by Hiko Mitsuzuka @TheFirstEcho
First there was Britney...then J.Lo...and now, the seminal, turn-of-the-millennium boy band is heading to Las Vegas for a new residency at Planet Hollywood.
At this rate, they might as well set up an entire TRL showcase in Sin City for anyone who came of age during the late 90s.
Confirming rumors swirling for months, the best-selling boy band of all time (with over 130 million albums sold worldwide) is heading to the Las Vegas Strip. This afternoon, the pop juggernaut Backstreet Boys announced they will begin an exclusive Las Vegas headlining residency show, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life,” inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Audiences will be captivated as Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson take the stage with a one-of-a-kind, over-the-top production made exclusively for the Vegas stage. The show, promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, will further cement Las Vegas as the entertainment capital of the world.
"We’re going to call the show Larger Than Life, and we’re taking that theme, and we’re going to run with it," says member Kevin Richardson, who took a hiatus from the band during two of their eight studio albums. “What can you expect?” Brian Littrell asks. “If you’ve ever been to a Backstreet Boys show… it’s going to be that -- on steroids."
"We’re excited to bring our experience from being a touring act with all of our hits to Vegas, so that it becomes something that you’ll never forget,” adds Nick Carter.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. PT.
Check out a special announcement from the Boys: