We’ve got some exciting news for all you Backstreet Boys fans out there. Entertainment Tonight recently met up with Nick Carter as well as Kevin Richardson and the BSB members confirmed 2 things.
The 1st is something you probably already know, which is the fact that the group have been in the studio recording their new album that is expected to be released later this year. The 2nd piece of information is that the Backstreet Boys have signed on to do a 9-show deal for a trial run residency in Las Vegas.
“We have a deal with Live Nation, which is the touring company, and we just signed a nine-show deal to do sort of like a test run in Vegas with the residency. So that’s definitely going to happen, but we’re going to do a trial run first,” Carter told ET.
This is still in the very early stages and the trial run is essentially to test the waters for a long term residency, joining the likes of mega pop stars Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez. “It would definitely have to be a very big and spectacular show. Thankfully, we have a good catalog so we can perform all of our hits. That could take up a lot of the show,” added the “19 in 99” singer.
So which band members are coming back for the show? Rest assured that all 5 original members of the Backstreet Boys are on board and retuning for the new shows. It wouldn’t be the same without having Carter, Richardson, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and A.J. McLean together onstage.
Richardson also spoke about the residency, mentioning that it’s pretty ideal for them all since they have 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,” said the 44-year-old singer.
This couldn’t be better for Carter, whose first child (it’s a baby boy!) with wife Lauren Kitt is due anytime now.
This isn’t the only Backstreet Boys project though. As aforementioned, Carter shared that they are working with “young, hot producers that can give us a fresh new sound”. The group is eyeing to release a single towards the end of the year, with the album and tour to follow.
“When it comes to the music, we want to make sure we have hits,” said Carter. “We appreciate [the fans] so much for giving us such a great life. And, hopefully, we can do the same thing back by continuing to entertain you.”
So, is anyone booking a flight to Sin City soon?