Backstreet Boys Plot Summer Arena Tour

By | March 13, 2001 at 12:00 AM

The Backstreet Boys have announced the dates and cities for the summer portion of their North American arena tour, which comes in support of the chart-topping smash “Black & Blue” album (Jive). The new leg will get underway June 8 in Orlando, Fla., and wrap Sept. 1 in Little Rock, Ark. Shaggy, whose “Hotshot” (MCA) topped The Billboard 200 last month, will support on all dates.

While fellow boy-band ‘N Sync is visiting stadiums on its current tour, the Backstreet Boys decided to continue headlining arenas, based on direct input from their fanbase. “After speaking to our fans, they’ve told us they want to see us up close and personal,” the group’s AJ McLean said in a statement. “They want to get as close to us as they can and we intend on giving them exactly what they want.”

Here Are The Dates And Cities For The Backstreet Boys’ Summer Tour:

  • June 8 – Orlando, Fla.
  • June 9 – Tampa, Fla.
  • June 13 – Raleigh, N.C.
  • June 15 – Washington, D.C.
  • June 17 – Greensboro, N.C.
  • June 20 – Lexington, Ky.
  • June 21 – Pittsburgh
  • June 24 – Columbus, Ohio
  • June 26 – Indianapolis
  • June 29 – Hartford, Conn.
  • June 30 – Albany, N.Y.
  • July 3 – Camden, N.J.
  • July 5 – Hershey, Pa.
  • July 9 – Boston
  • July 13 – Buffalo, N.Y.
  • July 16 – East Rutherford, N.J.
  • July 21 – Chicago
  • July 24 – Detroit
  • Aug. 10 – Portland, Ore.
  • Aug. 11 – Seattle
  • Aug. 13 – San Jose, Calif.
  • Aug. 18 – Los Angeles
  • Aug. 23 – Denver
  • Aug. 25 – St. Louis
  • Aug. 27 – Kansas City
  • Aug. 29 – Houston
  • Aug. 30 – San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug. 31 – Dallas
  • Sept. 1 – Little Rock, Ark.