Can you believe the Backstreet Boys will be celebrating their 25th anniversary next year? 25! That’s nearly old enough to be considered classic rock. To put things into perspective, the “I Want It That Way” stars have been around since Jurassic Park was in theaters and Bill Clinton was president.
AJ, Howie, Nick, Kevin, and Brian first formed BSB in Orlando, Florida way back in 1993. The group achieved superstardom with 1999’s Millennium and further cemented their status as the biggest pop group in the world with their 2000 follow-up Black & Blue.
Fast forward a few years and the boys from Orlando now find themselves in the midst of an extensive Las Vegas residency, reaching a level of cultural relevance they haven’t experienced since the Bush administration.
Next? The grown-up boy band has their sights set on a new album and a massive world tour to celebrate the quarter-century mark.
“We’re in the studio making our tenth studio album,” Kevin Richardson revealed at our exclusive Mix Lounge. “We’re trying to have a single ready by the end of the year this year, and then next year we’re actually gonna do a world tour. It’s gonna be our 25th anniversary next year.”
Backstreet Boys return to Las Vegas in November, before tackling another 52 Sin City dates in 2018. No word yet on where (or when) the world tour will stop, but rumors are already swirling for a U.K. run.