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We’re back with another year of scheduled appearances for the Backstreet Boys!
We are cautiously optimistic that these events will move forward as scheduled, but if the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that things can and do change at the drop of the hat. Please stay tuned to this page as we will keep it updated throughout the year as we know things.
June – November – DNA World Tour
Find dates and tickets for the tour here
Multiple Dates – DNA World Tour After Parties
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:
The Christmas Song
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
O Holy Night
Same Old Lang Syne
I’ll be Home for Christmas
Christmas in New York
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.
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!
We are days away from the beginning of the 2022 DNA World Tour run! It is a moment that we weren’t sure we would ever see, but we are so over the moon, unbelievably thrilled to be here and we hope that we can all appreciate and carry that perspective throughout the entire length of this
never ending tour. In saying that, here’s a few things to maybe keep in mind.
1. The Past Two Years Have Been Tough For ALL of Us.
When the DNA Tour began in 2019, we could have never imagined what the next few years would bring. There has been SO MUCH that has changed for SO many people and there likely isn’t one person attending these concerts who are unaffected by the pandemic in some way, shape, or form. For this reason, having a little more patience, being a little bit kinder, and having a LOT more fun are imperative!
2. Meet and Greets Might Look A Little Different.
In case you missed it, VIP Meet and Greet upgrades are on sale NOW for North American tour dates. However, they are a bit different than you might remember. The VIP experience will no longer include a lounge or soundcheck on this leg, but it does include the most important part – the opportunity to meet your fave five and a photo (so start planning poses now)! Restrictions due to COVID protocol are not currently listed, but if they are any, you will be made aware closer to your event date.
3. Remember When We Thought We’d Never Get Back To This!
The majority of us going to these shows have been holding onto these tickets since 2020 and have survived two postponements. Can you even believe it’s finally here?! If you cry when the lights go down and the first notes start playing, we won’t blame you at all (because we’re right there with you)!
4. Everyone Is Still Adjusting.
Again, have patience. While we’ve been waiting for these shows and are likely out of practice standing, screaming, running to the restroom during our least favorite songs in record time, etc., the folks working at these venues and on tour are also experiencing the same newness of old habits that we are. They’re also experiencing things with new protocols, less coworkers, and more. Does anyone really know what they’re doing right now? Not likely 100%, so relax and go with the flow.
5. We’re Two Years Older.
We were already feeling the effects of being older and standing in the DNA Circle prior to the pandemic and now we’re even older! As the wise Kevin Richardson kept reminding us on the 2018 BSB Cruise, “hydrate and pace yourselves”. Oh, and think twice about your shoes.
6. Know Before You Go!
It’s more important than ever to check policies before you go! Many venues have made the transition to a clear bag policy while others have implemented a vaccination or negative COVID test policy. We highly recommend keeping a photo of your COVID vax card (if you have one) on your phone. If you have an iPhone, scanning it into your Notes as a document is best for easy access.
7. Keep An Eye Out For More!
As with every other tour, there is usually always more going on and we will keep you up to date on every bit of it! Stay tuned.
It seems like just last year, we were gathered in Times Square, in record stores and around our televisions, helping the Backstreet Boys break records with their Millennium album in 1999.
It seems like yesterday that we were headed to LA or watching a live stream of the Backstreet Boys receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, celebrating 20 years together.
Not only have we celebrated album releases, new music, world tours, cruises, awards, a documentary, a Vegas residency and more, we’ve celebrated 29 years of life with the Backstreet Boys in it.
The Backstreet Boys, as a group, have not only transcended the test of time, they have moved and pivoted through an ever changing world that isn’t built for easy success. When the Boys began, the internet was nothing and digital cameras weren’t a thing. You had to purchase concert tickets in person and you had mail something in to join the fan club (which was run by family).
When the Backstreet Boys began, they had to build themselves from the ground up. They had to believe in themselves and their talent so that we would believe in them and their talent.
29 years and millions of fans around the world later, we believe in their ability to be the best in anything they want to be successful in. We could not be more proud to be fans, to show up for them and support them in whatever way possible.
In the nearly three decades since Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick have become a family of sorts, they have become a constant in an an uncertain future. They’ve produced a source of comfort, joy, a safe place, and / or an escape for so many. In coming together, they’ve brought so many of us together. They’ve given us unconventional families made of friends near and far when we’ve needed them most.
Beyond music that will live on for years to come, the Backstreet Boys’ existence as a group has inadvertently and unexpectedly changed lives. Those relationships, those happenstances, those beautiful moments and opportunities that changed the course of many fans’ lives in ways big and small will ultimately have a larger effect on so many futures. How incredible is that?
29 years is a long time and not enough time, simultaneously.
We have been so lucky to be a part of these 29… because for however long the Backstreet Boys celebrate years together, we’ll have all been changed in some way because of them. That’s forever.
Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick – we love you. We’re so excited to celebrate all of these years with you and hopefully many more. Enjoy your last year in your 20s… because, as you know, it only gets better in your 30s.
Thank you… for everything. Always.
XOXO – The Fans
This week, the Backstreet Boys will perform for the first time in two years. While they are taking the stage in Vegas for the next two weekends, they are also kicking off the return of the DNA Tour… that they announced new cities and dates for this week.
Understandably, we have all been lost in a flurry of real life, presales, planning, heading to Vegas, etc. while trying to soak up the press that the Boys have done this week.
In case you’ve forgotten, THIS IS WHERE WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK!
We’re compiling all of the media you might have missed and putting it in this post. As tour continues, we will put most of the media specifically in the 2022 DNA Tour Basics post here.
The Kelly Clarkson Show
You can find the full episode (4/6/22) on Peacock streaming network!
BBC ‘The One Show’
The whole episode is only available in the UK here.
Entertainment Tonight – Watch Here!
Check Back For More!
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since the DNA Tour was postponed in 2020…
THE BACKSTREET BOYS ‘DNA WORLD TOUR’ IS BACK, BABY!
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 just like this, one with spoilers (setlist, media, etc.), one full of reviews from fans, and one about the magic of the DNA Circle. While we went to update our previous post, it seemed best to start fresh because, as we suspected, much has changed!
This will be a post full of things (the basics) that you NEED TO KNOW from presale to updates from actual tour. Once tour begins, we will update the other post with spoilers, for those of you who are into that.
Find a post here for all events the Backstreet Boys are doing in between tour dates!
++ The Dates ++
- Newest dates (listed below) and the European dates are on sale now, as well as all other dates from the postponed DNA tour!
June 5, 2022 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
June 13, 2022 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
July 8 , 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
July 21, 2022 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
July 24, 2022 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 26, 2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 22, 2022 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
August 26, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
August 27, 2022 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
August 29, 2022 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
September 1, 2022 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
September 8, 2022 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
September 9, 2022 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
- 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
- NEW BRAZIL DATES (5/23/22): These dates go on FC Presale on 5/24 at 10am BRT and to general public at 10am on Friday, 5/27.
January 25, 2023 – Curitiba, Brazil – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
January 28, 2023 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
January 29, 2023 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Esplanada do Mineirao
++ Fan Club Presale Details ++
(While FC presale is over, we’re keeping this here for future reference)
- If you don’t already know, the Backstreet Boys Fan Club relaunched with a new look a few weeks ago. If you haven’t already joined, you will need to join to take part in this presale.
- Codes were direct messaged to all fan club members today in the Messaging section of the FC. The message will be in the “chat bubbles” at the top right of the screen (if you’re on the computer) or bottom right (if you’re on a mobile device). If you did not receive a code, feel free to shoot a moderator your email address once you are signed into the FC.
- Once you have a code, all you have to do is go to Ticketmaster (or your ticketing platform – go to backstreetboys.com/events to verify) and you will be prompted to enter the code to unlock presale tickets.
- There will be a FC presale option and an FC BUNDLE Presale option. Please be aware that the BUNDLE option will come with a FC membership. If you are already a member, you DO NOT WANT THIS.
- If you have any other questions, feel free to tweet / message us or ask a moderator on the fan club.
++ VIP Meet and Greet ++
- VIP Meet and Greet Upgrades for North American dates have been announced!
- There is one level of VIP Upgrade available for purchase. The cost is $500 (+tax and fees)
- The DNA World Tour 2022 VIP Upgrade includes:
One Meet & Greet
One Individual Photo Opportunity With BSB
Priority Entry Into The Venue
One, Commemorative Meet & Greet Laminate
One Exclusive Backstreet Boys Tour Poster
One VIP Merchandise Package
- 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.
- 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 recieve.
- 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 is very limited to not at all.
- Please check back for more VIP info about the Euro dates at a later date!
++ 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.
– 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 places outside of North America get VIP Meet and Greet opportunities?
Details and upgrades for places outside of North America will be decided and released closer to the dates, should it be an option.
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 **
9/5: Bristow, VA | Policies
9/6: Lexington, KY | Policies
9/8: Nashville, TN | Policies
9/9: Memphis, TN | Policies
9/11: Sioux Falls, SD | Policies
9/13: Wichita, KS | Policies
9/14: Oklahoma City, OK | Policies
At the time of posting this, we are only ONE WEEK AWAY from the Backstreet Boys’ long-awaited return the stage since the beginning of 2020, when their DNA tour was abruptly disrupted by the pandemic… and to say that we are excited is an understatement.
As usual, we want to keep everything you need to know in one place. So, here we go…
The dates for the BSB DNA Kick Off event in Vegas are:
Get tickets here.
The shows will take place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The is across the street from Planet Hollywood, where the Boys’ previous residency took place.
The VIP Meet and Greet Upgrades
Since this is the first time that the Backstreet Boys will be doing meet and greets since prior to the pandemic, things look a little different as they figure out what works and what doesn’t.
– Here is what’s included:
- One Meet & Greet With The Backstreet Boys
- One Individual Photo Opportunity With The Backstreet Boys
- One Exclusive Backstreet Boys Tour Poster
- One 8×10 Print of the Backstreet Boys
- First Entry Into The Venue
- Crowd Free Merchandise Shopping
– The price of the above upgrade is $650 (+tax) and must be purchased in addition to concert tickets
– All COVID protocols required will be communicated with VIP goers at least 48 hours prior to the event (these could include but are not limited to masks, social distancing, etc.)
If you’ve been to a residency show, you know that sometimes, the Boys have solo events that run along the same time for fans to partake in during downtime! We will keep a list here.
– Ava Dean Beauty’s Make Your Own Polish VIP Events
- Ava Dean Beauty, a mainly nail polish brand founded by AJ and his friend Josh, will be holding their first ever events in Las Vegas on April 9th and 16th! You can get ALL of the details and tickets here.
Press / Media
Since the launch of Ava Dean Beauty nail polish a few years ago, we’ve been keeping you up-to-date on what you need to know and what you might have missed. We are personally huge fans of the nail polish and nailcare line created by AJ McLean and Josh Naranjo and have been excited to see the line slowly growing with more colors, more products and now… events!
If you’ve missed their most recent launches and announcements – don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Check out all the new things you need to know below (especially if you’re headed to Vegas in April)!
- Make Your Own Nail Polish Kits
In a first ever collaboration, ADB has teamed up with Taylor Made to create a custom nail polish kit. What this means is that, when you purchase the kit, you’ll get enough materials to make three of your own nail polishes, unique to exactly what you want. While the kit is a primarily a gray / black / white set, it also comes with two other pigments – gold and maroon – selected specially by AJ. The kit looks simple enough to use, whether you’re an amateur or a pro, and would serve as a very nice gift for the polish lover in your life.
2. Did you know you can make your own polish AND meet AJ in Las Vegas?
If you’re going to be in Las Vegas on April 9th or 16th, Ava Dean Beauty is holding their very first events and, obviously, you are invited! The event will include an autographed custom polish kit for all attendees, an hour long tutorial that will walk you through how and what you can create, and a selfie with AJ. The location will be in Caesars Palace at 1pm PST – with plenty of time for you to get ready before the show. We know a lot of you have hair and makeup appointments so we will get this info to you as soon as we hear anything! Interesting in purchasing tickets? Get them here for the 9th and here for the 16th!
3. Mini Polishes For A Good Cause!
If you’re looking for a few brighter colors for the Spring, these mini polishes are for you! What’s even better is that a portion of the proceeds for each of these polishes, individually or in the collection, go to GREAT causes. Click here to learn more!
4. Not into painting your nails? No problem!
If you’ve got hands, this scrub is a great addition is your skincare routine! If you want to support ADB and self-love, look no further than this handy clutch (which is also great for carrying your polishes).
The Backstreet Boys are finally back and so is the BSB Fan Club!
The long awaited return of the ever evolving fan space comes with a major rehaul and a space for fans to reconnect with each other and the band we know and love in a more modern way. What can you expect from joining? Keep reading!
- A Social Media-Meets-Forum Platform
The new BSB FC interface features a main homepage where you can scroll through the latest things people are talking about, from introductions to news to throwback memories. Only interested in official news? Contests? Talking about one specific member? You can jump to different sections from the side panel, designed to make it easier to tailor your experience!
2. Want To Chat? Easy Peasy!
Like we said, the new FC is similar to a social media platform just for Backstreet fans and with that comes a messaging system where you can chat with other fans you’ve met in the FC! All you have to do is open the messages and add whoever you like (up to 50 people) to your chat. This is especially useful if you’ve visited the Concert Connections space and found people going to your tour stop. Many a friendship have started in the fan club chats!
3. If You Were A Member Before, You Might Get An Email About Joining
The fan club essentially closed mid-pandemic and some people still had active memberships. Those who did got an email today to extend their membership with the leftover time. If you believe you should have gotten an email and didn’t, email Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few other things to note:
- If you had a code from a previous tour for membership, those are invalid.
- Do not pay for membership until your current one expires – it does not extend time as it did in the past.
4. Expect Great Things!
There is already a contest / giveaway beginning immediately upon joining! Expect all of the things you loved about the fan clubs of yore plus more. More opportunities, more interaction from the Boys themselves, and a place that feels like it’s made specifically for all of us. What more could you ask for?
Get all the info and join HERE!
It’s been a M I N U T E since we’ve seen the Backstreet Boys together, but it’s been about the same amount of time since we’ve seen anything from our Boy, Howie D.
That time ends now though because you can catch Howie on television for the next four weeks on FOX’s ‘The Real Dirty Dancing’. Of course, we’ll keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know in this post!
The Fun Begins On Tuesday, February 1st!
You can catch the first episode of ‘The Real Dirty Dancing’ on FOX on Tuesday, February 1st at 9pm EST / 8pm CST. It’s likely that the episodes will be available next day on Hulu and through the FOX app. International fans can try this link to watch.
How Does It Work?
It’s been 30+ years since Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze danced into our hearts, but the iconic scenes (and that lift!) still live on today. This new reality show will see 8 celebrities paired into 4 couples, staying at the actual lodge where the movie was filmed, learning the same dances that Johnny and Baby learned decades ago.
Hosted by famed dancer / DJ tWitch and assisted by many guest judges, the couples will compete against each episode with the dance they learned that week. Nobody may put Baby in a corner, but each week, a couple will be put there until there’s only one couple left standing!
STAY TUNED – we’ll be updating this post with more you need to know as the show continues!
If you have a Hulu subscription, you can watch the episodes the next day here.
You can also watch episodes on the FOX website here.
Episode One: Howie showed off his acting skills from an opening scene in ‘Dirty Dancing’ and smoked it up on the dancefloor with comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes after learning the iconic choreography from the movie.