A month from now, the Backstreet Boys incredible Larger Than Life Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood on the strip will only have a few shows left! A run that started out with only two months of shows has turned into 2 years, drawing in fans and tourists-turned-fans from all over the world.
This residency has brought some old favorite songs to the stage, the return of dancers, amazing effects and an eye-catching wardrobe that anyone who attends won’t soon forget. In fact, many people who started out saying they would go to one or two shows can’t get enough and have made multiple trips back!
Need more convincing to catch the show before it ends on April 27th? We have our reasons.
The song, a long time fan favorite from the Backstreet Boys This Is Us album, is the first and only song added to a setlist since Kevin has returned that didn’t include Kevin on the original recording and BOY, are we HYPE about it! “Undone” showcases everything that we vocally love about the Boys and the way the choreography works (yes, they have choreography to a slow song), you can literally feel the song moving, creeping up on you as the Backstreet Boys move in perfect horizontal pyramid formation down the “catwalk”.
And let’s just say that Nick Carter has infused a few moves into it that leaves a lot of ladies (and some gentleman) wide eyed and jaw dropped.
You just need to be there. In person. With eyeballs. And ears.
2. You Never Know Who Might Show Up!
From Snooki to Joey Fatone to Andy Cohen to James Corden to Billie Lourd to Shania Twain to Niall Horan to…. well, you get the point! The Backstreet Boys are legends and there’s a lot of celebrities who know and love them and a large number of them have shown up in the audience at a BSB Vegas show. Some of them have even made it onstage during the “Shape Of My Heart” serenade, making for some VERY memorable moments.
Speaking of the serenade, there’s always a chance that if you’re in the audience, it could be you!
3. The Boys Are More Accessible Than Ever.
From the stage and VIP tables that allow the Boys to reach out and touch fans like never before to the back sections where Kevin, Brian, AJ, Howie and Nick appear during “All I Have To Give” (then make their way down through several sections in the audience), there’s not a bad spot in the house and you can definitely be lucky enough to grab a hand or snag a quick selfie – no matter where you are! Ah, the thrill of the “maybe”.
Oh, and we should mention, if you haven’t heard already, each of the Backstreet Boys hand out a rose to a fan (usually near the front) during the show and boy, does that make for a great souvenir!
4. You Can Make A Whole Day Out Of It – Conveniently!
With VIP Meet and Greet starting around 5:30 and an afterparty (sometimes) that goes until 2am with the concert in between, you can make a day of Backstreet! What do we mean by a whole day? Because being in Las Vegas, there’s plenty of places to pamper yourself beforehand. Get your hair done at Drybar (or any other salon on the strip) and make over your face at Sephora (or hire someone to come to your room) because you need a look that’s going to go hard! Oh, and don’t forget to shop for merch in the merch store outside of Zappos Theater before the show.
No interested in the glam? Book a massage or go grab a drink with other fans before the show – there are plenty around at all times.
5. The Whole Production Is WORTH. IT.
The show….oh man, THE SHOW! From the moment the Backstreet Boys descend from the ceiling in turning boxes, there’s a vibe… an electricity… that you can’t (currently) experience anywhere else. The Boys’ wardrobe is pristine (have we mentioned how much we love the sparkly jackets), the lights and set are on point, and the dancers (who we admittedly weren’t sure about before the residency started) add something to the show that we didn’t know we needed. In a word, THIS SHOW IS SPICY!
6. This Is Your Last Chance To Catch Them In The States For A Few Months!
Kevin, Nick, AJ, Brian and Howie are kicking off the DNA World Tour overseas in May and will not be returning to the U.S. until July! Get your fix now (and then do it again when the tour comes to your city, of course).
It’s almost over! You don’t. want. to. miss. this. and if you do, well… there’s going to inevitably be some regret. When have we ever told you wrong?
Headed to Vegas for the first time and have questions about what to expect? We’ve laid out a lot of answers and suggestions here.