2023: The One With All The Backstreet Boys Appearances

Once again, we are here with the one-stop post for all of the Backstreet-related events, appearances, and more happening this year!

June 5th: Rock N Jock Softball – Nashville, TN

All proceeds from tickets go to Folds of Honor – get them now!

July 27th – 30th: Galaxy Con – Raleigh, NC

Nick and AJ are currently scheduled to appear all 4 days – find info for AJ here and Nick here

August 18th – 20th: Horror Hound Weekend – Indianapolis, IN

Get Info Here

September 15 – 17: 90s Con – Tampa, FL

Get Tickets Here

MeUndies, Downy and Everything The Backstreet Boys Are Doing That You Might Have Missed

Ever since the Backstreet Boys released their Christmas album in October, they have been going NON. STOP.

In the past few weeks, numerous amounts of content has been dropped, from a MeUndies campaign featuring the Boys in Christmas pajamas and recreating their famous Rolling Stones cover shoot to an unexpected appearance in a Downy ad to taking us behind the scenes of the filming of the Backstreet Christmas album. There’s a lot of ground to cover and we’ve been keeping it all up-to-date on our social media pages, but if you feel like you’ve missed something, catch up here!

MeUndies x Backstreet Boys

This might be our most favorite collaboration yet! Not only did the MeUndies x Backstreet Boys pairing take us back to the early 2000s when the Boys dropped trou for their iconic Rolling Stones cover by recreating it for an updated photo, but they gave us an opportunity to claim some cute holiday jammies and undies while delivering big time on the content we love most (you know, when the Backstreet Boys are having a fun time)!

Here’s everything you might have missed:

The Downy Commercial

In another surprise appearance, the Backstreet Boys are the stars of the latest commercial for Downy Rinse & Refresh, appearing as a singing poster in their iconic white outfits – stain free! Watch the commercial spot below and the TikTok ad here.

The Behind The Scenes

Just as everyone wished after seeing the Boys’ “Last Christmas” music video, they’re dropping videos on their YouTube channel this week, letting fans go behind the scenes of the recording of their Christmas album. Find the episodes that have been released so far below! (Another episode drops Saturday)

Odds And Ends

  • AJ and Brian will be doing a Q&A live on Amazon stream here on Friday, 11/25 at 3:20p EST / 2:20p CST / 12:20p PST
  • The Boys will be doing promo and album release parties in the first two(ish) weeks of December in New York and LA, with one TV appearance in Canada. Please refer to our Appearances page for up-to-date info. Some of these events are not open to the public, some of them are ones that you have to win to attend — follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the most up-to-the-minute updates.

Here is the most current calendar for December:

5 Things The Backstreet Boys Are Doing In December 2022 That You Need To Know About

Fresh off their US and European legs of the DNA World Tour, the Backstreet Boys are diving right into the Christmas season with events and promo for their freshly released Christmas album, ‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’.

While there are a few things that have been hinted at that we have no details about at this time (an album release party, presumably in Beverly Hills between November 30th and December 3rd, for example), there are plenty of things that we do know… and are keeping a track of in a calendar that we will continue to update and post on our social media channels.

But for now… here are the things you need to know about!

1. The JCPenney live Holiday spectacular

According to a JCP press release, the Backstreet Boys will be hosting the Facebook Live stream on December 1st, where they will seemingly be doing a number of things, including sing alongs and, most importantly, premiering their music video for “Christmas in New York”. This will serve as the second single and music video from their recently released ‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’ album. If you haven’t seen the music video for “Last Christmas”, check it out here.

2. An Upcoming appearance on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show

We don’t know the air date for this episode featuring the Backstreet Boys, but what we DO know, is that 1iota had openings for the audience – both in person and virtual – for a filming featuring our fave five on December 2nd. While the openings have since closed, we will be keeping an eye out for air date and keeping you informed via our Appearances page.

3. Enter To Win a trip to the album release party

There are numerous contests and giveaways to enter right now for Jingle Balls, Meet and Greets, etc., but the biggest one right now is a “once in a life time” experience to win airline tickets for two people to Los Angeles or Burbank airport, three nights hotel stay (November 30 – December 3), two tickets for winner & guest to the official release party on December 1st, photo-op with the Backstreet Boys, and an autographed “A Very Backstreet Christmas” CD for both the winner and their guest. You only have until the evening of Sunday, 11/6 to place your bid, with the proceeds from the auction going to Point Hope.

4. A Very Backstreet Holiday ABC Special

Perhaps the most exciting upcoming “event” for the Backstreet Boys is an ABC primetime holiday special! ‘A Very Backstreet Holiday’ will premiere on December 14th at 8pm EST (and re-air on December 20th). While there are few details about the special right now, we do know that it will feature all five Boys singing songs from their new album as well as the classics, with “surprises” along the way. We will be live tweeting during the premiere, of course!

5. Jingle Balls

As they have in the past, the Backstreet Boys will wrap the year up by performing at several major Jingle Ball concerts. You can catch them in Detroit, NYC, Boston, Tampa, and / or Miami through the month of December. Check our appearances post for details!

Everything You Need To Know During ‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’ Release Week


After watching the Backstreet Boys record their Christmas album last Summer and anticipating the release last holiday season, only to reach an ultimate postponement, we’ve finally reached the week where we finally get our greedy little fingers and thirsty little ears on ‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’!

As we have with every big event, we want to gather everything in one place so you don’t miss a thing and have an easy reference point for all things Backstreet this week.


A Very Backstreet Christmas will be available everywhere music is sold, streamed, etc. on Friday, October 14th! (Psst… we hear there are copies of the CDs available at the merch stand on tour NOW!)

While you can get it everywhere, here are a few places you can get special editions:


The Backstreet Boys Talk Recording, Touring, And The Christmas Album (QVC)

All About The New Backstreet Boys Christmas Album (QVC)

Which Backstreet Boy Is The Best Gift Giver and More! (ET Canada)

One-on-One With The Backstreet Boys (ET Canada)

Nick + Howie Talk Christmas Album on IG Live

The Backstreet Boys Shoot Christmas Video With Dogs From Nashville Humane

Nick + Brian Talk to Christmas Album, The Band, and 30 Years Together (The Project)

Kevin + Brian Guess The Christmas Song (Entertainment Weekly)


‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’ Album Review (YoursTru.ly)

RetroPop Review


While the Backstreet Boys aren’t doing a Christmas residency, they are doing a series of Jingle Ball shows! While we keep all appearances posted here, we will be adding the Christmas specific appearances here as well.

Detroit Jingle Ball

New York Jingle Ball (This concert will be live streamed on cwtv.com / The CW App and will air on The CW on December 17th at 8pm EST)

Boston Jingle Ball

Tampa Jingle Ball

Miami Jingle Ball


Escape to LA To Meet The Backstreet Boys! (An iHeartRadio Contest)

The Official BSB Holiday Store on AMAZON

The Basics: What You Need To Know About The Backstreet Boys’ DNA World Tour European Leg

EUROPE… It’s your turn to enjoy the return of the DNA World Tour! Instead of updating the tour post we’ve been updating all Summer, we’re starting fresh(ish) with this post so you don’t have to dig through everything else. If you’re interested in reading info from the US this past Summer, click here.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know we did a few posts giving a rundown of the ins and outs of the tour including one with spoilers (setlist, media, etc.), one full of reviews from fans, and one about the magic of the DNA Circle.

This will be a post full of things (the basics) that you NEED TO KNOW from updates to events to venue policies and more. We will update the other post with spoilers, for those of you who are into that.

Find a post here for a rundown of all events the Backstreet Boys are doing on tour and in between tour dates!

++ The Dates ++

  • NEW UK/EU DATES (5/10/22): These dates were announced in addition to the above.

October 8, 2022 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
November 8, 2022 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena
November 10, 2022 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis

++ VIP Experiences +

  • VIP Meet and Greet Upgrades are on sale here!
  • There is one level of VIP Upgrade available for purchase. The cost is $650 USD (+tax and fees)
  • The DNA World Tour 2022 VIP Upgrade includes:
    • One Meet and Greet With The Backstreet Boys
    • One Photo Opportunity With The Backstreet Boys
    • Priority Entry Into The Venue
    • One Commemorative Meet and Greet Laminate
    • A set of prints specially curated and captured by BSB photographer, Justin Segura from the BSB: DNA EU/UK leg
  • You can ONLY purchase VIP Meet and Greet from the Backstreet Boys official website – anywhere else advertising M&G is a scam
  • VIP takes place a few hours prior to the concert. You will get more information about when and where 24-48 hours before the event, but plan to be there at least 3-4 hours prior to the show. If you do not get the email, you can find the check in time here
  • EVERY PERSON who enters VIP must have a VIP Meet and Greet purchased. A concert ticket does not allow someone entrance, even if they are not participating in the photo op. If the person attending the concert with you does not want to attend VIP, the best option is for them to meet you inside the venue once doors open for the show.
  • FYI: There is no VIP lounge included in Meet & Greet for this leg.
  • You will get an email with the link to your photos after your event, but you can find them here.
  • If you need the VIP you purchased to be in someone else’s name, there is a link to change the name in the initial email confirmation you receive.
  • You can find more info and help regarding VIP and more here.
  • Currently (July 2022), due to COVID precautions, hugging / extended touching during M&G ranges from very limited to not at all.
  • Please check back for more VIP info about the South American / AUS dates at a later date!
  • The Anywhere For You Tour Bus Experience is a new experience offered at limited shows.
  • The Experience includes:
    • Concert ticket in each stop noted in the package
    • VIP Meet & Greet in each stop noted in the package
    • Bunk in the ‘Anywhere For You’ Tour Bus
    • Ride in the tour bus between the stops noted in the package
    • Boutique Merchandise Experience
    • Access to the Fan Green Room before and after the show (until bus call)
    • 1 hotel room (night between stops)*
    • VIP area at the Official After Party
  • Get the details and pricing here

++ The Show ++

We are assuming that these details will remain the same!

– The show is 32 songs — more can be found here about the details that we do know!

– The show runs 1 hour and 50 minutes from the time the Boys hit the stage.

– You can exit the DNA Circle throughout the show. The entrance / exit is built into the stage.

– There is plenty of space inside the DNA Circle and interactions are similar to that, if not better than, in the pit of IAWLT tour and Vegas.

– All dates and tickets for the tour can be found here.

++ Other FAQ ++

Is the stage the same everywhere?

No. The stage varies based on venue. Some cities have changed the stage layout since tickets went on sale. Please check Ticketmaster for updates.

Will there be more after parties and solo events?

Yes! We are updating our appearances post as they are announced, but follow us on social media for the quickest updates.

++ Venue Policies ++

So many event venues have changed bag policies and implemented COVID policies as they return to business after the pandemic. We know what a pain it can be to be in a panic, trying to track down these policies when you’re just trying to get your life and wardrobe together enough to make it to the concert… so, we’ll be linking those policies here! We will be adding them as dates get closer, so if you don’t see yours, check back (if you want).

** Please note that most venues are now CASHLESS, meaning you need a credit or debit card to make purchases **


REVEALED: AJ McLean Performs as Poppy Love on ‘Rupaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race’

It’s no secret that AJ McLean has a deep affinity for performing, for all human beings, and for doing things outside the “norm”. For years, he’s been very open about loving what he loves and being comfortable “gender-bending” to encourage other people to do the same. From keeping his nails freshly manicured (and starting his own polish / beauty line) to being photographed in a skirt and heels, AJ inspires us every day to live authentically and be who we want to be.

When Season 2 of ‘Rupaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race’ was previewed, Backstreet fans instantly had their interested piqued upon hearing the voice of drag contestant, Poppy Love. We never had any doubt that AJ would succeed at being a decent drag queen, but we had no idea that it would be one of our most favorite things he’s ever done! In fact, he won the #1 spot on the very first episode – we’re not being biased. If he were to take this show on the road, we would be first in line to cheer on Ms. Love.

You can watch a few of the past performances below and find entire episodes streaming on Hulu. Tune in to watch the final two episodes on Friday nights on VH1 (check your local listings).

58 Photos You Might Have Forgotten From The OG Nick Carter Website

The year was 2009. Twitter was new and Nick Carter was tired of MySpace.

And that’s how nickcarter.net and the Nick Carter Fan Club was born!

It turned into the best place for Nick Carter fans to be and has continued to evolve for the past 13 years – through solo projects, Backstreet projects, and down time – with some fans who have been FC members from day one!

Before live streams, there were fan club chats and before Instagram, there was Nick uploading photos to his site, complete with captions, building a memory book for all of us. We thought we’d share a few golden ones below.

Sometimes he even showed off his photography skills – check out that double rainbow!

We’re writing this post because as of Saturday (August 27th), the OG Nick Carter site will be changing and the photos and videos will be gone. This includes VIP photos from over the years! If you have photos you want to save, you need to do so by tomorrow (August 26th).

While everyone is saving their meet and greet memories, we wanted to take the time to acknowledge the photos and videos Nick posted in the early days (up until 2020, in fact).

While these photos may be going away and things might be changing, we are so excited for the launch of new nickcarter.net and even more excited for the return of the fan club after a brief hiatus! The site and FC will be launching on the 29th — make sure you join to keep up with the latest.

For now, here are some of our favorite memories in photographs!

5 Recent Things You Might Have Missed From The Backstreet Boys

With the DNA Tour in FULL swing and the release of the Backstreet Boys’ first Christmas album on the horizon, there are many, many things happening on the Backstreet! It might be hard to keep up, but we’re here to hit you (faster than a shark attack) with all the highlights. Let’s go!

1. The Backstreet Boys participated in Dave and Jimmy’s Softball Classic for a good cause.

In case you missed it, the Backstreet Boys took part in WNCI’s Dave and Jimmy’s Softball Classic at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio a few weeks ago. With Kevin, Howie and Brian (who won MVP) on one team and Nick and AJ on another (along with other pop stars and local celebrities / athletes), the game was not only a good time for all involved, but raised $50,000 for On Our Sleeves, a mental health movement for children created by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Additionally, the Backstreet Boys matched the donation to raise a total of $100,000 for the cause!

See more moments from the game in our IG highlight here!

2. Ava Dean Beauty dropped a new Backstreet collection!

Ava Dean Beauty, the nail polish and beauty care line started by AJ McLean and Josh Naranjo, started with a collection named after AJ’s immediate family and has quickly expanded to include many others, including colors named after Nick’s children, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

After many requests for polishes inspired by the AJ’s Backstreet brothers, a Backstreet Boys collection appeared at merch stands mid-tour and is now available online. The set of 5 features creme polishes selected by each Boy, comes in a special edition box with a message from Kevin, Brian, Nick, AJ and Howie, and will not be sold individually.

3. AJ McLean released his new single, “Smoke”.

Just because the Backstreet Boys are on tour together does not mean that the Boys aren’t still working on solo ventures. Recently, AJ released a new single entitled “Smoke”, which should come with a warning for how quickly it will become stuck in your head! He also released a sexy music video to go along with single, all leading up to his latest solo album, currently titled Sex and Bodies, due out in late October. Read more about what to expect from the project here!

4. Nick Carter added some solo events.

If you’re going to the DNA concerts in Spokane and Portland and would like to spend the afternoon before the show with Nick Carter, you’re in luck… because the feeling is mutual!

‘Afternoons With Nick Carter’ is an event that will include a lunch, an acoustic performance and a meet and greet with the man himself! You can get all of the details here and stay tuned for more event announcements here!

5. Kevin Richardson dropped some new details about the Christmas album!

While the DNA tour is scheduled throughout most of the rest of the year, there is also the Backstreet Boys’ Christmas album, A Very Backstreet Christmas, to look forward to! While the majority of the setlist is made up of covers of Christmas classics, there are three original songs and Kevin Richardson gave us our first “glimpse” into what those songs entail on Billboard’s ‘The Pop Shop’ Podcast – listen here!

4 Things You Need To Know About The Backstreet Boys’ Upcoming Christmas Album

Five wise men once sung “It’s Christmastime again…” and this year – it has come early!

The Backstreet Boys really ran with the “Christmas in July” phrase this year and FINALLY announced a release date for their highly anticipated first ever holiday album (October 14th). While we updated this post through their holiday recording process in 2021, this post will have everything you need to know RIGHT NOW!

1. “A Very Backstreet Christmas” is available for preorder now.

Whether you prefer digital streaming, CDs, or vinyl, the Backstreet Boys have made their album available across multiple platforms for whatever your preference may be (or you know, all of them). You can find all of the options here. Please note that the Target exclusive includes two additional tracks – “It’s Christmas Time Again” (yes, that one) and “Feliz Navidad”.

International fans – as soon as we have more options for you, we will post about them!

2. The album includes four original songs!

While the song is primarily made up of the Boys’ takes on some classics, there are also 4 original songs that complete the 13 song tracklist. The entire tracklist for the standard album is as follows:

White Christmas
The Christmas Song
Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Last Christmas
O Holy Night
This Christmas
Same Old Lang Syne
Silent Night
I’ll be Home for Christmas
Christmas in New York
Happy Days

3. The Boys themselves are very excited about it!

Nick Carter told ABC Audio earlier this year that he believes people will be “absolutely shocked” by how well the album turned out, with Howie D. revealing that they had over 50 songs recorded to choose from and their recording of WHAM!’s “Last Christmas” is a strong contender to be the leading single from the album. With that many songs recorded, maybe a second Christmas album won’t be far behind?!

4. There’s no news of any Christmas performances… yet.

The next question on everyone’s mind is whether or not the Backstreet Boys will be doing a few shows in Vegas to back their latest holiday release, as that was the plan at the end of last year, before cancelling due to a number of factors. With the Boys on tour for the majority of the rest of the year, we’re unclear if anything will happen, but we have our fingers crossed.

While nothing has been announced yet, you can bet that as soon as we know ANYTHING… you’ll find it here.

5 Moments You Might Have Missed From The Backstreet Boys ‘DNA World Tour’ So Far (June-July 2022)

1. For the first time ever, the majority of the Backstreet Kids were onstage with their dads!

While baby Pearl stayed at home in Las Vegas and Baylee was home in Georgia after spending the last leg of the DNA tour opening for the Boys, the other eight children joined their dads onstage for the first time EVER for the sold out show at the Hollywood Bowl. Appropriately, it was during the performance of “No Place”, a song that reflects the importance of family with the music video doing the same.

(Also, while in LA, Live Nation France went backstage with the Boys – watch the Q&A here!)

2. The Christmas Album (Finally) Became Available For Preorder!

Unexpectedly, prior to the concert in Rogers, Arkansas, a promo video began playing with a preorder QR code for the Backstreet Boys loooooooooooooooooooooooong awaited Christmas album and a snippet of the Boys singing a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. While an official announcement has yet to come from the official BSB channels online, you can preorder physical copies of the album here (if you are in North America).

If you are not in North America, have no fear! We’re very sure that you’ll be able to order ASAP.

3. A Backstreet Boys + Westlife Collab Performance Broke Records in China!

The Backstreet Boys teamed up with social messaging app WeChat to give people in China a special free live stream of their DNA show… and they brought in Westlife as a special surprise collab! Westlife had previously streamed their show on the same app, being the first group to do so.

As it turns out, the streamed performance broke records with 44.2 million viewers tuning in to watch! You can watch a replay for the stream here, thanks to BSBChina!

4. Events and Contests Are In Full Force!

Per usual during tour, the Boys also have a few solo events, after parties, etc. in between dates or after shows. So far, there has been an after party in Toronto, an after party featuring Brian, Baylee, and AJ in Atlanta, a few upcoming ATCK with AJ… and who knows what might be next! Keep up with our continually updated post here.

Also, psst! Have you heard about the incredible trip and concert giveaway for two for fan club members to the BSB show in Nashville? Enter here!

5. Drake AND Annie Murphy were both at the Toronto show!

There have been a few celebrities in the audience this leg, but perhaps none so far have been as “larger than life” as Toronto’s very own Champagne Papi, DRAKE! Not only did he show up to the Backstreet Boys’ second sold out Toronto show (reportedly after running into Kevin at dinner nights prior) but he came onstage to perform “I Want It That Way” – making the Backstreet Boys a trending topic for the next 24 hours!

In addition to the epic Drake appearance, Alexis Rose herself, Annie Murphy, was also in attendance and fortunately for us, AJ grabbed her to reenact her most famous line.

Now you’re all caught up on the hottest things happening on tour so far!

Keep up with us on socials for what’s happening on the Backstreet the very minute it happens!