Backstreet Boys Announce In A World Like This New Album and Tour

05/15/2013
North American Tour Kicks Off August 2nd, Album Drops July 30th

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Backstreet Boys announced today that they will release a brand new album and embark on a 24 city North American tour with all five original members – Nick Carter , Howie Dorough , Brian Litrell , AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson .  This is the band's first tour with all five original members in a decade.

The In A World Like This album is set for release on July 30th and the tour will kick off on August 2nd in Chicago'sCharter One Pavilion at Northerly Island and culminate with a stop at San Francisco's Sleep Train Amphitheatre on September 8th

"All five of us are thrilled to be back together and have the opportunity to play for the greatest fans in the world," said Nick Carter .  Backstreet Boys will be joined by special guests Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D.  Backstreet Boys will premiere an exclusive look at their tour rehearsal on LiveNation.com today, May 15th at 12pm PST/3pm EST.

Tickets for the Live Nation produced In A World Like This Tour go on sale beginning this Friday, May 17th at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Fan club members can purchase tickets today - Wednesday, May 15th - atwww.backstreetboys.com.   

Fans can visit http://bit.ly/BSB_RSVP to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available on Thursday, May 16th.  Citi® cardmembers have access to presale tickets now through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.  Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, May 16th.  Mobile users can text "LNAPP" to 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app.  (Available for iOS and Android.)

The In A World Like This album is set for release on July 30th.  From the first note to the last, In A World Like Thisimpressively showcases the group's preeminent pop mastery with a collection of indelible tracks that surely rank among their biggest and best hits. 

Fans were treated to a performance of new song "Permanent Stain" today on Good Morning America where the boys announced their new album and world-tour.  To show their appreciation to their fans, Backstreet Boys will be giving away a free download of "Permanent Stain" with the purchase of tickets to their upcoming US tour.

Rolling Stone caught up with the guys about the new album and tour and said:

In A World Like This is an album that sees the guys revisiting the groundbreaking dance-pop sound that first made them international superstars. Songs like the Max Martin penned first single, In A World Like This, are classic BSB, bursting with big hooks, unforgettable melodies, and high-energy rhythms that both highlights the group's classic sound and vision while also placing it squarely in the here and now.

The first single "In A World Like This" will be available everywhere starting on June 25th. Stay tuned for more news and activities surrounding the single release!

"We always want to top our previous albums. That's always our objective," says Carter. "All five of us were determined to create an album where every song could be a single."

Backstreet Boys did just that. In A World Like This captures unified voices making the most vital music imaginable, and five talented artists creating influential, unforgettable pop.

"Our goal is always to push ourselves as much as possible," adds McLean. "We want Backstreet Boys to keep setting the template and raising the bar."

In A World Like This was recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers / fans Martin Terefe , Max Martin, Morgan Reid & Prophet, Dan Muckula and Justin Trugman .

One of the most successful groups in music history, with countless #1s, record-setting tours, and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, Backstreet Boys are also among pop's most influential.

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Tour Dates (more to be announced):

Date

Venue

City

On Sale


August 2

Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

Chicago, IL

May 17


August 3

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

St. Louis, MO

May 18


August 4

Toledo Zoo Amphitheater

Toledo, OH

May 17


August 6

Bell Centre

Montreal, QB

May 25


August 7

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Toronto, ON

May 17


August 8

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Detroit, MI

May 18


August 9

PNC Pavilion

Cincinnati, OH

May 17


August 10

Jaobs Pavilion at Nautica

Cleveland, OH

May17*


August 12

Bank of America Pavilion

Boston, MA

May 17


August 13

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Wantagh, NY

May 17


August 15

PNC Bank Arts Center

Holmdel, NJ

May 17


August 16

Susquehanna Bank Center

Camden, NJ

May 17


August 17

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

May 17


August 20

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Raleigh, NC

May 17


August21

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Charlotte, NC

May 17


August 22

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Atlanta, GA

June 2


August 23

Live Nation Amphitheatre

Tampa, FL

May 17


August 25

Cruzan Amphitheatre

West Palm Beach, FL

May 17


August 30

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Dallas, TX

May 17+


August 31

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Houston, TX

May 18+


September 5

Comerica Theatre

Phoenix, AZ

June 1


September 6

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Irvine, CA

May 17


September 7

Mandalay Bay Events Center

Las Vegas, NV

May 17


September 8

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

San Francisco, CA

May 17*


* DJ Pauly D not appearing on this date

+Jesse McCartney not appearing on these dates

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