Backstreet Boys Map Out Summer Tour

Pop group will hit the road on June 8 with chart-topper Shaggy.

What's Black & Blue and Shaggy all over?

The Backstreet Boys' summer tour, which will begin in their hometown of Orlando, Florida, on June 8 with Shaggy as the opening act, according to an announcement from the group.

Though the multiplatinum success of Black & Blue might suggest that the

Boys are larger than life as ever, the group promises to keep the shows as

intimate as possible. The Boys will continue to include a set where they

take a smaller stage in the middle of the floor for part of the show.

Of course, the tour also promises some arena-sized spectacle. Fans can expect

the usual pyrotechnics, huge video screens and light show, according to a

statement issued by the group.

It won't be the first time Backstreet Boys and Shaggy have appeared on the

same bill. The Boys opened up for the dancehall singer on his 1995 European

tour.

Backstreet Boys/Shaggy tour dates (venues TBA), according to a Backstreet

Boys' spokesperson:

  • 6/8 - Orlando, FL

  • 6/9 - Tampa, FL

  • 6/13 - Raleigh, NC

  • 6/15 - Washington, DC

  • 6/17 - Greensboro, NC

  • 6/20 - Lexington, KY

  • 6/21 - Pittsburgh, PA

  • 6/24 - Columbus, OH

  • 6/26 - Indianapolis, IN

  • 6/29 - Hartford, CT

  • 6/30 - Albany, NY

  • 7/3 - Camden, NJ

  • 7/5 - Hershey, PA

  • 7/9 - Boston, MA

  • 7/13 - Buffalo, NY

  • 7/16 - East Rutherford, NJ

  • 7/21 - Chicago, IL

  • 7/24 - Detroit, MI

  • 8/10 - Portland, OR

  • 8/11 - Seattle, WA

  • 8/13 - San Jose, CA

  • 8/18 - Los Angeles, CA

  • 8/23 - Denver, CO

  • 8/25 - St. Louis, MO

  • 8/27 - Kansas City

  • 8/29 - Houston, TX

  • 8/30 - San Antonio, TX

  • 8/31 - Dallas, TX

  • 9/1 - Little Rock, AR

For our latest full-length interviews with all five Backstreet Boys, check out "Backstreet Boys: Still Larger Than Life," Part I and Part II.