Backstreet Boys to celebrate 20 years with tour

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Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Backstreet Boys have announced plans to return to the road this summer in support of their forthcoming album In A World Like This. The best selling boy band of all time will make their way to Massachusetts for a performance at Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on Monday, August 12. Tickets for the concert, which range in price from $29 to $89, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Opening the show will be special guests Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D.

The new album and tour will feature all five original members: Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson. It will mark the group’s first major tour with all five original members in a decade. Fans who purchase tickets to the upcoming shows will receive a free download of In A World Like This’ “Permanent Stain”.

In A World Like This, Backstreet Boys’ eighth studio effort and follow-up to 2009’s This Is Us, will hit stores on July 30. It marks their first with Richardson since 2005’s Never Gone. The album was recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers Martin Terefe, Max Martin, Morgan Reid & Prophet, Dan Muckula and Justin Trugman. The title track will serve as the album’s lead single and be released in June 25.

“We always want to top our previous albums. That’s always our objective,” said Carter in a press release. “All five of us were determined to create an album where every song could be a single.”

“Our goal is always to push ourselves as much as possible,” added McLean. “We want Backstreet Boys to keep setting the template and raising the bar.”

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