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Backstreet Boys – DNA World Tour @ Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Milano 2019

mai 15

Backstreet Boys are back with new album ‘DNA,’ single and world tour

Backstreet’s back, alright.

Six years, two newborns and one hit Las Vegas residency later, the Backstreet Boys are plotting their return with 10th studio album “DNA,” out January 25.

It’s the pop group’s first full-length effort since “In a World Like This” in 2013, in which time the guys have expanded their families, released a documentary (2015’s “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of”) and charted their 18th song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which peaked at No. 63 in July).

Backstreet Boys – DNA World Tour @ Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Milano 2019

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Brian Littrell, left, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Howie Dorough of ’90s boy band Backstreet Boys.
Dennis Leupold

“After 25 years, to be played on the radio and get as much love as (“Heart”) has gotten, is still overwhelming,” says AJ McLean, who makes up one-fifth of the band with Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough. “We feel extremely blessed to know that the past 5-7 years of us doing everything we can to rebuild the brand and get us back to this place has definitely paid off. This (song) has really been setting things up perfectly and we’re about to be off to the races soon.”

First up, there’s anthemic new single “Chances,” out Friday. Co-written by Shawn Mendes and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, the gushy love song talks about the “two-in-a-million” chance you’ll meet the love of your life in the most precarious, everyday scenario.

“You don’t necessarily have to be set up on a date or go on a dating app to meet that special someone,” McLean says. As illustrated in its dance-heavy music video, which the Boys co-directed and appear in, “you could literally miss your train and happen to lock eyes with this person, and just lose yourself in that moment and go to whatever lengths to actually be with that person.”

“Chances” was one of the last songs that the group recorded for “DNA,” which aims to go back to basics while pushing their sound forward in new and interesting ways. “Honey, I’m Good” singer Andy Grammer, Lauv (Charli XCX’s “Boys”) and Mike Sabath (Liam Payne & J Balvin’s “Familiar”) have writing credits on the album, which was gradually recorded over the past three years between Vegas, Los Angeles and Nashville.

The latter city informed the country/blues-rock feel of tracks such as “No Place,” which is largely autobiographical.

“I’ve been all around the world, done all there is to do, but there’s no place like home,” says Richardson, 47. “That’s a song that we were inspired by our families and children to make.”

Backstreet Boys members, from left, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough perform at KTUphoria 2018 at Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Wantagh, N.Y. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYCS215
Charles Sykes, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Backstreet’s broods will travel with them for portions of their 69-date world tour, which marks their biggest arena trek in 18 years and kicks off its North American leg July 12 in Washington DC, following a two-month European run. Tickets for the tour, which lasts through mid-September, go on sale Nov. 14 at LiveNation.com and a full list of dates can be found on the band’s official website.

Coming off their record-breaking “Larger Than Life” residency in Vegas, which wraps its two-and-a-half-year run next April, “we have to go big,” McLean says. The show will have a live band, as opposed to dancers, and run 1½ to 2 hours. “You’ll get to hear all the hits and probably half of the new record, with some little surprises sprinkled in as well. We just locked in the stage design recently and it’s going to be mind-blowing.”

Backstreet Boys Tour EUROPE dates 2019:

  • Lisboa – Meo Arena, Lisboa, Portugal
  •  Madrid – WiZink Center (Palacio de los Deportes), Madrid, Spain
  •  Assago  – Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Italy
  •  Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  •  Paris – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
  •  Hannover – TUI Arena, Hannover, Germany
  •  Antwerpen – Antwerps Sportpaleis, Antwerpen, Belgium
  •  Amsterdam– Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  •  Mannheim – SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
  •  München – Olympiahalle München, München, Germany
  •  Wien – Wiener Stadthalle, Wien, Austria
  •  Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  •  Gothenburg – Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
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       Oslo – Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
  •  Stockholm – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
  •  Helsinki – Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
  • København – Royal Arena, København, Denmark
  •  Manchester – Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
  •  Dublin – 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  •  Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  •  Birmingham – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • London – The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
  •  London – The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
  •  Köln – Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany
  •  Zurich– Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Washington – Capital One Arena, Washington, United States
  • Montreal – Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
  • Montreal – Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
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