The Backstreet Boys is one of America’s seminal boy bands, getting its start in 1993 when talent manager Lou Pearlman first pieced together the group (consisting of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson). After gaining a large international following early in their career, the group got its big break in 1997 with the release of their second album, “Backstreet’s Back,” and the beginning of a 60-city international tour.

The band’s success continued until the members decided to take a break in 2002, due in part to problems with their management company as well as Carter’s desire to start a solo career. After a rocky couple of years, during which the group sued their record company and McLean continued to recover from a drug and alcohol addiction, the group reunited in 2005. Richardson left in June 2006 for personal reasons, but the Backstreet Boys have continued to enjoy success both at home and abroad, with their newest album scheduled for release in October 2009.

Backstreet Boys Announce End of Summer 2013 North American Tour Dates
Summary by TicketNews Staff The Backstreet Boys announced on May 13th, that they be making appearances across North America starting this summer for their “In a World Like This” tour. The band will kick off their tour in Chicago on August 2nd and continue across the country making 24... Read more
Backstreet Boys, Shinedown, Built to Spill and more: Daily tour recap
Show cancellations and postponements from Jane’s Addiction and Steely Dan open the daily tour recap for July 31, as compiled by TicketNews. Alternative rock icons Jane’s Addiction has cancelled its six-date tour of Australia after drummer Stephen Perkins was hospitalized in Los Angeles for an infection in his elbow.... Read more
Backstreet Boys tour cancels Phoenix show
The Backstreet Boys canceled their November 21 concert at Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ, after Nick Carter became ill that afternoon, reported concert promoter Live Nation. There are no plans to reschedule that show. Refunds are available at point of purchase. The group’s November 22 concert in Las Vegas,... Read more
Backstreet Boys tour continues this fall with more North American dates
The Backstreet Boys (BSB) are bringing their 2008 Unbreakable Tour back to North America for a new round of late fall performances. The 14-city leg kicks off October 30 at Sovereign Center in Reading, PA, and wraps November 17 at Interior Savings Center in Kamloops, BC. The boy band... Read more
By Talmadge Harper The Backstreet Boys and Ricky Martin, two of the ‘90s more popular acts, are planning to launch U.S. tours later this year and are hoping to recapture past glory. Their U.S. tours could seep into 2008. For the Backstreet Boys, they’re returning in October after... Read more