BACKSTREET BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
IN A WORLD LIKE THIS
OUT JULY 30
GOOD MORNING AMERICA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SET TO KICK OFF AUGUST 2ND IN CHICAGO
NEW SONG "PERMANENT STAIN" AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
ROLLING STONE CATCHES UP WITH BSB
BEST SELLING BOY BAND OF ALL TIME CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY
For 20 years, Backstreet Boys have delivered the finest pop music has to offer - tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies. On July 30th, all five original members - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson - will release their new album In A World Like This.
From the first note to the last, In A World Like This impressively 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. Watch here:
Continuing with their 20th Anniversary celebrations - which included a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame - the group will set out on a world-tour that will include a North American headlining Amphitheatre tour beginning August 2nd in Chicago, IL.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 17th at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Fan club members can purchase tickets today - Wednesday, May 15th - at www.backstreetboys.com.
To show their appreciation, 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. Read here:
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.
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.
Watch the "In A World Like This Tour" teaser video here:
Watch BSB perform fan-favorite "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" on GMA:
Tour Dates (more to be announced):
August 2 Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL
August 3 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO
August 4 Toledo Zoo Amphitheater Toledo, OH
August 6 Bell Centre Montreal, QB
August 7 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
August 8 DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, MI
August 9 PNC Pavilion Cincinnati, OH
August 10 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH
August 12 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA
August 13 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
August 15 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
August 16 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
August 17 Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA
August 20 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC
August 21 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC
August 22 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
August 23 Live Nation Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
August 25 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
August 28 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
August 30 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Dallas, TX
August 31 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
September 5 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
September 6 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA
September 7 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, NV
September 8 Sleep Train Amphitheatre San Francisco, CA