Backstreet Boys ready of 20th anniversary trek, new studio effort
The Backstreet Boys, one of the original boy bands of the 1990s, will follow up a spring run through China with a round of North American arena shows, all ahead of a new studio set.
The worldwide outing celebrating their 20th anniversary, dubbed the "In a World Like This Tour," will begin with a five-date Chinese leg later this month, while the just-announced North American portion kicks off Aug. 2 in Chicago. The domestic itinerary crisscrosses the nation, stopping by two dozen major market performances before wrapping up Sept. 8 in Concord, CA.
Two Canadian stops -- Aug. 6 in Montreal and Aug. 7 in Toronto -- are also on the books.
On-sales for some North American leg, which will feature opening support from Jesse McCartney and MTV "Jersey Shore" personality/DJ Pauly D, begin Friday (5/17).
The Backstreet Boys, who recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will unveil a brand-new studio album in the coming months, according to published reports. Last summer, the band announced that the quintet was back and recording the new effort in a London studio.
25 - Beijing, China - Wukesong Arena
26 - Shenzhen, China - Shenzhen Bay Arena
28 - Shanghai, China - Shanghai Grand Stage
31 - Chenghu, China - Sichuan Arena
8 - Guangzhou, China - Haixinsha Arena
2 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
3 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
4 - Toledo, OH - Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
6 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
7 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
9 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
10 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
12 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
13 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
16 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
17 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
20 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
21 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
22 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
23 - Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre
25 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
30 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
31 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
6 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
8 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
2, 3 - Nagoya, Japan - Nippon Gaishi Hall
5 - Shizuoka, Japan - Hamamatsu Arena
7 - Hiroshima, Japan - Green Arena
8 - Fukuoka, Japan - International Center
11-13 - Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
15, 16 - Kobe, Japan - World Hall