The Backstreet Boys were slated to hit another round of tour dates supporting their 10th studio album this summer. However, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the boyband had to postpone the trek to 2021.
The group took to social media Tuesday night to share the news.
“As much as we were looking forward to seeing you all this summer, our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our fans,” Backstreet Boys said in a statement. “We are officially postponing the DNA North American tour. Make sure you hang on to your tickets, because you know we’ll be back again! An announcement will be coming your way next week. Stay safe and stay home. Love you guys.”
The announcement was accompanied by a video from Brian Littrell and AJ McLean.
The second round of the DNA tour – which included 45 dates – would have kicked-off on July 10 in Wantagh, followed by gigs in Washington, D.C., Darien Center, Chicago, and Salt Lake City. The group was set to appear in arenas and outdoor amphitheaters across the country including Concord Pavilion, San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheater, Hartford’s XFINITY Theater, the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, and Phoenix’s Ak-Chin Pavilion before wrapping-up at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl early October.
At this time, new dates have not been announced, but the band encourages fans to hold onto tickets, as they will be honored at the new show.
Backstreet Boys are touring in support of DNA, which dropped in January 2019. The record, which features smash-hit singles “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and “Chances,” follows 2013’s In A World Like This and This Is Us from 2009.
See the affected tour dates below.
Backstreet Boys | DNA Tour 2020 – TO BE RESCHEDULED
July 10th – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
July 13th – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16th – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 18th – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 19th – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 21st – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 23rd – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 24th – Pittsburgh, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park
July 25th – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 27th – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
July 28th – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 31st – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
August 1st – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 2nd – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 4th- Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
August 7th – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
August 8th – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
August 9th – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
August 11th – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
August 12th – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
August 14th – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
August 15th – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 16th – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
August 19th – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 21st – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
August 22nd – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
August 23rd – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
September 11th – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 12th – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
September 15th – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
September 16th – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
September 18th – Toronto, ONT @ Budweiser Stage
September 21st – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
September 22nd – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
September 23rd – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 25th – Jacksonville, FL @ VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
September 26th – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
September 27th – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 30th – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
October 2nd – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 4th – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
October 6th – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 7th – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 9th – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl