Pop group the Backstreet Boys, whose latest album, Millennium, is
one of the two best-selling releases of 1999, will continue their North
American arena tour with a new set of dates next year.
The outing will resume Feb. 11 in University Park, Pa., according to an
itinerary posted on the band's official website (www.backstreetboys.com).
The tour will end March 10 in Indianapolis. After that, the group plans
to return to the recording studio to work on a new LP, due in the fall,
according to Jive Records.
The band's most recent set of dates, which began in September, sold out
nationwide in about an hour, according to the group's publicist, Marcee
Since its release in May, Millennium has sold more than 9 million
copies, tying with fellow pop act Britney Spears'
One More Time as the best-selling album of the year, according to the
Recording Industry Association of America.
"I Want It That Way" (RealAudio
excerpt), a midtempo pop song from the album, was a major hit
earlier this year.
The group, which formed in Orlando, Fla., in the early '90s, first found
U.S. success with Backstreet Boys (1997). That album spawned
multiple hits, including "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" and "As
Long as You Love Me" (RealAudio
In November, the Backstreet Boys resolved a contract dispute with Jive
Records and agreed to record five additional albums for the label.
Backstreet Boys tour dates:
Feb. 1112; University Park, Pa.; Bryce Jordan Center
Feb. 1415; Albany, N.Y.; Pepsi Arena
Feb. 17; Charlotte, N.C.; Charlotte Coliseum
Feb. 18; Raleigh, N.C.; Raleigh Sports and Entertainment Arena
Feb. 19; Atlanta, Ga.; Georgia Dome
Feb. 22; Greenville, S.C.; Bi-Lo Center
Feb. 24; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Tropicana Field
Feb. 26; New Orleans, La.; Louisiana Superdome
Feb. 2930; Houston, Texas; Compaq Center
March 1; San Antonio, Texas; Alamodome
March 34; Dallas, Texas; Reunion Arena
March 5; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Myriad Convention Center
March 7; St. Louis, Mo.; Transworld Dome
March 9; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena
March 10; Indianapolis, Ind.; Conseco Fieldhouse