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”:
98 Degrees Are Back with a New Holiday Record and Tour: ‘We’re Having More Fun Now Than We Ever Did in the Past’
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:
Admittedly, I have not been updating nearly as much as I’d like lately. Sometimes life events and work issues have to take precedence over fun…sadly. I’m sorry, I’m going to do better at keeing up, I promise. I got some pics to share but first let’s catch up on all the news, if you haven’t been paying attention and if you have, let’s reminisce, shall we?:
This first one is not tour related but very interesting:
This incredibly cute video from E News:
98 Degrees went on the Today Show and EW wrote this article:
And they performed A Capella for Billboard:
And visited New York news network, 1010 WINS:
Drew interviewed with Tulsa World news:
The guys did an interview with Huff Post:
And not to be outdone, People did an article:
Joey Fatone joined 98 Degrees to sing “Bye Bye Bye”:
Drew’s interview with the Allentown Morning Call:
What a celebration it was! Who knew there was going to be an impromptu 98 Degrees reunion last night?! It apparently was a big surprise for Drew and Nick too! The bar hit capacity at 730 and a line formed all the way down to Vine Street to take pictures with the Lachey brothers! But the party was amazing! Congrats to Drew and Nick and the entire Lachey’s Bar staff for a fantastic year!
A couple weeks ago on a Friday night at Lachey’s Bar, we asked Nick why he hadn’t had Drew on Big Morning Buzz this season and he smiled and revealed that before the end of the season, he would have something special with all of our 98 Degrees!
On Monday night, Big Morning Buzz’s Ellie Lee and fashion consultant, Jackie Miranne gave us a sneak peek into the Big Morning Buzz Booze Cruise and the private show that they got from 98 Degrees: