Backstreet Boys Join Likes of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey with Las Vegas Residency
Watch out Las Vegas, because Backstreet's back and they're coming for ya! Following the debut of Nick Carter's Syfy movie Dead 7, the Backstreet Boys have confirmed that they're doing a short Las Vegas residency sometime in the near future.
At the Dead 7 premiere, Carter spilled the beans that BSB are going to be the latest act to take over Sin City, following in the footsteps of fellow beloved '90s and 2000s icons like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez.
But, before Backstreet Boys lock in a long term Vegas contract, they're going to test the waters first.
"We have a deal with Live Nation, the touring company, and we just signed a nine-show deal to do a test run in Vegas with a residency, so that's definitely going to happen, but we're going to do a trial run first," Carter said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “It would definitely have to be a very big and spectacular show. Thankfully, we have a good catalog so we can perform all of our hits. That could take up a lot of the show."
And what about fans who won't be able to make it to Las Vegas for the nine-show test run? There's some good news! The "I Want It That Way" group is also going to record and release a new album sometime in the near future and will embark on a world tour.
"We're definitely in the studio recording a brand new album. We're going to do a world tour first," Kevin Richardson also said at the Dead 7 premiere.
So, it's safe to say the five-piece is going to stay busy this year!
The Las Vegas residency and news of an upcoming new BSB album mark just the latest chapter in the life of the legendary boy band. The group released its latest album In a World Like This in 2013 and accompanied the release with a world tour. Last year, they released the revelatory documentary Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of, which documented their rise to fame and the sometimes rocky recording of their latest album.