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 [article id="1441540"]"Backstreet Boys Map Out Summer Tour"[/article]), 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 [article id="1438424"]"Backstreet Boys Put On Larger-Than-Life Tour Opener"[/article]). 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