It seemed a lot hotter than 98 Degrees in New York on Friday morning as the onetime boy band raised the temperature with a Today show performance that had ’em screaming like they did back in the day.
Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre worked those moves at the mike for the first time in a decade in front of a few hundred fans, with many of the women in attendance mouthing the words along with the band.
“I called you a boy band,” said Today cohost Savannah Guthrie. “I guess after 10 years, you’ve graduated to man band?”
“I think we have graduated,” saidLachey .
“Finally!” said Drew.
“Thank God!” blurted Timmons.
Drew went into a little more detail about what it was like working through the dance routines with a 10-years-older body, running down a litany of all the places he’d had pains during rehearsals.
“It used to be steak and lobster, but now it’s Metamucil and prune juice.”
The 36-year-old may have been exaggerating a bit. But he might be wise to get used to it.
“We view this opportunity as a chance to kind of test it out and see if it was still fun, and I think we’re all very happy to say we’re having a great time.” Nick said between songs. “I think you can expect more from us down the line.”
Maybe he just likes the fancy-schmancy routine? “the glamourous life of a singer, up at 4.30am trying to warm up my voice for #98degrees appearance on @todayshow,” the dad-to-be tweeted early on Friday. “psyched to perform today!!”
The band next performs in concert on Saturday at the MixTape Fest in Pennsylvania.