The Backstreets Boys announced their anticipated 20th anniversary summer tour, In A World Like This, on Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show Monday.
“Backstreet Boys are going on tour this summer,” says Nick Carter. “That’s right, baby! All five of us are back together. It’s our 20th anniversary tour. We’ve got a brand new album coming out.”
The Jersey Shore‘s DJ Pauly D and Jesse McCartney are scheduled to join Nick, Howie, A.J., Brian and Kevin on the road.
The boy band have been working hard on recording their new album, the first since Kevin rejoined the band last year.
“It doesn’t sound like The Call or it doesn’t sound like the Millennium album,” Kevin told MTV News. “But it’s fresh; it’s new. We are trying to find where we are now sonically, and we are experimenting. It’s really exciting.”
The tour kicks off in Chicago on Aug. 2nd and ends in San Francisco Sept. 8.
Listen to the Backstreet Boys Announce Their Summer Tour Below:
In A World Like This Tour Dates Below:
1. Why did no one tell the Backstreet Boys that the Harlem Shake is dead?
2. Nick Carter is pretending to be New York City’s singing cowboy, a.k.a. he’s practically naked.
Enjoy, ladies and gents.
Kelly, Michelle and Beyonce, I don’t think you can handle this? The fierce trio always sported matching outfits, and I secretly wanted to be the fourth member, even if that meant me being backup to Queen B (I totally wouldn’t care). The girls recently released a new song, with many fans rejoicing. Beyonce is set as a performer at the SuperBowl half-time show, causing lots of speculation whether the three of them will perform together then. Michelle Williams gave the disappointing news on a radio interview saying, “It is rumored.” Throwback to some of their best jams: “Say My Name,” “Bootylicious,” and “Survivor.”[beyhive1992]
Don’t tell me you never owned any of the the guy’s famous puppet dolls, replicated from their second studio album, “No Strings Attached.” If anyone else is waiting for some type of reunion to happen, let me know because I’ll actually do anything I can to make it happen. N*SYNC was actually my very first concert and Justin was my first crush (not Bieber). With Justin Timberlake now having his own musical comeback, the odds are slim that a reunion will happen anytime soon. Sigh… Throwback to some of their best jams: “Bye Bye Bye,” “Gone,” and “Tearin’ Up My Heart.” [nsyncishere]
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If you’ve ever compared the song titles on One Direction’s first album to some of the Backstreet Boys’ songs, you might notice quite a few similarities.
Serving as a guest host on TMZ, BSB’s A.J. McLean totally dissed One Direction for ripping off songs titles from the ’90s boyband.
In comparing ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ to ‘Makes You Different’ ; ‘More than This’ to ‘More than That’ and ‘I Wish’ to ‘One Wish’, AJ does have a point here.
But that being said, what do you really expect? These are pretty much generic boyband song titles and it’s not like the songs sound the same. Why can’t we all just enjoy the music?
And also, what’s with the BSB vs. ‘N SYNC rivalry? That’s so 90s!
And to be frank, I CAN name five AMAZING ‘N SYNC songs:
1. Bye Bye Bye
2. Dirty Pop
3. It’s Gonna Be Me (whoa sounds a lot like Gotta Be You to be honest….)
4. I Want You Back
5. Tearin Up My Heart
So, there you go Brian. I hope you’re applying cold water to your injuries because:
(I still love you BSB. Why can’t we all just be friends?)
Nick Carter’s a Backstreet Boys vet who’s been hanging on the walls of teenage girls for over a decade. Sure he’s just released his second solo album, but he’s also just completed Call Of Duty: Black Ops for the first time. (That’s got to rank pretty high on his achievements, if you judge by his celebration dance.)
He sat down to talk to us about the new album, what it’s like to be him, and to answer a couple of the questions our Twitter followers, (that’d be you,) demanded he answer. Honestly, we would have asked more, but he’s a very busy man.
Also the interview takes place on Nick Carter’s bed. Is that not enough to get anyone excited?
The band, made up of members Eric Secharia, 19, Colton Rudloff, 22, Anthony Ladao, 18, Thomas Augusto, 19, and Joey Diggs, 21, just wrapped up their tour with NKOTBSB, and we recently caught up with Midnight Red member Eric during some down time to chat about touring with two of the greatest boy bands of all time, as well as what fans can expect from the band’s debut album.
“If someone would have given me that situation again I couldn’t even recreate it, it was so surreal,” Eric told andPOP of going on stage for the first time in Las Vegas during the NKOTBSB tour. “All my life I’ve known this is what I wanted to do, and it’s like right at that moment, in Las Vegas, all the lights came off…all the fans were just screaming, and I was just standing there on stage and you could just feel their presence. It was so surreal the way that all happened.” And that surreal experience represents perfectly how the band came to be.
Eric, having already known Thomas previously, was in Los Angeles with Anthony when they decided to fly Thomas over to try out for the band, and later met Joey through a former manager. But it’s the story of how Colton came to join the group that proves how down to earth the members of the band truly are. “Colton we found on YouTube,” explains Eric. “We just typed in white boy who can sing, we went through it and he popped up. And that’s how midnight red came to be.”
Backstreet’s back, alright!
Only this time, critics are not grooving to the music.
The Backstreet Boys have returned with their seventh studio album entitled, This Is Us. But reviews are in, and they are not in favour of the boy (er, man?) band.
The album was released on October 6, and music critics across North America are in agreement: that sure, the Boys deliver a few catchy tunes, but that at the end of the day the album just sounds like a regurgitation of their previous hits.
“Though the Boys were one of the biggest pop acts of the ’90s, they largely hand the reins off to their producers here, who include Lady Gaga’s hit-maker RedOne, Jim Jonsin and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder,” writes August Brown of the Los Angeles Times. “Cuts like ‘Bye Bye Love’ and ‘Straight Through My Heart’ have au courant hotel-lounge decadence to them, and ‘She’s a Dream’ benefits from the light melodic touch of guest T-Pain. But when the boys extol a lady’s virtues because ‘she don’t even know I’m a celebrity,’ the lyric rings of self-fulfilling prophecy.”