98 Degrees to Release New Album

11:21 AM PST 02/20/2013 by THR Staff

The group's first studio recording in more than 10 years will arrive on May 7.

Just what the world has been waiting for: 98 Degrees, the recently reunited boy band fronted by Nick Lachey, is releasing its first new album in more than a decade.

The record, titled 2.0, drops May 7 via Entertainment One's music label weeks before the group launches "The Package Tour" with co-boy banders NKOTB (aka New Kids on the Block) and Boyz II Men. The nostalgia-fueled jaunt starts May 28 in Uncasville, Conn., and winds through 46 other cities including Boston, Houston, and Anaheim, Calif., before wrapping up in Indianapolis on Aug. 4.

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"We are really excited to bring our fans new music and get out on the road," Lachey said Wednesday in a statement. "This is a long time coming."

98 Degrees -- comprised of Lachey, his brother Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons - marked their first TV appearance in 10 years on the Today show's "Summer Concert Series" in August.

The Grammy-nominated quartet soared to radio success after their breakthrough album, 98 Degrees and Rising, went quadruple-platinum in 1998. They later released the follow-up Revelation, a Christmas album and a compilation album called The Collection before going on hiatus in 2002.

 

 

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