slow after the tour ended and then there was a slew of appearances and I didn’t get a chance to update. But here’s a rundown of where you can find/see/meet Drew in the next couple of weeks:
Lachey’s Bar: Live at Lachey’s is BACKKKKKKKK!!!! Join Q102’s Jon Jon & Drew as they broadcast live most Fridays nights from 6-8PM. Sit back, drink a beer, eat a tot bowl, and listen to the bromance. Lachey’s Bar is located at 56 E. 12th Street in the heart of OTR, Cincinnati.
Rewind Con: You can join, Drew Justin, Jeff, a slew of other boy banders, 90210 stars, soap stars, and other stars from the 80s, 90s and beyond this weekend, November 11-13th in Chicago. For more information and tickets: RewindCon
PNC Festival of Lights: For the third year in a row, Drew, Lea & Lachey Arts will be on hand to light the tree at the Cincinnati Zoo’s PNC Festival of Lights member only preview. The event starts at 5PM on Friday, November 18th with Lachey’s Arts performing at 6PM. Q102’s JonJon will be on hand as well to help emcee. For more information: PNC Festival of Lights
The Magnificent Mile: Saturday, November 19th, join Drew, Blue Man Group, The Remedy, and other celebrities as they perform at the ABC 7’s Live Broadcast from Chicago’s BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The tree lighting parade starts at 5:30 PM on North Michigan Ave from Oak St to Wacker Dr. For more information: The Magnificent Mile
6abe Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade: Thanksgiving Day, November 24th from 8:30 AM to 12:30PM, you can join Drew and other celebrities on the parade route in downtown Philly. If you can’t attend live, don’t fret, this parade is broadcast live in many areas. Check your local listings for possible airing. For more information: click here
And if this isn’t enough Drew for you….you can always catch “Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas” airing on UpTV all through the holiday season! Check out air times on UpTV’s website here
Did I miss anything? If you know of any Drew appearances that I missed, tweet me @Emmieleigh and I’ll add them to the list!
A very big thank you to all the folks that I begged and beat down (not really!) to allow me to share their gorgeous pics of Drew from the My2K Tour. Please do not use any pics without permission from the owner. If you have any pics you’d like to share, please feel free to hit me up on twitter, full credit to be given.
Rosemont IL 7/30/16 Photos used with permission by V. V can be found on twitter @vcwentz :
Foxwoods, CT 8/5/16 Photos used with permission by Dory. Dory can be found on twitter @CaribbeanLovely:
Baltimore MD 8/21/2016 Photos used with permission by Dani. Dani can be found on twitter @openingmynds
Trying to keep up with all the news lately has been HARD…but here’s a roundup of reviews and interviews:
Starting off with this very cool review of the Bethlehem PA show:
REVIEW: My2K Tour with 98 Degrees at Sands Bethlehem Event Center shows ’90s music, acts, hold up well
And this very cool Cincy article including some updates on Drew:
An interview with Nick:
A Q&A with Nick Lachey about the 98 Degrees reunion, boy-band rivalries and lessons from ‘Newlyweds’
This sweet review of the Westbury show, followed by interview by the same author:
Okay, this is way sweet:
This fantastic article and review from Fuse: