New York – Backstreet’s back. Again. Backstreet Boys, the boy band who demanded “I Want It That Way,” have announced a set of tour dates starting March 21 in New York.
They won’t play Madison Square Garden this time around – or any of their previous gigantic arena hotspots. The Boys’ 13-city tour is a club-only affair, stopping at such intimate venues as the State Theater in Detroit and the 9:30 Club in Washington.
According to their label, Jive Records, they will perform all their hits plus a few songs from their upcoming CD.
The Backstreet Boys, who debuted in 1997, are putting the finishing touches on a forthcoming as-yet-untitled album, their first original outing since 2000’s “Black and Blue.”
Over the past few years, the group’s members have mostly stayed out of the spotlight except for a few benefit performances. In 2002, Nick Carter released a solo album. Last December, Brian Littrell signed a deal with Christian record label, Reunion Records.