4 Things You Need To Know About Howie D.’s ‘Howie Eatz’ Virtual Event

Howie D. is arguably the king of unique solo events. Recently, Howie Eatz has been his new way of connecting with fans on tour by sharing dining experiences from the regional favorites.

Now, since we’re quarantined and unable to gather around a table with Sweet D himself, he’s making it possible with a little virtual magic!

On May 15th, Howie will join forces with Chef Katsuji Tanabe to teach everyone how to make a special fried chicken recipe via webcam — here’s what you need to know:

1. You might know Chef Katsuji Tanabe from Top Chef.

If Chef Tanabe looks familiar, it’s because he’s been a competitor on season 12 of Top Chef, Top Chef Mexico, and Chopped. He is also owner and executive chef at MexiKosher restaurant in LA and New York. Needless to say, he knows his stuff!

2. The chef will be walking everyone through how to cook his fried chicken – including Howie!  

After you purchase your ticket to join the “class”, you’ll receive an email with the recipe so that you can be prepared to cook along with Howie as he learns along with you, beginning at 8pm EST.

If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, but you’re planning on doing so, here are the things you’ll need:

1 Whole 3lb Chicken

— Chicken Marinade Ingredients —

1 cup hot sauce (Not very spicy)

1/4 cup fish sauce

1/8 cup Old Bay seasoning


— Spicy Honey —

1/2 cup honey

1/8 cup chipotle

— Flour Mix —

4 cups all purpose flour

2 tbsp kosher salt

1 tbsp black pepper

2 tbsp Old Bay

2 tbsp powder garlic

— Cole Slaw — 

1/2 cabbage

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp celery seeds

3 tbsp coleslaw

2 tsp kosher salt

Fresh cracked pepper

— Michelada —

1 Modelo Beer Lager

2 limes

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp soy sauce

1/2 chili seasoning

1/2 cup salt

2 cups ice

The chef will walk you through everything!

3.  All ticket proceeds are going to two wonderful charities! 

All profits from ticket sales will be going to CORE and The Trotter Project. Both organizations have been doing incredible work to help those in the hospitality and service industry.

4. Howie will be doing some virtual meet and greets via Looped after the class. [These are SOLD OUT]

Some lucky fans snagged a chance to meet and talk with Howie after the cooking class via the Looped platform. After your few minute convo with Howie, the whole video will be emailed to you a bit later. Please note that this meet and greet will need to take place on a MOBILE DEVICE (not a computer), so make sure you download the app if you have a spot.

You can still purchase a ticket and watch the replay to cook along!

You can buy access here



Can You Get The Backstreet Boys To Their Concert Venue In Time? :: An Interactive Adventure

While most of the world is stuck inside, we wanted to find something new for you guys to do! Remember those activity books when you were younger that were a choose-your-own-adventure situation? If you liked those, this is for you!

A lot of fans have dreamed of working for the Backstreet Boys, but could you make all the right choices without getting fired first? We’ve created a scenario for you to find out below! All you have to do is pick which option you think would be best…and try not to lost your job before you make it. Good luck!! Let us know via social media how you did!

If you enjoyed this, let us know!! Also, if the form below won’t work, you can find it here as well.

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: A January 2020 Backstreet Boys Update

There’s a little less than a month until the Backstreet Boys head back out on their DNA tour, but that doesn’t mean Kevin, Brian, Howie, Nick and AJ aren’t out and about!

Need a cliff notes version of things you might have missed? We got you!

Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell were on hand to induct Gary Baker into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Credit: TimesDaily

Gary Baker had a hand in writing Backstreet Boys’ songs like “Anywhere For You” and “Back To Your Heart” and last week, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. After working with the Boys, he became a friend and part of the family and asked Brian and Kevin if they would be part of his induction.

You can read the kind words that the two Boys shared about Baker here. They also joined Baker to perform “I’m Already There”, another one of his hits made famous by Lonestar. You can watch the performance here (or here, if you’re outside of the U.S.)

Howie D. opens musical in Omaha THIS WEEKEND!


We’ve been talking about it for a while, but the time has finally come! Howie’s musical, Back In The Day, debuts this weekend in Omaha at The Rose Theater. We have everything you need to know RIGHT HERE!

Nick Carter introduced Shania Twain at the Nevada Ballet’s Black & White Ball


Nick is still home in Las Vegas, enjoying time with his family, but he had a brief night out last weekend (with Lauren) when he attended Nevada Ballet’s Black and White Charity Ball.

What was he doing at this event? He had the honor of giving the history of the event plus announcing Woman Of The Year honoree, Shania Twain. You can see him welcoming her in here and Shania’s tweet about the event here.

AJ McLean Went On Tour With ATCK


For two(ish) weeks, AJ set out on a mini tour with side project band, ATCK (short for All The Cool Kids). Made up of members AJ McLean, DJ Lux, Ryan Stevenson, Drew Webber, Paul Law and others, the band garnered the attention of Backstreet Boys fans everywhere as well as drawing in others who just happened to be in the same city. ATCK is a good time, performing covers of popular songs, a BSB tune or two, some of AJ’s solo work, and more, they are worth checking out if you see them in your city.

Keep up on their official ATCK Facebook page!

The Basics: Everything You Need To Know About Howie D’s ‘Back In The Day’

Howie was a very busy guy last year! Not only was he on tour with the Backstreet Boys after closing their Vegas residency, he released his solo album and announced that this solo album would provide the soundtrack for a family-friendly musical, ‘Back In The Day’.

The time has finally come and Howie is in Omaha, Nebraska, working diligently on the play with a team of talented folks to get it ready for opening night. If you’re thinking about going, here’s everything you need to know.

We will update this post with everything you need to know as it comes. If you think something is missing or have questions, feel free to reach out!


The Rose Theater in Omaha, NE [Follow them on Twitter for photos and info]


Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 2 pm

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 5 pm

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at 2 pm

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 2 pm

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 5 pm

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at 2 pm

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 2 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 5 pm

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at 2 pm

Find tickets HERE


Want to meet Howie? 
VERY few VIP Meet and Greet passes are left for select dates. Get them while you can!


Wanna know more about behind the scenes?
Check out this interview with Tor and Lisa who worked with Howie to produce the show into fruition.



Keep checking back for reviews, info and more! Also, keep an eye on this page for up-to-date information, including a digital copy of the program.

In The News

Why is a Backstreet Boy in town? Howie D puts finishing touches on musical at Rose Theater

Backstreet Boy to debut new musical at The Rose Theater

Howie D adds musical theater star, composer to his list of accomplishments

BWW Previews: HOWIE D: BACK IN THE DAY at The Rose Theater

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough On Debuting Semi-Biographical Musical, Fighting Anxiety & Helping His Son Pursue Acting

Fans are coming to Omaha for Backstreet Boy’s world-premiere musical, and for good reason

BWW Review: HOWIE D: BACK IN THE DAY at The Rose Theater is Fun Family Entertainment

VIDEO: Howie on Hallmark’s Home & Family

Behind The Scenes


10 Backstreet Things We’re Looking Forward To In The Next Decade

LOOOOOOOKING back on the things they’ve DONNEEEEE….

Well, we’re tired of doing that. Let’s talk about what we want to see from Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick in future because as Nick Carter famously coded in his Millennium liner notes (someone please ask him how long that took to do), THE FUTURE IS SCARCE! We need some wishes granted pronto, ya know?

So here goes…

1. The Release Of A Christmas Album…And That Acoustic Album?


Another year without a Backstreet Boys holiday album (where we are forced to turn to that other boyband who actually does have a really decent one) has come and gone, but after the Boys dropped news that they were going to move forward with churning one out in the near future, we have hope for one in 2020! At least one of the Backstreet Boys is hoping for the same — Brian Littrell is forecasting the release for 2020 as well. If we don’t get it by next Christmas, the Backstreet Army will be storming the North Pole to have a long talk with Santa.

There was also a collection of their past music rerecorded acoustically that has yet to be released. Fingers crossed that it’s in our ears at some point in the next decade.

2. The Backstreet Kids Growing Up!


By the end of the next decade, the majority of the existing Backstreet kids will be teenagers!

We’ll give you a minute to stop your head from spinning.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these children and to watch their dads continue to be proud of them. We’re also thrilled to watch Baylee’s career continue to blossom (have we mentioned he’ll be nearly 30 by the end of the decade? Ouch. Our brains).

Mannnn, we really hope Nick is still making pancakes for Odin when he’s 13!

3. A Return To Vegas?


We love, love, love the tour life and obviously, the Backstreet Boys coming to us is convenient, but there was something fun and magical about the Vegas residency. Maybe it was the fact that we could fit multiple shows into one trip without having to go anywhere (plus fit fun things in between) or maybe it was all of our friends meeting in one place or maybe things were a blur because we hardly slept (but were also more well rested than tour kind of?) or MAYBE it was the fact that the pricing was generally better than on tour.

WHATEVER it was that made us love the BSB Vegas residency, we hope that we have the chance to do it all over again….between other things, of course. It also beats the alternative to not having anything at all, right?

4. More VIP Events and Cruises.


This decade has brought us so many new experiences with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick. From different VIP Meet and Greet experiences to birthday parties to afterparties to cruises and so much more, we can’t go back to where we started now! Years ago, we never thought the opportunities we’ve been given would have even been possible, but here we are. These events are the location of some of our favorite memories and we hope to only make more.

An island event perhaps? A party bus? A party plane? We have hiiiiigh hopes!

5. Music. Music. Music.


This is what we came for. This is why we stay. This is all we ask for even if we just got a new album.

Well, not all we ask for…but it is the basis.

6. A Grammy.



The tears of Backstreet fans worldwide will surely cause a flood when they do, right?

7. More Moments We’ll Never Forget.


The memory that just popped into your head while reading that — yeah, more of those. We’ve been lucky enough to love a band for almost 26 years and the number of things we’ve experienced because of them are endless. We know we reiterate it allllll the time, but damn, it’s really special, ya know? You know.

Also, can we get some wax figures, Madame Tussauds? That’s a moment we haven’t gotten yet and basically, they’re / we’re not getting any younger. We need them IMMORTAL.

8. AJ’s Solo Album.


Just gonna leave this one (or two or three) here. 🙂 Maybe someday.

9. A Few Collaborations.


We’ve had a taste of the Backstreet Boys in the country realm (where they won an award, joined in a stadium tour, and hit #1 on country charts with Florida Georgia Line) and a taste of the Backstreet Boys  in the EDM world (where they hit #1 on Dance charts, garnered a lot of attention with a music video, and more with Steve Aoki), but we want more! Of course we love the Boys on their own, but these collabs have proven to be excellent exposure and have exposed a lot of other celebrities as BSB fans (Tim McGraw and Lauren Alaina, anyone?).

Check out this past post for some ladies that we’d love to see them collab with in the future!

10. Another Decade.


We’re aware that this is like your 3rd wish from a genie being to have more wishes but we’ve been spoiled to a band that sticks together and, well, we want it that way. Let’s be real though – whether the Backstreet Boys play until they’re Mick Jaggering or not, as long as we are alive, we’ll be shoving them down everyone’s throats forever make sure that the music, the myths, and the legends that Kevin, Brian, AJ, Howie and Nick are and have created will live on for decades to come.

And we’d also like some merch disguised as home decor, kthx.


What’s Happening On The Backstreet: December 2019

Merry Nickmas! Happy Howie-Days! And uh…an AJ…new year? (We’d try to work your favorite Kentucky cousins in here, but we sadly have no news to report on them.)

With the Backstreet Boys on break from the DNA tour (for now), there hasn’t been too many things to post about that we couldn’t say in a tweet or two. With that being said, we realize that things can be missed and so, like always, we want to keep you informed of ALL the things happening with members of the Backstreet.

Where to start, where to start….

VIP Packages For Howie D.’s Back In The Day – ON SALE NOW!


If you haven’t heard, Howie is opening his very first musical, loosely based on his life growing up, in Omaha, NE on January 31st. The original music for Back In The Day will be performed live by Howie himself, but he has also just released another treat for fans who are coming to enjoy the performance.

VIP upgrades are now available for select dates. They not only include a photo with Howie, but a Q&A and an autographed Playbill. How awesome is that? Click here for details, details and purchase info!

Nick Visits Germany – Drops New Info About Future Solo Work + TV Appearance

DORTMUND, GERMANY - December 7th 2019: Nick Carter at German Comic Con Dortmund

Nick made his last “official” appearance of the year in Germany last weekend at German Comic Con and in a performance with Helene Fischer. For the two days that Nick was at comic con, fans SHOWED UP in HUNDREDS, keeping his line long from open to close, with Nick staying late to try and meet everyone. You never disappoint, Europe!

The biggest news though, started with his Q&A panel, where Nick revealed that he is looking to record another solo album… in Germany and the surrounding area. He spent the rest of the week in Germany, posting some ideas for song titles and letting fans know that inspiration is back!

His performance with Helene Fischer will air on Christmas Day (December 25th). We will post more details as they become available.

AJ McLean Announces Dates With ATCK


If you don’t know, ATCK is a side project from AJ and a few musician friends, who perform with an EDM type feel. The band is going on a small tour in January and if you’re in need of a (singular) Backstreet fix, this is going to be your most immediate remedy.

Tickets are being sold through individual venues. Find all info on the Events page of their Facebook page.

Howie Announces New Fan Experience In South America


Howie is coming in HOT with those 2020 VIP experiences! If you’re seeing the Backstreet Boys in South America, this is for you. Sweet D. will be sharing some sweet eats (and a really good time with selfies, shots, etc.) with you in Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Rio. This experience is a new one and it sounds like a good time, so get your tickets before they’re sold out.

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: August 2019

As you all know, the DNA World Tour era is in FULL FORCE!! While we’ve been working to keep our tour posts updated, there are a few other things, appearances, interviews, etc. that haven’t ended up in a post and SO…here we are. How can we be What Happens On The Backstreet if we’re not telling you what’s happening?!

Here are a few links to things you might have missed. Keep checking back to this post for the month of August for everything non-DNA tour related. As always, we’ll keep up so you don’t have to.

  • AJ has made a few appearances at radio stations this week:
  • We know a lot of you have had questions about whether or not the BSB Funko Pops would be a no or go lately, but check this out! As soon as we’re sure about a release date, we’ll post about it.
  • AJ is also making an appearance at The Vanguard in Tulsa, OK on August 29th with his EDM side project – All The Cool Kids. You can find info on tickets and VIP here. 106.9 K-Hits is giving away tickets — find out details!
  • All The Cool Kids aka AJ and friends are also doing an event on Sept. 6th in St. Louis, MO — Find out more!
  • The Backstreet Boys Grammy Museum exhibit closes on September 2nd – don’t miss out!
  • Howie’s musical, Back In The Day, opens January 31st and runs through February 16th at Rose Theater in Omaha, NE. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
  • Howie has announced few more listening parties before the Backstreet Boys concerts: Chicago and Boston
  • The Backstreet Boys have donated their Winnipeg Jets Jerseys, worn during the concert, to charity and YOU can bid on them here!
  • Watch a new Howie interview here and / or here
  • Brian performed during a tribute concert for Michael W. Smith a few months back and it aired on television last week. Watch below!



4 Things Howie D. Is Doing That You Need To Know About (+ #WOAI Updates)


What? You really thought we weren’t going to open a post about Howie doing stuff without saying that? He would be disappointed if we didn’t, we feel like.

Anyway, Howie is out here in 2019 doing some BIG THINGS and we are here for it. In fact, he’s doing so much that you might be like, “WHAT? LET ME IN ON THAT!”, when you hear about it. So, we’re laying it all out for you (our favorite thing to do) so that you don’t miss a Howie thing.

Wow, we’ve said Howie a lot in this post, huh? Anyway, here’s what you need to know…

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