Update 2/10/2020: Backstreet's back, again! The boys have extended their DNA World Tour with a second North American leg set to kick off this summer!
The 45-date, three-month trek gets underway July 10 in Wantagh, NY and will see the group hit the stage in cities including Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Dallas before wrapping things up with a final performance in Los Angeles, CA on October 9.
“We give our fans 100%, night after night, putting on the best Backstreet Boys show we can. We play our hits, we dance our asses off and we do it because we love our fans,” member AJ McLean shared. “We have the best fans in the world. They come out to party and they sing at the top of their lungs and we feed off that energy. We can’t wait to take this show on the road again this summer.”
Check out a full list of dates and stops below!
Original Article: Backstreet’s back, alright! The boys have announced they’re gearing up to hit the road for a massive 70-date world tour, set to kick off next year!
The 43-date North American leg of the “DNA World Tour” gets underway July 12 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Stops will include Everett, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Orlando, Dallas, and St. Louis. A final performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ will wrap things up on September 15.
The Backstreet Boys took to social media to break the big news, also officially announcing their tenth studio album DNA and releasing the single “Chances” with an accompanying music video. “Chances” was written by OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder and singing sensation Shawn Mendes.
“The journey is ongoing with us and there is so much left to do,” member Brian Littrell shared in a statement. “We’re living the next chapter that hasn’t been told yet, and that's exciting.”
Bandmate Howie D added, "when this group started 26 years ago - and through all the highs and lows of our career - we've had to learn it wasn't about us as individuals but about what's best for the group."
DNA is due for release on January 25.
Where are the Backstreet Boys playing near me?
July 10 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 18 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 21 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 23 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park
July 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 27 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
July 28 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
Aug. 1 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 2 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Aug. 7 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Aug. 8 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Aug. 11 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
Aug. 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
Aug. 22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 23 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
Sept. 11 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 12 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Sept. 15 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
Sept. 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Sept. 18 – Toronto, ONT @ Budweiser Stage
Sept. 21 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
Sept. 22 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 25 – Jacksonville, FL @ VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Sept. 26 – West Palm Beach. FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct. 2 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Oct. 7 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Who Are The Backstreet Boys?
At the height of the ‘90s teen-pop explosion, the Backstreet Boys reigned supreme alongside friendly rivals *NSYNC ahead of the boy-band pack. With their hybrid blend of hip-hop, R&B balladry, and dance pop, the Boys found initial success in Canada and overseas. It wouldn’t be until the release of their mainstream pop made it big on the radio and MTV that they would find success in their US homeland.
1997 saw the release of their second international album Backstreets Back, spawning massive hit singles like “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” and “Everybody (Backstreets Back).” The two tracks became platinum-selling hits, reaching the Top Four of the US singles chart. The Backstreet Boys achieved worldwide superstardom with the release of Millennium (which housed the hit single “I Want It That Way”) in 1999 and remained at the top of the charts the following year with the release of Black & Blue before entering a two-year hiatus. They returned in 2005 with Never Gone, going on to release four more albums over the course of the next few years.
The Backstreet Boys are the best-selling boy band of all time, and one of the best-selling music artists in the world having sold over 100 million records across the globe. They are the only boy band to have their first nine albums reach the top ten on the Billboard 200, and one of only a handful of boy bands that have enjoyed continued, chart-topping success long after their peak (their 2013 album In a World Like This debuted in the top five, two decades after their formation). The group consists of original members AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Litrell. In 2013, they received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.