Backstreet Boys Are Heading Back to Australia

Courtesy of AP
Courtesy of AP

The Backstreet Boys‘ A World Like This Tour will travel to Australian cities this year. The boy band hasn’t been to Australia in almost ten years, and the first stop on their Australian trek will be in Melbourne at the Rod Laver Arena. Backstreet Boy’s member, Kevin Richardson, said he was excited to go back to Australia. “This last year and a half of touring with my bandmates again couldn’t have been any better, but I’m so excited to finally get back to Australia and play for our Aussie fans. It wouldn’t feel complete without spending time in one of our favorite places,” Richardson said. 

Tickets for the Australian shows go on sale on February 23th. Backstreet Boys’ fan club members can purchase pre-sale tickets on February 13-15, Telstra customers can purchase on February 18-20, and Live Nation members can purchase tickets on February 20. The official 4-dates in Australia are at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne (May 8), Allphones Arena in Sydney (May 9), Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane (May 10), and the Perth Arena in Perth (May 15). The Boys’ documentary Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of will be released in Australia on March 28th (the documentary was released in the US last month).

The Backstreet Boys’ In a World Like This first launched in 2013, and it will conclude in June of this year. The tour has a total of 157 shows, and the band will travel to Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East. This is the biggest tour the band has ever ventured on. The tour grossed over thirty million dollars in 2014, and it is expected to gross more revenue when the tour wraps in June. Some of band’s opening acts for the tour include Jesse McCartney, Avril Lavigne, All Saints, DJ Pauly D, Victoria Duffield, and other recording artists. 

The band’s In a World Like This album was dropped in 2013. The project reached the Number 5 position on the Billboard 200 chart. It produced three singles “In a World Like This,” “Madeleine,” and “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of).” The Backstreet Boys are one of the best-selling boy bands in music history, having sold over 130 million records worldwide. Some of the band’s biggest albums include Backstreet’s Back, Millennium, Black & Blue, Never Gone, and Unbreakable. 

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