Backstreet Boys announce brand new album and 24 city North American tour

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Backstreet Boys announced today that they will release a brand new album and embark on a 24 city North American tour with all five original members – Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Litrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson. This is the band’s first tour with all five original members in a decade.

The In A World Like This album is set for release on July 30 and the tour will kick off on August 2 in Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island and will arrive in Toronto on August 7.

“All five of us are thrilled to be back together and have the opportunity to play for the greatest fans in the world,” said Nick Carter. Backstreet Boys will be joined by special guests Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D. Backstreet Boys will premiere an exclusive look at their tour rehearsal on LiveNation.com today, May 15th at 12pm PST/3pm EST

Tickets for the Live Nation produced In A World Like This Tour go on sale beginning this Friday, May 17th at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Fan club members can purchase tickets today – Wednesday, May 15th – at www.backstreetboys.com.

Fans can visit http://bit.ly/BSB_RSVP to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available on Thursday, May 16th. Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, May 16th. Mobile users can text “LNAPP” to 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app. (Available for iOS and Android.)

The In A World Like This album is set for release on July 30. From the first note to the last, In A World Like This impressively showcases the group’s preeminent pop mastery with a collection of indelible tracks that surely rank among their biggest and best hits.

Fans were treated to a performance of new song “Permanent Stain” today on Good Morning America where the boys announced their new album and world-tour. To show their appreciation to their fans, Backstreet Boys will be giving away a free download of “Permanent Stain” with the purchase of tickets to their upcoming tour.

Rolling Stone caught up with the guys about the new album and tour and said:

In A World Like This is an album that sees the guys revisiting the groundbreaking dance-pop sound that first made them international superstars. Songs like the Max Martin penned first single, In A World Like This, are classic BSB, bursting with big hooks, unforgettable melodies, and high-energy rhythms that both highlights the group’s classic sound and vision while also placing it squarely in the here and now.

The first single “In A World Like This” will be available everywhere starting on June 25th. Stay tuned for more news and activities surrounding the single release!

“We always want to top our previous albums. That’s always our objective,” says Carter. “All five of us were determined to create an album where every song could be a single.”

Backstreet Boys did just that. In A World Like This captures unified voices making the most vital music imaginable, and five talented artists creating influential, unforgettable pop.

“Our goal is always to push ourselves as much as possible,” adds McLean. “We want Backstreet Boys to keep setting the template and raising the bar.”

In A World Like This was recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers / fans Martin Terefe, Max Martin, Morgan Reid & Prophet, Dan Muckula and Justin Trugman.

One of the most successful groups in music history, with countless #1s, record-setting tours, and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, Backstreet Boys are also among pop’s most influential.

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Tour Dates:

Date Venue City On Sale
August 2 Charter One Pavilion Chicago, IL May 17
August 3 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO May 18
August 4 Toledo Zoo Amphitheater Toledo, OH May 17
August 6 Bell Centre Montreal, QB May 25
August 7 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ON May 17
August 8 DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, MI May 18
August 9 PNC Pavilion Cincinnati, OH May 17
August 10 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH May 17*
August 12 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA May 17
August 13 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY May 17
August 15 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ May 17
August 16 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ May 17
August 17 Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA May 17
August 20 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC May 17
August 21 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC May 17
August 22 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA June 2
August 23 Live Nation Amphitheatre Tampa, FL May 17
August 25 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL May 17
August 30 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Dallas, TX May 17+
August 31 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX May 18+
September 5 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ June 1
September 6 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA May 17
September 7 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, NV May 17
September 8 Sleep Train Amphitheatre San Francisco, CA May 17*

* DJ Pauly D not appearing on this date
+Jesse McCartney not appearing on these dates