27 Videos of Nick Carter Singing “The Way It Was” That You Need To See Right Now

If you’ve been following along on the Backstreet Boys’ DNA tour so far, then you’ve probably already declared one or two parts of the show as your favorite. [If you haven’t been following along and would like to stay spoiler-free, leave here now. Read this post instead.]

Far and wide across social media platforms, there are a few performances that keep getting talked about – the Backstreet Boys performing “New Love” and the one that you came here for. Don’t act like you don’t know.

When DNA was released, fans poured in with love for Nick Carter’s vocals on “The Way It Was” (Sidenote: Can we also talk about how gooooddd Kevin hits us with that “YOU. KNOW. I still want you baaaaabay…” at some point?). When he teased that he may sing it at his acoustic event in Vegas in April, fans were drooling at the very idea of it.

Then tour began.

And every Backstreet Boy sang a new song.

And there was Nick Carter… giving everyone exactly – E X A C T L Y – what they wanted. Some didn’t even know they wanted it, but here we are with an entire post dedicated to his solo performance of a SNIPPET of “The Way It Was”.

Quickly after tour began and fans tweeted videos of the performance, we were flooded with drool…er…tweets from people proclaiming that they couldn’t get enough and they would retweet the performances anytime they saw them.

Something about his voice. Something about his charm. There is something about Nick singing one minute of this song that sends some kind of gentle wave of euphoria into the crowd (in person and on the interwebs) that people can not get enough of. Hell, at one point Carter himself takes a seat on the stage in a meditation-like pose and we’re pretty sure that he can’t even handle himself and that song.

“The Way It Was” is our own personal Backstreet marijuana in a Nick Carter flavor and that’s the way it is.

And now, for your own personal eargasmic, fellow fan-mily members have shared their videos of the performance in multiple cities. Enjoy!

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Catch Up: Everything You Need To Know About The Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ Tour In North America

It’s finally here! This week, the Backstreet Boys will return to the stage (arenas!!) for the first time in the U.S. since the end of their Las Vegas residency in April. We couldn’t be more thrilled to pick up where we left off with updating you on all things Backstreet on tour!

We wanted to take a minute to give you a quick catch up on things that we’ve been asked a lot lately, remind you where you can find posts that will be regularly updated to answer your questions throughout tour, and other things you might need a reminder about.

  • ‘DNA’ Meet and Greet VIP Upgrades have been announced and are available in SELECT CITIES with VERY LIMITED quantities. Find all the info here. Once they are sold out, they’re sold out.
  • ‘DNA’ afterparties have not been announced for any cities and are not guaranteed to happen at all. Stay tuned to our social media channels for updates!
  • Howie has added a few pre-show events already. Find them here!
  • Things like accessibility, what you’re allowed to bring as a bag / posters / etc., and ticket questions will go through your specific venue.
  • Wonderful Union should only be contacted for VIP events that they are running (Howie’s events, individual upgrades where available, and Baylee’s VIP).
  • You can do BSB meet and greet AND still attend Baylee’s VIP Meet and Greet. They WILL NOT overlap.
  • If VIP upgrades do become available, we will update this post as well as our regularly updated DNA tour post.
  • If you are looking for a SPOILER FREE informational post about the Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ tour, including run time, fellow fan questions, VIP information, and basics, click here.
  • If you are looking for a post that INCLUDES SPOILERS like the set list, media reviews, photos from the VIP lounge, and more, click here.
  • If you are looking for an updated list for all Backstreet Boys 2019 appearances, including solo events, click here.
  • Take a pre-look at ‘DNA’ tour merch here and here.
  • If you are looking for fan reviews of the concert, meet and greet and other events, click here. If you have already attended, please feel free to submit your reviews!

We can’t wait to share more memories and fun times with you guys!

Let’s goooooo!

July 12 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena

July 14 — Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest

July 15 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

July 17 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena

July 20 — Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

July 22 — Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place

July 24 — Calgary, AB @ ScotiaBank Saddledome

July 25 — Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place

July 27 — Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

July 29 — Seattle, WA @ Angel of the Winds Arena

July 30 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center

Aug. 1 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

Aug. 3 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center

Aug. 4 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose

Aug. 5 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

Aug. 7 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

Aug. 8 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

Aug. 10 — Chicago, IL @ United Center

Aug. 12 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena

Aug. 14 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden

Aug. 15 — New York, NY @ Barclays Center

Aug. 17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

Aug. 18 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium

Aug. 20 — Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena

Aug. 21 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena

Aug. 23 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center

Aug. 24 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center

Aug. 26 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

Aug. 27 — Memphis, TN @ FedExForum

Aug. 28 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center

Aug. 30 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

Aug. 31 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

Sept. 1 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

Sept. 3 — Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome Convention Center

Sept. 4 — Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC

Sept. 6 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center

Sept. 7 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

Sept. 8 — Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center

Sept. 10 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Sept. 11 — Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum

Sept. 13 –Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center

Sept. 14 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena

Sept. 15 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

 

ICYMI: Brian Littrell Is Nailing It On The ‘DNA’ Tour

We’ve never been shy about the fact that we root for every single one of the Backstreet Boys during their highs and lows in the past 4 years that WHOTB has been created. Obviously, the celebrations and triumphs have been our favorite moments and we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge this one.

Since he opened up about his vocal struggles in the Backstreet Boys 2015 documentaryShow ‘Em What You’re Made Of, we’ve been cheering for Brian a little louder, literally and figuratively. We’ve sang along with him during performances and watched him steadily progress over the past few years. Every note he’s ever sung has made us grateful that he is a Backstreet Boy and that we’ve been blessed to have him in our lives as 1/5 of our favorite band, but knowing now how hard he has worked to reach those notes again – the ones we unknowingly took for granted – has made us even more elated to hear them, even more thankful for the hard work that all of these men put in, and beyond joyful that Brian Littrell is still the fighter we’ve always known he was.

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The Basics: All About The Backstreet Boys’ ‘DNA’ World Tour

We are officially in the Backstreet Boys DNA era! Can you believe it?

With every new era comes new questions, new things to figure out logistically, and, of course, a new show, setlist, wardrobe, memorable moments, etc.

Just like we did with BSB Vegas, we’ll be with you every step of the way. This post will be segmented and updated as needed with all the links to posts about tour, any new things you need to know and answers to the questions we get the most of. We won’t have all of the answers immediately, but we’ll find them for you when we don’t!

As always, if you have a question we didn’t answer, please feel free to CONTACT US!

**FYI: This particularly post will remain spoiler free. We’re not too into posting major details about shows, but if we do, we’ll do it here. Consider this a safe space.**

++ VIP Meet and Greet ++

– Meet & Greet + Green Room Experience (Ticketmaster / LiveNation – $800 + Fees)
One P1 Ticket In The DNA Circle (VIP SECTION OF THE SHOW)
M&G with Backstreet Boys Photo Opportunity with Backstreet Boys
Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show Production Tour* (NO BSB PRESENT)
Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show DNA Green Room Before The Show Light Hors D’oeuvres
Champagne Toast + One Backstreet Themed Drink Special* (NO BSB PRESENT)
One, VIP Only, Poster (Shipped After The Show)
One Special, VIP Only, Merchandise Package (Shipped After The Show)
One, VIP Meet & Greet Laminate

– Meet & Greet with Backstreet Boys (Wonderful Union – $500 USD + Fees)
Photo Opportunity with Backstreet Boys
Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show DNA Green Room Before The Show
Light Hors D’oeuvres
Champagne Toast + One Backstreet Themed Drink Special
One, VIP Only, Poster (Shipped After The Show)
One Special, VIP Only, Merchandise Package (Shipped After The Show)
One, VIP Meet & Greet Laminate

– The above listed packages are the **ONLY** verified ways to meet the Backstreet Boys on the DNA World Tour.

– The Wonderful Union Meet and Greet **DOES NOT INCLUDE** a concert ticket.

– All Meet and Greet packages and upgrades include ONE professional photo with the Backstreet Boys, taken by their photographer, that will be uploaded to their website usually 24-72 hours later. You can find the photos here.

– Your photo with the Backstreet Boys will be individual – not in a group – unless you have a friend / friends you want in your photo. In that case, each person still has to have purchased a meet and greet. It is up to you who you want in your photo basically.

– Cell phones / selfies are not permitted. We would not suggest bringing gifts, props, etc.

– There are some cities that have begun to sell the DNA Circle tickets and Meet and Greet passes separately through Ticketmaster (or the ticket vendor). This is to sell previously unsold tickets — not added numbers. In these cities, people have the option to buy DNA Circle concert tickets (also known as the General Admission / Pit area on previous tours) if they want the spot during the show but don’t care about M&G or to buy the M&G pass but would rather sit elsewhere. **Check your city’s ticket vendor to see what’s available**

– Check in information (time, location, etc.) will be emailed to VIPers 24-48 hours prior to the show. If you purchased Meet and Greet through Wonderful Union, here is your resource for help: help.wonderfulunion.com If you purchased through Ticketmaster, contact their Customer Care for your region.

– IMPORTANT: VIP Meet and Greets are NON-TRANSFERABLE! Do not purchase them from someone else and do not purchase if you are not 100% you can attend. If you think a ticket might be a scam, contact us and we can likely help you out!

– Wonderful Union M&G is not available in all cities. It looks like the cities that are offering separate Circle tickets and M&G through Ticketmaster are not selling through WU. You can find a list here. You have to click ON the city / country on the website to access the WU VIP.

– Once VIP is sold out, it is SOLD OUT.

– Please note that the select cities in which VIP M&G through Wonderful Union is on sale is not favoritism for some fans over others or intentionally giving more opportunities. It all has to do with logistics, contracts, capacity, etc. In most places where WU is not offering M&G, Ticketmaster is offering the separate package. If neither is offered, it’s likely because they have reached capacity and are trying to keep the number of people attending M&G manageable.

– The VIP package through Ticketmaster that includes SIDE SEATING tickets does **NOT** include Meet and Greet.

– The concerts for Japan and Southeast Asia have a different VIP provider. More can be found here and through the Japan BSB Fan Club.

– VIP Meet and Greet upgrades for Hawaii dates can be found by clicking here > the date > VIP.

– Baylee Littrell will be opening for the Boys in North America. You can now purchase a VIP upgrade to meet him here. This VIP experience will be before the Backstreet Boys and will not interfere.

– Howie D. is selling a VIP event for certain dates on his website. These events have not been added or confirmed for North America, but they will also not interfere with BSB VIP.

++ The Show ++

– 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. Trust us.

– 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.

– Everything about the Japan + Southeast Asia dates and tickets can be found here.

– As questions are asked and the shows begin, we will have more updates here.

++ FAQ ++

All of the questions that you ask and we answer via tweets or email, we’ll also address here.

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++ Odds and Ends ++

– Be flexible! This is a new era, new album, new tour, new everything and everyone is learning. Things will inevitably change as things are worked out – it has happened with every tour thus far and will continue to happen. Don’t sabotage your own time.

– BE CAREFUL! With a tour as large as this, there are scalpers and scammers who are looking to trick fans into “a deal”. If the tickets are far overpriced or offered at a low price, verify that they are actual, real tickets. Again, keep in mind that the only M&G options are through Ticketmaster and Wonderful Union — you can not purchase them anywhere else.

– Afterparties, so far, have included Nick and Howie only and are being announced by the city. Make sure to turn on notifications for their socials and check nickcarter.net for updates on announcements! VIP and GA have been available with VIP including admission, meet and greet and a professional photo. Venues and dates are subject to change.

– NEW DNA World Tour Merch can be found here and here.

– As of 7/14, these are the cities with Backstreet Boys Meet and Greet upgrades left:

Winnipeg

Calgary

Edmonton

Vancouver

Everett

Portland

Sacramento

Anaheim

Salt Lake City

Denver

Nashville

Memphis

Tulsa

New Orleans

Lafayette

Birmingham

St. Louis

Kansas City

Omaha

Milwaukee

To The Backstreet Boys On Their ‘DNA’ Album Release…Thank You

The time has come.

DNA is here! And we are speechless.

Before we post any type of review or other post about it, we wanted to first write a thank you letter of sorts to the artists themselves – the Backstreet Boys.

To The Backstreet Boys on the day of your album release…

Thank you. Thank you for sticking around this long. Thank you for working on this album for SIX YEARS to make it the perfection that it is. It is honestly the most perfect sampling of different vibes, showcasing of vocals, and current sound mixed with classic Backstreet.

Thank you for making us wait (even when we kept asking).

We are so proud of the five of you. We are so proud of this album and we will be telling everyone we know about it in coming days (weeks, months, years?). We are endlessly proud to call ourselves Backstreet Boys because albums like this. DNA is an additional soundtrack to our lives and it might be the best chapter yet.

Thank you for continuing to create, continuing to push yourselves and the boundaries of what the world defines as the Backstreet Boys, and always becoming better in every way.

We all appreciate this album more than you all could ever know.

To Kevin…

Your vocals on this album are absolutely flawless. You can hear the soul you put into every lyric you’re singing on DNA and we’re thrilled to hear even more of it this round. Thank you for always telling us to be patient because it certainly paid off. We’re still so happy that you’re back.

To Howie…

THOSE SOLOS THOUGH! You have more than delivered on DNA, absolutely nailing every solo verse and harmony from beginning to end. Wow! We always knew you had it in you – we hear you kicking off those songs! This is honestly the best you have ever sounded and we can’t wait to hear you live. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vocals with us.

To Brian…

From the highest of high notes to the gentle vocal vibes that only you could land, your voice has always made our ears feel cozy and DNA is no exception. We have been rooting for you as you have found a new sound and boy, have you found it. Your heart is in everything that you sing and it translates to anyone listening. Thank you for working so hard to be the best that you can be – so passionate.

To AJ…

As always, you bring so much incredible vocal prowess to DNA. Your voice is instantly recognizable and exactly everything a Backstreet song needs to be complete. You are a constant fountain of raw talent that adds a little zest to every song on the album. Thank you for being the AJ we all know and love.

To Nick…

Nick. Carter. Your voice on this album is unlike anything we’ve heard before. From the beginning of Backstreet to DNA, this is the best you have ever sounded. There are so many dynamics and your determination to produce such a great sound has not gone unnoticed. We have chills. Thank you for being the best version of yourself that you can be. We’re all enjoying it more than you could imagine.

Haven’t heard Backstreet’s DNA yet? What are you waiting for?!

Stream, purchase and download it at the link above and stay tuned for our twist on an album review – COMING SOON!

8 Things We’re All Feeling As We Wait For The Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ Album

It’s finally here! We’re days away from the Backstreet Boys DNA release (unless you’re reading this from Japan, you lucky ducks!) and we’re feeling it in full force. THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING, PEOPLE. We are finally getting brand new music from Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick and boooyyyy, is it going to be GREAT!

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As always, we’re having some major feelings and we’re sharing them with millions of fans worldwide. Let’s talk about it?

1. Impatience.

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Backstreet Boys are most patiently impatient people. We’ve waited for six years for a new album…but waiting 2 more days? Well, it’s TOO. DAMN. HARD. We need the album in our hands and we need to know every place the Backstreet Boys are going to be for the foreseeable future IMMEDIATELY.

2. The Old Familiar Feeling of A Wild Craze.

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That stir inside isn’t caused by the Chinese you ate last night. It’s what we like to call “The BSBlectricity”. It’s the indescribable feeling of anticipation mixed with excitement and everything else mentioned in this post. You can feel your heart beating out of your chest and your emotions…well.. they’re not under your control.

3. Pure Satisfaction.

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Knowing that the Backstreet Boys are beginning a new era, that they’ve completed the album, that they’re out there doing the damn thing and being just as successful as they’ve always been… well, that is super satisfying for us. Especially when we share their success on Facebook for all of the people in high school who told us that being a fan was stupid.

4. Absolute Elation.

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I mean, does this NEED an explanation? DOES IT?!

5. A Chill.

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Amidst all of our greatest feelings, there’s a sort of chill as well. The work has been done, the album is coming, the concerts are upon us and all is right in the world.

6. Pride! So Much Pride.

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Refer back to #3. We are so incredibly proud of these five guys. Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick are five of the hardest working men in the music industry. Every accolade and bit of attention they’re receiving right now is so well deserved and we could not be happier for them.

7. Fear?

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OH MY GOD, THERE IS SO MUCH TO KEEP UP WITH. What if we have conflicts? What if we don’t like the album? (L O L, right?) What if we have a new favorite album? What about tour?! WHAT IF THERE ARE NEW THINGS ON TOUR WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT WE’RE GOING TO LOVE? So much unknown.

P.S. If you’re worried about keeping up, we’ll do it for you.

8. BEYOND. READY.

To (kind of) quote Spongebob, WE’RE READY, WE’RE READY! Duh.

 

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: All of Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ NYC Promo You Might Have Missed

For the past three years, we’ve been begging the Backstreet Boys for new music, new appearances, new new NEW NEW NEW! (UPDATED with interviews, promo and more)

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In 2018, the Backstreet Boys were like, “ok, we hear you! We’ll release something new…”

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They announced the end of their Vegas residency.

They announced a world tour.

And most importantly, they announced A NEW ALBUM!

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Fans React To The Backstreet Boys Latest (Surprise) Song “No Place”

It’s only been 4 days since the year began but, as promised, the Backstreet Boys are already dominating 2019… and they began by renaming the month.

DNAuary, the name the BSB social media accounts has given to January in honor of the album release on the 25th, has begun with a bang. On New Years Day, it was announced that a new interview capturing the thoughts behind DNA from the Boys themselves would be released every Wednesday. If you missed the first one, watch it here.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that THE BACKSTREET BOYS DROPPED A NEW SONG just 3 weeks ahead of the album release…and it will kick you RIGHT in your feels.

From the beginning of the Backstreet Boys, it has always been clear that family came first – it’s one of the things that we love about them. “No Place” is a song dedicated to just that – family and home. It’s more romanticized than “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of”, written for their children, and more grown up than “Perfect Fan”, which Brian wrote for his mom in 1999.

In short, it’s a beautiful ode to the feeling of home, whether it be a person or a place. And that’s a feeling everyone knows.

…Which is why everyone is feeling SOME. SORT. OF. WAY about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet us with your thoughts about the song!

If you haven’t yet, stream, purchase, download and watch the video NOW.  Oh, and share that link with EVERYONE you know.

2019: Upcoming Backstreet Boys Performances, Appearances and Events

2019 is almost here and the Backstreet Boys are already busy (which means all of us are too, right?). It’s hard to lose track or miss a date but have no fear – we are here!

This post will include every CONFIRMED concert / appearance that the Boys or indivual Boy are scheduled for as we get word of it. We do not post it here unless it is certain. If you have questions about an upcoming event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on TwitterFacebook or the Contact Us page.

For any event where a ticket link is not provided, ticket details can be found at backstreetboys.com/events.

Summer 2019: Howie D. Solo Album Listening Parties

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These are taking place in select cities on tour and you MUST have a concert ticket to attend as they are in the venue prior to the show. Buy the Howie event tix here

Summer 2019: Official ‘DNA’ Afterparties

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Check back for afterparty dates here!

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54 Thoughts We Had Watching The Backstreet Boys “Chances” Music Video

1. How many BSB fans first saw the departure board and paused to see if there was some hidden meaning aka tour dates?

2. We LOVE that they did use the board to put the song title and who directed it. We see you, AJ!

3. Yo, this train station is CLEAN.

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