The Backstreet Boys have been on a break from their Vegas shows since the end of April, but it has been an anything-but-restful break. Instead of our planned Vegas April happenings review, we’ve decided to instead catch everyone up on all of the things Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick have been working on, attending, and ultimately, killing (in the best way).
1. AJ McLean To Voice New Disney Character In Lion Guard.
After seeing AJ’s [literal] killer performance in Dead 7 last year as Johnny Vermillion, we had no doubt that we’d see him back on the screen soon. But Disney?! We wouldn’t have predicted it, but we are 100% about it.
AJ will be playing a blind golden mole named Kuchimba… who also thinks he’s a ninja. He also, of course, has a fantastic singing voice. Read more about the role and how it came to be here.
2. Those Guys From The Viral “Back To The 90s” Video Were Invited To Vegas.
If you haven’t seen this nostalgia-heavy video yet, WATCH IT ASAP!
After the video became a viral sensation, everyone wanted to talk to this faux-boyband, including AJ. Check out what happened in the video below!
3. Nick Carter Became BFF With Steve Aoki.
No one that showed up to see EDM superstar Steve Aoki at Omnia Nightclub in Vegas a few weeks ago expected to also see a Backstreet Boy.
Yet there he was. Nick Carter joined Steve for a hot mix of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” and well… just watch the videos (and the post on nickcarter.net). We’re super jealous of anyone that was there (and we really hope it happens again)!
(Sorry for all of the parentheses :))
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) May 7, 2017
4. The Boys Return To Wango Tango!
The Backstreet Boys reemerged together to play 93.3 Summer Kick Off in Chula Vista, CA on Friday, where they obviously killed it…. and impressed every One Direction fan who threatened to sue 1D if they came back without choreography and hoped that 1D’s return would be as bomb as Backstreet’s.
Now… to Wango Tango the next night… our Boys SHUT. IT. DOWN.
Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick brought a sample of their current Vegas show to the SoCal stage and were honestly the highlight of the night, but we could be a little biased. This was their first time on the festival’s stage in 10+ years and they couldn’t have made us prouder (or made us want to go back to Vegas) more. Thanks to WeirdWorldChile for capturing the live stream below!
Tell us you aren’t obsessed.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL…
The Boys spent a good bit of time talking to media outlets on the Red Carpet about a new album, a new tour (IT’S HAPPENING, NAYSAYERS), babies, and how weird BSB would be without Howie D. We’ve put them all in one place just for your enjoyment.
FULL INTERVIEW: ET Canada
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) May 15, 2017
5. The Backstreet Boys at ABC Upfront + Nick Joins Boyband
When all five Backstreet Boys flew into New York on Monday, we knew something was up (that was probably none of our business, but…you know…). We knew that Nick was appearing in-studio with Good Morning Football, but WHAT ELSE?
We’ll tell you what else.
These sneaky sneakers performed as entertainment at ABC Upfront, an event that previews / announces / gives insight to all upcoming shows on ABC network for the upcoming year. If you’re asking us to TELL YOU WHY, we will.
ABC is premiering a new reality competition this Summer entitled Boy Band, where male contestants will compete for a chance to join a band and sign a record deal. Why are we telling you this? Because our very own Nick Carter is joining Baby Spice (Emma Bunten) as a judge… er, “architect”. Similar to The Voice, these architects will mentor the gentleman and have say in who competes before America gets a chance to vote.
WE. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
As soon as we have more details about the show, we will post. For now, you can start supporting by following their Twitter account.
For now, enjoy clips of the Boys performing at Upfront!
— S (@Rhyssell) May 16, 2017
— David Kwong (@davidkwong) May 17, 2017
— David Kwong (@davidkwong) May 17, 2017
— Laura (@lsirikul) May 16, 2017
Is this enough news for you!? Take it all in, fan-mily. It’s a GREAT time for the Backstreet Boys, but it’s never lost on us how lucky we are that they are still out there doing these amazing things for themselves and for us.
In conclusion, these are the things we have to look forward to:
- AJ in Lion Guard (and maybe releasing his solo album but…)
- Nick on Boy Band
- The rest of BSBVegas (and a possible extension)
- A world tour (Do not fight me on this – it IS happening)
- Their 10th album
- The acoustic album they keep mentioning
- A few more festivals
- A few conventions if you have a Nick or AJ preference
- Taking over the world with the Backstreet Boys… like we’ve been working on for 24 years.
- BSB Cruise 2018
- SO. MUCH. MORE.
As always, we’ll keep up so you don’t have to!
Oh, and also, Zac Efron loves the Backstreet Boys. WHAT?!