Backstreet Boys Announce In A World Like This New Album and Tour

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Backstreet Boys announced today that they will release a brand new album and embark on a 24 city North American tour with all five original members – Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Litrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson.  This is the band’s first tour with all five original members in a decade.

The In A World Like This album is set for release on July 30
th and the tour will kick off on August 2
nd in Chicago‘s Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island and culminate with a stop at San Francisco‘s Sleep Train Amphitheatre on September 8

“All five of us are thrilled to be back together and have the opportunity to play for the greatest fans in the world,” said Nick Carter.  Backstreet Boys will be joined by special guests Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D.  Backstreet Boys will premiere an exclusive look at their tour rehearsal on today, May 15th at 12pm PST/3pm EST.

Tickets for the Live Nation produced In A World Like This Tour go on sale beginning this Friday, May 17
th at and Fan club members can purchase tickets today – Wednesday, May 15
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Fans can visit to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available on Thursday, May 16
th.  Citi® cardmembers have access to presale tickets now through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit  Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, May 16th.  Mobile users can text “LNAPP” to 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app.  (Available for iOS and Android.)

The In A World Like This album is set for release on July 30
th.  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.  To show their appreciation to their fans, 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 and said:

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.

The first single “In A World Like This” will be available everywhere starting on June 25
th. 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.

Tour Dates (more to be announced):




On Sale  

August 2  

 Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

 Chicago, IL

 May 17

August 3  

 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

 St. Louis, MO

 May 18

August 4 

 Toledo Zoo Amphitheater 

 Toledo, OH

 May 17

August 6

 Bell Centre

 Montreal, QB

 May 25

August 7 

 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

 Toronto, ON 

 May 17

August 8

 DTE Energy Music Theatre 

 Detroit, MI

 May 18

August 9

 PNC Pavilion

 Cincinnati, OH 

 May 17

August 10 

 Jaobs Pavilion at Nautica 

 Cleveland, OH 


August 12 

 Bank of America Pavilion 

 Boston, MA 

 May 17

August 13 

 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 

 Wantagh, NY 

 May 17

August 15 

 PNC Bank Arts Center 

 Holmdel, NJ 

 May 17

August 16 

 Susquehanna Bank Center

 Camden, NJ 

 May 17

August 17 

 Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

 Virginia Beach, VA 

 May 17

August 20 

 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 

 Raleigh, NC

 May 17

August 21 

 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 

 Charlotte, NC

 May 17

August 22 

 Chastain Park Amphitheatre 

 Atlanta, GA 

 June 2

August 23 

 Live Nation Amphitheatre 

 Tampa, FL 

 May 17

August 25 

 Cruzan Amphitheatre 

 West Palm Beach, FL 

 May 17

August 30

 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 

 Dallas, TX

 May 17+

August 31 

 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

 Houston, TX

 May 18+

September 5

 Comerica Theatre

 Phoenix, AZ

 June 1

September 6

 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 

 Irvine, CA

 May 17

September 7 

 Mandalay Bay Events Center 

 Las Vegas, NV

 May 17

September 8  

 Sleep Train Amphitheatre

 San Francisco, CA 

 May 17*

* DJ Pauly D not appearing on this date

+Jesse McCartney not appearing on these dates

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