Backstreet Boys Announce Venues For Summer Tour

North American trek kicks off June 8 in Orlando, Florida.

The Backstreet Boys can rest a little more soundly now that they have some definite direction in their lives.

The Boys’ previously announced summer tour (see “Backstreet Boys Map Out Summer Tour” ), which begins June 8 in their hometown of Orlando, Florida, has just added venues to its itinerary. The trek is in support of the group’s latest album, the multiplatinum Black & Blue, which has sold nearly 5 million copies since its release in November, according to SoundScan.

Reggae-pop star Shaggy, with the momentum of his fifth album, Hotshot, at his back, and 19-year-old singer/pianist Krystal, whose Me and My Piano is scheduled for a summer release on the Boys’ own as-yet-untitled label, will open all the dates of the tour.

Over the weekend, the group was in Mexico City wrapping up the first stretch of a world tour that began January 22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (see “Backstreet Boys Put On Larger-Than-Life Tour Opener” ). The vocal quintet has about a month of rest and relaxation scheduled before the globetrotting excursion rolls on to South America and Puerto Rico.

The Backstreet Boys’ North American itinerary, according to the group’s publicist:

  • 6/8 – Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Centre
  • 6/9 – Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 6/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Entertainment & Sports Arena
  • 6/15 – Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
  • 6/17 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
  • 6/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 6/21 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
  • 6/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake
  • 6/29 – Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theater
  • 6/30 – Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
  • 7/3 – Camden, NJ @ Blockbuster – Sony E Center
  • 7/5 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
  • 7/9 – Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
  • 7/10 – Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
  • 7/14 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
  • 7/16 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
  • 7/21 – Tinley Park, IL @ New World Music Theatre
  • 7/24 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
  • 7/26 – Montreal, QB @ Molson Centre
  • 7/28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 7/29 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 8/2 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
  • 8/3 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
  • 8/4 – Edmonton, AB @ Skyreach Centre
  • 8/7 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
  • 8/10 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
  • 8/11 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
  • 8/13 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena
  • 8/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Great Western Forum
  • 8/18 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion
  • 8/23 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 8/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Riverport Amphitheatre
  • 8/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
  • 8/29 – Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
  • 8/30 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
  • 8/31 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center