The famed tune of the Backstreet Boys ‘Everybody’ begun playing in my mind this morning, as it was announced that the biggest-selling boyband of all time would be heading to Australia in 2020. Reportedly selling over 100 million albums, the five-man music group have seen overwhelming fame since 1996 and after 23 years, they’ve still got it.
In 2019, after six years since their last release, the Backstreet Boys dropped new album DNA. Featuring Grammy-nominated single ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ from Stuart Crichton (DNCE) and Jamie Hartman; ‘Chances’ penned by Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes plus songs written by Lauv (Charli XCX), Andy Grammer, and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin, fans will experience the Billboard No. 1 album live.
Members AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson are set to bring their signature, flawless choreography and costume changes to the capital cities of Australia, beginning with Brisbane on May 20, before visiting Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. And expectedly, a slew of screaming teens and OG fans alike as they belt out mega-watt hits including ‘I Want It That Way’, ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back’) and ‘As Long As You Love Me’, plus songs from their tenth studio album, “DNA”.
“That’s what I love about the DNA album,” says Kevin Richardson. “We were able to bring all of our influences and styles into one coherent piece of work. These songs are a great representation of who we are as individuals and who we are as a group. It’s our DNA. We’re really proud of that.”
The expansion tour comes after sell-out performances across Europe and North America. Tickets will go on sale at 12pm Monday, September 23. For more information visit the Live Nation website here.