After a few months out of the spotlight, the Backstreet Boys are gearing up for the release of its sophomore album, the appropriately titled "Millennium," and have firmed up plans for a new single and a Disney-sponsored concert special.The Boys will issue a single for "I Want It That Way" on May 18, and the vocal quintet has just completed a video for the song, directed by Wayne Isham. A week before the song hits radio, the Backstreet Boys will travel to New York City to tape a performance at the New Amsterdam Theater -- the current home of Disney's Broadway production of "The Lion King" -- for a special hour-long special. The "Backstreet Boys in Concert" will then make its broadcast premiere on the Disney Channel on July 10 at 7:00 p.m. The Disney special comes in the wake of last month's successful pay-per-view special, which was taped at the group's 1998 homecoming show in Orlando, Florida (see "Backstreet Boys Coming To Pay-Per-View").
But if the small screen doesn't get you close enough to the Backstreet Boys, then you can catch the group live and in person this summer, when the Boys plan on launching an extensive world tour in support of "Millennium."