Backstreet Boys are Back (at Bluesfest), alright

Backstreet Boys are Back (at Bluesfest), alright
Backstreet Boys announce DNA tour and album, with 7 Canadian dates
The boys, Nick, AJ, Brian, Kevin and Howie, are hitting the road as part of their long-awaited world tour which includes a stop at Vancouver’s Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on July 27.

The major world tour will be promoting their 10th studio album, DNA, which is slated for a January 25 release.

Video: Backstreet Boys – Chances (Official Video)

It’s the pop group’s first full-length album since “In a World Like This” in 2013, in which time the guys have since set up a Las Vegas residency, that wraps up next April.

The DNA world tour, BSB’s largest in 18 years, will feature a live band as opposed to dancers and will run for 2 hours. You’ll get to hear all the classic hits from the band, who formed in 1993, songs from the new record and surely some surprises as well.

Tickets are available starting November 14 through LiveNation. Every ticket purchased to the North American headlining tour will include one physical copy of their 10th studio album DNA.

When: Saturday, July 27 Time: TBA Where: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Price: TBA, available November 14

The Backstreet Boys (BSB) revealed their plans for an extensive world tour on Friday morning. The summer trek will take them all across North American for 43 stadium-sized shows, seven of which will take place in Canada. It will be their first tour of this calibre in almost two decades.

The massive run will be to promote their upcoming album, DNA, which was announced only hours prior. It will be their first studio album in more then six years, following A World Like This (2013).

(L-R) Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys at Music Choice on June 15, 2018 in New York City.

Not only did the five-piece announce a gigantic world tour, they also dropped the sophomore single from DNA. It’s called Chances and it came along with a video that somehow successfully romanticizes public transit.

“You could literally miss your train and happen to lock eyes with this person, and just lose yourself in that moment and go to whatever lengths to actually be with that person,” he said.

DNA will be the boy band’s tenth studio album. It will be released under RCA Records on Jan. 25, 2019.

Backstreet Boys perform onstage during 2018 BLI Summer Jam at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on June 15, 2018 in Wantagh, N.Y.

Along the way BSB will stop in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C. for seven Canadian shows.

Now may be a good time to dust off those old Backstreet Boys magazines, because after more than a half-decade, the lads are back in full form.

Backstreet Boys onstage during the iHeartRadio Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. ET. They are available through the BSB website.

Members of the Backstreet Boys fan club, will gain early access to an exclusive presale taking place on Nov 10. at 10 a.m.

July 12 – Washington, D.C. @ Capital One ArenaJuly 14 – Ottawa, Ont. @ Ottawa BluesfestJuly 15 – Montreal, Que. @ Bell CentreJuly 17 – Toronto, Ont. @ @ Scotiabank ArenaJuly 20 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Xcel Energy CenterJuly 22 – Winnipeg, Man. @ Bell MTS PlaceJuly 24 – Calgary, Atla. @ ScotiaBank SaddledomeJuly 25 – Edmonton, Atla. @ Rogers PlaceJuly 27 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Pepsi Live at Rogers ArenaJuly 29 – Seattle, Wash. @ Angel of the Winds ArenaJuly 30 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda CenterAug. 1 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 CenterAug. 3 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ STAPLES CenterAug. 4 – San Jose, Calif @ SAP CenterAug. 5 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda CenterAug. 7 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home ArenaAug. 8 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi CenterAug. 10 – Chicago, Ill. @ United CenterAug. 12 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars ArenaAug. 14 – Boston, Mass. @ TD GardenAug. 15 – New York, N.Y. @ Barclays CenterAug. 17 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo CenterAug. 18 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark StadiumAug. 20 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC ArenaAug. 21 – Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm ArenaAug. 23 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ BB&T CenterAug. 24 – Orlando, Fla. @ Amway CenterAug. 26 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone ArenaAug. 27 – Memphis, Tenn. @ FedExForumAug. 28 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK CenterAug. 30 – New Orleans, La. @ Smoothie King CenterAug. 31 – Houston, Tex. @ Toyota CenterSept. 1 – Dallas, Tex. @ American Airlines CenterSept. 3 – Lafayette, La. @ Cajundome Convention CenterSept. 4 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Legacy ArenaSept. 6 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise CenterSept. 7 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint CenterSept. 8 – Omaha, Nebr. @ CHI Health CenterSept. 10 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life FieldhouseSept. 11 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv ForumSept. 13 – Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! CenterSept. 14 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints ArenaSept. 15 – Newark, N.J @ Prudential Center