Is there really a better way to celebrate 20 years in the industry than with a summer tour? Well, that's how Backstreet Boys plan on celebrating. The recently reunited fivesome will kick off their In a World Like This jaunt on August 2 in Chicago.
"Backstreet Boys are going on tour this summer," Nick Carter said, via Ryan Seacrest's website. "That's right, baby! All five of us are back together. It's our 20th anniversary tour. We've got a brand-new album coming out."
And they're bringing some friends along for the ride. They've enlisted the help of "Jersey Shore" star DJ Pauly D and Jesse McCartney to open for them. The tour will make stops all across the country, including Las Vegas, Charlotte, Atlanta and more, before wrapping up on September 8 in San Francisco before they launch into a handful of dates in Japan. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 17.
Lately, BSB have been working on a [article id="1697988"]new album[/article]. It's the first in nearly seven years that includes all five members of the group after [article id="1689255"]Kevin Richardson re-joined the boy band[/article] last year.
"It doesn't sound like 'The Call' or it doesn't sound like the Millennium album," Richardson told MTV News late last year about the release. "But it's fresh; it's new. We are trying to find where we are now sonically, and we are experimenting. It's really exciting."
BSB's In a World Like This tour dates are as follows:
»8/2 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Charter One Pavillion at Northerly Island
»8/3 -- St. Louis, MO @ St. Louis Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
»8/4 -- Toledo, OH @ Toledo Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
»8/6 -- Montreal, Quebec @ Montreal Bell Centre
»8/7 -- Toronto, Ontario @ Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
»8/8 -- Detroit, MI @ Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre
»8/9 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati PNC Pavilion
»8/9 -- Cleveland, OH @ Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
»8/12 -- Boston, MA @ Boston Bank of America Pavilion
»8/13 -- Wantagh, NY @ Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
»8/15 -- Holmdel, NJ @ Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
»8/16 -- Camden, NJ @ Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
»8/17 -- Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
»8/20 -- Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
»8/21 -- Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
»8/22 -- Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheatre
»8/23 -- Tampa, FL @ Tampa Live Nation Amphitheatre
»8/25 -- West Palm Beach, FL @ West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre
»8/30 -- Dallas, TX @ Dallas Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
»8/31 -- Houston, TX @ Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
»9/5 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Comerica Theatre
»9/6 -- Irvine, CA @ Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
»9/7 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
»9/8 -- San Francisco, CA @ San Francisco Sleep Train Amphitheatre