Backstreet’s Back, Alright!


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Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean, and Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys today. Taken from theguardian

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After Kevin Richardson left the Backstreet Boys (originally consisting of Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, and Howie Dorough) in 2006, the boys continued to perform as a four man group with Richardson appearing only a few times sporadically in some concerts. Then, in 2015, the Backstreet Boys announced the group will be together once again joyfully proclaiming “Kevin is coming back!” This is old news, but what makes it all still relevant is that coming soon to Las Vegas, all five included, are the Backstreet Boys.

Announced at the premiere of Dead 7, Nick Carter told reporters,“We have a deal with Live Nation, the touring company, and we just signed a nine-show deal to do a test run in Vegas with a residency, so that’s definitely going to happen, but we’re going to do a trial run first.”

Busy with a new album and a tour, a trial run residency at Vegas probably won’t happen for many more months or even until next year. However, A.J. McLean assures E.T. (Entertainment Tonight) that the possibility of a residency at Vegas is there.

“We are talking about it. We are looking into it right now and we’ll see,” says McLean.

A home in Las Vegas would be especially ideal for the fathers of BSB. With Nick Carter’s baby boy on the way, it would be fantastic for the fathers to be able to still do their thing and be able to stay with their families.
“It seemed really convenient for the family! A Vegas residency, now that we’re all fathers, could be very convenient for us. We won’t have to travel so much,” says Richardson.