Nineties pop fans rejoice! Britney Spears has recruited the Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough to open for a string of South American dates on her Femme Fatale Tour. The gigs will coincide with the release of his first-ever solo album, Back to Me, out November 15.
“I’m so excited that I’m going [to be] joining @britneyspears on several dates of the Femme Fatale tour!” Dorough tweeted on Monday.”Can’t wait to see all my lovelies in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela!! VIP info will be coming next week.”
According to Dorough’s site (and as he also tweeted), the Backstreet Boy’s initial stint on Britney’s tour will kick off on November 20 in La Plata, Argentina, with stops in Santiago, Lima and Bogota before it wraps up in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 28. He’s just the latest supporting act to join the worldwide Femme Fatale trek, stepping in the spot once occupied by artists like Joe Jonas, Nicki Minaj and DJ Pauly D .
And when Dorough spoke to MTV News over the summer about his first solo recording, he said it felt good to finally get the chance to show fans a new side of himself as an artist. “I finally have been able to put [my album] together and I’m excited and very, very proud to be able to make this body of work,” he told us. “I feel [it’s] a total representation of where I’m at right now in my life and [it represents] things that are going on, positive-ness and energy. I think it’s really a chance for people to hear me and know my voice.”
“It’s awesome,” Dorough told MTV News of touring with NKOTBSB. “It all kind of spun from that show at Radio City [Music Hall]. I think we did something that was a shock factor for people. I don’t think a lot of people would have thought the two of us being onstage together would have been fathomable.”
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