The Backstreet Boys are giving people what they want, and more!
AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson return to the stage this holiday season for a new residency in Las Vegas. A very street Christmas party. The singers are excited to perform for their dedicated fans, and as they told ET’s Lauren Zima, they are even open to a boy band stadium tour with * NSYNC and 98 Degrees.
“Backstreet boys, * NSYNC, tour of the 98 degree stadium?” Carter said astutely, and Littrell called him “the boys of summer.”
With Carter and McLean teaming up with * NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Lance Bass for a Pride event last month, 98 Degrees previously told ET that they’d like to join in the fun, too.
“They should participate. I mean, why not, they have a legacy too,” Richardson responded. Regarding the possibility of a joint tour, BSB joked that anything is possible.
“There was some nostalgic success behind the NKOTBSB tour, which was wonderful, but it was just the four of us. Now we’re back to the original five,” McLean explained. “I know fans have been asking for something like this for a long time. And look, who knows what the future holds. Right now. [our] The number one priority for us is the Christmas album, the Christmas residency and then thank you sir, going back to the DNA world tour next year and coming back to our fans around the world because they have been waiting patiently. “
“The boys are back and yeah, who knows what the future holds,” he continued, and Littrell added, “We can do this for a living. We can do something we love and are passionate about … Other than living for our lives. families, we live by our legacy. This is something that will hopefully continue for another 28 years. “
Backstreet pride is alive and well, there is nothing stopping the quintet that announced its 12 Christmas shows live at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in November and December.
“We want to be the Rolling Stones of pop music,” Richardson said. “Look at the Rolling Stones, they’re still getting it.”
Backstreet Boys, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment will also donate $ 1 from each ticket purchased to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV). Throughout their Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life residency, BSB donated $ 180,000 to the organization.
“We are proud to be able to continue that relationship and be a part of it and give back during our residency,” Carter said.
Along with a vacation residency, which begins on November 11 and ends on December 23, the singers are also working on a Christmas album, which they hope to share with their fans soon. The singers have previously released two Christmas singles; “Christmas Time” in 1996 and “Christmas Time Again” in 2012.
“We have wanted to make a Christmas album for a long time and in 28 years we are finally managing to remove that from the wish list,” shared Richardson. “And with that, it’s been over a year since we hit the road … We thought this would be a great way to reconnect with our fans, as well as introduce our new Christmas album.”
The songs will include new versions of Christmas classics, as well as original tunes. “The fact that we can finally make a proper album, not just Christmas singles, is a very happy thing for us,” McLean detailed. “And to share this with our families, and obviously we want to make a record that will stand the test of time, that people will be listening to every holiday for eons.”
As for what fans can expect from A very street Christmas partyWell just that, a party!
“Great girls night out. You’ve been trapped in a cage for a long time this year, and this is the perfect celebration for you to come over,” Dorough described the shows.
“You can party in Backstreet Boys Vegas style and listen to some classic Christmas songs and then we’re going to add a lot more hits,” Carter joked. “I think people coming out of this pandemic, we’ve all had this dark time, so everyone wants to get out and we just want to get together and socialize and have fun. And Vegas is one of the best places to do it.”
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