Decked out in a black T-shirt, Diesel jeans, studded belt and a pair of leather wristbands, Jordan Knight strutted on stage at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver on Saturday, October 20, 2012, to a crowd of adoring fans.
For almost three decades, pop singer, Jordan Knight, has been gracing stages around the world; his biggest success coming from his days with his past boy band, New Kids on the Block. These days Jordan is on tour promoting his solo career. His most recent tour just wrapped up this past week in Western Canada.
Jordan has a strong stage presence reminiscent of his past pop-star days. He still performs and acts just like when he was on stage when he was at the peak of his career, only now at a much slower pace.
It was unclear what filled the room more, the chardonnay drinking cougars that couldn’t get enough of the aging boy-band singer, or Jordan’s huge ego as he posed on stage between songs, commanding attention. Either way, it was entertaining to be a part of the frenzy with his obsessive fans.
Making full use of the stage and engaging his fans throughout the performance, he knew all the tricks to getting the crowds attention. When he walked out on stage in a tank top, it was evident he is a regular at the gym and spends a lot of time focusing on his upper body. Just by looking at his silhouette, you could easily see he was hiding a six-pack underneath his shirt. It didn’t seem to matter to the women in the crowd either because they still screamed for him to take it off. To everyone’s dismay, he did not entertain their request; instead he just smiled and winked.
The back-up dancers, who were old enough to have been Jordan’s original back-up dancers when he first started his pop career, were as predictable and as cookie-cutter as could be expected. Like Jordan, they were moving at a much slower pace as they tried to keep up with the music. They had all the classic back-up dancer moves down as their carefully choreographed performance moved to the music.
Now in his early 40’s, Jordan Knight needs to admit his boy band days are over and realize it’s time for him to evolve his career and embrace the image as a talented middle-aged pop singer.
Jordan’s voice continues to be strong and powerful. If he plays his cards right, he could easily sustain a long and successful music career, pumping out new songs to hit the music charts.