Backstreet Boys - NewsThe latest news from Backstreet Boyshttp://www.backstreetboys.com/newsA Rookie’s Guide to a BSB Cruise<div>For all the first time cruisers or perhaps those still contemplating the cruise, the concept of cruising with your favorite group is super exciting! But it can also be hard to fully wrap your mind around exactly whats going to go down. Heres a quick rundown of all the excitement that awaits on #BSBCruise2016!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Sailaway Party</strong></div> <div>When we get to LITERALLY sail away into the sunset with the Backstreet Boys. And if thats not enough, the boys have been known to wear sailor outfits to this event. Its an</div> <div>amazing party that kicks off the cruise and we say bon voyage.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Theme Night Deck Parties</strong></div> <div>The deck parties are one of the most fun aspects of the cruise! Every night the fans and the Backstreet Boys will aggregate outside by the pool and party into the wee hours of the morning. Everyone (including the Backstreet Boys) gets dressed up in the spirit of the theme and generally there will be fun games or activities centered around said theme. In the past weve done everything from playing truth or dare during Pajama Night to bobbing for apples during Halloween Night. During the deck parties you can expect drinks to be flowing, fun costumes, and the boys to be mingling and taking selfies with fans.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Door Decoration Contest</strong></div> <div>This is something that isnt always publicized, but so much fun to participate in. Fans like to show their BSB love by decorating the outside of their cabin door with all sorts of different pictures, posters, and BSB paraphernalia. Every year they announce the winner(s) and the prizes have ranged from front row seats to the concert to getting pulled up on stage with the guys.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Meet & Greet/Photos</strong></div> <div>The part where you 100% are guaranteed to meet the Backstreet Boys. Yes, you really do get to meet them! For the photos, youll need to be in a group with 4-5 fans. No need to stress if you dont have a group, the staff will match you up. Otherwise theres not much else you need to know except that youll have your arms around your favorite Backstreet Boy *sigh*</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Concert</strong></div> <div>The time to rock out to all your fave songs! The boys will do 2 concerts on the cruise, 1 for each dining group. The seats are assigned so no need to camp out for spots. Just know that cruise concerts are the BEST. Theyre a lot more laid back than your typical land-based concert which means we get rare, unreleased songs, comical banter, and other ridiculous antics. You just cant get these sorts of concerts anywhere else.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Backstreet TV</strong></div> <div>Fans, there is an entire channel that just loops Backstreet Boy videos. Its freakin fantastic and it almost makes me want to never leave the cabin. Almost.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Casino Games</strong></div> <div>If youre a cardshark (or even if youre not), youll get a chance to play blackjack or poker WITH a Backstreet Boy. Everyone has the opportunity to sign up and try for a shot at playing in the finals of either tournament, where youll get to play alongside a Backstreet Boy! So brush up on those card skills now. Its worth it.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Game Show</strong></div> <div>Every cruise the boys will play a fun, new game and invite a few lucky fans to join them on stage (fingers already crossed!) While we dont know what the game show is quite yet, Im sure itll be full of lots of laughs. In the past theyve done things like, Are you Smarter than a Backstreet Boy, 90s Game Show, and Family Feud.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Q&A</strong></div> <div>Its like a soundcheck party but longer and better. Fans get the chance to ask the boys all sorts of questions. And speaking from experience, the questions are thoughtful and unique, making it a one-of-a-kind event. You can expect a lot of laughs, funny stories, and insightful responses.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Roommate Match Program</strong></div> <div>I include this on the list because its near and dear to my heart. Its important to know that if youre like me and dont have anyone in your circle of friends willing to take this trip with you, there are other fans who are in the same boat (no pun intended) who are also dying to go but no one to travel with. Dont let that stop you! If I let it stop me 6 years ago, I wouldve missed out on the memories of a lifetime. Rose Tours offers a Roommate Match Program to pair you up with another amazing fan so take advantage.</div> <div></div> <div>This is just a fraction of what you can expect on board a BSB cruise. This doesnt even get into the ports, excursions, random run-ins with BSB, experiencing the beautiful ship, meeting other fans, and other potential events (solo events, scavenger hunts, beach parties, karaoke, etc). I know theyll have more fun surprises in store for us and I cant wait!</div> <div></div> <div>If you have any questions for a past-cruiser, feel free to ask below.</div> <div></div> <div>For more information on #BSBCruise2016, visit <a href="http://backstreetboyscruise.com">backstreetboyscruise.com</a></div> <div></div> <div>Written by <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/SOHudKjb">Laura D</a>.</div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:53:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/267883Backstreet’s Boy On Broadway<div>Youve seen him open for the Backstreet Boys during part of the In A World Like This tour and now you can see him on Broadway.</div> <div></div> <div>Baylee Littrell, the 13-year-old son of Brian Littrell, is making his Broadway debut in Disaster!, a 70s-themed musical that opens next month. The show, which New York Daily News called one of the must-see musicals in 2013, is a parody of 70s disaster films. It all revolves around the grand opening of a floating casino where multiple roll into one hilarious plot with a cast of characters that are sure to please. If thats not enough, Disaster! also features hits from the 1970s, including Knock On Wood, Hot Stuff, and Hooked On A Feeling what a soundtrack!</div> <div></div> <div>Baylee has landed the role of not one, but TWO characters, as he will be playing twins, Ben and Lisa. Tell us thats not talent! The twins are the children of Jackie, the lounge singer, played by Rachel York, an incredibly talented Broadway vet. The youngest Littrell is certainly in good company as the entire cast of Disaster! is made up of actors with impressive resumes and some you may recongnize check them out here.</div> <div></div> <div>The musical will officially open on March 8th, but previews begin February 9th. If youre going to be in the NYC area, you dont want to miss it! All ticketing information can be seen here. The show only runs through July 3rd so plan your night out soon!</div> <div></div> <div>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.disastermusical.com/">http://www.disastermusical.com/</a>. See you there!</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.rtvs9ifwop12ofgxsk65yoplfnaszapalc7rqwtgjt0.jpg?1453766213" style="width: 575px; height: 382px;" /></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:36:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/267173#BSBCruise2016 Theme 2 is Here!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/11/05/images/assets/medium.rr-vUV1h1bto01Q73JFOOsPNyAwp-xluDt-Sf5fqvz8.jpg" /><br /><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div style="display: inline !important;"><a href="http://backstreetboyscruise.com"><font color="#000000"><b><b><font size="4">BSB Cruise 2016</font></b></b></font></a></div> </div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <div style="font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><b><font color="#000000">Our Second Theme</font></b></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;"> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><i><font color="#000000">Your mission, should you choose to accept it......</font></i></div> </div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><font color="#000000" size="6">Casino Royale Night</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><font color="#000000">with the Boys.... Backstreet Boys.</font></div> <div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px; text-align: center;"><i><font color="#000000">Dress to kill and be ready to join the boys on deck for a martini, shaken not stirred!</font></i></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;"><font color="#000000"><img class="CToWUd" src="https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/RnNZfQn2o2xpggJQqefCOervMbPIci5mujDPJnvl43kv6Rtxjyh5gHN_JKVzeU-aaGz3pePFgxfoAAtZJZNx8mveVTc-11j98EfuAJVcumUenA=s0-d-e1-ft#https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" /></font></div> <div style="text-align: center;"></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><font color="#000000">- N, B, A, K, H</font></div> </div> </div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:00:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/266993That Moment When You Became A Backstreet Boys Fan…<div>Weve all been asked the question before Where were you when</div> <div></div> <div>Whether its a historical event, a personal milestone, or a memory between friends, there are many important dates and times we remember that make up our lives. For Backstreet Boys fans, the moment she or he first became a fan is one of those unforgettable memories. Its been nearly 23 years since Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ, and Nick became a band, but if you ask a fan when or where they were when their Backstreet addiction began, theyre absolutely going to know down to the smallest details.</div> <div></div> <div>When we took to social media to ask fans to share their , replies poured in quickly. Some from 20 years ago, some from 5 years ago, but one thing is the same once you love the Backstreet Boys, you dont go back.<br /> <br /> Check out some of our favorite shared moments below, and make sure to tell us yourstory in a comment!</div> <div></div> <div>My sister used to wake me up for school and I would watch the morning video block on MTV while I waited for my turn to get ready. One day, Quit Playing Games came on. I was instantly intrigued. I thought did the guy from Casper and the guy from Oasis start a group? Then the rain started... Should I be watching this? crossed my mind. Needless to say, I was hooked from there and still have a huge crush on Howie. - @pandabehr72</div> <div></div> <div>It was when I saw them live for the first time here in Germany at the music show Pop Explosion in Nrnberg back in 1995. Thats also when they were in Germany for the very first time at all. Kevin has also been my favorite since then. After another show 3 weeks later, I met Kevin and Howie for the very first time...then AJ & then Brian and Nick another day. Thats my story about falling in love with this guys. The rest is history I guess! - @UteKohler</div> <div></div> <div>m Faith, 17 years old, and Im from the Philippines! It was in 2008 (I forgot the exact date), but all I can remember was that, I was all alone in our house, and our neighbor started playing popular songs from the BSB (IWITW, Shape of my Heart, among others). I kind of liked the songs, aside from the fact that I could sing along to them. So I borrowed my neighbors CD so that I could l hear the rest of the tracks (she basically burned the mp3 files she downloaded online on a CD-RW). The first song that played in the disc was , and I was mesmerized by the at the beginning of the track. I was like oh my goodness I didnt know they could sing acapella this good!. And then Everything But Mine came next, then , and so on. I decided to google BSBs discography after returning the disc to my neighbor, and thats where I found out that I fell in love with their album entitled , which was their first album without Kevin. Thats how I became a BSB fan.</div> <div></div> <div>It was 1997. I was a freshman in high school. I was walking to school with two friends who were arguing over a picture of a band. They wanted me to side with one of them over "Who is the hottest?" I didnt know the group yet, and just by looking over the photo, I went with my gut. I pointed to (who I later found out was) Brian. One friend was excited, as he was her choice as well. My other friend got mad at me, since she was a die-hard AJ girl. Thats where it happened. I even remember the exact hallway at school. After doing what limited research I could in 1997, I connected instantly with Brian and his faith, and I began to listen and watch BSB obsessively to find out as much as I could about him. Of course, as I grew up and got deeper into BSB-mania, I realized I liked all of the guys and connected with their lives in different ways...but thats what got me into them, and its been going strong since then! - @bnbailey</div> <div></div> <div>Fall/Winter 1995- My friends mom was driving my friend and me to our jazz dance class. All of a sudden, ve Got It Goin On started playing on the radio. Go Mix 96 (now Virgin Radio) for being the first to bring the boys to Montreals airways! My friend and I just looked at each other and we begged her mom to detour, so we could hit up the closest record store. She obliged and she bought us each a copy of the album. Its safe to say that we never went to class that night. On a side note: That first album cover is also the first time I ever saw Kevin. Oh man...heart eyes galore! Anyway, here we are 20 years later- Im still and will always be a K girl! - @andieyammine</div> <div></div> <div>The exact moment I turned into a BSB fan was when I was at my best friends house. There were posters of these strange boys plastered on her walls and when I asked her who they were she said "the Backstreet Boys!" She then put on the cd and played As Long As You Love Me from then on I was hooked. I was 9 years old. - @MelissaLamb613</div> <div></div> <div>In 1997, Kiss 95.7 played Quit Playing Games with my Heart. From that moment on, I was hooked. There was no question about it. Any of my friends who grew up with me will tell you Ive been a fan for more than half of my life. - @Sushi_Flower</div> <div></div> <div>I became a fan of BSB in 95 and Brian became my favorite a year later. Thats when I fell in love with the song Quit Playing Games. Brians voice, and of course is personality, got me hooked to him. Im still and will always be a BSB fan. I love and respect all five of them. - @briansfan4life</div> <div></div> <div>The moment I became a fan I was going through something and I heard All I Have To Give. The part where Nick says I dont know what he does to make you cry but Ill be there to make you smile, I just smiled and of course on AJs part too because Im an AJ girl. I fell in love with these guys. Most people said they werent going to last and they proved those people wrong. They are so amazing. - @MrsTurner7276</div> <div></div> <div>I turned into a Backstreet Boys fan when I was about 7. I was home from school sick and my dad gave me their CD. Ever since then Ive been the biggest fan. I have every CD, concert DVD and Im a fan of each one of them as well. Im hoping to see BSB in concert. It has been my dream to see and meet them, but I will get a head start by meeting Nick at the end of March!! - @bsbcarter4life</div> <div></div> <div>I was in the 6th grade and back then MTV/TRL was big. I saw these boys on the TV singing ll Never Break Your Heart and I instantly fell in love. @Henderson1221</div> <div>I have always known BSB. I knew and Get Down since I was young but I wasnt a fanyet. I was more of Westlife fan, but one day my sister found her old CD of 90s Boybands compilation which consisted of Boyzone, 911 & BSB. I knew Boyzone and 911 really well, but when I got to BSBs stuff, I screamed my lungs out during . That was when I first saw Brian (in his werewolf costume) and I was like, hey hes pretty cute. Then the music vid went on and I saw Kevin (a.k.a Dr. Jekyll/Hyde). Ive always thought his profile was so good looking, but when I watched All I Have To Give and they showed his close up.... MAN, MY WHOLE LIFE CHANGED. At that time, Westlife, all of a sudden announced their split. I was devastated. BSB was like my Westlife replacement but theres no day that Im not thankful for having them in my life. - @sasarichardson</div> <div></div> <div>I got my first tape at the store which was the album s Back then I went upstairs on my room. As I went to my room and sat on the bed, suddenly I was staring at Nick on the album cover. I stared at him for like 30 seconds. Then I asked my friend how old Nick was and she said he is 17. I wanted to marry him. I was only 10 with my crush on him and wanted to marry him. Then I listened to the whole album. - @sapnasajnani</div> <div></div> <div>Believe it or not, Im actually a relatively new fan. I know most Backstreet Boys fans came about in the 90s, but I was only born in 1995. Granted that makes me nearly 21 years old, but still. I was on Youtube last May (when I should have been studying for finals) and started searching 90s music videos. I would watch a video, see a nostalgic song of my childhood in the suggestions, and go from there. I came across I Want It That Way, which I obviously knew but had never seen the entire video in full. I watched it, singing along with the song, when about halfway through I felt my heart nearly stop as I looked at and heard the voice of who I would learn to be Kevin. I was captured by him and his wonderful eyebrows, and I had to know more. I googled him, learned his name and birth and that hes cousins with Brian. I then went to watch the music video, which I jammed along to, then noticed the video for As Long As You Love Me. At the time, I thought I didnt know the song, and thought maybe this was the original and Justin Bieber did a cover or something. By the time the song reaches the chorus, I recognized it immediately. I have ALWAYS loved that song, but NEVER knew who it was by. The same happened with Larger Than Life. Before I knew it, I was in a blackhole of BSB videos and it was 4 am and I was still in finals week (aka hell week). Ive been a fan ever since, and never looked back once. - @Frgt10_Anthem</div> <div></div> <div>When I was in 7th grade, the 1st song I listened about BSB on the radio was Nunca Te Har Llorar ... From that moment I loved it!!! A few days after, my best friend showed me a Nick Carters poster that she bought and she wasnt sure who the boy was (All this happened in 1997, we didnt have internet yet). We bought magazines and started to see their videos on TV. Step by step, we started to in love of them. My friend loved Nick and I surrendered to the sweetness and kindness of Brian Littrell. So many people made fun of us, they said we were crazy, including our parents. Our world became completely BSB. Our dream came true the last year on June 23rd in Mexico City, after 18 years of waiting. - @Mely_85_BROK</div> <div></div> <div>The exact moment I became a Backstreet Fan is one my father curses to this day. I was watching a French TV show called Dimanche Martin and BSB were there as guests. At first, I thought they were a Take That wannabe group. Then they started to sing Get Down. Then I saw Nick and called to my mom, "Damn! That blonde one is cute!" The rest is history. That was early September 1996. My family and I had just moved to Rome, Italy from New Orleans. SilverMoon28</div> <div></div> <div>We didnt have a lot of channels when I was a teen. But there was one free music video channel called The Box. Im not sure the exact day we saw Quit Playing Games (With my Heart), but it was a changing moment for me. After that, my fan dome grew and I had to have everything I could find of theirs! This was pre-internet, so it was very expensive! I wouldnt trade one moment for one penny. Every moment of being a Backstreet Boys fan has been worth it! Ive seen them live 5 times and was able to go on their 2013 cruise and finally meet them! - @miss_sjw</div> <div></div> <div>I became a BSB fan at the tender age of 6. was the first song Id heard and honestly, AJ scared me the first couple of years. Nineteen years later, Im happy to still be their fan, and I hope to go to another show of theirs soon. Ive only been to one, and that was in 2013. - @beccakilam91</div> <div></div> <div>The moment I became a fan was the summer of 1997, I heard Quit Playing Games on the radio and liked it but didnt think much of it. A few minutes later, a commercial for a concert was on the radio. I heard QPG in the background and was like s that song! I wanna go! Fast forward to September 25, 1997, I go to the concert and when the guys introduced themselves Brian said hey Im B-Rok.... He was my favorite ever since and Ive been a fan ever since then. - @yahtzee27</div> <div></div> <div>So I cant find the actual date, but my first time seeing them was when they were on "All That" singing ALAYLM.And I misunderstood the song and called it selfish (haha) then my mom explained it, and I looked at them and went "ohhhhh ..." Then I fell in love with Nick. It was 1998 or 1999. - @_Deya_vu</div> <div></div> <div>1995. A friend of the family kept bringing her videos and CD over and I was hooked within the first week of listening to their album. - @markham73</div> <div></div> <div>I was 8 and had just moved here from Colorado. I made fast friends with my neighbor Jessi. I think she got into them first, and had the album Millennium. I remember either hula hooping or jumping rope in her driveway while listening to Larger Than Life, not having a clue what it was about but loving it. I think I had my parents get for me soon after. I remember drawing hearts around my favorite guys on the booklet. (It was the same then as it is now, AJ, Brian and Kevin). I remember recording their homecoming concert on VHS way back when ABC family was Fox Family. I remember being ecstatic when I got Black and Blue for Christmas, and playing it on repeat in the car and in my room. I recorded their takeover of time square on MTV. I vaguely remember hearing about AJ going into rehab but not knowing what it meant. I kind of lost track of them after that, and Im not proud of this but when my friend from Colorado came to me when I was in middle school and said they had made a new album that was awesome and tried to get me back into them I brushed her off. When I was a freshman in high school I was watching old home movies with a friend when we came across the homecoming concert tape. Thats all it took, I was in love all over again, especially with AJ, I mean his hips dont lie in that concert. I showed it to my then best friend and got her hooked again too. We would watch that concert at least once every time she came over, which was every weekend almost. We also watched YouTube videos, I bought Never Gone and kicked myself for not listening to my Colorado friend earlier. I printed out a bunch of pictures of The Boys and AJ (who became my main favorite after that concert.) and taped them to my bright pink walls. I kept up with them and have bought every album since then. Ill be a fan when Im old and gray. They have helped me through some pretty rough heartbreaks. They make me laugh when I dont even want to smile and for that Ill be eternally grateful. - @believer48</div> <div></div> <div>I first became a BSB fan in 1997 at age 8. I was spending the night at my grandmothers house, watching All That on Nickelodeon and the boys were that nights musical guest. They were performing As Long As You Love Me and when I first saw Brian - that was it, I was in love lol. My brother tried to change the channel on me too. My best friend at the time and her cousin also liked their music so we would listen to it all the time and it was from then on I was hooked. Thats how I became a BSB fan and I have been a proud BSB fan for 18 years. - @puffnstuff08</div> <div></div> <div>For me, it started in 97 at my friend Olivias house. Her babysitter said you have to listen to this new group. She played it and after that asked my parents for the CD. That Christmas, I got the Backstreet Boys CD. The second the 1st song started playing, after popping it in the stereo; something come over me. So from that moment on, my life was changed forever; in a good way. So there you have it Christmas Eve 1997 was the day I officially became a Backstreet Boys fan; at the age of 9. - @BSB_PsychFan26</div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:07:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/266983Your First #BSBCruise2016 Theme Night is Here!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/12/images/assets/medium.aAKbGfGznaB-bxQik9JuinPCxgTPEMvsL7mRA8ERtf8.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>Ahoy, Backstreet Army!</strong><br /> <br /> Just a few months til the boys set sail for <strong>BSB CRUISE 2016</strong>!!!<br /> <br /> Time to get serious about important cruise business - <strong>THEME NIGHTS</strong>! Heres how its going to work this time around: Were going to select the first three themes...and were asking cruisers to help select the final theme.<br /> <br /> Howyou ask? Easy - a theme survey! If youve already purchased your cruise package, youll be emailed a survey link from Rose Tours. If youve been waiting to buy your cruise package, youll get the survey link with the next theme night reveal. Dont procrastinate too long though, the survey will only be open for a limited time!<br /> <br /> Dont forget - an extremely limited number of cabins are available on this years cruise. Get all the info at<a href="http://mailinglist.gctrl.com/t/y-l-dtuulyy-l-r/">backstreetboyscruise.com</a>.</p> <div>Without further ado, heres our very first theme night of #BSBCruise2016....</div> <p><em><strong>A Night At the Cinema!</strong></em></p> <p>Since well be in Cannes during the opening night of the world famous Cannes Film Festival, we want to dedicate this theme to the magic of the movies. Dress up as your favorite movie character - past or present, cartoon or extraterrestrial... nothing is off limits.</p> <p>Over the next few weeks, well be announcing each theme night, so keep an eye on our your email,<a href="http://mailinglist.gctrl.com/t/y-l-dtuulyy-l-j/">Twitter</a><a href="http://mailinglist.gctrl.com/t/y-l-dtuulyy-l-t/">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Cant wait to see you on the boat...</p> <div></div> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:30:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/266553Tune In Alert - BSB Live on Undateable<p>Set your DVRs! The boys will be appearing live on the hit NBC show Friday January 29th at 8pm/7c.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:32:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/2664536 New Year Resolutions for Backstreet Boys Fans<div>The New Year is here and like most people, Backstreet Boys fans are setting their own resolutions. Why shouldnt we? We are skilled, enthusiastic and determined people who when we set our mind to it, can accomplish anything.</div> <div></div> <div>After all, 2016 is going to be the year of Backstreet. Theyve said it and were ready for it.</div> <div></div> <div>So lets get started.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/09/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.pwab86o6ujdrx4cevpau4727m7wdsbaf4aexodgam4y.jpg?1452286061" style="width: 350px; height: 350px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>1.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>JOIN THE FAN CLUB</strong></div> <div></div> <div>If you havent already - or you let yours expire - get ready to join the<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/store/product/backstreet-boys-digital-membership">Backstreet Boys official fan club</a>! With the boys getting ready to get back into motion with recording, the cruise and more, it WILL be your one place to find everything official.</div> <div></div> <div>Plus, the boys team hinted that they would have information about new fan club packages soon. Can anything top those leggings from last time?</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jcorxsrjeewhjehsc0x54mas-be7lltc0hqbywavbwe.jpg?1452286220" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>2.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>GO INTERNATIONAL</strong></div> <div></div> <div>Tax season is just around the corner, and there is no place better way to use that tax return than with<a href="http://backstreetboyscruise.com/">Rose Tours and the 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise</a>. We can officially say that the cruise is this year and there are still a few cabins left! While youre enjoying a Mediterranean cruise, enjoy a concert and other things featuring your favorite five guys.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.gwbouuk42kvgki78kr1gxstje9a7qkelg_sz6nuzkh4.jpg?1452286891" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>3.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>TRAVEL</strong></div> <div></div> <div>If you are unable to do the Backstreet Boys cruise, make a resolution to travel to see them somewhere - whether thats someone in North America or Europe (or wherever they start the tour). Gather up a few friends to split the hotel room, start racking up those frequent flyer miles and get that passport out. Go see the boys somewhere exciting and make a trip out of it.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.loweij7iheesopo_tn6m9v7dss7rp5w3rauvla0ag34.jpg?1452287351" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>4.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>BUT FIRST LET ME TAKE A SELFIE</strong></div> <div></div> <div>The new thing when fans meet their idolsis selfies. Back in the day, it was getting an autograph. Now, its turning your phone around, putting your head close to theirs and smiling. And with the invention of selfie sticks, it makes it that much easier.</div> <div></div> <div>Everybody has that one boy that they do not have a selfie with (or if you have any at all). For me, it was AJ McLean. In 2014, I set out to make that my Backstreet Resolution - get that AJ selfie. It seemed like it took forever to get that first AJ selfie at a show that summer and then I got three more on the cruise randomly. It can happen. Just be nice and sweet about it and anything can happen.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.rzxfqtbf2u-pca1fgqx1bb1knpecoeb3psqogozmw54.jpg?1452287374" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>5.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>GO SOLO</strong></div> <div></div> <div>All boy band members seem to be doing solo work this year between Nick Carter and AJ McLean to even some of the New Kids on the Block members. If youve never seen one of the boys without the others, you should try it. Nick Carter will be on tour beginning late February and AJ is bound to do some appearances for his album that is set to be released this year. Go to www.NickCarter.net to see if Nick is coming near you.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/06/04/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.sn6xj-qmtk1ghch9os3kipbmsny8yvq-o6rlmth9lou.jpg?1452287393" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>6.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>GO PLATINUM</strong></div> <div></div> <div>When the boys go back on tour, go all out and do a Platinum VIP. Having that badge of honor hang from your neck while walking through the crowd and getting that solowhile having front row for soundcheck makes it all worth it. Theres no VIP like Platinum VIP.</div> <div></div> <div>Plus, like this fan did, you can get really creative with your photos and nothing is more fun than an interesting Backstreet Boys group photo.</div> <div></div> <div>---</div> <div></div> <div>This year is going to be a big year for the Backstreet Boys and for us fans. Get ready, set your resolutions and get ready to party like its 1999 (no pun intended).</div> <div></div> <div>---</div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-Leigh Hancock</a> (@Princess_Karah)</div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:56:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/266163Top 10 of 2015<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/06/05/images/assets/medium.VrjTiD_2Xxa_nukQ_BCKjJavrR31hMBa_URE715VncY.jpg" /><br /><p align="center"><strong>Top 10 of 2015</strong></p> <p>Taking a look back at another amazing year is BSB history. Lets recount the top 10 Backstreet moments of 2015.</p> <p><strong>10. Nick releases All American</strong><br /> Nick caused the fandom to go into a frenzy, giving us 1 weeks notice before releasing his solo album AND a tour. Its okay though, we forgive you because the album is amazing!</p> <p><strong>9. AJ releases Live Together </strong><br /> AJ commemorated the launch of his new Live Together Foundation with a wonderful song that promotes a message of love and acceptance.</p> <p><strong>8. Brian & Kevin inducted to the Kentucky Hall of Fame </strong><br /> Fans were bursting with pride when our favorite Kentucky cousins were honored back in April by being inducted into the Kentucky Hall of Fame.</p> <p><strong>7. Nicks Baby Announcement</strong><br /> On Dancing with the Stars Nick announced that he and Lauren are expecting a Backstreet Boy in the cutest way possible. Were thrilled for the happy couple and cant wait to meet baby Carter.</p> <p><strong>6. Dead 7 Filmed </strong><br /> Backstreet Boys, Nsync, 98, Otown. What more could we ask for? Howie toting a gun? Nick dressed as a cowboy? AJ playing the villain? Yup, has all of that too. Who thought wed be so excited for a zombie western.</p> <p><strong>5. BSB Announces First Ever European Cruise</strong><br /> The boys are taking their 5<sup>th</sup> cruise to the Mediterranean Sea in May of 2016 and we are counting down the days. New ship. New cruise line. New ports. New games. New theme nights. And new memories.</p> <p><strong>4. In a World Like This Tour Concludes</strong><br /> In Spring, the boys officially wrapped up their 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary (really 22<sup>nd </sup>year) tour visiting their extremely patient fans in Israel, Australia, the Pacific Rim, Central & South America.</p> <p><strong>3. Voting for team #Sharnick on Dancing with the Stars</strong><br /> Mondays are just not the same anymore but wow, did we all have a great time watching Nick hit the dance floor every week. Heres hoping one of the other boys decide to follow in Nicks footsteps in the future (hint hint to AJ, Brian, Howie and Kevin!)</p> <p><strong>2. BSB the Movie </strong><br /> In January Show Em What Youre Made of hit the big screen and fans learned things about the boys that we never knew before. Such as Howies secretive past with rabbits or the fact that Kevin knows more German than we ever couldve anticipated ;)</p> <p><strong>1. Back in the studio</strong><br /> The Backstreet Boys are officially back in the studio making a new album, and were just as excited as AJ!!!<br /> </p> <p>Written by:<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/SOHudKjb">Laura D</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Sat, 26 Dec 2015 07:00:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/265273Spotlight on…. 'Spotlight'!<p>The Backstreet Army has spoken and the boys hear us!</p> <p>It may be almost a year since<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>made its debut but one of the documentarys songs, has stayed with fans and even sparked recent social media campaigns to get the track completed.</p> <p>So do the guys have any idea just how much one documentary clip made its mark?</p> <p>Yes were very much aware, said AJ, while hosting VH1s Rock the Schools concert pre-party.<br /> s funny because that song is actually three songs made into one, so we have to figure out which one were going to finish and make a song.</p> <p>But I think we definitely should finish it. The fans all want to hear it, so it might end up being a bonus track something special just for our fans.</p> <p>The fact that theres still hope for is a pretty awesome Christmas present for the Backstreet Army!</p> <p>Speaking of presents, AJ whos spending Christmas in LA with his parents visiting, then heading to Utah has got some topping to do when it comes to daughter Avas Christmas gift.</p> <p>The adorable tot was thrilled to get her own slide set for her recent third birthday.</p> <p>I was talking to my wife about it last night and was like, What are we gonna get her for Christmas? We just bought her a huge playground!<br /> So well see. I want to buy her some more sneakers to keep up with my collection and maybe some more princess dresses although she almost has every princess dress already!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 25 Dec 2015 11:21:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/265593Top Five Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit with the Backstreet Boys<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/06/images/assets/medium.-n3oUZ9isu544fm4l4C-GIsNtfkjkUY4tvJ-9ARDB2c.jpg" /><br /><div>The Backstreet Boys have been a big part of our lives for a long time and with that they have been part of our holidays through out the years. If you are feeling stuck on how to get that special feelings of the holiday, dont worry we have some tips.</div> <div></div> <div> <div>5. Change your ring tone</div> <div>Every year I change my ringtone from "In A World Like This" into "Its Christmas Time Again", this year I waited until midNovember. I let my phone ring so I can listen to itlonger and I usually get the lyrics "la-la-la-la-la-la its Christmas time again" stuck with me while I am on the phone -Alex</div> <div></div> <div>4. Reminisce about past gifts</div> <div>For 16 years at Christmas, I wished for a way to meet the Backstreet Boys. In 2013, my husband surprised me with VIP to meet the boys at Star 94s Jingle Jam in Atlanta! I will always have the memory (and photo) of that gift! Did I mention that Nick & Kevin are kissing me on the cheek in the photo?! That was a very Merry Christmas! - Lacy</div> <div></div> <div>3. Make a Christmas wish list</div> <div>When I was 12 the only thing I wanted was Backstreet Boys magazines and posters to finish the collage on my walls. when christmas came the only person who had listened to what I really wanted was my dad. we didnt have the best relationship so knowing he listen to me and supported my love of the Backstreet Boys means the world to me still - Leanne</div> <div></div> <div>2. Decorate the Tree</div> <div>My friends and I would cut out and paste magazine pictures onto cardboard. With a little bit of glitter we would make our own homemade Backstreet ornaments. thinking back to how much fun we used to have and all the laughter, still puts a smile on my face - Krista</div> <div></div> <div>1.Listen to Backstreet Christmas Carols</div> <div>I listen to "its Christmas time again"on repeat for hours, I love that song.. I even listen to it in july and it gives me that happy christmassy vibes - Barbra</div> <div></div> <div>I listen to Its "Christmas Time Again"...but "Love Somebody" seems festive and in the right spirit for the holidays as well! - Jen</div> <div></div> <div>Love the lyrics of its Christmas time "Friends are reunited; One big family" or the chorus about sharing the love and being happy about all small things of the world. Isnt it so important, especially nowadays with all the happening - Ilze</div> <div></div> <div>Follow this list and I am sure you will be in the Backstreet holiday spirit. Happy holidays to everyone.</div> </div> <p>Written by:Michelle</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:02:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/265313Stephen Kijak, director of Backstreet Boys The Movie, answers ten questions on filmmaking and telling the band’s story<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/14/05/images/assets/medium.nV12Bwow4xuP6oowrnV4UALVkTcXzBXmFFM6ZCfxGl8.jpg" /><br /><p><em>This interview originally appeared on the </em><a href="http://blog.wearecolony.com/filmmaker-focus-stephen-kijak"><em>We Are Colony blog</em></a></p> <p></p> <p><strong>1. What was the first film that truly made an impact on you?</strong></p> <p>In high school, my friends and I would watch "Liquid Sky" on VHS over and over again. I had never seen anything like it. It gave me a taste for the culty and strange side of cinema. Its a tacky 80s new wave fantasia. Brilliantly bad. One of my all-time favorites.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>2. Which films or filmmakers inspire you?</strong></p> <p>David Lynch. John Cassavettes. The Maysles Bros. (especially "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens".) Pedro Almodvar (especially "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown".) John Waters. Agnes Varda. Hitchcock. Herzog. Les Blank. Early Greenaway had a huge impact on me. My filmmaker friend Grant Gee. This could be a never-ending list. Recently saw Laurie Andersons "Heart of a Dog" and was just mesmerized. A liberating and inspiring experience.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>3. Pitch us your film in one sentence</strong></p> <p>"Some Kind of Monster" for the Boy Band generation.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>4. Now tell us what is it actually about?</strong></p> <p>Its the story of the Backstreet Boys. Biggest selling boy-band of all time. Its sweet and nostalgic but also raw and real - a trip down memory lane and a frank examination of old wounds, current hardships, and an attempt to make a new album in the face of an indifferent music industry. Its about boys becoming men. Its about, as one critic said, "the fickleness of fame", its about friendship, creativity, and music. And its not just for fans. I was not a fan. I made a film I would want to see.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>5. What was your favourite part of making this film, and what was the biggest challenge?</strong></p> <p>Hiking in the Kentucky back country with the Backstreet Boys. Best shoot day ever. We had a great time and found the frame to put the film in. Biggest challenge? Getting to the summit of that hill before the sun went down!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>6. What insights do you hope the audience takes away from your behind-the-scenes extras?</strong></p> <p>I think a lot of the extras just let you spend more time with the guys on their hometown roadtrips and show you that, really, this is what they are like! Its not so much "behind the scenes" as just more of what people seemed to love about the film. The scene where the guys surprise the girl who now lives in the house where AJ grew up is a favorite of mine.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>7. Whats the biggest lesson youve learned as a filmmaker?</strong></p> <p>Whenever you think youve got it, keep rolling. You didnt get it yet.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>8. What are you working on at the moment?</strong></p> <p>Working again with John Battsek and Passion Pictures (we made "Stones in Exile" together) on a film about the band X Japan, the most successful rock band in Japanese history. Its a story about the band and their leader, drmmer/pianist/composer Yoshiki. They emerged in the late 80s and ignited the whole "visual rock" movement and are now readying their first album in 20 years. Theres been a lot of drama, death and destruction in their history and now they are back and attempting to take the world by storm. A real fascinating story.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>9. Which is your favourite extra on the We Are Colony platform?</strong></p> <p>"The British Guide to Showing Off" is one of my favorite recent docs and I love the extra interviews with Andrew Logan, especially "<a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/the-british-guide-to-showing-off/deleted-scenes-andrew-logan-on-art-and-spirituality/">Andrew Logan on art and spirituality</a>" - I could listen to him for days. Its great that theres this platform for all our stray jewels to get collected. Editing is pain. So much has to get cut, so its brilliant to be able to preserve these extra facets.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>10. What was the last film you saw?</strong></p> <p>"Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas" by Mexican director Rodrigo Pl</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Backstreet Boys Show Em What Youre Made Of: Deluxe Edition is out now with over 90 mins of exclusive behind-the-scenes extras, only on We Are Colony: </strong><a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/backstreet-boys/"><strong>https://www.wearecolony.com/backstreet-boys/</strong></a></p> <p></p> <p><a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/"><em>We Are Colony</em></a><em> is a global film streaming platform connecting passionate fans to great films through exclusive access to behind-the-scenes extras including deleted scenes, interviews, documentaries, stills, scripts and more.</em></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:37:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/265223BSB Army Spotlight: 10 items to get the ‘perfect fan’<p>The holidays and here and while the Backstreet Boys are back in the studio, most of us Army members are patiently waiting for a new album. Lets be honest, the boys being back in the studio is the best Christmas gift of all.</p> <p>But unfortunately thats not something that you can wrap up and give on Christmas morning or as a Hanukkah gift (or whatever you celebrate during the holiday season).</p> <p>So to help those that have to buy for a Backstreet Boys fan, or for those fans who are trying to find a present for their BBSBFF (Best Backstreet Boys Friend Forever), let us help with this list of items that you cant just easily walk into the mall or superstore to get.</p> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/04/05/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.gedluq6msvfcrhii7zcfgpmhp-rc5lzptifx7p7egfg.jpg?1449617702" /><br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Show Em What Youre Made Of t-shirt and poster</li> </ul> <p>This gift combo is perfect for a mega-fan because not only can they do frame the poster and hang up in their home or apartment, they can also wear the t-shirt promoting the movie every chance they get!<br /> Price: $40<br /> Where: <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/store/product/official-poster--shirt-bundle">Backstreet Boys Fan Club</a></p> <p>***</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/14/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.fsmtm3qn_cyad555z9x-d3tya2c12edbk4ivm5fdu1s.jpg?1449617787" /></p> <ul> <li>Nick Carter VIP / Tickets</li> </ul> <p>The youngest Backstreet Boy is heading out on a quick little solo tour before the birth of his first child and the 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise. Nick is playing smaller venues which means its going to be an intimate concert and an amazing one. He is also doing VIP before the shows where you can meet and get a photo with him. Some shows, such as the last date in Nashville, are almost sold out!</p> <p>Price: Tickets vary / VIP: $175<br /> Where: <a href="http://nickcarter.net/events">Nick Carters Fan Club</a></p> <p>***</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/14/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jul3opz4j2rbz61uwi6rokjjgmku4p21y3kxaq79fdg.jpg?1449617862" /></p> <ul> <li>AJ McLean - Live Together</li> </ul> <p>This is a nice, non-expensive gift to give friends to share the Backstreet love - a mp3 of AJ McLeans latest song, Live Together. His album is still waiting on a release date, but prepare everybody with this song about how the world needs to be more tolerate of people and just be kind to one another.</p> <p>Price: $1.29<br /> Where: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-together-feat.-jordan/id1031923562">iTunes</a></p> <p>***</p> </div> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.m-1u-r17dgnxxceknbhar512gtmzn6c_mvxdp86uk8c.jpg?1449618027" /></p> <ul> <li>In A World Like This Japan 2013 Tour (Blu-ray)</li> </ul> <p>If youre like most people, you and your friends are missing one of the best tours that the Backstreet Boys ever put together. Now you can relive it on Blu-ray in this Japanese released DVD.</p> <p>Price: $74.99<br /> Where: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/World-Like-This-Japan-Blu-ray/dp/B00JATPX7C">Amazon</a></p> <p>***</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/13/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.lhhxvye5owrt7jmwuama17z60hueoqx-rjqvbwui76q.jpg?1449618262" /></p> <ul> <li>Brian Littrell t-shirts by Wylee</li> </ul> <p>Everybody knows about Brians wife Leighannes small fashion label that they run in Georgia, but check out the Brian Littrell t-shirts that they offer. They are perfect for any Brok girl or boy.</p> <p>Price: $15<br /> Where: <a href="http://www.wylee.com/collections/t-shirts/products/brian-littrell-tour-t-shirt">Wylee.com</a></p> <p>***</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.patjw5ysfxh_ksshoqzph85yy4pskeuju_6shzjujhq.jpg?1449618346" /></p> <ul> <li>The Bloody Indulgent DVD</li> </ul> <p>Right before Kevin Richardson rejoined the Backstreet Boys, he filmed a vampire movie called The Bloody Indulgent thats not your typical blood-sucking movie - its a musical. Kevin sings, dances, sucks blood and is just amazing throughout the entire movie.</p> <p>Price: $13.99<br /> Where: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bloody-Indulgent-Kevin-Scott-Richardson/dp/B00YAZNDIC">Amazon</a></p> <p>***</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/06/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.tong0pctz73xe5o3xapodp1f8asxwptapksrhzarbb0.jpg?1449618603" /></p> <ul> <li>2014 Backstreet Boys Cruise Hoodie</li> </ul> <p>One of the most popular items for sale on any Backstreet Boys are the hoodies. And why arent they? They are comfortable and will keep you warm in the cold winter months while waiting for the Backstreet Boys to release an album. This hoodie comes with a small pocket for an iPod along with the thumb holes to help keep your hands warm.</p> <p>Price: $85<br /> Where: <a href="http://backstreetboys.shop.bravadousa.com/Product.aspx?cp=1010_68340&pc=BGCMBA17">Backstreet Boys Store</a></p> <p>***</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.8xalllir8poml6oxsqfekdtfbizsmdsdsmtoact8kqc.jpg?1449618895" /></p> <ul> <li> <p>Nick Carter - All American CD Bundle</p> </li> </ul> <p>The only place to get an actual hard copy of Nicks latest album, All American, is on his website. But with this bundle, you not only get the album, but a poster and you have a chance for the poster to be autographed.</p> <p>Price: $25<br /> Where: <a href="http://nickcarter.net/store/product/all-american-cd--11x17-poster-pre-order">Nick Carters Fan Club</a></p> <p>***</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/10/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ftlq-yakpvad1bp6xvyox-vovnolrujsr2rktotgoxu.jpg?1449619010" /></p> <ul> <li> <div>"Back to Me" by Howie D</div> </li> </ul> <div>In the midst of other solo projects, stores, movies and new Backstreet Boys music, lets take a moment to spotlight the sweetest member of the group - Sweet Howie D. Back in 2011, Howie showed us another side of the latin lover - his solo side - with his first solo album, "Back to Me." The single, "1,000 Kisses," is still so popular he dressed up as "100 Kisses" on the 2014 Backstreet Boys cruise.<br /> Price: $9.99<br /> Where: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/back-to-me/id473355125">iTunes</a></div> <div><br /> ***</div> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/13/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.uauuebej98za-fdsnd8ttk-isll2cqzzj4a1aomiqsg.jpg?1449619341" /></p> <ul> <li>Show Em What Youre Made Of DVD or Blu-Ray</li> </ul> <div>Fans waited almost two years for this movie and werent let down when it was finally released in January 2015. Now you can own a copy of it yourself, either on DVD or Blu-Ray.<br /> Price: $12.99 (DVD) or $26.61 (Blu-Ray)<br /> Where: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Backstreet-Boys-Show-What-Youre/dp/B00VGSHA9Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1449431828&sr=1-1&keywords=Backstreet+Boys">Amazon</a></div> <div>BONUS: Show Em What Youre Made Of Streaming Video with Extra Bonus Footage</div> <div>This summer the Backstreet Boys joined with We Are Colony to offer friends even more footage from the documentary. Watch more scenes from the boys recording and touring London, finding the location of their first music video shoot, and Nick discussing a poster of Howies that he has fond memories about.</div> <div>Price: $10.99 (Buy) or $5.99 (Rent)<br /> Where: <a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/backstreet-boys/">We Are Colony</a></div> <div></div> <div>***<br /> </div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.fzdoobfrv95-4vdqpeg149hxvqot_kcrizpgo6vjbp8.jpg?1449619484" /></div> <ul> <li>Backstreet Boys In A World Like This T-shirt</li> </ul> <p>​For some plus size Backstreet Boys fans, finding a t-shirt that fits you just right is kind of hard. Check out this t-shirt at Torrid that fits a curvy body just perfect and features all five boys from the In A World Like This photoshoot. With sizes from 1X to 6X, all curvy fans can wear the boys with pride in this t-shirt.</p> <p>Price: $30.98 (Currently)<br /> Where: <a href="http://www.torrid.com/product/backstreet-boys-scoop-tee/10451435.html">Torrid.com</a><br /> <br /> BONUS: If youre not a curvy Backstreet Boys fan or your friend you are shopping for isnt, check out the same shirt on the Backstreet Boys store.<br /> Price: $35<br /> Where: <a href="http://backstreetboys.shop.bravadousa.com/Product.aspx?cp=1010&pc=BGCTBA69">Backstreet Boys Store</a></p> <div> <p>***</p> <p>And as always, the real ultimate gift is helping someone find their way onto the Backstreet Boys cruise. There are still a few cabins left and income tax return season is almost here. Head over to <a href="http://www.backstreetboyscruise.com/" target="_blank">www.BackstreetBoysCruise.com</a> to see what rooms are available and plan the trip of a lifetime with your BBSBFFs and the Backstreet Boys!</p> <br /> <p>Happy Holidays!</p> <br /> <h6>Written by: <a href="http://twitter.com/Princess_Karah">Karah-Leigh Hancock</a></h6> <div></div> </div> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15:33:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/264763So You Want To Dubsmash With BSB? <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/07/12/images/assets/medium.f_Eg_CX0wD2ax4wNEYyc3ZMKzxrPGVQYyq2cBndKhqQ.jpg" /><br /><div>In the summer of 2015, you couldnt scroll through Instagram (and most other social media outlets) without seeing at least one Dubsmash video posted by your friends or even one of the Backstreet Boys. If you arent familiar with the Dubsmash, its an app that allows you and your friends to film a short selfie video dubbed with famous sounds, quotes, songs, etc. Its also highly addictive.</div> <div></div> <div>What does this have to do with the Backstreet Boys, you ask? The Boys want YOU in their Dubsmash insta-vid and its all for a good cause. The (RED) campaign is a foundation that uses the money donated to start an AIDS-free generation. With every purchase you make for entries into the Dubsmash with BSB campaign, you are affecting someones life on the other side of the world and beginning the end of AIDS.</div> <div></div> <div>The base donation starts at $10, which will get you 100 entries into the contest, with options for more entries and goodies as the donations get higher. Whats in it for the winner? Besides singing and dancing with ALL FIVE BACKSTREET BOYS in the first ever BSB Dubsmash video that will be posted on their official Instagram page, you and a friend will be flown out (to an undisclosed location) and your accommodations will be paid for.</div> <div></div> <div>What are you waiting for?! <a href="https://www.omaze.com/experiences/red-backstreet-boys">Click here to enter now</a> Good luck!<br /> </div> <div></div> <h6>Written by <a href="https://twitter.com/TNCoverGirl">Sara Taylor</a></h6> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:52:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/264463BSB Army Spotlight: What are you thankful for this year?<p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.1actelnix2deo7tiid2dypfn_lyam_dfc_y3fzqrsfk.jpg?1448484974" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">When someone asks you this holiday season what youre thankful for, most will answer with family, health, employment and other usual things.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">But for Backstreet Boys fans, its a little different.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br /> From concerts, appearances, store openings, TV shows, tours and meet and greets, we all have something to be thankful for. Nick, Howie, Kevin, AJ and Brian are always so giving to fans, so why not let them know what we, as fans, are thankful for when it comes to them.<br /> <br /> "Im thankful that Nick Carter feels so comfortable in his own skin that he feels like he can wear socks and flip flops without a care."<br /> - Barbara Di Mattio<br /> <br /> "I am thankful for my crazy and dedicated friend who landed us front row seats to see Nick Carter in Nashville on the All American tour!"<br /> - Lacy Piner<br /> <br /> "Seeing all the boys together again."<br /> - Shelbie Mcneary<br /> <br /> "Thankful I could be apart of AJs Live Together music video!"<br /> - Liz Wade<br /> <br /> "Im thankful that they never gave up and we still have them."<br /> - Victoria Senni<br /> <br /> "All the friends that I have met because we all share a common interest...Backstreet Boys. Ive made life long friendships and Im very grateful for that."<br /> - Ashley Robinson<br /> <br /> "I met some very nice fans because of BSB (and that make forget the many not so nice fans)"<br /> - Stefanie Mic Neumann<br /> <br /> "The BSB things that I am thankful for are my pictures that I do have with them. I am also thankful for the friends that Ive made because of those amazing boys!"<br /> - Pattie Fore<br /> <br /> " The BSB things that I am thankful for are my pictures that I do have with them. I am also thankful for the friends that I have because of BSB."<br /> - Stacie (@HDsSleepwalker)<br /> <br /> "I am thankful for how the guys are caring for each other and the fans despite all thats been going on."<br /> - Jashania Garrette<br /> <br /> "Ill forever be grateful for the people I know because of them."<br /> - @AlanaPagano<br /> <br /> "Im thankful for the release of the documentary."<br /> - Jennifer Pellecchia<br /> <br /> "I cant pick just one thing. Im thankful for absolutely everything they do for us."<br /> - Noora Syrj<br /> <br /> "The fact after a VERY shitty 2014 they finally came to south America and had the best night ever."<br /> - Alma Cendali<br /> <br /> "While I missed them something fierce I am thankful for their break this past year. Allowed them to do things they wanted to do outside of the group and let my pocketbook rest just a bit."<br /> - Julia McEntire<br /> <br /> "I grew up with my grandma an she was just as big of fan as I was. Stayed up late, jamming out to VHS - the whole bit. She passed 5 years ago and everytime I hear there songs, they bring a little piece of her back to me and for that Im forever thankful."<br /> - Stephanie Lambert<br /> <br /> "Im thankful that the boys have been able to do their own thing this year."<br /> - Stephanie Mayse<br /> <br /> "Im thankful for how happy and healthy Nick has been this year. Im proud of him!"<br /> - Hannah Burchard<br /> <br /> <br /> And for myself, Im thankful to be a part of this fan club and sharing stories with fans. Im thankful for Nick Carter for helping save my life and for the friends that the boys have introduced me to.<br /> <br /> Happy Thanksgiving to the U.S. Backstreet Boys Army fans and happy holidays to everybody else.<br /> <br /> - Karah-Leigh Hancock (<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">@Princess_Karah</a>)<br /> </div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:00:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/263833Battle of the Aussies<p>Its the Battle of the Aussies as Brisbane wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin and partner Derek Hough take on Wagga Waggas Sharna Burgess and Nick in<span data-term="goog_33021287" tabindex="0">tonight<em>Dancing with the Stars</em>finale!</p> <p>But behind the scenes, its all about love and support between the two front-running duos.</p> <p>s fantastic, says Bindi, 17. Nick is amazing because hes done a lot of conservation work! Hes done a lot for our oceans and hes a great guy, so well be cheering him on.</p> <p>m cheering everybody on though, honestly. I think were all trying as hard as we can, so its about all being there for each other and supporting each other. Everyone has been so inspiring.</p> <p>The two couples will go up against Alek and Lindsay for the Mirror Ball trophy and Sharna, 30, says shes thrilled to have a fellow Australian in the competition.</p> <p>Comparing Bindi and Nicks talents, she says Nicks strength is that he has been performing his whole life, while Bindi has won over viewers hearts.</p> <p>Bindi is one of the most genuine people that I have come across in a very long time and that is so, so rare in this business, says Sharna.<br /> I adore watching her grow and be herself and be introduced to this world of showbusiness. The country has been falling in love with her and that is her strength. She is so full of life and ready to go out on that floor and give it her everything and that is such a beautiful thing to have. And we just love being around her because she gives you real energy.</p> <p>Obviously being Australian I have a lot of pride there when I see her doing great work and if theres anybody that I could say, s be in the final together and if you take it, Ill be okay with it, then it would be Bindi.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor /<a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ" target="_blank">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:49:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/263753How it feels to love a band for over 20 years<div>When we were younger, we knew everything about BSB. Seriously, everything. It was a test of how big of a fan we were. Where was Nick born? Jamestown, NY. How many brothers does Kevin have? Two. Who is Tony Donetti? Howie. Where did the band get its name? Backstreet Market in Orlando. Looking back on it now it may seem a little silly, but that was the beginning of our 20-year love story.</div> <div></div> <div>What BSB fan didnt dream of getting a rose from Howie? To this day, Just to Be Close to You reminds everyone why we fell in love with him. Howie is truly one of the nicest people that you will ever meet and he has a way of making the fans feel special every single time. We have always known him as Sweet D, and now have been lucky enough to find out just how true that is.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.g0tfnefflnywvfh9vcrq1oqzdc3kqbmzxqhbhlab1sq.jpg?1448249257" style="width: 575px; height: 566px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Kevin was always the big brother of the band; the serious one and the one that our mothers loved. When Kevin left in 2006, we were all understandably upset. It was hard for us to think of the band as a foursome and we all knew that no one would ever be able to take his place. None of us were really prepared for the announcement of his return there were more than a few tears shed over that news. Meeting Kevin now, you can see how truly grateful and happy he is. He goes out of his way to ensure that every meeting with fans is meaningful and memorable. Needless to say, our mothers were absolutely right about him.</div> <div></div> <div>Brian won everyones hearts right from the beginning. His voice was something special and every time that he sang he made us proud to call him ours. Knowing what we all know now about his struggles with his voice, we are prouder than ever to be his fans. He was open about it and shared something that was deeply personal and difficult. Nothing makes us happier now than hearing him hit that high note and knowing how strong he is.</div> <div></div> <div>AJ was always the cool one he had tattoos, wore sunglasses, and had a different hairstyle all the time. He drew us in with this raspy voice and his dance moves, but his bad boy persona is really what made us fall in love. When AJ went into rehab few of us really knew what that meant. We knew that he needed help, but did not really understand the extent of it. Now we realize how hard he fought and how difficult all of it was for him. There are no words for how proud we are of his journey to get, and stay, healthy. Seeing AJ as a dad and the pure joy that it brings him makes all of us so happy. His daughter has been such a positive influence in his life and it is a beautiful thing to see.</div> <div></div> <div>Nick, the baby of the group, the one that we have seen grow up right in front of us. He first stole our hearts playing basketball in the ve Got It Goin On video, and has never given them back. To this day, he still leaves you a little breathless when you make eye contact him. Nick always puts his all into everything that he does, whether it be as part of the group or a solo project. We all know how much Nick has gone through and how hard a lot of it was on him. He has always been open and honest about his mistakes in the past, and has used his experience to try to motivate people to be better. He is happier and healthier than he has ever been and we truly love to see that.</div> <div></div> <div>We have seen them grow not just as band, but as men that have dealt with family issues, relationships, health problems, and parenthood just like us. We have come to respect them as people and recognize them as more than a boyband. The boys give us a sense of belonging to something special; something that is truly unique. We do the same for them; which makes all the tears, all the laughter, and all the fun something that none of us take for granted.</div> <div></div> <div>People may not understand when we talk about loving BSB. To them, we are still those fifteen-year-olds that are planning a wedding to our favourite Boy, or adults that are still wistfully hoping for that chance. What those people do not understand is that it is not about that anymore. They are still the same Backstreet Boys that they have always been, but something is different now. When we say that we love them we sincerely mean it. However, it is not as teenagers in love with the worlds biggest boyband but as adults that have grown along with these five guys.</div> <div></div> <div>Seeing them on stage now still brings the same feelings of happiness and joy as all those years ago. When we hear them on the radio or see them on TV we still get just as excited as we used to, but this is more than just nostalgia to us. According to most, the script written for a boyband and their fans is a short one: a quick read with a definitive ending. This was never supposed to happen; we were never meant to grow up with these guys. We were never supposed to impact each others lives like we have. We have beaten the odds and happily proved all the doubters wrong. That is what makes every concert, every hug, and every moment so special. Our love story may have changed over time, but as long as therell be music it will never end. They will always be our Boys.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/05/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.s2mikictjau7_e-vm0-ozexgqjs_6xnwngdqyihkg34.jpg?1448249277" style="width: 575px; height: 432px;" /><br /> </div> <div>Written by Andrea Bove</div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:19:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/2636235 Backstreet Questions with Sharna<div>As we gear up to watch Nick take home the Mirror Ball trophy next week, lets find out just how much of a Backstreet Girl his partner is</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Whats your favourite BSB song?</strong><br /> </div> <div>I am going to have to say either Quit Playing Games With My Heart, because I was in love with the music video when I was a kid, or s Back.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>You mentioned your wall was covered with BSB posters when you were younger. Any memorable ones?</strong><br /> </div> <div>Oh there were a lot of posters of the Backstreet Boys. There were a couple of just Nick as well! I dont even know how to describe the specific ones, but they were from all the teen magazines that you have when youre a kid and I would spend hours placing these posters on my wall to make sure they were perfect. It was corner-to-corner posters. I can still picture it in my mind. I can also see my mum coming into the room just shaking her head at me and walking back out.</div> <div></div> <div><em>Sounds very familiar</em><br /> </div> <div><strong>If you had to do switch up </strong><strong>week</strong><strong> with another Backstreet Boy, who would you choose and why?</strong><br /> </div> <div>I always thought AJ was a fantastic dancer and hes got a great, big personality. He seems like a lot of fun, but really loving and warm, so I think hed be awesome. Im trying to recruit him for my partner in season 23.</div> <div></div> <div><em>Awesome!</em><br /> </div> <div><strong>Whats been your favorite memory with Nick outside of rehearsals? Have you had a chance to hang outside the show?</strong><br /> </div> <div>We havent really been able to. Our days are pretty long, but we have a lot of fun at the studio and were hanging out every day for a good chunk of around six hours. Were trying to plan a dinner with myself, Paul, Nick and Lauren, so hopefully we can make that happen soon.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Any fun facts, bad habits or funny things you can share about Nick?</strong><br /> </div> <div>I have never, ever known him to smell bad. Even after a really long day. So thats a good thing that fans should know he smells good all the time. And they would probably know this already, but he is an incredibly hard worker, yet will have these burst out moments of silliness, where hell be rolling around on the floor or trying to do break-dancing moves. He just likes to have fun and make fun of himself and I think thats such a cool quality to have.</div> <div></div> <div><em><strong>*Spend your weekend recruiting friends, family and strangers then get ready to place final votes for Nick and Sharna on Monday night!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jbl8_cbisalgqti4ol8euznat4xqvitib5yurjzmtv4.jpg?1448063844" style="width: 575px; height: 575px;" /></strong></em></div> <div>Photos:Vince Truspin</div> <div></div> <div>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:44:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/263533Nick Carter Enters The ‘Dancing’ Finals (And Gets Support From The Backstreet Boys)<div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.sblggadafsltzpb3zdgbnzkavn877y9xsswtjjlt9o0.jpg?1447807707" style="width: 575px; height: 431px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Nick Carter has had quite a season on Dancing With The Stars. From slips and wardrobe malfunctions in the first few weeks to perfect scores, amazing performances and baby news in the last few, weve finally made it. Next week, just as we wanted, Nick and Sharna will compete in the finals of DWTS against Bindi Irwin, Alek Skarlatos, and Carlos Penavega.</div> <div></div> <div>Last week, Nick wasnt the only Backstreet Boy in the ballroom. Kevin, Howie, AJ, and Brian all showed up to support their little brother and their presence was not missed by anyone. Not only were judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough spotted taking photos with the group, but the Backstreet Boys also took over DWTS All Access, an online stream that takes place during Dancing With The Stars to interview the cast and sometimes their guests.</div> <div></div> <div>The Boys not only spoke about how proud they are of Nick in how well he has done with Sharna on Dancing, but also answered fan tweets about when they would be in the recording studio, what they think Nick and Lauren should name their baby, and which boy would win in an all-BSB DWTS competition. If you missed any of the fun, you can watch it right <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbJNWBl_oI">here</a>!</div> <div></div> <div>Dont forget to vote for your Boy to win the mirror ball trophy we want it on the next Backstreet tour. You can vote by calling <strong>1-855-234-5610</strong>, voting on <a href="http://vote-e.abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/vote/season-21">ABC.com</a>, and on <a href="http://apps.facebook.com/votedwts">Facebook</a>. Every vote counts!</div> <div></div> <div>Tune into Dancing With The Stars next Monday night at 8/7c (and the 2-hour finale on Tuesday) to see what else Team SharNick has in store for us, including a freestyle dance you wont want to miss and much more.</div> <div></div> <div>By <a href="http://nickcarter.net/users/WGtfyM2k">Sara Taylor</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:36:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/26335317 of the Greatest Things to Ever Happen on a BSB Cruise<p>Lets take a trip down memory lane and relive all the best moments from the past 4 glorious cruises as we get excited for cruise #5 in the Mediterranean!</p> <p><strong>1. Nick dressed as Dorothy for Halloween Night (2014)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.33pzv-padrui-kc2vegiulpxqn_sqcmiv80kvfy-ntu.jpg" style="width: 575px; height: 431px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> A photo op with Nick in a dress is a once time opportunity (though the same cant be said for AJ)</p> <p><strong>2. Sailors outfits (2013)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/05/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.-9w54-pp4bpets2as2zdvljttt7z0wi8n4e5vc2yrbs.jpg" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Dreams (and fanfics) actually do come true *sigh*</p> <p><strong>3. Nick and AJ dancing on the dining room tables (2010)</strong><br /> <img height="200" src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/NewsGifs/3-dancing.gif" /></p> <p>Nothing better than enjoying some dessert while eating a chocolate melting cake ;)</p> <p><strong>4. Kevin playing Incomplete on the piano during Cover Story (2013)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/13/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.4bgo_lquk1nveh2ntrm79jnqtpwpycsp7d8vfnkw3oy.jpg?1447279528" style="width: 575px; height: 431px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Talk about feeling all the feels seeing Kev do what Kev does best.</p> <p><strong>5. Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle (2011)</strong><br /> <img height="200" src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/NewsGifs/5-wiggle.gif" /></p> <p>Its everything you love about Howie on land, but shirtless<br /> </p> <p><strong>6. ABC night (2014)</strong><br /> <strong><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/11/10/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ptltihvg301vz6oy2bkpvik5mh1gsvf6ifsk4l9i0vw.jpg?1447280045" style="width: 575px; height: 367px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Fans got to eat Hershey Kisses from Howies back side and popcorn from AJs *ahem* crotchal region.</p> <p><strong>7. Coconut Game(2011)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/10/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jpy4n0w2c6li4qk2j3r47qiyofdpifi5d6qm-yzrc3i.jpg?1447280103" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Because in this very moment, you literally wouldve given up your first born child to trade places with one of the girls on stage #JustKidding #NoImNot</p> <p><strong>8. Sphynkter (2011)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/04/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.qtzs-o7aiabrs0fnmq0psz8lve_l-fqlwshbekorndc.jpg?1447280288" style="width: 575px; height: 389px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Backstreet Boys and Spandex. Enough Said.</p> <p><strong>9. Nick handing out seductive shots during Masquerade Night (2010)</strong><br /> <img height="200" src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/NewsGifs/9-shots.gif" /></p> <p>I. Cant. Even.</p> <p><strong>10. Kevs "surprise" appearance at the beach party before he rejoined the group (2011)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/07/05/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.-ubuxqwi0psgsaftvv-zt0kucmoiryrhicfjhbrrxx0.jpg?1447280558" style="width: 575px; height: 345px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Fans have never been so happy to see 5 mic stands on stage in their life. True story.</p> <p><strong>11. Concert: If You Want it to be Good Girl (2011)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jisqdrlpezbteees_tyb4g2t-opfxp_nrnooyfijyju.jpg?1447283029" style="width: 575px; height: 372px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Fans have never heard such a high decibel level of screaming as when the boys started singing this song on the 2<sup>nd</sup> cruise</p> <p><strong>12. Brian crowdsurfing<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.med0ygz7bpnndq6soacbgblihtezi5_-iiqwnoufofw.jpg?1447283068" style="width: 575px; height: 323px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Only chance youll have to touch Brians backside. Yeah, I went there.</p> <p><strong>13. Howie Rum DMC concert (2013)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/00/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.plut0l-gljym755z4zujjkmxg-nak0e6s_z8wiwjat0.jpg?1447371290" style="width: 575px; height: 431px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> Howie + Alcohol = So much fun</p> <p><strong>14. AJ in a kilt during International Luv Night (2010)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.sassag7m_syqir9zywoqy3tgdxf3a5fit7whubya2ma.jpg?1447352334" style="width: 500px; height: 667px;" /></strong><br /> <br /> This was the first theme night EVER. When AJ came out in a kilt, fans immediately knew that theme parties would be the best thing to exist in the fandom since the drowning music video (wet version of course).<br /> <br /> <strong><strong>15. Cruise Concert: Just to be Close a capella (2014)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.eof3yufthl-mmkvcjm70a42z6szuhwsjmfbjdwspdq0.jpg?1447352373" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></strong></strong><br /> <br /> The fangirl inside of all us was so happy.<br /> <br /> <strong><strong><strong>16. Truth or Dare during PJ Night: Howie was dared to make love to a pillow (2011)</strong></strong></strong><br /> <img height="200" src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/NewsGifs/16-howie%20pillow.gif" /><br /> <br /> Folks, this isnt photo shopped! This actually happened! Only on a BSB cruise<br /> </p> <p><strong><strong><strong><strong>17. Bachelorette Night (2013)<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.dnsy-onybo9zlshakjylhud7xmzcbwrlmmnkxv6zgzc.jpg?1447352449" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></strong></strong></strong></strong><br /> <br /> The night was a blur of Brians arms muscles and sexual innuendos.</p> <p><em>Were super excited to see whats in store for the 2016 Mediterranean cruise and add even more unforgettable moments to this list! If youre not already signed up, theres only a few cabins left so make sure to book your cabin ASAP at <a href="backstreetboyscruise.com">backstreetboyscruise.com</a>.</em></p> <p><em>Written by <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/SOHudKjb">Laura D</a>.</em></p> <p><br /> <br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:15:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/262893DWTS: Spotlight on Sharna!<h6><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.wsbozwbdzy-0bzkmp7kmya-mek2dt6kd1e8ipgd83no.jpg?1447089185" style="width: 375px; height: 563px;" /><br /> Photo:Vince Truspin</h6> <p><br /> Shes tangoed, waltzed and cha cha chaed her way into Nicks heart, helping him soar to new dancing heights, overcome insecurities and score perfect tens on one of the biggest nights of his life.<br /> If thats not enough to make you welcome Sharna Burgess into the Backstreet Army with open arms, consider this<br /> Last year we spoke to Lauren about her hopes for Nicks future and her greatest wish was to see her husband fulfil his professional dreams outside of BSB.</p> <p>I really want to see and support Nick do other things besides music because hes really passionate about acting and I know that would bring him joy to stop for a moment and do something outside of the box, she said.<br /> A year later, Sharna whos known Nick for only a fraction of the time that Lauren has is echoing her exact sentiments.</p> <p>I cant wait for his career to get even bigger I know the Backstreet Boys are always going to tour and be together, but Nick really does have awesome stuff on his own and Im excited for fans to see that. I want that for him.</p> <p>We think this is proof enough that although theyve only known each other a short time, Nick and Sharna have forged a genuine and lifelong friendship.</p> <p>Just like Lauren and the rest of BSB, she knows our boy well, hopes to see him grow and wants the very best for him!</p> <p>So who exactly is this 30-year-old redhead from Down Under and how did she foxtrot her way into Backstreetdom?</p> <p>Its time we get to know Sharna Burgess a little better (and grill her on Nick, of course)</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Can you tell us a little about your childhood and dancing background?</strong></p> <p>I grew up in a little town called Wagga Wagga and I was in all forms of dance from the age of four/five. I was also into every sport you can imagine, but once we moved to Sydney when I was 13 I had to choose what I wanted to do because my parents didnt have the money to put me in everything. I chose ballroom dancing and at 15 I represented Australia at the World Championships, at 18 I moved to London to chase my dreams of being a world champion dancer, then at 20 I got offered a place with an Australian production thats been travelling the world called<em>Burn the Floor</em>.</p> <p>We went to Broadway in 2009 and I was a lead. Thats wheresaw me. So after six years of world tours with<em>Burn the Floor,</em>I ended up moving to LA and being part of<em>DWTS</em>.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>We know you were a BSB fan growing up, but what other music were you into?</strong></p> <p>I was a huge Backstreet Boys fan! I listened to a lot of pop music. Ace of Base! Im an 85 baby, so in the nineties I was into all those pop tracks on the radio. I always loved Mariah Carey and would sing her songs for my family when they would come over.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>You listened to lots of boy bands were you active in the whole BSB vs *NSYNC debate?</strong></p> <p>I dont think I chose between the two. I was younger when I was into the Backstreet Boys, then in my mid-teens I really liked *NSYNC, but I had equal love for all of them.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>It must have been cool to have a bunch of boy banders in the audience a few weeks back then</strong></p> <p>That was epic. I was totally not ready for that. I knew Nick would have people in the audience, but I had no idea they would be standing at the front of the stage while we were performing.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>You guys seem to have a great relationship, which comes across on the show. What do you have in common?</strong></p> <p>There are a lot of things Nick and I have in common to do with family and growing up. We really have connected and found a lot of parallels there, so its been great getting to know someone who you feel is very similar to you. We enjoy talking about music and I always love hearing about his adventures with the Backstreet Boys and his beautiful wife Lauren and how they met. Hes been through a lot, but hes really coming out the other end and I think his new life is really about to start.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Unlike Lauren, you have been completely embraced by the Backstreet Army. How does that feel?</strong></p> <p>Its crazy. I didnt know how it would go. I know the Backstreet Boys have such incredible, dedicated fans, but I have been welcomed with open arms into the Backstreet Army. Im a Backstreet Girl for life now. I feel the support from them every week and couldnt be more grateful. I know theyre incredibly-protective of their boys and want the best for them, so I just hope I continue to make them proud every week and do one of their boys justice.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Youve also seen the other side of it, in terms of people leaving nasty comments about Lauren on your Instagram. How weird is it having to deal with that aspect of Nicks life?</strong></p> <p>Unfortunately with fame always comes criticism and I find it really sad that people feel the need to say nasty things on Instagram posts, especially when its about Lauren who is the person Nick has chosen to be with for the rest of his life. She is a wonderful woman and its horrible to see that on my feed. I adore her and I adore them together, so I just think its small-minded and unfair.</p> <p>Theres a lot more I could say a little more passionately, but I wont. They are incredibly-strong in their love and bond with each other to even be able to deal with that because its hurtful and the people saying those things are literally messing with peoples lives.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What do you admire most about Lauren?</strong></p> <p>The most awesome thing Ive seen with Lauren is just the way Nick lights up when he sees her. Or when shes in the audience and he sees where shes sitting and runs to her when hes finished dancing you can see how much love and support is there. She is awesome and has welcomed me with open arms. Were all trying to plan a dinner, so spend more time together.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>And how does Nick get along with your boyfriend?</strong></p> <p>Paul and Nick get along great. They can hang for hours! Paul is a dancer and choreographer as well and helped me choreograph our routine for s Back.</p> <p>Nick was so in love with what we created together for him he gave Paul a really big hug and was like, Thank you man for the moves, I love it!</p> <p>Were building a really cool friendship between the four of us, which I think will last beyond the show.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Nick has talked about how he still has a lot of insecurities. How have you been helping him overcome that on the dance floor?</strong></p> <p>Nick definitely has a lot of insecurities, developed over a lifetime. We all collect things as we go through life and you dont even realize it, but something likecan really lay those things on the table. I think Nick is learning a lot about himself. Hes learning what his insecurities are, but also how strong and talented he is, how much more he has to give and how much more of life is left.</p> <p>Theres something really special about dance and how you can find yourself within it because you have to let everything go. If you want to commit and give it everything youve got, you have to use that emotion and Nick is really finding that.</p> <p>His dancing is going to a whole other level. Its becoming less about an exertion of energy and more about a telling of emotions and a story.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Whats been his biggest battle on the dance floor?</strong></p> <p>Nicks biggest issue has been his posture. I dont think he has been taught throughout his career how to use his beautiful height and long limbs. For someone whos 6 he dances quite small and it comes across very insecure. Hes learning how to use his width and height and be big, strong and confident.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Have you witnessed any of what we like to call Nick dancing?</strong></p> <p>I have most certainly seen his weird dance moves. He breaks out into dance at times and I just think, My goodness, how can that man actually dance?</p> <p>He does some really funny things, but he has some great free-styling moments too, where hell bust out a couple of things and Ill be like, Okay, we need to use that!</p> <p>I love that he can make fun of himself in the rehearsal studio thats how you find great new ways of doing things.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Youre doing the</em>tour, but you also have a dance convention coming up?</strong></p> <p>Theres a convention that Paul and I created together called Dance Fuzion, which were hoping to launch in June 2016. Everyone thinks its going to be awesome and really open up the convention dance world to people of any age, style or level. Theyll get to learn from people who have choreographed for Madonna or been on<em>So You Think You Can Dance?</em>It brings the best-of-the-best and the celebrity talent of the dance world to one place and anybody can come and be a part of it.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Maybe you can teach your s Back jazz routine there?</strong></p> <p>You never know!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Thanks to Sharna for chatting to<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/" target="_blank">backstreetboys.com</a>and taking care of our favorite daddy-to-be on the show. Catch her and Nick in a duet dance with Tamar and Val,<span data-term="goog_446897334" tabindex="0">Monday</span>night on ABC. And keep voting!</strong></p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@Leena</a></strong><a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ"><strong>NZ</strong></a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:09:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/262643Jerry Braden: November's BSB Soldier of the Month!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/08/images/assets/medium.B4bgQfjVTUprwOh5FnKUIFEq4BHtVjfQrKgkH7eTtoY.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>Fan Club Username:</strong> Jerry Braden

Location: Titusville, PA<br /> <br /> <strong>
Twitter:</strong> Jerrybraden92<br /> <br /> <strong>
What are some of your favorite hobbies / tell us a little bit about yourself:</strong><br /> <br /> I am 23 & just recently graduated from college & mortuary school. I am currently doing my internship at a funeral home in my hometown of Titusville. Ive wanted to become a funeral director since I was 13. I will be a licensed funeral director in October 2016 and am looking forward to helping families through a difficult time in their lives.<br /> <br /> Obviously, I am a die-hard Backstreet Boys fan, have been since I was six years old. One of my favorite hobbies is to collect their merchandise and attend their events whether its BSB or their solo stuff.<br /> <br /> I enjoy road trips, camping, kayacking, hanging out with my girlfriend & my two best friends.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>
What is your favorite BSB memory?</strong><br /> <br /> I could list so many favorite BSB memories, but the one thing that I really appreciate is that they remember their fans names. Every time I have been fortunate to meet them, they have called me by my first time. I couldnt put into words how amazing it is for five celebrities that I look up to that actually know my name. Its beyond incredible how genuine and kind they are when they meet fans. Not many groups are like that.<br /> <br /> If I did have to pick a favorite memory though, it would be the time when I met the boys in Pittsburgh for the IAWLT tour. I made signs saying Real Men Listen to BSB and each of them held up a sign. They also mentioned how cool it was to see die-hard male fans such as myself. That will always be my favorite group photo with them.<br /> <br /> P.S. The cruises are a lot of fun to make memories on<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.mob2jecheiomnipujwosp1hfhxcfoaii_4h7agc8ski.jpg?1446856448" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /><br /> <br /> <strong>
What is your favorite BSB song and why?</strong><br /> <br /> My favorite song is Show Em What Youre Made Of. That song came out when I was in college and really helped motivate me through my education. When I didnt believe in myself or I felt that others didnt & belittled me, all I had to do was turn that song on for motivation. The lyrics in that song are so genuine. My favorite lyric from that song is When sunlight is fading, the world will be waiting for you. Just Show em what youre made of. I proudly have that tattooed on my left arm.<br /> <br /> <strong>
What is your favorite BSB video and why?</strong><br /> <br /> My favorite video is I Still. When I watch that video, I feel a lot of that emotion from the song. I think each Backstreet Boy showed their emotions and that is what made that video so great. Not only are they incredible singers and performers, but great actors too.

<br /> <br /> <strong>How has BSB impacted your life?</strong><br /> <br /> BSB has impacted my life in many ways, but I will say the most important:<br /> <br /> 1) I lost my Dad in 2009 unexpectedly. I was seventeen and had to move to a new area. I never really had a good relationship with my mother, so I was really close with my father. Not only was it hard facing the loss of my father, but it was hard moving to a new town and new school. My fathers death was the hardest thing Ive ever went through and if it wasnt for BSB, I really dont think I would be typing this right now. Their music, especially the Never Gone album, really helped me through it. There were two songs that really stood out to me; Never Gone & Safest Place to Hide. Those songs were always on repeat after my fathers death. Still when I hear those songs, it reminds me of my father. When I miss my Dad, I like to either walk or drive listening to BSB and get away from the world.<br /> <br /> 2) I wasnt the greatest at making friends. I had a hard time fitting in. I had few friends, but thats all I really needed. I was usually the target to be made fun of in school, but Backstreet Boys gave me the confidence I needed. They assured me through their music and interviews that its ok to be different. Thats what makes us beautiful.<br /> <br /> 3) BSB are my role models. I highly look up to them. Each of them has special traits that I really admire. For example, Brian shows humor and his strong faith with God. Nick shows hard work and persistence. Kevin shows kindness and love. AJ shows how cool it is to be different. Howie shows the calmness of the group. They are very influential to me. Through break-ups, not fitting in, my fathers death, or anything else in my everyday life; they seem to have the right answer to things. Im beyond thankful to have them in my life.
<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.knqcqwwaxoscugc14plsiflat99whoxqijagxjdghai.jpg?1446856471" style="width: 575px; height: 575px;" /><br /> <br /> <strong>What is your favorite thing about being a BSB fan:</strong><br /> I definitely have to answer this with saying its all of the amazing BSB friends I have made through the years. I honestly have met so many kind hearted BSB fans and have been fortunate to call friends. The BSB fandom is incredible. Were the only ones that get each other. Its amazing to hear how BSB has touched their lives too. Plus, theyre the only ones thatll listen to me go on and on about BSB.<br /> <br /> I know Ill never have to go to BSB events alone because I know my friends will be there and/or I will make new ones. Plus, BSB cruises are a great way to make BSB friends. I love hanging out with my BSB friends.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:28:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/26262325 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT QUEEN BEE Jenn Sousa<p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/06/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.dtpb5_qr-rq7ynsn9vxjyvt3qv7jjukjmu_utdamwby.jpg?1446569071" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></p> <p>She may be small, but dont let her height fool you. Jenn Sousa is queen bee in Backstreet land. Managing 5 boys has helped her prepare for motherhood, welcoming baby number 2 this past summer. Learn more about Jenn below!</p> <p>1. My parents are from a small Island in the Atlantic Ocean called Pico, part of the Aores archipelago, which is part of Portugal. Ive been back there 13 times and cant wait to take my kids there soon!</p> <p>2. All my family calls me Jenny and my friends call me Jenn. I only hear Jennifer when Im either in trouble, someone is trying to have a serious conversation with me or they dont know me.</p> <p>3. I worked as a bank teller for a few years during college</p> <p>4. I hate pigeons. The sounds they make seriously gross me out.</p> <p>5. I had scoliosis as a child and had surgery on my back when I was 13 years old. I have two rods in my back and they used to make the airport security scanner go off. Thank god that doesnt happen anymore.</p> <p>6. Because of that I had to be put under general anesthesia to have my children and wasnt awake to see them being born. My husband also wasnt allowed in the operating room so who knows if those children are really mine or if they got switched at birth?</p> <p>7. Im an avid viewer of reality TV. I cant help its my guilty pleasure. Big Brother is my all time favorite and I get so excited for summer time just to obsess over it and bother everyone with my daily analysis and updates.</p> <p>8. I took close to five years of piano and I can still only play ONE song George Bizets Habanera from the Opera . My husband still doesnt understand how that happened.</p> <p>9. I was my class historian in 8<sup>th</sup> grade.</p> <p>10. I went to an all girl catholic high school in Northern California.</p> <p>11. My first car was a black Acura Integra (thanks dad), which I preceded to total three months later. If you ask anyone Im still a terrible driver.</p> <p>12. I wore braces twice</p> <p>13. Im scared of cramped or small spaces. The thought of not being able to breath scares the living crap out of me.</p> <p>14. My hair started to go gray at 17 years old and Ive been coloring it ever since.</p> <p>15. I love board games and am very competitive when it comes to them. Sequence anyone?</p> <p>16. I talk to myself a lot when working. Its part of my process but it also makes me look crazy.</p> <p>17. My ultimate dream is to live in the country in a gorgeous farmhouse with chickens and horses.</p> <p>18. I so desperately want to be crafty like Martha Stewart or Tori Spelling, so I just took up sewing. Its a start.</p> <p>19. My favorite 80s movie is GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN</p> <p>20. ve been working on a book for what seems like forever. One day I will finish it. Maybe when I live at that farmhouse?</p> <p>21. Im a major homebody. I can go days without getting out of my sweats and just hanging out at home.</p> <p>22. I hate clutter and disorganization. Having children has just heightened that anxiety.</p> <p>23. My absolute favorite thing to eat is a #1 at In and Out- no tomato, cut in half with the fries well done and a coke. I could eat this everydaylike seriously.</p> <p>24. Growing up I was obsessed with soap operas. Young and the Restless and General Hospital were my favs. There is even a photo of me in my senior yearbook watching GH.Port Charles for life! Anyone remember Antonio Sabato Jrs character on GH? ;-)</p> <p>25. Unlike Eddie Meehan, I dont have a favorite Backstreet Boy. They all drive me equally as crazy so its a five-way tie, but I wouldnt have it any other way.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 07:00:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/262333From breathtaking ball-rooming to blue balloons – congrats Nick and Lauren!<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Its a boy!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In one of the biggest emotional rollercoasters to go down in Backstreet history, Nick and Lauren officially announced the amazing news theyre about to become parents last night.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">After scoring perfect 10s for his stunning contemporary piece, the adorable pair confirmed theyre expecting their first child, then discovered the gender of Baby Carter live-on-air.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Nicks dance partner and new bestie Sharna Burgess was by the couples side as they revealed the news and says shes excited to play aunty to Baby Carter.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">I think Nick and Lauren will be amazing parents, says Sharna. This baby boy will grow up in a house filled with love and respect. I say that because among all their amazing qualities, these are what I see the most in Nick and Lauren. They are made for each other, and the newest addition to the family is the gift they have been waiting for, for so long.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">m beyond happy for them and cant wait to meet the little one.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">ve claimed that Im an aunty already!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">While a rocky family life growing up lead Nick to declare he would never marry or have kids in his younger years, he couldnt be more excited to take on parenthood with the love of his life.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In 2013, he told us if he ever became a father he would endeavour to raise his children in the most loving household</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When it comes to kids, I will continue to do my work to be better and to try and break the cycle not allow the things that happened in my household to happen to my children, he said.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A year later, Nick credited Lauren for helping change his stance on family.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">I just feel like Im ready to try anything, especially because I love someone so much that I believe in it and I believe shell be a great mother. She has made me believe that the kids could be taken care of and raised properly.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Added Lauren: I think if we are blessed to have children, he will be the dad that he didnt have and will give everything to his children. He will be so loving, generous and kind. Hes a wonderful teacher. He would be an extraordinary father.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Lauren recalled Nicks first hands-on experience with children while on the road with the Backstreet Boys.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">James was our first experience with the kids. I wasnt around when Baylee was a baby and Nick was off and running at that time</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">But James Howies first son was our first experience with a child on tour and I remember we were all backstage one day waiting and they were ready to go out on stage and Howie handed him James.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">James slapped him in the face and made a laughing sound. Nick was at first very uncomfortable, but then started laughing and you could all of a sudden see this parental instinct kicking in. It was funny.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">But its adorable Ava McLean who has most significantly activated Nicks paternal instincts, according to AJ.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">s got the biggest crush on my daughter in a non-weird way, he told us last year. She was a little weird around Nick at first because it was her first time on the road and she didnt know what the hell was going on. We would have our group prayer before the show and go around the circle and she would high-five everybody and when it came to Nick she was a little skittish.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Then all of a sudden [months later], she looked at Nick and gave him a hug and you could just see Nick melt for a second.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">s just infatuated with her and he sees how its changed me and I know he wants that.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Whenever hes around Ava hes got that glow. I never thought he would have that because of his family and what hes been through. To now see him gravitating towards [Laurens] family and her dad, and wanting to be a family man is such a great growth. I love being a Backstreet Boy, but the best job in the world is being a father and I think thats exactly what Nick is going to feel when he has that first moment when he holds his child in his arms.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">And while AJ always suspected Nick and Lauren who also revealed last night they had suffered a miscarriage would have a girl, he may be slightly relieved to welcome a son instead.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The pair once joked about the hazards of having a daughter.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">One of my friends has three girls and two weeks after we had Ava he told me the most disturbing advice, says AJ. I told it to Nick once and he just started cracking up, then he freaked out for a minute.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">My buddy said, If you have a boy you only have to worry about one penis. If you have a girl you have to worry about thousands!</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>CONGRATS Nick and Lauren on your amazing news. The Backstreet Army cant wait to welcome Baby Carter into the world!</b></span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>By Leena Tailor / </b><a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ"><span class="s2"><b>@LeenaNZ</b></span></a></span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:29:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/262413BSB Cruise Memories: Volume 2<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><em><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">A Backstreet Boys cruise isnt your normal cruise. For those who do not know much about it, well, they probably wont get it. Sure, it could be considered a party or concert on water. But for most, a Backstreet Boys cruise is more like a family reunion. </span></em></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><em><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Over the past four cruises (2010-11, 2013-14), weve met a lot of people who have graced the stages at events - whether it was being brought up to sing karaoke, to play a beach game, or for something so moving, it left a boat full of fans in tears. </span></em></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38; background-color: transparent;">In the first volume of <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/news/258883">BSB Cruise Memory Lane</a></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38; background-color: transparent;">, we met Michelle, Stephanie, Christina and Sherri who all had big moments that other cruisers were able to take part in. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">In volume two, we meet three more cruisers who all have three very different memories but all had the time of their life. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/00/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.bfxvxm3way3intyzocrjgffwoh-lbgxphppjcdxylcw.jpg?1446147729" style="width: 575px; height: 237px;" /></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38; background-color: transparent;">MELISSA</span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Melissa Gushnowski experienced her first cruise in 2014 and got to experience something that 99.9 percent of Backstreet Boys fans do not get to enjoy - having a Backstreet Boy between her legs. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Playing a beach game mind out of the gutters. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">AJ picked me first for the game and I actually got pulled out, Melissa said. Was I mad? Yes, (but) then Nick realized the other team had less so back I went behind AJ and I sit in the sand and then he lays back and looks up and smile. Yeah, no biggie, AJ McLean is between my legs.</span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Melissas team lost, but to her, she won. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">...It was so fun. I came out of my shell and didnt care how I looked, she said. I had never done anything like that with the boys ever.</span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">While Melissa unfortunately wont be attending the 2016 European cruise, she does hope that shes on the next cruise that leaves out of the United States. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">I think the part I enjoyed about the cruise (was) getting to meet and connect with all my online friends, Melissa said. To see my best friend Medina and make amazing memories with her. I couldnt ask for more.</span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Melissa said that the cruise was about feeling confident in herself and the thing that topped off the cruise for her was the Halloween theme night where she was dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and got to take a picture with her sweet Tin Man, Howie. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">(It) was the icing on the cake, she said. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.tv3fvbdniscz6irvvt1ecoe0lnzlut40cqefflf3lf4.jpg" style="width: 575px; height: 387px;" /></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38; background-color: transparent;">SHANNON</span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">For Shannon from Colorado, she has been one lucky Backstreet Boys fan over the years from being serenaded by Nick Carter during the NKOTBSB tour to being on the first three Backstreet Boys cruises. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">That was a dream come true and I never knew i would have more in the future and I dont mind it because I feel every memory I get with any of the boys is something I can treasure forever, she said. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">But something even bigger happened on the second Backstreet Boys cruise in 2011 - she was picked to sing karaoke. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Howie picked the song, Thong Song, which doesnt surprise me there, Shannon said. I had no idea how to sing it as karaoke was different than the regular version. I had Brian at one point trying to help me because I was so lost.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br /> <span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">According to Shannon, the karaoke was a blash because it was fun to get to know the boys outside the usual Backstreet Boys world.</span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">It was a neat experience to be closer to the boys, she said. Those few minutes will be the best few minutes of your life.</span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">While she didnt get to attend the 2014 cruise and wont be attending the 2016 cruise, Shannon attended the first three cruises and cant wait for the next cruise in the United States. </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" /> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">s like a big party boat, Shannon said. I love the non-stop going of activities and fun events to do. You can do your own thing between the events with the boys. I love walking around the boat, chatting with friends, having fun and making memories. Nothing beats getting away from reality for a while and having a blast doing what you love to do which is being around the boys.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.3kiyf-s2tztarljw1otobuuxzteb3rp9cokkla_bynu.jpg" style="width: 575px; height: 237px;" /></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">OLGA</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">For Olga Aguayo of California, she almost didnt get her favorite cruise memory. The Disney lover who has been on every cruise except the first and will be attending the 2016 cruise, decided not to dress up for 2014s ABC (Anything But Clothes) night. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">My friend actually convinced me to dress up, Olga said. Our original plan was to just chill inside the bar and drink.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">But after a few drinks and while her friend was gone to the restroom, a Rose Tours staff member stopped her. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">My mind went crazy thinking I had done something wrong, but turned out, she told me that she was walking around the lido deck for awesome ABC costumes and that she loved mine because it was unique and original and she wanted me to join Backstreet Boys on stage, Olga said. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">She went from almost not dressing up to being on stage for the ABC Night Fashion Show. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">I freaked out and said, hell yeah! Olga said. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Two hours later, Olga joined Backstreet Boys on stage and was able to dance with Kevin on stage in her white and black trash bag dress. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">(It was) absolutely the best night of the entire cruise, she said. To quote Kevin from that night, trash bags and duffle bags just hangin out.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">After the dance on stage, Kevin gave Olga a tight hug and it topped the cruise off for her. She hopes to be able to rewind back to that night or experience something even better on the 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">*************</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.8; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Have you had a special or big experience on a Backstreet Boys cruise? Head over to the fan club forums and let us know!</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.8; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">And there are still cabins left for the 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise! Head over to </span><a href="http://backstreetboyscruise.com/" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">backstreetboyscruise.com</span></a><span style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and book today! There is still six months until we board the ship!</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.8; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 1.8; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25.2px; white-space: pre-wrap;">By </span><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25.2px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Karah-</span><wbr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25.2px; white-space: pre-wrap;" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25.2px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Leigh Hancock</a> (</span><a href="http://twitter.com/Princess_Karah"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25.2px; white-space: pre-wrap;">@Princess_</span><wbr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25.2px; white-space: pre-wrap;" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 25.2px; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://twitter.com/Princess_Karah">Karah</a>)</span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:40:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/261983Backstreet vs Big Time Rush – Carlos’ confessions…<p>Its the battle of the boy banders as Nick continues to compete against Big Time Rushs Carlos PenaVega on<em>Dancing with the Stars!</em><br /> But while the ballroom showdown continues, behind the scenes the pair are finding out just how much they have in common.</p> <p>In a recent episode, Carlos, 26, opened up about hitting rock bottom due to the struggles of tour life, and he now hopes to sit down and chat with Nick about his own rocky experiences with fame and on the road.</p> <p>I think Nick and I are finally getting to a place where were actually like friends, which is cool for me because Im a huge Backstreet Boys fan, says Carlos.</p> <p>I would love to sit down and talk about how their experiences were. Tour life brings all the craziness and we all experience it differently. Whoever tells you that tour life isnt crazy [is wrong].<br /> And whoever is around you affects what it becomes, so Id be really curious to hear what they went through.</p> <p>A huge BSB fan, Carlos says his favorite track is I Want It That Way, but confesses when it comes to the Backstreet vs *NSYNC debate, he isnt quite on our team.</p> <p>m a huge fan, so its so cool to be on this show with him. Literally during the [s Back] performance, I was upstairs singing along going, This is the best night ever!</p> <p>But I gotta say, I love *NSYNC. Im just saying *NSYNC was my number one.</p> <p>While we could have aborted the interview at this point, we commend Carlos for his honesty.</p> <p>And his revelations didnt end there.<br /> He admits that hes a bit of a control freak and since partnering up with 22-year-old pro Witney Carson, has struggled to let her run the show every week.</p> <p>m learning a lot about myself on this show about what I can handle and pushing myself, but also how to give other people the reigns.<br /> s something I dont do really well, so Witneys walking me through that. Its tough because shes younger and I feel like Ive done more in life and know more, but at the same time this is her expertise, so I have to let her take the reigns and Im learning to do that.</p> <p>So who would Carlos rather see win the Mirrorball trophy himself or his wife and fellow competitor Alexa?</p> <p>If we can just make it to that final show it means weve made it all the way together and Im happy with that. Thats my goal.</p> <p>Honestly Id rather her win. Happy wife, happy life.<br /> Okay Carlos, you win back some brownie points with the Backstreet Army for that</p> <p><br /> Catch Nick and Carlos on another episode of<em>Dancing with the Stars</em>tonight on ABC. And dont forget to VOTE!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:02:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/261713Changing Lives One BSB Moment at A Time<div>I am a proud Backstreet Boys fan; I have been for Nineteen years and wouldnt change it for the world.</div> <div></div> <div>Why would you want to be Backstreet Boys fan? Where do you start? The most common response that I have been getting when asking from around the world is that question is When I felt alone, there was a feeling I got when listening to their music that made me feel like other people could relate to what I was going through and understood what I was feeling.</div> <div></div> <div>I have asked a few fans to write why the Backstreet Boys are so important to them and how their music has changed their lives; I would like to share the responses that I have received.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/10/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.6kefs_gns66utzjcuabmdzrlybbuotckfl9lmedzfxo.jpg?1446071343" style="width: 575px; height: 384px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>They are always beside my heart even when I was going through a hard time, especially when my hubby had to go through many surgeries from his cancers. It means a lot to me because I couldnt tell my fear to anyone of my close friends and family, I didnt want them to worry about me since they worried about my hubby enough. My friends sent me prayers and thoughts for me and him, I could feel that I would never be alone at the hospital, they gave me strength to support my hubby. Jun, Japan</div> <div></div> <div>I didnt really become a fan of the Backstreet Boys until a few years ago when a chance viewing of Nick on the Dr. Phil show touched my heart. It also partly inspired my annual "PlanksGiving" fundraisers in which I do crazy long "planks" to raise money for Stand up To Cancer. I fell in love with their music and was lucky enough to attend my first BSB concert and even plank with the boys! I keep these memories in my heart and am "plankful" for what Nick and the boys have brought to my life and will continue to bring each year when I celebrate PlanksGiving!" Jen, USA</div> <div></div> <div>"I grew up listening to the Backstreet Boys. I cant say enough about the memories that have been made while listening to their music. Beginning with first crush, first dance, first love, first heartbreak, and everything in between, including awesome dance parties with my girlfriends and pictures of cut-outs from magazines all over my wall, (mostly of AJ, I must admit). Today, now married with two girls of my own, I often hope that they will have similar experiences. I still get excited when I hear a BSB song on the radio, and I can still have a pretty awesome dance party with my kids. Thanks for helping me make memories to music. How boring it would have been without it." - Savannah, Canada</div> <div></div> <div>The Backstreet Boys will never know how grateful I am to have them in my life. My best friend, Christina, and I practically grew up on their music. She passed a few years ago but our friendship and her memory live on through the music. Lacy, USA</div> <div></div> <div>Life is not always easy. Especially if you are living in abroad. This is kind of path I have chosen by myself. Just there has been situations where sadden you or your totally alone with your dreams, and this is just so hard to push oneself through and fight. But thank you to your beautiful and positive music, this has been easier not to give up. You make me smile, you make me laugh and I wish I could thank you for that.What else I have been blessed with, is: since Im a Backstreet Fan, I have met so many great friends, beautiful and lovely people all over the world. Doesnt matter if Latvia, Germany, Austria, Ukraine, or even Canada, USA or Japan, they have helped me a lot and this has been a lot of fun to learn about them, and also their countries. This is awesome and this makes me happy! Ilze, Germany</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/10/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jznutokxv3inzolz0xqhfjzkfui6pzb4nm-cvzfyfyw.png?1445537440" style="width: 575px; height: 335px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Music has an amazing way of bringing people together; being part of the Backstreet Boys fan club is like being part of another family. There are so many amazing people who are fans and will be there and support you just like a family would.</div> <div></div> <div>There are no words that could express how much the Backstreet Boys have changed my life, along with many other people. Sometimes the hardest thing to say in person is thank you, the words jumble and it doesnt always come out the way you would like it. In saying that I would like to take this time right now to say A.J., Howie, Brian, Nick and Kevin, Thank you for everything that you have done for us and we cannot wait to see what else is in store in the next few years.</div> <div></div> <div>Written by <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/HTmdvpNb">MichelleP</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:57:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/261503Why You'll Never Forget Your First BSB Concert<div>No matter how many times you have seen BSB in concert, nothing will ever compare to that first time. After all this time, that first concert is still special. That is the moment that they became real your favourite guys are right there in front of your eyes. Something that was almost overwhelming to all of us.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ksuiwoabp8fsmw63oztbjfiri83qjiv6bvviw_75-mg.jpg?1445535957" style="width: 575px; height: 344px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Speaking with a few other fans, our first BSB experiences were all ones that we will never forget. Krystal K, a BSB fans since a very early age, saw her first show when she was 9. She remembers getting that first set of tickets and not believing it. She could not believe that she was actually going to see them in person; something that she never thought would happen. Erica Bs first concert came after pleading with her parents for months and months. They finally gave in, and she finally got to experience BSB live a month after her 12th birthday. Now, after seeing the Boys more times than her current age, that first show still holds a special place in her heart. Krystal C still remembers getting ready for her first concert and listening to them to prepare. She could barely grasp the fact that she was going to see them in person in just a few hours.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.rwlrre_lkfedpoqrhnzxx-b4hzx-6sz-9gcszdinmpg.jpg?1445535974" style="width: 575px; height: 300px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>It is at this point that all of our parents deserve a special shout out. They definitely deserve some acknowledgement for buying our tickets, driving us to the shows, and waiting patiently while their children screamed, cried, and sang every word. Without them none of it would have been possible they truly are the perfect fans.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/08/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.pbatna0e3u2ggycymbq7jimlnwlgy3_9dt7i77kjzy.jpg?1445536013" style="width: 220px; height: 374px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Long before social media gave us opportunities to interact with the guys, all we had were these shows. The very thought that we would be in the same room as them, breathing the same air, was the most exciting thing in the world to us. Your first BSB concert is when you realized that those Boys were something special. From the minute the lights went down, right to the very last note, you knew that you were a part of something bigger than yourself. The crowd singing every word, the beat of the music, and of course, those five part harmonies. Finally experiencing all of it and hearing all your favourite songs live was unlike anything else that you had every experienced. It was pure joy and happiness all because of those five guys.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/15/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ksq9-me4v2sjx-li94bi3ao34xlca6j3tl4u11yobjw.jpg?1445536027" style="width: 575px; height: 380px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>To others, it might have just looked like a bunch of kids seeing a silly boy band; something that we all just needed to get out of our systems. To us it was differentbecause even then we knew that it was so much more than that. Our pre-teen selves had no idea what was to come and how lucky we would all be 20 years later but at that point we could not have asked for more. We had all become a part of Backstreet history from the moment they ripped our tickets. Nick, AJ, Brian, Howie, and Kevin were real to us now and this was only the beginning.</div> <div></div> <div>Written by <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/Hg6FYxRP">AndreaB</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:47:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/261483AJ McLean Announces Skulleeroz Vapor Party<p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/06/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jffzh0t0mnbua1cqa06njkl1tl8vhzgrw-vl9q7c03y.png?1445550392" style="width: 575px; height: 575px;" /><br /> <br /> On November 7th, AJ McLean will be appearing at the East Coast Launch Party for Skulleeroz Vapor in Charlotte, North Carolina!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/KureSociety?ref=stream&fref=nf"><span class="s2">Kure Society</span></a>has teamed up with SkulleeRoz Vapor to create this launch event and its sure to be a good one. The event, held at Kure University, will be servingbeer, cider, and other malt beverages. Their staff will have tasters on hand so that you can try out the new flavors. Plus, theres a DJ! Did we mention that AJ himself will be there from 3PM 6PM?</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">So, how do you get a photo opportunity with Mr. McLean? While admission to the party is free, <b>there are 100 packages</b>available for $70 and that includes a photo op with AJ. Considering the vape juices are $20.50 by themselves, this is a STEAL! What Else Is Included In These Packages?</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Besides the photo with AJ, you will receive:</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">a bottle each of two Skulleeroz flavors: and Blueberry Pancake.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">These packages are available in non-nicotine juice ONLY and include the necessary vaporizer hardware to be able to experience these new flavors.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">REMEMBER: These packages are LIMITED <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kure-presents-skulleeroz-east-coast-launch-tickets-19153656101"><span class="s2">Purchase yours</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">For more details (including times and location details) as well as answers to any other questions you might have, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/639684886171581/"><span class="s2">click here</span></a>.</span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:44:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/26152325 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SECURITY GUARD Josh Naranjo<p></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.8anwn7fv5p_lzgrgkwhbw8dfq_yqy15etr7eme-n-no.png?1444418369" style="width: 475px; height: 316px;" /></p> <p type="cite">1. Born and raised in New Jersey "woah, livin on a prayer!"<br /> <br /> 2. As a kid I really didnt like wearing glasses, kinda ironic because a lot of my family members are opticians.<br /> <br /> 3. I looked as a kid like Fred Savage of the Wonder Years show and had a huge crush on Winnie (Danica McKellar)<br /> <br /> 4. I have two younger brothers Gabriel and Jordan.<br /> <br /> 5. I was born left handed, but was taught growing up to be right handed, to this day I eat with my left,shoot pool with my left and write with both.<br /> <br /> 6. After high school I became an Ohio State Buckeye (Brian L. loves that part of me), since I was 14 Idreamed of going to the school there. GO BUCKEYES! O-H. . you say. . . I-O<br /> <br /> 7. My first job was working at a Pharmacy as clerk then I became a delivery driver for them. . . Would that havemade me a drug delivery guy technically?<br /> <br /> 8. One of the best events with BSB was New Years Eve in Times Square. I watched the ball drop my entire life<br /> on TV, but never thought I would be there and in the middle of it!<br /> <br /> 9. Since the 4th grade I started playing musical instruments and by high school I took up more seriouslyand wanted to become a professional tuba player (go ahead get your laughs out now.) It got me a scholarship to get me<br /> into Ohio State.<br /> <br /> 10. I met my mentor and friend John "Q" Elgani while I working at Nationwide Area in Columbus.<br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/00/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ngsnqhpkjwzdqnkftamkm-mrczrkqzylamb9nipfagq.png?1444418440" /><br /> <br /> 11. My favorite milkshake is Wendys Chocolate Frosty.<br /> <br /> 12. My first concert I ever attended was AC/DC and got the lucky spot of in front of speakers. . .I couldnt hear forthree days afterward.<br /> <br /> 13. My second concert was BSBs The Black and Blue tour! I was 19 years old working in the pit. Go figure Iwould end up working for them as a bodyguard.<br /> <br /> 14. My favorite breakfast food is Bagels. If you ever visited NY/NJ you know we are proud of them.<br /> <br /> 15. As a kid I used to sneak away the bottle of maple syrup and eat it (just a good couple squeezes.)Does that make me part Canadian?<br /> <br /> 16. My first body guarding job was with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, followed by other artist such as Sum41 and The Weeknd<br /> most recently<br /> <br /> 17. In 1998, I got to be in the New York Yankees Ticker Taper Parade on a float with the infield team, which should have beenthe highlight, but I think yelling for Mayor Rudy Giuliani and him coming over to sign my shirt topped it.<br /> <br /> 18. Sometimes I tell fans at meet n greet that Big Drew is my dad and he needs a hug.Best is when they actually hug him and they find out he isnt my dad.<br /> <br /> 19. Wondering if you are still reading this. . .<br /> <br /> 20. My first car was a Volkswagen Passat, five days later I lost the engine and got a Ford Mustang.<br /> <br /> 21. Thanks to the Backstreet Boys and a few other artists I have visited over 50 countries.<br /> <br /> 22. In high school my senior year I worked for The US Census Bureau as a census taker in order to pay for the Prom weekend.<br /> <br /> 23. I am half Chilean and half Puerto Rican<br /> <br /> 24. As a kid I wanted to be President of The United States. Maybe I will run in 2020<br /> <br /> 25. If, I ever have children (girls) I will know every trick of the trade thanks to you Backstreet Fans!</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/260743Backstreet Boys Rock Crowd at NYC fashion show <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/07/images/assets/medium.fmIFklaRVhumANdSLJxtN4Mtu_GHlJg1Tkuylvp4n-k.jpg" /><br /><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_977671834" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Tuesday</span></span> night and surprised the fashion world and their fans with a performance that rocked the city that never sleeps.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">All five of the boys closed out the Balmain x H&M show which featured models and "it" girls Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss (members of Taylor Swifts "squad"). The designer of the collection, Olivier Rousteing, is huge Backstreet Boys fan. </span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The boys performed several of their hit songs, including "I Want It That Way" and "Everybody," causing the crowd to go crazy.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Jenner and Hadid were both seen in front of the stage giggling and singing along with the boys. Check out the video below from Cosmopolitan.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/H_x26sNU2oo" width="420"></iframe></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Check out several videos and articles about the surprise appearance below:</span></p> <ul> <li style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">US Weekly: <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/backstreet-boys-close-balmain-x-hm-show-with-surprise-performance-20152110">Backstreet Boys close Balmain x H&M show with surprise performance</a>.</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">TMZ.</span><wbr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;" /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">com: <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2015/10/21/backstreet-boys-fashion-show-balmain-h-and-m/">Backstreet Boys -- Surprise gig at Balmain... cause hot models want it that way</a></span></li> <li style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">USA Today: <a href="http://"http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2015/10/21/backstreet-boys-balmain-hm-launch/74325452/">The Backstreet Boys surprise the Balmain x H&M launch</a></span></li> <li style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Time: <a href="http://time.com/4080832/backstreet-boys-hm/">Backstreet Boys bring 90s throwback to Balmain x H&M show</a></span></li> </ul> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">- <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-</a></span><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh"><wbr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;" /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Leigh Hancock </span></a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">| </span><a href="http://twitter.com/Princess_Karah"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">@Princess_</span><wbr style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;" /><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Karah</span></a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:43:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/26140325 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT Eddie Meehan<p>If youve been to a BSB concert in the past 10 years, youve seen this guy around (usually donning a hat). Learn more about Eddie Meehan and his rock roll past.</p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><b>25 things you have no reason to know about me.</b></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">25. im a Scorpio and Share my date of birth with Puffy (P-Ditty, Sean Combs, etc), Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Macciho (The Original Karate Kid), Kathy Griffin, Laura Bush, Will Rogers, Curtis Stone, Walter Cronkite to name a few, its was a good to have been born.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">24. My first pet was a Pony, yes...a Pony.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">23. I dont eat anything that has been birthed, only hatched.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div>22. I love Coffee. Im a former *$s Barista.</div> <div></div> <div>21. I had both a Michael Jackson Thriller Jacket and Beat it Jacket as a kid.</div> <div></div> <div>20. I had Dreadlocks at one point in my life:</div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.pnz6gdxhrq895udrgzxwy4gyetzy8czvlmswbpkupku.jpg?1444417722" style="width: 186px; height: 278px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>19. My first concert was <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters_of_Rock_Tour_1988">Monsters of Rock</a> on July 17th, 1988</div> </div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">18. I have seen Metallica over 30 times..... \m/</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">17. I once worked at the county fair making Corn Dogs. It sucked so I moved to the cotton candy booth with all of the girls, way better.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">16. My point game is on point yet some might say its an addiction.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">15. I can play the Bass and played in a bunch of bands but retired. (Include attached photo)</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">14. I pretty much only watch CNBC, American Greed and Family Guy.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">13.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">12. Im superstitious, see # 13.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">11. I have been known to drink every now and then.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">10. Favorite Food? Sandwiches, Tacos/Burritos and Turkey Burgers.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">9. Favorite Candy = Haribo Gummy Bears</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">8. I love to travel / I hate to travel</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">7. Never broke anything (knock on wood)</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">6. I worked at Subway for ONE DAY.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">5. I can sail a boat...I took sailing lessons as a youth.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">4. Im going to copy Trey D and say "One of the coolest experiences in my life was taking a seaplane excursion in New Zealand with some of my buddies." as Im one of those buddies.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">3. I love me some plain potato chips. If want a flavor on my chip, ill stick it in a dip.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">2. I am from New England and my accent comes out when ive had too much to drink.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">1. I refuse to tell anyone who is my favorite Backstreet Boy....but I have one.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/11/02/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ephun2oqbm-7esijt6mnulnrg6uh5isdkomg50rdeuu.jpg?1444418088" style="width: 575px; height: 770px;" /></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/260733Kevin and Kristin share their fertility struggles for new documentary<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/14/images/assets/medium.ZCv-ALOSSypre5zhQOB-3sFhX7U2_W4hr03NPJSEDQU.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Theyre proud parents to two gorgeous young boys, but one of our Backstreet wives has bravely confessed that the road to parenthood wasnt always so easy.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In a new documentary, <i>Pushing Motherhood, </i>Kevins wife Kristin shares part of her fertility struggles with filmmakers Sybil Azur and Linda Cevallos-French.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The crowd-funded film explores Sybil and Lindas journeys to become mothers at the ages of 38 and 45, and along the way they share stories from friends with similar experiences, including Kristin.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Kristin has been a close friend of ours for a number of years, says Sybil. We all met as professional dancers in Los Angeles and had a lot of friends in common. This amazing group is extremely supportive, so when we were looking to interview women for <i>Pushing Motherhood</i>, they were the first people we turned to.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">We were extremely fortunate that everyone was willing to share their stories with us.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In addition to giving a beautiful and heartfelt interview, Kristin was also a Kickstarter backer, did additional camera work on the film and took many of our publicity photos. s always there to lend a hand and is one of the most generous, kind and loving people we know.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In an emotional interview in the documentary, Kristin, 45, tearfully recalls being told that her FSH level (the follicle-stimulating hormone which helps control the production of eggs) was at 13 higher than the normal level of 10 and decreasing her pregnancy chances.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1">I never thought Id hear those words, she tells producers. s tough...</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The filmmakers say that emotional support is crucial when women are going through fertility struggles and we have no doubt that Kev, 44, would have been there supporting Kristin all the way.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">We know that stress can be a real inhibitor when it comes to getting pregnant, so having a partner to help alleviate some of that stress can make a huge difference in your outcome, says Sybil. The best thing a partner can do is listen, offer advice when asked and realize that even though they may not understand exactly what youre going through, that creating a safe environment for your emotional life has tremendous value.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">As we all know, the Richardsons story has a happy ending, with the couple now parents to adorable eight-year-old Mason and two-year-old Maxwell. Props to Kristin, Linda and Sybil for sharing their deeply-personal stories with the world!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Find out more about <i>Pushing Motherhood </i>at<i> </i><a href="http://www.pushingmotherhood.com/"><span class="s2">www.pushingmotherhood.com</span></a> and rent or buy the film over at <a href="https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pushingmotherhood"><span class="s3">https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pushingmotherhood</span></a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>By Leena Tailor / @<a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">LeenaNZ</a></b></span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/2609034 Ways To Get Your Backstreet Fix ASAP<div>The Backstreet Boys may be off tour (for now) with their next event not until May (the epic BSB cruise, of course!), but theyre never far. If youre feeling the need for a little Backstreet fix ASAP, there are several options as the Boys are always blowing things up individually and 2015 is no exception.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>1. Nick Carter Just Released His New Single, I Will Wait</strong><br /> </div> <div><strong><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/15/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.02sd8hf9dhakggshvcknjdh_cllpaqpi1fb_odonvrs.png?1444416669" style="width: 300px; height: 300px;" /></strong></div> <div></div> <div>After revealing that he was working on a new solo album in January of this year, Nick finally released I Will Wait. The hauntingly beautiful song is the first single off of his upcoming album, All-American, which will be dropping in Japan (perhaps worldwide) in November. If the song wasnt enough, he also released one tearjerker of a music video to go along with it! Its a must-seeif you havent already.</div> <div></div> <div>Purchase the single here: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-will-wait-single/id1041483486">iTunes</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bynzf7ank36dtn7r7gue5zzdirq&tid=song-T5gwykqros52hfevnfz3vvo6d4i&hl=en">Google Play</a> / <a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=nick+carter+i+will+wait&tag=smarturl-20">Amazon</a></div> <div>Watch the video here: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siQJfqdBZKY">I Will Wait Music Video</a></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>2. AJ McLeans Live Together Video Is Changing The World.</strong></div> <div></div> <div><strong><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/09/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.quezqax2gjjeqnlnfakgqf0mavmyo3cbpsycyyxt71c.jpg?1444416561" style="width: 225px; height: 225px;" /></strong></div> <div></div> <div>AJs single, Live Together, has been available to purchase for a few weeks, but the world has been moved by the music video. The video, which features a child moving through the world, changing all of the bad things with her innocence, will make you want to be the change in the world. AJ has expressed that the idea for the song and video was inspired by his own daughter, wanting to make the world a better place for her to grow up. Watch it and pass it along to your friends! Also, watch for AJs album, The Anthem, out early next year.</div> <div></div> <div>Purchase the single here: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-together-feat.-jordan/id1031923562">iTunes</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album/AJ_McLean_Live_Together_feat_Jordan_James?id=Bxut2b76jpxxfe33cdxylpogzke">Google Play</a></div> <div>Watch the video here: <a href="http://www.vevo.com/watch/aj-mclean-2/live-together/QMGR31536628">Live Together Music Video</a></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>3. You Can Now Purchase The Bloody Indulgent, Starring Kevin Richardson.</strong></div> <div></div> <div><strong><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.8q4x7rktlvwaokeimcwrycp5hhlfzvyzmr8t3ut-hlc.jpg?1444416581" style="width: 314px; height: 445px;" /></strong></div> <div></div> <div>While the film was released in 2014 and available for streaming online, it is finally available for purchase as a DVD. If you havent seen Kevin as a filthy-mouthed vampire yet, your dreams are about to come true and just in time for Halloween! Seriously though, Kevin is just as phenomenal at acting as he is at singing and performing. If youre interest in other flicks involving Mr. Richardson, check them out <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724657/?ref_=tt_ov_st">here</a>. He is also currently working on another project entitled St. Marys Secret.</div> <div></div> <div>Purchase The Bloody Indulgent <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bloody-Indulgent-Kevin-Scott-Richardson/dp/B00YAZNDIC">here</a>.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>4. Tune Into Dancing With The Stars Every Week.</strong></div> <div></div> <div><strong><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.rws-ya5znj9p0wmy6qmdx3npd6ixzcuqbyxsqabibdu.jpg?1444416597" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></strong></div> <div></div> <div>Nick Carter may be the only one performing to win the Mirrorball Trophy every week, but you never know who is going to show up in the audience. Team SharNicks Backstreet inspired Jazz performance last week brought everyone to their feet, including AJ McLean, who was in the audience to cheer Nick on. If you missed the show (or you just cant get enough of that s Back goodness), <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83W16Z_BuhY">watch it here</a>! Also, make sure youre voting for Nick and Sharna to stay every week its only going to get better.</div> <div></div> <div>- - -</div> <div></div> <div>If these things arent enough, the Backstreet Boys will be back in the studio next week to work on their next album! For all official updates and news in the palm of your hand, make sure to follow the Backstreet Boys on Twitter. Backstreets back, alright!</div> <div></div> <div>Written by <a href="https://twitter.com/TNCoverGirl">Sara Taylor</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:33:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/260713BSB Cruise Themes: A look back at the past and the future<p><img alt="" src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/02/images/assets/large.hJIjw0XlVJ9AxrQ-IXv4OQqNPxCAcAdNz9vxv0X4P9c.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 533px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr">When Howie Dorough hosted a Twitter Q&A recently, one of the most common questions asked was, What kind of themes will we have on the cruise?</p> <p>For the past four cruises, this is one of the most common questions among cruisers. They want to begin preparing their outfits or coordinating with friends.</p> <p>Since we have exactly seven months until we take sail into the Mediterranean Sea, lets take a look back at the themes on the previous four cruises.</p> <p><strong>2010</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">On the very first Backstreet Boys cruise, the boys were in their "This Is Us" era and without Kevin Richardson. They had very "This Is Us" themes with two themes being inspired by songs on the album.</p> <p>International Luv night had the guys and fans dressed up, representing where they were from. In one famous move, AJ McLean wore a kilt with tightie whities underneath.</p> <p dir="ltr">The other album inspired theme was Masquerade night where masks were a must. The last night, another song/album theme, was Black and Blue night, where everybody dressed in the most famous Backstreet colors.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2011</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Backstreet Boys stepped up cruise themes in 2011 with PJ night, Prom and 80s/Sphynkter night. The fictional rock band Sphynkter made an appearance, taking the stage to sing along with "Just Want You To Know" before looking out at the crimped hair and tulle party skirts.</p> <p dir="ltr">Prom night was even more special with Kevin Richardson rejoining the group, dressed as if he was taking the stage in "Chicago." AJ and Nick Carter dressed like the characters from "Dumb and Dumber."</p> <p dir="ltr">Pajama night ended up a little crazy with rain causing the festivities to be moved inside the atrium. Nick dressed as a Ninja Turtle while Brian Littrell had on Elmo pajamas.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2013</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">After a year off from cruise festivities, the boys, including Kevin who was experiencing his first full cruise, kicked things off with three interesting themes - Neon night, Bachelorette Party and Halloween.</p> <p dir="ltr">Neon glow sticks, face paint and t-shirts were the star of the party to kick off celebrating 20 years of being a band. Bachelorette night ended up with the Backstreet Boys dressed as Chippendale dancers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Huge bras were thrown on stage and huge inflatable body parts were thrown around the audience and stage before AJ came out in something that was straight out of "50 Shades of Grey." Halloween night brought the boys out as the Village People and other fans dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2014</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The 2014 Backstreet Boys cruise brought one of the most anticipated and creative theme nights of any of the previous cruises - ABC (Anything But Clothes) night.</p> <p dir="ltr">The first night, a 70s/Disco themed night, brought back memories of the decade party on the 2011 cruise. The Backstreet Boys looked as if they had walked just out of "Saturday Night Fever."</p> <p dir="ltr">Halloween night put the 2013 Halloween night to shame when the boys came out as characters from "The Wizard of Oz," complete with Nick in a Dorothy dress, sparkly red sneakers and a basket with a stuffed dog inside. Brian was the Cowardly Lion, Kevin the Wicked Witch, AJ the Scarecrow and Howie as the loveable Tin Man.</p> <p dir="ltr">But ABC night put a cap on the trip, with Howie dressed as "100 Kisses," Brian being U.S. Mail, AJ being a concession stand, Kevin as a duffle bag and Nick coming out in nothing but tight blue briefs and a luggage mat wrapped around his waist.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2016</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Whats in store for the 2016 Backstreet Boys European cruise? No one knows officially yet.</p> <p dir="ltr">Several ideas that fans have spoken about are a Movie/Hollywood night due to the fact that the cruise will be docked in Cannes, France during the film festival.</p> <p dir="ltr">Others have mentioned a "Feels Like Home" night to show where everybody is from since this may be one of the most diverse cruises so far. Other mentionables are another Sphynkter night (due to Kevin being back in the group), BSB Army night, Greek/Toga night, TV night, 90s night, a White party and even a "Magic Mike" night.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What kind of themes do you want to see on the 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise? Discuss below and head over to the forums!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">By </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-<wbr />Leigh Hancock</a> (<a href="http://twitter.com/princess_karah">@Princess_<wbr />Karah</a>)</span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/26055325 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SECURITY GUARD, Drew Philip<p><span style="font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Meet Drew, fan of wearing socks with sandals and personal security to Brian.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.1qdpmukgzzrm1zkhwalzgax7fvx5ddvogvyurc5m4lu.jpg?1443641094" style="width: 528px; height: 392px;" /></span></p> <p></p> <p>1. ve been 26 years old for the past how many years<br /> 2. Mike Elgani is trippin, its all about Apple products!<br /> 3. m from the small Island Kingdom of Tonga.<br /> 4. Born in Hawaii. The year is none of your business.<br /> 5. Fav movie is the The Godfather.<br /> 6. Invited to participate in The Goodwill Games. Which unfortunately doesnt exist anymore.<br /> 7. Love to read.<br /> 8. When no one is looking, I practice BSB routines in front of the mirror. Just kidding. Or maybe Im not.<br /> 9. Sometimes I rock Socks and sandals, woo woo woo. <br /> 10. Lost to Keith in our playlist battle in London while on BSB Promo. Jerk.<br /> 11. Scared of social media. Looking to rehab and to build a bridge to get over it.<br /> 12. Love to eat popcorn! s why I appreciate movie nights w/the Littrells.<br /> 13. m not fat, just heavy boned. (At least that what I tell myself).<br /> 14. For me, its all about Church, Family and Country.<br /> 15. Cereal is probably my favorite breakfast foodand lunch foodand maybe dinner.<br /> 16. When off tour, Im a recluse.<br /> 17. Cerebral. Maybe to a fault.<br /> 18. Suck at cooking. One time I was given the easy task of cooking rice. When all the food was ready, my brother checked the rice cooker and I forgot to plug it in. Got kicked out.<br /> 19. also my mom asked if I could get her "corn starch" for her banana cream piebut I gave her cornmeal" by accident and she mixed it in. It looked lumpy and didnt know whyuntil she saw what I gave her. Yeah, I got kicked out again. Whatever. It said on it.<br /> 20. Got in trouble for taking my two 5 year old nieces to watch War of Worlds. Is that why they were holding each other so tight during the movie?<br /> 21. And got in trouble for taking the same two nieces to McDonalds in their pajamas around7am. Without brushing their hair or teeth.<br /> 22. Prefer boxers.<br /> 23. Enjoy Reggae music. <br /> 24. A mamas boy.<br /> 25. I too had the honor and privilege to work with John Elgani. Rest easy my friend. Miss you brotha.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/260023Soldier of the Month - October 2015<div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.agwnsjsjsrrrsnhpvevvloz9sftcrzbm9-ntlz5l5q8.png?1444168338" style="width: 575px; height: 288px;" /></div> <div><br /> <br /> <strong>Fan Club Username:</strong> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/lauramariefu">http://backstreetboys.com/users/lauramariefu</a></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Location:</strong> Chicago, IL</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Twitter:</strong> <a href="https://twitter.com/lauramariefu">@lauramariefu</a></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Tell us a little bit about yourself:</strong></div> <div>When Im not being a loud, proud Backstreet soldier, Im a digital librarian. I design, implement and support corporate digital asset management solutions. In a nutshell: I help large companies organize their digital files.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>I was born in West Virginia, and moved to North Carolina when I was a baby. Then we moved to Michigan, where I grew up. Now I live in Chicago with my 2 cats, Bialystock and Bloom. Im still a diehard Tar Heels basketball fan (sorry Brian!). Im a classically trained violinist who dreamed of playing in Carnegie Hall, but now I just volunteer for a community orchestra.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>In 2013 I joined the local gym and hired a trainer to get toned before cruising the Bahamas with my favorite Boys. Now I enjoy my weightlifting routine and the occasional 5K (PR 31:18!!). Im a huge US history buff, and Ive traveled all over the continental US, but the 2016 cruise will be my first European vacation.</div> <div></div> <div><br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/10/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.k-klbcqsto-9p_ekwavmyffmong3gryazc_dowfliew.jpg?1444167787" style="width: 575px; height: 868px;" /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>What is your favorite BSB memory?</strong></div> <div>There are too many! My first memorable BSB encounter was in 1998. I was a college freshman on Long Island, and I skipped class to see the Boys on TRL. I was in the Times Square crowd holding a huge sign that read, Marry me Kevvy Kev! It was the closest Id ever been to them and it was such a rush!</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>But my favorite BSB memory was from the 2014 cruise. My roommate and I were randomly picked to play Dont Forget The Lyrics with the Boys! My turn was when Howie sang Enrique Iglesias Hero. I was so star-struck and nervous; I just stood there with the mic. Brian came over and whispered the answer in my ear, which happened to be, I will kiss away the pain. And my heart just melted right there on stage.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>What is your favorite BSB song and why?</strong></div> <div>My all time favorite BSB song is More Than That. It has such beautiful lyrics, and I love the string instruments. But it was also the last Backstreet Boys song I got to listen to with my boyfriend before he tragically passed away 4 days later. This song reminds me of that time together and always brings a tear to my eye, and a smile to my face.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>What is your favorite BSB video and why?</strong></div> <div>It has to be Everybody (Backstreets Back)! This was the song that turned me into a fan. I was a senior in high school when the single was released, and I remember hearing it on the radio and seeing the video. It was everywhere, and it is classic Backstreet Boys at their best.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>How has BSB impacted your life?</strong></div> <div>I tell people that BSB saved my life, and in my mind, they truly did.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>Backstreet Boys were crazy huge when I was in college (1998-2002). All the other students loved Dave Matthews Band or Eminem, so I was picked on a lot. I became very shy and anti-social and never dated, for fear of being mocked. And then in 2001 I met a guy who respected my adoration for BSB. Max said it was good to have something that made me happy, and to heck with anyone who didnt respect me. He thought it was cute how in love I was with BSB, and he even had their latest album.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>I was 21, in love, and had someone to enjoy BSB music with. Things were going great. I even got us two-floor seats to the Black & Blue tour at Nassau Coliseum. Then my life changed forever. Max went missing. After 3 weeks, police found his body and charged another student with his murder.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>My world collapsed around me, and I was in a dark place for a very long time. I became very depressed. Then I blasted my Backstreet Boys music in my dorm. Their voices, those harmonies, those sickeningly sweet lyrics that told me everything was going to be OK actually made everything OK. Whenever I was feeling depressed, I listened to BSB, and the pain magically disappeared, even if only for a moment.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>The tour was delayed for AJs rehab, and when I finally got to see them, I sat next to Maxs empty seat. But I wasnt alone. Then 5 days later I watched the 9/11 attacks in NYC from my dorm window. And once again, music helped me ease the pain.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div>When I met Kevin for the first time, he had just had his second son. Maxwell. I blubbered my story about Max to Kevin, through sobs, and he hugged me tight. He said how sorry he was, and he thanked me for being strong and being a fan. That moment of pure catharsis was captured in my M&G photo. And when I have a bad day, or Im remembering sad times, I just turn on a Backstreet Boys song. And I know things will be OK.</div> <div></div> <div><br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/02/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.1xp2xbsi4ybslrsbijls-chxbojinywgxxwukwnjrvi.jpg?1444167757" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>What is your favorite thing about being a BSB fan?</strong></div> <div>Being a BSB fan is like having a million friends. I went on the cruise alone but came home with a bunch of new friends. Fans are there to get that video or a different angled shot of your random moment with BSB. They understand when you burst into tears when your song comes on. From the cruise, to this Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, to this summers Chicago events (sans Kevin and Brian), Ive made wonderful memories with and thanks to my fellow BSB soldiers.</div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:35:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/260563A.J. McLean on Fiery Solo Song, Nick Carter Zombie Western<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/06/images/assets/medium.0_mAtmvpF_o2LML9nbXpRmDSzfA10-GKAqxTCr5aCz0.jpg" /><br /><p>McLean aims to "change peoples views" with new anti-discrimination single.</p> <p>Check out the full feature on RollingStone.com:<a href="http://rol.st/1hofYjU">http://rol.st/1hofYjU</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:27:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/260513Six Things You Can Learn by Watching the Deluxe Version of "Show 'Em What You're Made Of<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/11/02/images/assets/medium.YQXYJtYNPRZhGZb-w-n9WO6Ee7cGbuEMbxjgcccA0_o.png" /><br /><p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you havent watched the deluxe version of Show Em What Youre Made Of and all of the extras that the Backstreet Boys and We Are Colony have made available to us, then you are missing out. </span><br /> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Just by watching the bloopers and extra clips you learn some things as Backstreet Boys fans you never knew and some things that are kind of TMI. (We are looking at you, Nick Carter). </span></p> <p></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ji3qbapnjr8d5j-fy1yaugauu39n6dnh0an4wvnohoi.gif?1443817057" style="width: 245px; height: 150px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1. 1 2 3</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Watch the clip where the Backstreet Boys revisit the the scene of their first video shoot and find out if they can figure out how many years have passed.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/04/15/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.am6zp-iewbv3zw68zrzofpejie2mfohqwe-nl2tgozg.gif?1443817151" style="width: 245px; height: 150px;" /><br /> </p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>2.</strong> <strong>CINDY CRAWFORD</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Howie used to have a Cindy Crawford poster on his wall in the boys first band house. But why was this poster so important to Nick?</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.kykczwi-qo-_jfnynezywgmyaxfss8jyi9rawxcc2g4.gif?1443817301" style="width: 245px; height: 245px;" /></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 1.38;">3. LIAR, LIAR</span></strong><br /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 1.38; white-space: pre-wrap;">Why did Nick call his elementary school teacher a liar?</span></p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.wfbxwhmjbrqdtot6slgprml-2dppmjpsvjztcyjetjy.gif?1443817388" style="width: 245px; height: 150px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">4. CLICK CLICK CLICK</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Find out why Nick likes to carry around big camera lenses.</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.q6d73euqszhj08p1eao1gyvdu1g41uxkwilutkpq-vc.gif?1443817517" style="width: 245px; height: 135px;" /></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 1.38;"><strong>5. BLOOPERS</strong></span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 1.38; white-space: pre-wrap;">The blooper reel alone is enough to make you do exactly what Kevin is doing here - shaking your head and thinking to yourself, God, I love these boys.</span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.nnpnvlfb63exkf0th75nuxa4orvkmlqqwpun_0dvs34.gif?1443817653" style="width: 245px; height: 130px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">6. NOT THE FIRST</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Brian Littrell wasnt the first person that Kevin called to find out if he wanted to join the Backstreet Boys while Brian sat in history class. Find out who Kevin called first. </span></p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>Have you bought the deluxe version of Show Em What Youre Made Of available only on</strong> <strong><a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/backstreet-boys/">We Are Colony</a>? Youll find these answers plus more! Just click </strong></span><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/backstreet-boys">here</a>.</span></strong></p> <p><br /> <em>Animations courtesy of <a href="http://nickcarter.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">http://nickcarter.<wbr />tumblr.com</a> and <a href="http://nickcrter.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">http://nickcrter.tumblr.<wbr />com</a>.</em></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/10/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.0day4grwjnpuwkmjcya9gy4xbahwmfrbz4hb4tmei1a.png?1443816585" style="width: 575px; height: 318px;" /></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">By </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-<wbr />Leigh Hancock</a> (<a href="http://twitter.com/Princess_Karah">@Princess_<wbr />Karah</a>)</span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:06:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/26025325 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT STYLIST, Tierney Burchett<div>1. I love candy. Especially gummy bears.</div> <div></div> <div>2. I can talk inside my mouth.</div> <div></div> <div>3. I am overly obsessed with animals, but absolutely terrified of spiders.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/04/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.8xfaklijgcycmgljcw0cumjkudnwx2w-3gk8d-a3oiq.jpg?1443475543" style="width: 557px; height: 744px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>4. One side of my rib cage sticks out very prominently, named it Henry.</div> <div></div> <div>5. I used to be a vapid sleepwalker, now Im a vapid sleeptalker. (Walk occasionally)</div> <div></div> <div>6. I wanted to be a marine biologist before I went to design school.</div> <div></div> <div>7. Shark week is my favorite week.</div> <div></div> <div>8. I had kidney stones when I was 20 years old. I passed two of them on separate plane occasions! ️</div> <div></div> <div>9. I am one of 5 kids. Four girls, one boy and Im the second oldest. Tori, Me, Karson, Keith (Bubba) and Riley.</div> <div></div> <div>10. My favorite movie is We Bought a Zoo.</div> <div></div> <div>11. I eat soy sauce or mustard with almost everything.</div> <div></div> <div>12. I have a lot of people tell me I have food on my bottom lip, when really it is just a big freckle.</div> <div></div> <div>13. Started touring when I was 19 years old.</div> <div></div> <div>14. Ive had 5 pet birds throughout my life. (Petey, Bruce, Louie, Libby, and Raul)</div> <div></div> <div>15. Im from Chicago.</div> <div></div> <div>16. I love my dog, Fred! He is my favorite four legged old man in the universe and hes 16!</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/08/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.rykv7qu3ryjrcpu9_eumgz1v1fnrutzcyz891ap0mpm.jpg?1443475590" style="width: 575px; height: 767px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>17. Im a mut. My nationalities are Irish, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Austrian, English, French, and a buncha other stuff. </div> <div></div> <div>18. My team won the state championship for soccer my senior year in high school.</div> <div></div> <div>19. I dont like windmills, submarines, or escalators.</div> <div></div> <div>20. My first concert was BSB when I was 9 years old. How ironic?! (Im the second one from the right)</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/05/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.b3rsfsprgamp7vvpedm0azvjawsbylct1c9sar70mfu.jpg?1443475632" style="width: 575px; height: 573px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>21. I like to draw animation. Everything I draw, no matter how realistic I try to make it, turns into a cartoon.</div> <div></div> <div>22. Currently not legal to drive.</div> <div></div> <div>23. Majority of all the hotels I stay at think Im a boy and call me, "Mr. Burchett" because of my name. Tierney is a surname and means, "Lord" in Gaelic.</div> <div></div> <div>24. My favorite places Ive been are Israel, Japan and Switzerland.</div> <div></div> <div>25. Im a vegetarian but will eat meat for money.</div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/2598535 Things You Can Only Experience on the Backstreet Boys Cruise<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/12/images/assets/medium.Y-qy1SEGw48xd9TrD9yqIKYnNUCwmjuBXrW7y2KsM84.jpg" /><br /><p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A Backstreet Boys cruise is nothing like going to see the Backstreet Boys in concert. During a concert, you see them pop out on stage, dance, sing, make a few jokes, interact with the crowd and wave before disappearing in the stage fog. </span></p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Not so much on the Backstreet Boys cruise. </span></p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">You can literally run into them, or at least one of them, at every corner. You can run into them coming out of the bathroom. You can see them wandering down the hallway at <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_748098920" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">4 a.m.</span></span> when youve both forgot where your cabin is. You can even run into them at the pizza bar at <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_748098921" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">5 a.m.</span></span> after the deck party. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><br /> <span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The cruise is nothing but days of fun on end. But while the European cruise is going to be a little different with days free to explore France and Italy, there will still be so much more Backstreet to do at night, along with a day free at sea for all kinds of activities and things that we have never imagined we would ever see. </span></p> <p></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Here are five things that you can only experience on a Backstreet Boys cruise.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/14/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.xn2z4ctjkd6iflsssxk0ulpdas4jxzwvaopcn1cgflq.jpg?1443568112" style="width: 575px; height: 364px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1. DRESSES AND TAILS</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><br /> <span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">See your favorite Backstreet Boy dressed as your all-time favorite movie character, or just dress like a girl in general. The Backstreet Boys cruise is the only place that you will ever really get to see the boys dress up like this. Plus, where else can you see Brian dressed as the Cowardly Lion and chasing his own tail?</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tmb8MO9v08I" width="640"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">****</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/06/06/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.goyze2wdyzmsmzmyrhx7olcpyriqhie1xesptifqyf0.jpg?1443568203" style="width: 575px; height: 385px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">2. DANCE WITH YOUR FAVORITE BACKSTREET BOY</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><br /> <span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Where else can you dance with your favorite Backstreet Boy? Yes, it could happen at an after party but those are always <em>so </em>crowded. You could get lucky enough to do the cha-cha with Nick or be brought on stage to showcase your killer theme night outfit and get a sneaky dance with your favorite boy. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/m10Do1Q5Bnk" width="640"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">******</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/04/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.a7scp95dn6lkva3xu1zy9m9fqbapbemq3yjcjtkoixa.jpg?1443568310" style="width: 575px; height: 377px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">3. PARTY WITH SPHYNKTER</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">During the 2011 cruise, fans were treated with something that we had only seen in video before - Sphynkter. The Backstreet Boys dressed up as our favorite hair band for 80s night and some fans have been begging for a reunion since Kevin is back with the band. Where else will you see the boys have make-up applied better than you wear your own?</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wqrfrMUn86U" width="480"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">******</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.7xqmjsjijdbmqwvqthhwkyup9zdzhojn8xrn0wyny6q.jpg?1443568382" style="width: 575px; height: 380px;" /></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38;">4. LEARN NEW THINGS</span></strong></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When Kevin Richardson showed up on the 2011 cruise, the boys basically teased that he was coming back to the group. If you saw him on Prom Night, you could see the look in his eyes that he missed experiencing being around fans. That is something you can only really get on the cruise. Sure, fans in Los Angeles were lucky a few times to see him pop on stage during a song, but fans on the 2011 cruise pretty much witnessed his unofficial comeback.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1Q356R6LTuc" width="640"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">******</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/04/07/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.1zxyd0jj5cvdtztuckd-rw3e_aqk9tnd4-ger3alod0.jpg?1443568521" style="width: 575px; height: 383px;" /></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38;">5. SPECIAL CONCERTS</span></strong></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In 2010 and 2013, the Backstreet Boys performed their This Is Us and In A World Like This concerts, but in 2011 and 2014, the boys went to the fans to find out what they wanted to hear. Fans got to hear songs that the boys hadnt performed in years such as Just to Be Close and Hey Mr. DJ in 2014, but in 2011, the boys performed a song that they had never performed before - If You Want It To Be Good Girl (Get Yourself A Bad Boy). </span></p> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Where else can you hear that live? Not on tour! Only on the Backstreet Boys cruise!</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P44nTZIavzg" width="640"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you have not booked the 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise, what are you waiting for? There are still cabins available and you still have seven months to make travel plans! </span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong>The 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise is a once in a lifetime opportunity where fans get to explore Spain, France, and Italy all while enjoying the music and seeing our favorite band. Head over to</strong> </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong><a href="http://backstreetboyscruise.com">BackstreetBoysCruise.com</a> and book now!</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"></p> <p dir="ltr" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">By </span><span style="font-size: 14.6667px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-<wbr />Leigh Hancock</a> (<a href="http://twitter.com/Princess_Karah">@Princess_<wbr />Karah</a>)</span></p> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:06:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/259943Don’t Miss Out! The BSB Movie Deluxe Edition Is Available NOW<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/10/images/assets/medium.s_8yxYFq52Jjt1BPrlr_SCZslSnEQtQge_pBUtnCfOE.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Youve seen the <i>Show Em What Youre Made Of: The Backstreet Boys Movie</i>, but have you seen what didnt make it to the big screen? Fans begged for months for more unreleased footage and deleted scenes to be handed over and the Backstreet Boys listened! Thanks to We Are Colony, your wishes have been granted.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">So what exactly will you find out in the extra HOUR of footage? Here are a few things you might be interested in:</span></p> <ul> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Upon arriving to the London house, Howie D. is excited about one thing in his room and AJs most prized possession in his luggage might surprise you.</span><br /> </li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">Youll love seeing Kevin return to his old high school (and of course, getting choked up) as well as Howie visiting his childhood home.</span><br /> </li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">We all know the story of Brian getting called out of his high school history class to be asked to come to Orlando and join the Backstreet Boys, but have you heard Kevins side?</span><br /> </li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">If youve ever wondered what the Boys REALLY think about that ve Got It Goin On video, youll find out when they revisit the filming location.</span><br /> </li> <li class="p1"><span class="s1">The stories the Backstreet Boys recall when visiting the apartment they lived together in will make you remember when you loved them from the very beginning!</span></li> </ul> <p class="p1">These things and many more are included in the deluxe edition of the BSB <a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/backstreet-boys/film/"><span class="s2">movie available NOW for rent or purchase on We Are Colony</span></a>. </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The goodies from the all-access website dont end there! We Are Colony is also giving away FIVE BSB movie posters signed by the band through September 27</span><span class="s3"><sup>th</sup></span><span class="s1"> (<a href="https://www.wearecolony.com/backstreet-boys/competitions/"><span class="s2">Enter here!</span></a>) and doing a LIVE chat with Howie D. this Saturday, September 26</span><span class="s3"><sup>th</sup></span><span class="s1">. You can get in on the action by tweeting #AskHowie at the times below. Dont miss this opportunity!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/11/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.uuqtim1eukdbz7ltfu3w6mqimjvlgypjxoram-sg7os.jpg?1443129886" style="width: 480px; height: 480px;" /></span></p> <h5 class="p1"><a href="https://twitter.com/TNCoverGirl">Written by Sara Taylor</a></h5> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:30:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/25967325 Things You Didn't Know About Security Guard, Mike Elgani<div>Meet Mike Elgani, personal security guard for Nick Carter!</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/04/02/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.hktzzpedwluljyrwkiuraruovpieszych2wrucl34dc.png?1442871036" style="width: 575px; height: 322px;" /></div> <div><br /> 1.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Im 37 years old</div> <div>2.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>And a true fire sign- an Aries born March 28</div> <div>3.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Im half Cuban and half Egyptian</div> <div>4.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I have one brother and no sisters.</div> <div>5.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I was born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised in Orlando, Florida</div> <div>6.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I love to play any sports, but my favorite sport of all is football.</div> <div>7.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I have been married for 4 years, but in a relationship for 18 years.</div> <div>8.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I have two beautiful daughters ages 11 and 16.</div> <div>9.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I have been a bodyguard for Nick Carter for almost 7 years.</div> <div>10.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span> Ive always loved motorcycles. If you visit Orlando you may see me on a ride around town.</div> <div>11.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I use to be a shy kid until I was about 10 then I came out of my shell.</div> <div>12.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I like to go out deep sea fishing when I can.</div> <div>13.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I am all about my family first then my friends.</div> <div>14.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I am a animal lover. I have three dogs a German Shepherd, Rottweiler mixed with lab and a shitzu.</div> <div>15.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I enjoy working out.</div> <div>16.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I like all kinds of music, but my favorite is hip hop and R&B.</div> <div>17.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Old Dirty Bastard is my all time fav. ODB!</div> <div>18.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I like action movies.</div> <div>19.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I am a jack of all trade</div> <div>20.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Before working with BSB I had my own home security company for 3 years.</div> <div>21.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>My favorite colors are black and blue ;-)</div> <div>22.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>My dream car is a Bucati. One day.</div> <div>23.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>The History Channel is the go to channel at my house.</div> <div>24.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>Id pick an android phone over an iPhone any day.</div> <div>25.<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>I was lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy 30 plus years with the best in the industry, Johnny Q Elgani and I still miss him everyday.</div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:26:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/259453The 7 Essentials You Need For The Backstreet Boys Cruise<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The <a href="http://backstreetboyscruise.com/">2016 Backstreet Boys Cruise</a> is less than a year away and its time to start getting excited!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/13/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jnqzv236lrjdho1edmftl3wgg8qpahvkpwtxhuynu6u.jpg?1442873050" style="width: 575px; height: 213px;" /></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">For some cruisers, itll be your first time on a BSB cruise. For others, itll be your first time in Europe or out of the country at all. For most cruisers, fangirl (or boy) your brain will take over and youll forget what you need or over pack and break your arm with your luggage before you even make it on the boat. To help you out, past cruisers weighed in on what their Backstreet Cruise essentials are (or arent).</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>1. Camera (And Accessories)</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Extra cameras, batteries and memory cards! @kerbear04</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A camera! @Looloot23</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This is an obvious one and the one you will kick yourself in the face for if you forget. Not only should you remember your camera, you should probably bring extra batteries and perhaps waterproof accessories? What could be worse than a Backstreet Boy IN YOUR FACE for a good 10 minutes and you not capturing the moment?! Youve paid good money for this, youve waited nearly a year for this, and face it, you might be having a little too much fun to remember this if you dont have your camera with you.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>2. The Right Shoes (Or No Shoes)</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Definitely high heels so I dont look like so short next to Nick in the meet & greet pic. @Sushi_Flower</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Shoes are not essential! I brought so many on the cruise, wore them for 10 min then took them off. @Miry_iam</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Comfy shoes Yes I know we want to look awesome, but your feet will hurt after standing around for 5 hours! @PriyaRaja263</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">While there are differing footwear opinions, its a decision that youll have to make on your own. Perhaps bring a nicer pair for the BSB pic, depending on how fancy you are, a pair of comfy go-with-everything shoes and then just your actual feet. Of course, bringing your feet is non-negotiable, but maybe dress them up a bit? You never know who is going to see your toes and we hear AJ is big on the nail art.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>3. Snacks And Empty Bottles?</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Protein/granola bars and a water bottle for refills, especially for the long days of standing around. @AmyBChirps</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Protein bars/snacks! Sometimes you dont have time to get food and its nice to have something with you to eat on the go. @KimmieSchier</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Empty bottle! You cant take a full one boarding but bring an empty one and refill! Were always waiting somewhere @coryp23</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Sure, you think youre on a boat filled with food and drinks. What me worry, mon? Your worry should be that you are on a boat with thousands of other people that have been waiting around as long as you have. If youre hungry and someone jumps out in between you and Nick Carter, its going to get nasty. For this reason alone, be sure to pack snacks and a bottle so that you dont dehydrate and pass out and need mouth to mouth (unless you are directly in front of a Backstreet Boy).</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>4. Caffeine.</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine! Did I mention Caffeine!? This is a no sleep cruiseseriously they wont let you!- @PriyaRaja263</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Caffeine is a must. Also, power naps of you can find the time lol. Last cruise I slept about an hour before each event. @boybandswoo</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Aint no party like a Backstreet party because a Backstreet party DONT STOP. Especially when its on a boat. You paid for a good time and theyre going to give it to you. You better be AWAKE for it, Grandma!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>5. Hand Sanitizer.</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Because a.) youre on a boat and b.) youre with Nick Carter. Thats enough.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>6. Patience and A Good Attitude.</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A great & friendly attitude is essential!! Keep your cool people, youll get your turn with the boys! @AmyBChirps</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Lets be real NO ONE likes a pushy fan. No one likes a pushy anything. If youre not on the boat to have a good time with your friends as well as the Boys, then its no fun and it really should be! You should make memories. You should NOT spend your time being glared at by security because you cant control your limbs and phalanges.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>7. A Suitable Swimsuit</b>.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">You may look FANTASTIC in that itty-bitty yellow bikini, but when youre picked to play a game on the beach with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ or Nick, is it really going to contain all of your parts? Suggestion: Try on a swimsuit at home, jump around, flip upside down, go running across your yard to see if it holds up. You can look cute and still keep all your pieces tucked in. You wont regret it!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>A few other essentials:</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">I always make sure I have my own shampoo and soap. The ones in the cabin shower they give you isnt good @FrickingKaos</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Medicine against sea sickness! Vitamins! @Looloot23</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Hair straightener. Thats a big one for me MUST DO MY HAIR ONBOARD. Sea sickness pills are also in my top 3. I love cruising, but my stomach has other ideas! Painkillers are also good, because you cant always grab them anywhere, and onboard doctors are expensive. @SilverMoon28</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Portable cell phone charger phone banks, multiple blank SD cards, SO MANY AA batteries for my camera, water bottle, gum/mints, some makeup, and a portable fan. @NickysAngelBaby</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">An extension cord. Or two. Phones, cameras, hair accessories..and hardly any plugins in the cabins. @JennayHeartNick</span></p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="s1">Do you have different cruise essentials? Comment below and help out your fellow cruisers. See you in May!</span></strong></p> <p class="p2">Written By <a href="https://twitter.com/TNCoverGirl">Sara Taylor</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 23 Sep 2015 08:51:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/2594635 Backstreet Boys moves Nick Carter could use on 'Dancing with the Stars'<div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lets face it, Nick Carter is owning "Dancing with the Stars." Last week, Nick incorporated the most well known Backstreet Boys dance into his routine with partner Sharna Burgess. The dance move is up there with the best boy band dance moves of all time, along with New Kids on the Blocks famous footwork during "Step by Step" or N Syncs "Bye Bye Bye" triple wave.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">While it may be a smart move to not use <em>too</em>many Backstreet moves, we have a few suggestions.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Check out the five Backstreet Boys dances we think Nick Carter should use on "Dancing with the Stars" if he decides to do it again.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img src="https://38.media.tumblr.com/5936a086d2496e642d1f7a386679bc68/tumblr_ntyvglafWX1qzrl56o4_250.gif" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>1. "I WANT IT THAT WAY"</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Its a simple move that could be thrown into any dance. Just the swinging of the arms and its not even one of their most known dances. It could be used in the Jive or the cha-cha easily. The cool thing is most normal people wouldnt recognize it but Backstreet fans would!</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img src="https://33.media.tumblr.com/aa11519885f652217305b0ff292ab6fd/tumblr_ntpzfrdA6g1qzrl56o7_r1_250.gif" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>2. "AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME"</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The chair dance. Thats all you really need to say. Nick and Sharna could easily put the chair dance in a routine although for the life of me, I couldnt figure out how but if she can include the "Everybody" hand thing into the cha-cha, Im sure anything is possible.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img src="https://31.media.tumblr.com/391ddc80cf67195d351046f19c5e2b6c/tumblr_ns0904qsCU1qzrl56o5_250.gif" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>3. "ALL I HAVE TO GIVE"</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Any portion of the hat dance could easily be used whether its taking the hat off or putting it back on. The twirl they do where the boys lift up their pants leg could also be used. This may be their other most well-known dance besides "Everybody" or "As Long As You Love Me."</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img src="https://33.media.tumblr.com/2fd0c1f7d82151bec981569dbb456f09/tumblr_ns5ktqmXY51qzrl56o3_250.gif" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>4. "WE GOT IT GOIN ON</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">From the shooting the basketball move to just being down right awesome, the "We Got It Goin On" dance is made of nothing but greatness. Besides the basketball move, the thrusting might be good, too. But then again, he might pop a button or a belt again like he did during his first dance. Thrusting = Nick loses his pants. On live television, thats not a good thing.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img src="https://38.media.tumblr.com/8bc20a24ae11a23d21eeefd663f79146/tumblr_n5z8caHeLn1rd3gj9o5_500.gif" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>5. "LARGER THAN LIFE"</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Anything from this could be taken for the Jive or Cha-Cha and incorporated so well that non-Backstreet Boys fans would never know where it came from. Of course, this came from their "Lager Than Life" commercial, but it gives good representation of what Mr. Carter would look like in a suit and doing this dance.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>What Backstreet Boys dances do you think Nick should include in his "Dancing with the Stars" performances if he includes anymore? Let us know!</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Animations courtesy of <a href="http://nickcarter.tumblr.com">nickcarter</a>,<a href="http://nickcrter.tumblr.com/" style="font-size: 12.8px;">nickcrter</a><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">, and<a href="http://littlethingsicherish.tumblr.com/"> </a></span><span style="font-size: 12.8px;"><a href="http://littlethingsicherish.tumblr.com/">littlethingsicherish</a>on Tumblr.</span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Written by Karah-Leigh Hancock</span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.com/<wbr />users/karahleigh</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:01:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/25944325 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHER, JUSTIN SEGURA<div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.pqqha6f-uy5w7mboaalsogz7npu_qtakzrfqkzsyusw.jpg?1442263807" style="width: 575px; height: 389px;" /><br /> <br /> 1. My first car was a maroon 1989 Pontiac Grand Am. I put posters on the ceiling and blew the transmission trying to rally it on my way home from Lake Tahoe.</div> <div></div> <div>2. After graduating high school I became a snowboard instructor.</div> <div></div> <div>3. I once hit a tree racing a go cart on a ATC breaking my legs. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital and 6 months learning to walk again. Less then a year later I broke my knee on my bmx bike.</div> <div></div> <div>4. I moved to Kona, Hawaii when I was 21. I had $140 and didnt know anyone. It ended up be really amazing.</div> <div></div> <div>5. I worked 3 jobs to save enough money for my first camera. One of them was at a hotel. Before leaving I would see which rooms were unoccupied and sneak back after my last job of the night (restaurant cook.)</div> <div></div> <div>6. I once had a crush on Avril Lavigne. I thought if we met she would fall in love with me. 15 years later we met, She didnt fall in love with me. </div> <div></div> <div>7. I got the nick name Shaggs when I was 8 years old. I had long shaggy hair. Its stuck ever since.</div> <div></div> <div>8. One time traveling abroad I was tricked into eating raw horse and was told it was sashimi. Not cool!</div> <div></div> <div>9. The first time I kissed a girl was during a game of spin the bottle at a birthday party in junior high.</div> <div></div> <div>10. After watching the movie "IT" as a kid. I pretended to take showers for a week cause I thought Pennywise was gonna kill me through the shower drain.</div> <div></div> <div>11. I once fed a wild deer an apple as a kid and cried when I caught my first fish.</div> <div></div> <div>12. I enjoy racing around in my RZR or on my dirt bike. Preferably the RZR cause it has a roll cage and im broken.</div> <div></div> <div>13. My first week of high school I choked on a pickle at McDonalds in front of the cheerleading team and my mom had to save me.</div> <div></div> <div>14. Q and I had a secret instagram battle on who could get more followers. We would secretly take selfies with the boys to use as ammo against each other. We never posted them and he crushed me.</div> <div></div> <div>15. My first time in Russia I had a cop put a machine gun to my chest through a car window demanding money or get in the car. I gave him money.</div> <div></div> <div>16. I played baseball for 10 years and Soccer for 6. I quit cause I thought it was cooler to skate and hang with friends. Whoops.</div> <div></div> <div>17. While working for the forest service, part of my Job was hooting for owls in the middle of the night.</div> <div></div> <div>18. I enjoy a good adrenaline rush. Sadly, hospitals cost a lot so im more selective on my thrills these days.</div> <div></div> <div>19. I tour with more bands then just the Backstreet Boys but for some reason nobody thinks so including my family.</div> <div></div> <div>20. While on the road its easy to lose track of days and dates. I once missed mothers day and still dont hear the end of it. Sorry mom.</div> <div></div> <div>21. My first meal home after being on the road is usually some Mexican food.</div> <div></div> <div>22. My cousin is a famous director but I have never meet him.</div> <div></div> <div>23. I learned as a small child its not a good idea to eat fake blood tablets and pretend you got hit by a car to scare your mom on April fools.. Sorry mom.. again.</div> <div></div> <div>24. I was suspended in 5th grade for bringing a playboy magazine to school I found in my older brothers room.</div> <div></div> <div>25. I want a Red Panda.</div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258893Backstreet Boys Cruise Memory Lane: Volume 1<div>A Backstreet Boys cruise isnt your normal cruise. For those who do not know much about it, well, they probably wont get it. Sure, it could be considered a party or concert on water.</div> <div></div> <div>But for most, a Backstreet Boys cruise is more like a family reunion.</div> <div></div> <div>Over the past four cruises (2010-11, 2013-14), weve met a lot of people who have graced the stages at events - whether it was being brought up to sing karaoke, to play a beach game, or for something so moving, it left a boat full of fans in tears.</div> <div></div> <div>In this new segment on BackstreetBoys.com, we are going to look back at some of those who had big moments on the past cruises, while getting us prepared for the upcoming 2016 European Cruise that sets sail May 10, 2016 from Barcelona, Spain.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/03/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.r9cnyl-p2shcwh8nx0j1h-7er1bsntotuwiq9jidamm.jpg?1442263137" style="width: 575px; height: 213px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>MICHELLE</strong></div> <div></div> <div>Out of all of the moments on any of the Backstreet Boys cruises, Michelle Knapp, a 31-year-old flight attendant from Michigan, has probably the most touching story.</div> <div></div> <div>In 2011, a few weeks before the Backstreet Boys cruise took off from Miami, Michelle found out that she had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She began her chemo treatments and just before the cruise, her hair slowly began falling out. Her mother joked that Michelle should get the Backstreet Boys to shave her head while on the cruise.</div> <div></div> <div>And they did.</div> <div></div> <div>After being picked to come on stage during 80s night on the cruise, a plan was put in place that ended up with Michelle on the top deck with the Backstreet Boys before they did a game of karaoke with other fans.</div> <div></div> <div>Howie chopped off her ponytail and each boy had a turn in shaving her head.</div> <div></div> <div>I think my mom cried. She was so happy, Michelle said. I was just happy to have a positive start to everything. As soon as I came back from the cruise, I had another round of chemo within the first few days and it was a good way to go into it.</div> <div></div> <div>Michelle didnt let the cancer hold her back from having fun. She attended several of Nicks m Taking Off shows and found out shortly before one of his shows that February that she was in remission.</div> <div></div> <div>ve been keeping up with my doctors appointments and so far, knock on wood, all has been good. I still have appointments every six months, she said, hoping that soon she would only have to go for a checkup every year and then even less.</div> <div></div> <div>And while she didnt get the chance to go on the Backstreet Boys cruise in 2014, she did go back to where it all began in 2013 for the 20th anniversary cruise.</div> <div></div> <div>The 2013 cruise was awesome, Michelle said. I was surprised that people did recognize me! I definitely wasnt the long blonde that I was on the first cruise but my hair was finally to the point that I was happy wearing it without a wig!</div> <div></div> <div>The cruise was almost surreal to be back on, she added. I remember on the last night at the deck party, standing where they had shaved my head and thinking, what a crazy ride it had been and how I wouldnt have changed how things happened. I had so many great people reaching out to me after and I made some amazing friendships.</div> <div></div> <div>For now, Michelle recently left her regional flight attendant job to begin flying for a main airline and has been dating a special guy for two years. They have a cat together named Tom Selleck.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.wgpwtcabvc-odv-jexofy0anjq0r5nv44cngw-vrmnm.jpg?1442263159" style="width: 575px; height: 223px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>CHRISTINA</strong></div> <div></div> <div>For Christina Henry, the 2014 Backstreet Boys cruise gave her the kind of experience that she had never had before.</div> <div></div> <div>Christina was one of the lucky contestants who ended up on stage during t Forget the Lyrics, where contestants and the boys split up in two teams and and try to see if they can remember the lyrics to a song when the music is turned off.</div> <div></div> <div>Doing t Forget the Lyrics with the boys was the first, and honestly, the biggest fan moment Ive ever had with the boys, Christina said. ve never done VIP at one of their shows or their after parties, I just save up to go on the cruises. Its the best of both worlds - a vacation and time with my favorite group.</div> <div></div> <div>Christina said she never expected anything like being picked to sing on stage would happen. She was simply sitting on the deck with her cruise roommate Nicole and Nicole was brought up, so she tagged along.</div> <div></div> <div>And then it happened - singing All About The Bass with Nick Carter joining in as she competed against Howie Dorough. Christina, who is already a singer in a band, wasnt really changed by the experience, but it did make her more visible in the Backstreet fandom.</div> <div></div> <div>More people know me, and now I know more Backstreet Boys fans which is cool because it just feels like one big family, she said.</div> <div></div> <div>While Christina has been on two cruises (2013 and 2014), shes not currently booked for the 2016 European Cruise, but hopes that will change soon.</div> <div></div> <div>There are two things I love about the cruise, she said. One is getting to meet some of the fans I only know through Twitter and Facebook, like Nikki, Marge (Shipmom), Charyl, Nicole, Adrienne and Aundrea.</div> <div></div> <div>And the second?</div> <div></div> <div>Being able to enjoy being a Backstreet Boys fan in a way that goes beyond just going to concerts, Christina said. When you go to concerts, there will be those fans that I call radio fans, who only know the hits from the early days and they see the show and they go home. On the cruises, everyone knows every song - from every album (group and solo albums). Theyve seen every TV appearance. They have their own BSB stories. Its the ultimate fangirl experience and I cant wait to go on the next one.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/09/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.aposhqsmjngkqbvpe5xfh921xhdmcqpxqj7q2ilgmge.jpg?1442263181" style="width: 575px; height: 213px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>STEPHANIE</strong></div> <div></div> <div>Even though Stephanie Mayse went on the 2011 Backstreet Boys cruise, her shining moment came during the 20th anniversary cruise in 2013</div> <div></div> <div>Stephanie, a Kentucky girl who is from Kevin Richardsons hometown, has a soft spot for the Kentucky cousins and took part in Brian Littrells Wylee Fashion Show. Stephanie, a huge Wylee fan and Leighanne supporter, jumped at the opportunity.</div> <div></div> <div>I was so excited, Stephanie said. We all lined up and made our way down the runway. When it was my turn, I noticed Brian wasnt paying attention to anything behind him.</div> <div></div> <div>Stephanie got about halfway to where Brian was on the runway when something came over her - the idea to steal Brians captains hat.</div> <div></div> <div>At this point he still had no clue I was behind him, she said. So when I finally reached him, I saw my opportunity and grabbed the hat off of his head. He turned around and I placed the hat on my head and thats when everyone on the boat went crazy. I began to walk away with it.</div> <div></div> <div>Stephanie said all she could think at that moment was, Oh my God, did I just do that? I just took Brians hat!</div> <div></div> <div>Brian finally caught up with me, and I hugged him and gave his hat back, she said. But that memory will always stick with me forever. I mean, who can say they were in a fashion show with a Backstreet Boy and took his hat and stole the show.</div> <div></div> <div>While Stephanie isnt going to attend to the 2016 European cruise, she still can not wait until shes able to do it all again.</div> <div></div> <div>I love going on the Backstreet Boys cruise, she said. My first one was in 2011 and I even went on the 2014 cruise as well. I love going on these cruises because I can see my friends that live around the world, and for a few days, you are surrounded by friends who love a band just as much, if not more than you do. Its just a magical feeling that I cant describe.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/15/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.r8i7exqyew8pligek3adxyf2eiy9pctbhnbfw7fl9uu.jpg?1442263203" style="width: 575px; height: 213px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>SHERRI</strong></div> <div></div> <div>For Sherri Jean of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, in 2011, she got to experience something that most Backstreet Boys fans probably dreamed of when they were younger - to be one of the boys prom dates.</div> <div></div> <div>The second theme on the 2011 cruise was Prom Night and when Sherri found a tiara in her orange Backstreet Boys backpack that everybody received, she wasnt sure what to think.</div> <div></div> <div>I thought everyone got one, Sherri said. Until I saw the tag hanging that said prom queen with a star symbol. Then I started screaming and called my friends cabin right away.</div> <div></div> <div>According to Sherri, she wasnt sure who her date was going to be at first. There was speculation among some of the prom queens that whoevers button you got in your bag, that would be your date.</div> <div></div> <div>We were apparently supposed to walk up to the guys and match our symbol to them, but of course in Backstreet fashion, they were late, Sherri said. So a lady just told us who our date was (going to be).</div> <div></div> <div>Sherris date? None other than Mr. Kevin Richardson.</div> <div></div> <div>In 2011, Kevin wasnt officially back with the group. Earlier in the day at the beach party, Kevin and the boys teased about a possible return which a few months later would be official.</div> <div></div> <div>At first I was shocked, of course, I get Kevin with (it being) his first appearance back, Sherri said. Then I got a little nervous. Kevin wasnt there when we started getting close to the boys with VIPs and after parties. I wasnt sure how to interact with him.</div> <div></div> <div>But nonetheless, Kevin was a true southern gentlemen, Sherri said.</div> <div></div> <div>As soon as we everything was great, she said. As a fan, Im glad I got to help bring Kevin back into the world of Backstreet and at every VIP Ive seen him at since, he calls me his prom queen. My definite highlight of the night was Kevin breaking into an impromptu performance of Sherry Baby when he found out my name, and all the boys singing with him.</div> <div>Sherri went on the first three Backstreet Boys cruises, but skipped the 2013 cruise. As soon as she booked a five-week European backpacking trip, the Backstreet Boys announced a European cruise.</div> <div></div> <div>t count me out for next year, Sherri said. d love to go back to Barcelona and the BSB cruise just might be the excuse I need.</div> <div></div> <div>-----------</div> <div>Have you had a special or big experience on a Backstreet Boys cruise? Head over to the fan club forums and let us know!</div> <div></div> <div>And there are still cabins left for the 2016 Backstreet Boys cruise! Head over to <a href="http://backstreetboyscruise.com">backstreetboyscruise.com</a> and book today!</div> <div></div> <h5>By <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-Leigh Hancock</a> / @Princess_Karah</h5> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:28:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258883Nick’s Dancing Feet Take Off!<div>Let the dance-off begin!</div> <div></div> <div>In what may have been the worlds longest flash mob (think three hours), Nick made his first public appearance for Dancing with the Stars in Los Angeles last night.</div> <div></div> <div>It was great! he said afterwards, before being whisked away by security.</div> <div>Almost two-and-a-half-years ago, BSB shut down Hollywood Blvd while being presented with their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and last night Nick was back on those pavements in another exciting career milestone.</div> <div></div> <div>Representing Backstreet in Black (ish) and Blue, he was accompanied by his gorgeous Australian dance partner Sharna Burgess as the pair joined their competitors to lead hundreds of fans in a flash mob outside the iconic El Captain Theater.</div> <div></div> <div>Laughing, chatting and chewing gum (of course!), Nick looked pumped to show off his new moves for the first time but not before giving his pretty-in-pink rival Bindi Irwin a friendly hug and helping Sharna ensure her hawwwwt, blinged-up outfit was in place.</div> <div></div> <div>With just three days until the show premieres, he was also proving hes in it to win it by using every spare minute to practice his moves from getting his Billie Jean on as the MJ track played in-between takes, to showcasing what can only be called Nick Dancing (yes, you know exactly what were talking about and its AWESOME).</div> <div></div> <div>Whos ready to see some of that amazing talent on primetime television?</div> <div></div> <h6>By Leena Tailor / @LeenaNZ</h6> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258863AJ McLean Releases First Single Off New Album<div>Its no secret that AJ has been working on a solo album while on tour with the Backstreet Boys this year. Back in May, he released the title of his first single, Live Together, featuring his friend and music producer, Jordan Omley, and shot the music video which included friends, family, and fans. A few days ago, the single officially dropped on iTunes and Google Play.</div> <div></div> <div>"The inspiration [for] Live Together came from all of the sadness I was feeling about the horrible things happening in the world and about how important it is for us all to come together to make change," AJ told People earlier this year.</div> <div></div> <div>The song also accompanies his foundation by the same name. The Live Together Foundation serves to simply raise money for individuals who need it and has been created to inspire people to get involved. For more information, visit <a href="http://livetogetherfoundation.org/">http://livetogetherfoundation.org/</a>.</div> <div></div> <div>If you havent already, purchase Live Together on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-together-feat.-jordan/id1031923562">iTunes</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bxut2b76jpxxfe33cdxylpogzke&reviewId=Z3A6QU9xcFRPR0VtTGVHSzJwR2EyeHBSQTFsMUZYTnZ1clBIOTlzaEVJMWxkMy1UUkYtT2RkZE02dDE0NjJhUUpiTnFOTmtFQkt1NjhnVnE2UVFQSkZ5SW1Vb1Z2R0dieXRTU0VmUDVn">Google Play</a> now and keep your eye out for his new album The Anthem dropping soon.</div> <div></div> <h5>Written by Sara Taylor / @TNCoverGirl<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></h5> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:23:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258873Which Backstreet Boy is your perfect room mate?<p>Take this quiz to find out!<br /> </p> <div class="riddle_target" data-url="//www.riddle.com/a/6957" style="max-width:640px;margin:0 auto"> <div class="rid-load" style="background:#000 url(//www.riddle.com/assets/img/loader.gif) no-repeat center/10%;padding-top:56%;border-radius:5px"></div> </div> <script src="//www.riddle.com/files/js/embed.js"></script><p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:27:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/25882325 Things You Didn't Know About Security Guard, Keith McGuffy<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Get to know Keith McGuffy AKA Trey D, the notorious Backstreet Boys secuirty guard, by reading about his history with the boys, his love of pancakes and his perfect night out.</span></p> <h6 class="p1"><span class="s1"><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/11/00/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.pxzc2lpowckvstksmafpapsacjsjqg7fn8cr6x89gme.jpg?1441923623" style="width: 575px; height: 315px;" /></span><br /> Photo from <a href="http://boysontheblock.com/">BoysOnTheBlock.com</a></h6> <p class="p1"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">1) I was a recording artist in the 90s (stage name: Trey D) and opened up for The Backstreet Boys and N*Sync on some of their first tours.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">2) I served in the U.S. Navy.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">3) I have four older sisters and no brothers.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">4) My music idol was L.L. Cool J when I was younger.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">5) Kevin and I met in 1985 at the church camp his father ran. We both played piano and wrote our first song together that year. Weve been best friends ever since.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">6) For my wedding, all of my groomsmen and I wore kilts.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">7) Later in life, I went back to college and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Management.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">8) My sisters named me after Keith Partridge of the TV series The Partridge Family in 1972.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">9) I lived in Germany and consider it to be my second home.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">10) My first concert was Van Halen.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">11) I love pancakes.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">12) Im a professional iPhone photographer. Seriously.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">13) I wrote A.Js rap on BSBs hit single Get Down (Youre the One for Me).</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">14) I am the most at peace while watching the sunset.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">15) Ironically, I have a fear of flying.</span></p> <p class="p2"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">16) My mother worked at a bakery and my father was a taxi driver.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">17) My dream car/truck is a Ford F-150.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">18) As a kid I was known for my break-dancing skills. To this day, I can still windmill.</span></p> <p class="p1"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">19) My favorite music is old-school R&B.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">20) I have visited almost 50 countries.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">21) My second-favorite boy band is New Edition.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">22) My favorite BSB songs are: More Than That and Lose It All.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">23) One of the coolest experiences in my life was taking a seaplane excursion in New Zealand with some of my buddies.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">24) My idea of a perfect night is a fire pit, cold beer, and good music surrounded by family and friends.</span></p> <p class="p3"></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">25) I was the manager of a TCBY store before I started working for The Backstreet Boys in 1995.</span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:12:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258603Do you want to be featured on BackstreetBoys.com? <p>Calling all BSB Soldiers!</p> <p>The Boys are looking for content contributors for their official site. Theyve seen a lot of great work created by this community, and would like to invite you to have your BSB posts seen by thousands of visitors each month.<br /> <br /> If youre interested in writing fun, interesting or engaging posts for this site, please comment below. The only rule is that you have to be a current fan club member.<br /> <br /> After you comment, please keep an eye on your fan club inbox. Our <a href="https://twitter.com/WonderfulUnion">Wonderful Union</a> team will be in contact shortly with more information.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 09 Sep 2015 17:27:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258443Soldier of the Month - September 2015<div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/09/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.xyltzvlx1ptah128tkh0mezgkvf4hksewi5jhv0dpua.jpg?1441739277" style="width: 575px; height: 223px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>THE BASICS</strong></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Name:</strong> Lacy Piner</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Location:</strong> McDonough, Ga.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Fan Club Username:</strong> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/lacypiner">LacyPiner</a></div> <div></div> <div><strong>Twitter:</strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/alwayslace">AlwaysLace</a></div> <div></div> <div><strong>What does Lacy do when shes not fangirling over BSB?</strong> Im a wife and Mommy to the two coolest people on the planet. I married Stephen in September 2008. We have a 4-year-old daughter, Peyton, who is beautiful, smart and spoiled to the core. I work full time as an Administrative Assistant for a Multi-Family Housing Developer where I process payroll and assist in our accounting and estimating/purchasing departments. When I get some "me" time I enjoy a fun 5k (Color Run, Dirty Girl Mud Run, etc.), live music (sucker for 90s covers), discovering new restaurants, traveling, spending time with girlfriends, attempting new recipes, and a book worm who has been known to binge on Netflix a time or two. Im a 90s kid.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/11/00/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.ymd80h-w7znki_4mbeudgpvzddrfcdbe6qqxjxqxi5w.jpg?1441739314" style="width: 575px; height: 211px;" /></div> <div></div> <div><strong>THE BACKSTREET BASICS</strong></div> <div></div> <div><strong>When did you become a Backstreet Boys fan?</strong> 1996/1997</div> <div></div> <div><strong>What </strong><strong>is</strong><strong> your first Backstreet Boys memory?</strong> Hearing "Quit Playing Games with My Heart" on the school bus radio. Thats when I was hooked.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Do you have a favorite BSB?</strong> Its always been Nick for me. He was honestly my first real celebrity crush and still is to this day! The thing about Nick is no matter what hes faced he has been able to get through it and become an even better person as a result. I will always admire that about him. There is also that incredible voice!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>When was the first time you saw the Backstreet Boys in concert?</strong> July 12, 1998 on the Backstreets Back tour in Atlanta</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Have you ever met them?</strong> The first time I met BSB was in Atlanta at Jingle Jam in 2013. My friends Kim Thorpe and Marysabel Huston attended the Meet & Greet with me. Thank God they were veterans (having met the guys before) and were there to calm my nerves enough to enjoy the experience! I wasnt sure what to expect having waited so long to finally meet them and I was afraid my idea of them wouldnt meet the reality of who they were. They exceeded expectations! Each of the boys hugged me and thanked me for being there. When they asked how I wanted to pose the guys in the photo, I jokingly said that I wanted a kiss on each cheek. The next thing I knew I was in the middle of a Kevin and Nick sandwich! Side note: Kevin gives the BEST hugs, Brian will make you feel like hes always known you, AJ is a comedian, and Howie really is Sweet D! I met Brian individually at a Wylee Party in Alpharetta, Ga. My daughter was with me and she is now a fan of his Donald Duck impersonation. Always will have a soft spot for him because he married a Georgia girl! I won Meet and Greet passes to see Nick during the Nick and Knight tour through his Fan Club! The Q&A was so much fun and no question felt off limits. He took selfies and signed autographs. Our M&G photo looks crazy because he hugged me and I wasnt expecting it!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>What </strong><strong>are</strong><strong> your top five favorite Backstreet Boys song?</strong> "All I Have to Give," "Breathe," "Shape of My Heart," "Large Than Life" and "Drowning"</div> <div></div> <div><strong>What </strong><strong>is</strong><strong> your favorite Backstreet Boys album?</strong> Black and Blue</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Whats your favorite Backstreet Boys video and why</strong>? Everybody (Backstreets Back) is iconic!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>How have the boys (or one individual boy) influenced or changed your life?</strong> My childhood best friend, Christina, became a fan at the same time I did. We lived and breathed everything Backstreet! I was a Nick girl and she was a Kevin girl. We bought every magazine our allowances or summer jobs would afford, listened to their music for hours, planned our weddings (ha!), and of course attended the concerts together. Christina passed away in 2004. My love for BSB will always continue because I get to hold on to the memories of her through their music. Christina wasnt able to be there when I finally met BSB at Jingle Jam but I cant help but believe she had something to do with the fact that I ended up in a Nick and Kevin sandwich during my first meet and greet!</div> <div></div> <div><strong>What is the best thing about being a Backstreet Boys fan?</strong> The best thing about being a Backstreet Boys fan is the friendships Ive made through the years! The concerts and other events are our escape from stresses of everyday life. Its also nice to be a part of a fandom where the Backstreet Boys are genuine and giving to their fans. They appreciate us as much as we appreciate them. There is a reason they are still standing after 20+ years, we have something pretty damn special.</div> <div></div> <div>---</div> <div>Would you like to be featured as a fan of the month here at BackstreetBoys.com? Well be choosing active fan club members, so keep posting, commenting and sharing!<br /> ---</div> <div></div> <h5>By <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-Leigh Hancock</a></h5> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:41:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258343New Exclusive Fan Club Videos<p>Three new, exclusive videos have been added to the Backstreet Boys media page. Check em out at<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/media/videos/70973">http://backstreetboys.com/media/videos/70973</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:47:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258193Backstreet Army Spotlight: Memorable Merchandise <br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/03/images/assets/medium.sIK6qdRIawPSVzjSbgJq7Juw0LAAJB5nmVamjees-2g.jpg" /><br /><div>By <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/users/karahleigh">Karah-Leigh Hancock</a> | September 2, 2015</div> <div></div> <div>Just because one becomes older and grows up, doesnt mean the fangirl/fanboy deep inside of the person goes away - especially when it comes to the Backstreet Boys.</div> <div></div> <div>The Backstreet Boys werent as crazy with every kind of fan merchandise like other boy bands have been. There were never Backstreet Boys bed sheets or dolls. The closest we had were the Burger King action figures.</div> <div></div> <div>But though some of us have grown up and moved into the next phase of our lives with college, marriage, children or professional jobs. Even with those responsibilities, some fans still keep the things that they held dear to them when they were younger.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/01/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.szeuwp0femufjjw2hfc7malqimwnni5ptvwvrtjyyde.jpg?1441213116" style="width: 575px; height: 358px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>For myself, one is my magazines. As a journalist, I have always loved collecting any magazine that the Backstreet Boys or the individual members have been included in. I had to part with my Rolling Stones once, but thanks to my best friend Julia, I have two back. The other? My photos with the boys - from the ones that the boys photographer Justin Segura took during meet and greets and on the Official Backstreet Boys cruises to the selfies I have with each member. Those are memories that cant be taken away.</div> <div></div> <div>Mara Sansolo of Tampa, Fla. loves her Burger King merchandise that fans were able to buy in 2000 when the fast food chain sponsored the second U.S. leg of the "Into The Millennium" tour.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/08/06/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.rqj332-ubc8eh_vbhrt5oodlo1t591qiarqvnbsw1ly.jpg?1441213268" style="width: 575px; height: 431px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>"Remember those plastic cases we used to keep our Beanie Babies in to preserve their value?" Sansolo asked. " Well, I used them to store my (used) Burger King cups and fry boxes for over a decade. There were still grease stains on the fry boxes."</div> <div></div> <div>And Sansolo is not the only fan that still has those - not by a longshot. When asked on Twitter and Facebook, one of the most popular pieces of merchandise mentioned with the Burger King crowns and action figures.</div> <div></div> <div>"(The Burger King merchandise) brings back the most memories," Sansolo said. "During the promo, we would go to Burger King every morning for breakfast, and then again after school. I also still have in my possession, a plastic baggie full of confetti from my first concert, December 2, 1999, in Tampa."</div> <div></div> <div>Aisha Trabue of Converse, Texas most prized Backstreet Boys possession is a little different and came during a time of change within the group.</div> <div></div> <div>"My most prized possession is a jar of jelly beans I collected for AJ when he was in rehab," Trabue said.</div> <div></div> <div>"They came (here) in concert and I saw him at the hotel. I gave it to him and he cried."</div> <div>AJ told Trabue to hold onto the jelly beans for her.</div> <div></div> <div>"He said, When I beat this we can share them together"," she said.</div> <div></div> <div>While jelly beans might seem a little rare, Trabues real rare item is a huge 5-foot-tall, 4-foot wide poster for the release of "Quit Playing Games (With My heart)."</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/06/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.1bsfirhtl8tvf4kx_j_xpxoe9-stuzkj6b8fzqn3g_i.jpg?1441213296" style="width: 575px; height: 475px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>"My most prized possessions are definitely my poster that I made for the Into the Millennium tour that Alex signed when we met for the first time that night," Chanel Valesco, of Los Angeles, Ca., said. "Secondly, my copy of Never Gone that he also signed with "Love you sexy". Those mean the most to me because when I met him during Millennium, it happened unexpectedly and I was recovering from surgery. He won me over that night."</div> <div></div> <div>Valesco recently parted ways with a sequin blue cowboy hat like AJ wore during the "Millennium" days and a few more items, but she did keep something - her "personalized scented" AJ McLean candle from the "Millennium" merchandise era.</div> <div></div> <div>"I never burned it and it still faintly smells of its scent," Valesco said. "It definitely smells like something he would/would have used back then. He always smells good."</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/09/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.jgpdvohprqseuiyjfjusnkauosc8meuxmtucdrj6yeo.jpg?1441213389" style="width: 575px; height: 83px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Nicole Meighoo of Toronto, Canada, better known as Nicky Toronto in the Backstreet online world, has something that only a few fans could possibly beat - a CD collection out of this world.</div> <div></div> <div>"My most prized possession is my Backstreet Boys CD collection," Meighoo said. "I started it from the beginning of their career and I still continue to add CDs today. This is my most prized possession out of all my Backstreet Boys merchandise because I feel like everything starts and ends with their music. If there werent any songs there wouldnt be any Backstreet Boys."</div> <div></div> <div>But there is still one album thats missing.</div> <div></div> <div>"Im still patiently waiting for my Kevin Richardson Cover Story album (to be released)," Meighhoo, a huge Kevin Richardson fan, said.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/06/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.qrf0lpmc2xnwxgj-xwaadvd12dvkh5buds6ajmwjgwo.jpg?1441213425" style="width: 575px; height: 336px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Olga Aguayo of San Diego, Ca. has an item so rare that are only two in existence.</div> <div></div> <div>"My life saver is my most rarest and most prized Backstreet Boys possession," Aguayo said. "it was one of two life savers that was signed by Nick and Howie during the live chat about the (20th anniversary) cruise."</div> <div></div> <div>She has the object framed and placed above her bed along with all of her other cruise merchandise.</div> <div></div> <div>"Its the last thing I see before I go to bed at night and the first thing I see when I wake up," she said.</div> <div></div> <div><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/06/15/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.zyie7mykveyz3dp-ctjeh7qqzfsftjzsz2a59gooxcs.jpg?1441213489" style="width: 221px; height: 300px;" /></div> <div></div> <div>Stacie Smiths favorite memorabilia is simple - a picture.</div> <div></div> <div>"My most prized BSB possession is my very first picture taken with Howie from 2010 and the VIP group picture from last June," said the Springfield, Ohio resident.</div> <div></div> <div>Teresa Calhoun of Chicago, Illinois has a simple favorite piece of merchandise - a Backstreet Boys t-shirt from their September 1997 stop in Chicago. It was her first Backstreet Boys concert. She also has a VHS copy from one of her best friends of the boys performance at her friends high school back before they were famous in the United States.</div> <div></div> <div>"They were told it was their end of school reward," Calhoun said of her friends Indiana high school performance.</div> <div></div> <div>For Chrissy Schulz of Hameln, Germany, her most special pieces of memorabilia are a little different - its actually videos on YouTube and other small items.</div> <div></div> <div><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ONM4euIGI50" width="560"></iframe></div> <div></div> <div>"The YouTube videos when I was on stage with Nick during the NKOTBSB show in Berlin," Schulz said. "The rose I got from Nick during the This is Us show and the guitar picks I have of him from the Never Gone and shows."</div> <div></div> <div>But her most prized possession?</div> <div></div> <div>"Being a Nick fan and not being taken granted for by him," Schulz said.<br /> </div> <div></div> <div><strong>Share below your favorite piece of BSB merchandise and what makes it so special!</strong></div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:53:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/258023Backstreet Boys, Zayn Malik Rule Boy Band Week Readers' Poll<p>Billboard.coms 2015 Boy Band Week has come to a close, and to mark the occasion, we wanted to reveal the results of our latest Boy Band Week Readers Poll, which allowed pop fans to vouch for their favorite album, songs, videos and boy bands in general. With thousands of votes cast over the course of three days, its time to congratulate the Backstreet Boys for coming out on top in some of the major categories!</p> <p>Read the full results at:<a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6634576/boy-band-week-readers-poll-backstreet-boys-zayn-malik">http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6634576/boy-band-week-readers-poll-backstreet-boys-zayn-malik</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:04:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/254663Billboard.com Boy Band Week 2015 Readers' Poll: Vote Now!<div>Boy Band Week has overtaken Billboard.com as we know it, with lists about the biggest songs, an examination of boy band history, an *N SYNC vs. BSB debate and much more coming from a collective of pop experts. Its been a fun week so far, and now, its time to hear from you, the all-knowing boy band enthusiasts. Its time to decide on the best and brightest boy bands, in our new Billboard.com Boy Band Readers Poll.</div> <div></div> <div>Cast your vote at: <a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6633500/boy-band-week-readers-poll-2015">http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6633500/boy-band-week-readers-poll-2015</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:53:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/254143What now? Life after IAWLT…<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/04/images/assets/medium.RZV5fzx4ncd9I6jDYChGmZkLK9q9klrIKcu3lhlN8ro.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1"><span class="s1">As <i>Show Em What Youre Made Of</i> gears up for what could be its final theatrical release in Italy next month, the boys are wrapping up their phenomenal two-year <i>IAWLT </i>tour in Mexico and that poses one question for Backstreetdom what on earth do we do with ourselves now?</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">But with documentary excitement dying down and PTD settling in, fear not!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">We already know as long as therell be music theyll be cooooooming back again, and the guys all have exciting projects in the works, which are set to keep our fangirl hearts happy (and our wallets empty).</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">To start preparing us for post-<i>IAWLT </i>life, some of the boys chatted to <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/"><span class="s2"><b>backstreetboys.com</b></span></a> about what musical magic they still have in store starting with AJ, who has been busy working on his upcoming second solo record, due out around October. The follow-up to 2010s <i>Have It All </i>is both deeply-personal and fun and AJ admits he was to be able to work with one of his and BSBs greatest inspirations Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men.<br /> When we finish the tour and have a little time, Im going to put the record out, he says.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">s a great album and Im extremely proud of it. I think its what fans have been waiting for from me musically, lyrically and sonically. And its definitely transcending its nothing like my first solo project six years ago. Its better. If half the fans who follow me on social media buy the record or if one person buys the record, I will be ecstatic because it really is a very personal record.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">AJ has already dropped the first single, <b><a href="http://livetogetherfoundation.org/">Live Together</a>,which is also the name of his new charitable foundation. Launched with friend and music producer Jordan Omley, the non-profit organization has the simple aim of helping people and its first fundraising efforts have already aided the replacement of stolen instruments and music room makeover at a Pasadena high school.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">His favourite song on the record though, is one which honors his biggest inspiration these days adorable daughter Ava, two.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">My favourite song is Fire Breathing Dragons, which is about my daughter and if you dont cry when you hear it then you have a heart of stone! Its a pretty emotional record, but its awesome.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Like AJ, Kevin is also waiting for a breather before unleashing his record and judging by the tasters weve had of his solo talents in the past from Nobody By You to his jaw-dropping cruise performance were PUMPED to hear what hes got in store for us!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">When we finish the tour and have a little time, Im going to put it out, he promises.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Meanwhile, Brian recently Tweeted that his solo music is a work in progress, while Howie has been in the studio making a childrens album with Grammy-nominated producer Tor Hyams.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">As for Nick, hes <i>finally </i>about to get cameras rolling on his crowd-funded indie film <i>Dead West, </i>while also preparing to drop another solo record with the first single expected to be released in October.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In March, he revealed details about the record during an exclusive web chat over at<b> </b><a href="http://nickcarter.net/"><span class="s2"><b>nickcarter.net</b></span></a></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">While recording the track with American songwriter and producer Dan Muckala (who wrote ) Nick shared that his upcoming music on which he has collaborated with Kiwi songstress Natasha Bedingfield has a pop/rock vibe, which he hopes will take listeners mindsets to their vacation place.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This is the most solid record I have ever had as far as my solo music goes. The continuity with Dan just makes sense. He believes in me, loves the fact that I love rock music and doesnt judge me for it.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">It might not necessarily be the Backstreet Boys type of sound, but it is about what I feel comfortable performing on stage, what I love to perform and my influences.<br /> My influence when I was growing up was always classic rock music, so I feel Im really able to do this.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">m so excited because its groundbreaking. Its me in a jar and everything that Ive been wanting to do forever and youll see it on tour as well!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">And if thats not enough to set our Backstreet saving reflexes into a mad flurry, theres the awesome words that Nick left us with at <i>Show Em What Youre Made Of</i>s LA premiere Our new album were going to start recording this year!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>*<i>Show Em What Youre Made Of</i> screens across theatres in Italy on July 14</b></span><span class="s3"><b><sup>th</sup></b></span><span class="s1"><b> and 15th.</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>And dont forget the doco is also now on Netflix!</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b></b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"></span></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:20:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/252653Mexico City, Mexico After Party!<p>Mexico City! BSB has just announced an After Party taking place after their June 24th performance at Auditorio Nacional. The Party will be taking place at Ragga Antara immediately following their performance, and After Party Package are available now!<em><strong>Tickets are limited so act fast!</strong></em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/338043">24 June 2015 - Mexico City, MX @ Ragga Antara</a><br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming shows and after parties, head over to the<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Events Page.</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/250573Santiago, Chile After Party!<p>Chile! BSB has just announced an After Party taking place after their June 19th performance at Movistar Arena. The Party will be taking place at Club Chocolate immediately following their performance, and After Party Package are available now! <em><strong>Tickets are limited so act fast!</strong></em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/337313">19 June 2015 - Santiago, Chile @ Club Chocolate</a><br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming shows and after parties, head over to the <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Events Page.</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/250083South America - You're Up!<p>Loyal Latin American fans finally get their moment in the #bsbmovie spotlight this week!</p> <p>Following<span data-term="goog_2142710592" tabindex="0">tonightPeru screening, the documentary airs on Brazilian television channel Multishow at<span data-term="goog_2142710593" tabindex="0">9.30pm</span>on June 6<sup>th</sup>and marks the kick-off of the boys long-awaited South American leg of the In A World Like This tour.</p> <p>Coming weeks will see BSB play some of the final shows of their two-year anniversary tour in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile and they cant wait to see what fans have in store for them!</p> <p>Pretty much every time we go to Latin America, something crazy happens! says AJ. The fans are, in my opinion, the most passionate, crazy and excited fans. Its been a long time since weve been to South America and they are patiently or not-so-patiently awaiting the tour, so I can not wait.</p> <p>s going to be amazing. Its a fun show, so I cant wait for Latin fans to see it.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>*<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>premieres on Brazilian TV channel Multishow at<span data-term="goog_2142710595" tabindex="0">9.30pm</span><span data-term="goog_2142710596" tabindex="0">6 June</span>, and the boys kick off the South American leg of their tour at Chevrolet Hall in Brazil on the same day!</strong></p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:31:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/249853#BSBTheMovie Coming to Netflix!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/09/images/assets/medium.3DlhOpy2-RlQkZ0JRG0_T_IJxGoGKz9sx_PRdyNW8rE.jpg" /><br /><p>Mark your calendars! #BSBTheMovie will be available on Netflix in North America beginning June 16th.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:32:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/2497932016 BSB Euro Cruise Pre-Sale Postponed<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/02/images/assets/medium.tYuyQyz1QXwwPIIJWKNAUhmwroAzEDjTTfbq4hEla68.jpg" /><br /><p><em><strong>Pre-Sale Postponed until Thursday, June 4th - 12 Noon ET(New York Time)</strong></em><br /> <br /> Due to the overwhelming demand for the Backstreet Boys 2016 cruise - the website crashed from high levels of online traffic. We apologize for the issues you have been experiencing booking the Backstreet Boys Cruise 2016 during the pre-sale. <strong>We are going to re-launch the pre-sale for 12 noon ET (New York Time) tomorrow, June 4th.</strong><br /> <br /> You will use the same codes and links for the sale tomorrow.<br /> <br /> The general sale will now be held at <strong>12 Noon ET (New York Time) on Friday, June 5th</strong>.<br /> <br /> If you were able to complete your reservation - it is confirmed and you do not need to do anything else.<br /> <br /> Please note that only a hand full of reservations were able to be completed - there is still ample availability for the pre-sale tomorrow.<br /> <br /> We apologize again for any inconvenience.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:33:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/249763Porto Alegre After Party Announced<p>Its time Porto Alegre! Backstreet Boys have just announced that there will be an After Party immediately following their June 15th performance at Pepsi On Stage. After Party Packages are available now, so get yours now before its too late!<br /> <br /> For more information or to purchase your After Party Package, visit the event listing below:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/336993">15 June 2015 - Porto Alegre, BR @ Beco</a><br /> <em>*This is an 18+ event</em><br /> <br /> For a full list of shows and after parties, head over to the <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Events Page</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/249713WIN A PLATINUM VIP PACKAGE IN SOUTH AMERICA<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/12/14/images/assets/medium.S4K55lXXYFcBdExhTFaArW90uip6Ja5uWyV_JAmJjuM.png" /><br /><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Sign up for your chance to win a Platinum VIP Package for a Backstreet Boys show in South America! In order to attend the Platinum VIP with Backstreet Boys, you must have tickets to the show. Winners will be chosen randomly once registration closes, and you must be a current Backstreet Boys Fan Club member at the time of the show.</p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">Only winners will be notified via the</strong><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit;">email address on their account up to five (3) days before the show. PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to respond to this email within 48 hours of it being sent, we can not guarantee a place for you at the meet & greet.</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; font-stretch: inherit; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Enter today at<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/contests/6731">backstreetboys.com/contests/6731</a>!<br /> <br /> Still need a fan club membership? - <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/store">backstreetboys.com/store</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/249723BSB Uncensored!<p>Weve seen BSB uncensored on<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of </em>bawling, boardroom brawling and even talking dirty (were looking at you Kev) and now some of us are preparing to see them no holds barred on the BSB cruise.</p> <p>But as the doco continues its global takeover, we think its time to put the band under the uncensored spotlight of<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/" target="_blank">backstreetboys.com</a>with 12 questions the boys have never been asked in their 22 years of stardom</p> <p></p> <p><strong>If you were to appear on<em>Celebrity Wife Swap</em>and had to trade with another Backstreet Boy, who would you pick and why?<br /> Howie:</strong>Yikes. I remember when Kevin first was dating Kristin, before the group even started, and they went through their ups and downs then at one point they broke up. I remember her being such a great, dear-hearted woman and Kevin was contemplating them getting back together and I was like, Dude, if you dont marry this woman, Im going to marry her!<br /> So probably her if anyone!</p> <p><strong>Nick:</strong>Probably Howie because Ill just say Howie!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Which female pop star would you take a hall pass for?</strong></p> <p><strong>AJ:</strong>I would probably say Shania Twain. Shes an absolute sweet-heart.</p> <p><strong>Nick:</strong>Oh man. Who do I think is sexy? Ariana Grande! Shes sexy right now.</p> <p></p> <p><strong><em>Unbreakable<em>This Is Us</em>seem to have become the forgotten children when it comes to recent tour set-lists. Whats the deal with that? Will we ever get to see those songs performed live again?</strong></p> <p><strong>AJ:</strong>Well, Kevin wasnt part of either one of those albums, so now that Kevin has made his return weve tried to go back to the original five. But there are quite a few songs on both albums that Kevin is a huge fan of, so on the new tour we might actually put some of those songs in like<em>Undone</em>, and also<em>You Can Let Go<em>Never Gone.ll definitely try to add a couple more songs in that we have not performed in very long time. Absolutely!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Kevin, when you werent in the group did you go out and buy Backstreet Boys records?</strong></p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong>My favourite song that the guys did when I was not in the group was<em>Undone</em>. And also the Max Martin song with the little tag line. What was it Nick?</p> <p><strong>Nick:</p> <p><strong>Kevin:</strong>Lalalalalalala! Those two songs were my favourite and I purchased those on iTunes!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>If Kevin had never come back and you had to replace him with another boy bander, who would you have added to the group?</strong></p> <p><strong>AJ:</strong>I wouldnt add anyone if I really had my say. I think we did well with just four and there is nobody like Kevin. But for the sake of the question, if I had to I would get Lance Bass in!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>When did you realise Nick was up to extra-curricular activities with Jordan Knight?</strong></p> <p><strong>Howie:</strong>He had talked to us over the last couple of years saying he had been in touch with Jordan and he had been patiently waiting for us to have time for him to do something. Then he came to us six months before it finally happened and was like, Guys, I need to plan this now or its not going to be able to happen. Its not fair for me to keep Jordan hanging on all this time.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>When you look back at the whole process of making<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of and particularly the hometown visits<em></em>what was the most moving moment or the most surprising thing you learnt about each other?</strong></p> <p><strong>Brian:</strong>The things that pop out for me are things like the rabbit story about Howie. I loved him talking about his dad. Ive gone through that with my cousin Kevin because he lost his dad and thats a very emotional part of the film as well. Other things that jump out that I really remember the relationships that AJ had with his teachers at school, because he didnt have a dad growing up, yet was surrounded by a bunch of these lovely ladies who nurtured, cared and saw the best in him.</p> <p>Also, Nick playing outside thats what me and Kev did as kids. You would play outside, across the street, so to see the house where he and his family grew up and him talking about his parents being in and out all the time its an emotional rollercoaster, but it also paints us as black and white, normal human beings.</p> <p>Even though were pop stars, we have those special moments that take us where we are.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>If you guys hadnt made it big and you were still a budding singer trying to get a break and you went on<em>American Idol,</em>which song would you sing?</strong></p> <p><strong>AJ:</strong>Stuck In The Middle With You.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What makes Nick go, Woo hoo?</strong></p> <p><strong>Howie:</strong>I guess Jordan Knight makes Nick go, Woo hoo!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>If the fate of the human race depended on Ava hooking up with one other Backstreet Boys son in 20 years time, who would you choose and why?</strong></p> <p><strong>AJ:</strong>d have to say Baylee. His personality and Avas personality are very similar. I think they would get along quite well and theyre both jokesters, but have really big hearts. I think they would be a pretty good match.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Who has changed the most diapers on a tour bus?</strong></p> <p><strong>Howie:</strong>Hmmm I try not to get on everybodys tour bus to see how many diapers theyre changing, but I think its Brian!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>If you could take a piece of each Backstreet Boy to make the ultimate, perfect Backstreet Boy, what would you take from each guy?</strong></p> <p><strong>Nick:d take AJs voice, Howies sweetness, Brians stubbornness and Kevins sensitivity. That would probably be the best Backstreet Boy.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>*<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>hits Peru theatres on<span data-term="goog_528060033" tabindex="0">4 June</span>(buy tickets<a href="http://www.cinepolis.com.pe/pelicula/backstreet-boys-show-em-what-youre">HERE</a>), then airs on Brazilian TV channel Multishow at<span data-term="goog_528060034" tabindex="0">9.30pm</span><span data-term="goog_528060035" tabindex="0">6 June</span>!</strong></p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Sun, 31 May 2015 10:50:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/249553Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo After Parties Added<p>The Boys are at it again! Theyve announced two more After Parties during their tour of South America!<br /> <br /> The Parties will be taking place immediately following their June 11th performance in Rio de Janeiro and their June 13th performance in So Paulo. After Party Packages are available now, so get yours before its too late!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/336663">11 June 2015 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Espao Acustica</a><br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/336683">13 June 2015 - gua Branca, Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Clubinho @ The Audio Club</a><br /> <em>*After Parties are 18+ events</em><br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming shows and After Parties, head over to the <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Event Page</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 29 May 2015 16:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/249463Buenos Aries After Party Package Available Now!<p>The Boys have just announced that there will be an After Party following their June 17 performance in Buenos Aries, and After Party Packages are available now! The party kicks off June 18th at 12:30am (immediately following the show) and will be taking place at Niceto Club.<br /> <br /> Click the event listing below for more info or to make your purchase:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/336353">18 June 2015 - Buenos Aries, Argentina @ Niceto Club</a><br /> <em>This is an 18+ event</em><br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming shows and after parties, head over to the <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Events Page</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 27 May 2015 16:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/249153Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of’s TV takeover!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/10/images/assets/medium.yJ3YJxOIzp68sxlU-Xw-r1Adb2OCh7t86sGGuICzlyk.jpg" /><br /><p>BSB may have left the land Down Under but their documentary sure hasn</p> <p>Hot on the heels of rocking Australia and New Zealand, the boys are bringing<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>into fans homes with its Australian television premiere on Max at<span data-term="goog_944870970" tabindex="0">8pm</span><span data-term="goog_944870971" tabindex="0">May 30th</span>, while Prime TV in New Zealand concludes its two-part screening on<span data-term="goog_944870972" tabindex="0">Friday 22 May at 9.30pm</span>.<br /> Its just what the doctor ordered for those suffering post-tour depression after the bands five incredible shows across Australasia.<br /> Fans arent the only ones who had the time of their lives while the boys were in town the guys all enjoyed playing tourist, with Howie getting up close and personal with quokkas at Rottnest Island off Perth and AJ taking a gamble at Melbournes Crown Casino. Meanwhile in Middle Earth, while Nicks plans to visit Hobbiton got rained on, Kevin enjoyed piloting a seaplane to an island vineyard and bravely plunging 630-feet off Aucklands Sky Tower with Howie.</p> <p>That was really scary! said Howie, after landing. t ever do that!</p> <p>Now, the guys are busy playing for Israel fans for the first time, and have been using their downtime to visit Jerusalem, hike to the ancient, mountain-top fortress of Masada, segway around port town Jaffa and take mud baths in the Dead Sea.<br /> And, with temperatures in Israel lurking in the eighties, were all in favour of more topless, muddy, Backstreet beach pics.</p> <p>Whos with us?</p> <p></p> <p><strong>*<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>premieres on Australian television on Max at<span data-term="goog_944870973" tabindex="0">8pm</span>on Saturday May 30<sup>th</sup>.</strong></p> <p><strong>Its two-part New Zealand screening concludes on Prime TV on<span data-term="goog_944870975" tabindex="0">Friday 22 May at 9.30pm</span>.</strong></p> <p><strong>Stay tuned for screenings in other markets!</strong><br /> </p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 20 May 2015 15:39:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/248723#BSBTheMovie on PrimeTV May 15th & May 22nd!<p>Kiwis! You saw the boys live last night on their In A World Like This World Tour, now see #BSBTheMovie make its TV debut!<br /> <br /> Part 1 of the documentary will air Friday, May 15th at 9:30PM.<br /> Part 2 will air the following Friday, May 22nd.<br /> <br /> For more information click <a href="http://www.primetv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=93</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 12 May 2015 13:20:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/248133#BSBTheMovie Available Now On Blu Ray!<p>Were happy to announce that you can now purchase #BSBTheMovie on Blu-Ray! Head <a href="http://bkstboys.co/bsbthemoviebluray">HERE</a> to get your copy onAmazon.com!<br /> <br /> Order the DVD <a href="http://bit.ly/1FrOP7g">HERE</a>!<br /> <br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 12 May 2015 06:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/248083Israel After Party Packages Available Now<p>BSB have just announced that there will be an After Party for their show in Israel on May 20th, and After Party Packages are available now!<br /> <br /> For details and to purchase your package, head over to the event listing below:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/334073">5/20/2015 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Morfium</a><br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming concerts and after parties, head over to the <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Events Page</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Sat, 09 May 2015 02:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/247853BSB hit Middle Earth!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/02/images/assets/medium.FHcK_2wsmYT9qkeQconPsJqbgxa3UN7rvFkGgMUeuWc.jpg" /><br /><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">While US fans count down to May 13</span><sup style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">th</sup><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">for a special encore screening of</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Show Em What Youre Made Of,</i><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">BSB are busy taking their</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">In A World Like This</i><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">tour to far corners of the globe.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">With the Southeast Asian leg about to wrap in Bangkok, the boys are now getting ready to hit the land Down Under.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I cant wait to head back over to Australia and New Zealand, says AJ. m a huge golfer, so I love going down to the Gold Coast and playing golf.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And New Zealand, this time I really want to go to where they filmed</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Lord of the Rings.</i><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I know its a bit of trek, but Ive wanted to do that forever now. Im a huge fan of that entire book series.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">d love to see both Australia and New Zealand differently this time get out and do a little bit more touristy stuff as opposed to the typical shopping and night life. Id love to go out, have some local cuisine and just have fun.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Speaking of fun, thrill-seeker Howie has no qualms about getting his adrenaline pumping with more heart-racing activities just dont tell his dad-in-law!</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A lot of us are very adventurous so being over there last time I wanted to go sky-diving again, but I already did it once so I tested fate once and my father-in-law said, t do that ever again! says Howie.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">If not I would have done it but maybe Ill do some bungy-jumping this time!</span></p> <div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Kevin is meanwhile looking forward to spending his first visit to New Zealand getting outside, jumping in a waterfall and hiking in the woods, while Nicks planning to revisit some of his favourite waterfront restaurants in Auckland</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">It was so beautiful down there last time, says Nick. I loved the water, the sunshine and the fans. There were great restaurants at the port and a really cool area to just walk around. It was really beautiful.</span></div> <div></div> <div><b style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">*While the</b><b style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">boys are busy playing for their fans Down Under, US fans can still get their Backstreet fix when<i>Show Em What Youre Made</i>makes a special return to theatres for one night only on May 13<sup>th</sup>. Click <a href="http://www.fathomevents.com/event/backstreet-boys">HERE</a>for more info and to purchase tickets to your local screening.</b></div> <p><b style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And dont forget the doco is now out on DVD! Order your copy <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Backstreet-Boys-Show-What-Youre/dp/B00VGSHA9Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1428112667&sr=8-2&keywords=backstreet+boys+show+%27em+what+you%27re+made+of">HERE</a> </b></p> <p><b style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">By Leena Tailor / <a href="https://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></b></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 05 May 2015 10:28:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/247523BSB Movie Merch Sale<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/06/images/assets/medium.I67wvtSjpbTaVnK2qDItqAr9LRygnhcc3-bfeM87dQs.jpg" /><br /><p>The Boys want to thank everyone who caught their new film <em><strong>Backstreet Boys: Show Em What Youre Made Of</strong></em>. To show their appreciation, theyll be offering <strong>all #BSBTheMovie merchandise for 35% off!</strong> This offer is only valid until May 11th, so head over to the <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/store">Fan Club Store</a> to grab your #BSBTheMovie merch today!</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:15:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/247023Australian After Party Packages!<p>Get ready Australia! The Backstreet Boys have just announced that they will throwing After Parties on their stops in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, and tickets are available NOW!<br /> <br /> For more details or to purchase your After Party Package, visit the desired listing below:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/332123">May 8, 2015 - Melbourne, AUS @ Bond Bar</a><br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/332133">May 9, 2015 - Sydney, AUS @ The Watershed Hotel</a><br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/332143">May 15, 2015 - Northbridge, AUS (Perth) @ Metro City</a><br /> <br /> The 2 levels of after party package are...<br /> <br /> <strong>Diamond After Party Package</strong><br /> Entry to the After Party<br /> Diamond After Party Package Individual Meet and Greet with Select Members<br /> Individual Photo on the Red Carpet with Select Members<br /> One Commemorative VIP Only Laminate<br /> Early Entry to Venue*<br /> *Where Available<br /> <br /> <strong>Pearl After Party Package</strong><br /> Entry to the After Party<br /> Group Meet and Greet with Select Members<br /> Group Photo on the Red Carpet with Select Members (Groups of 5)<br /> One Commemorative VIP Only Laminate<br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming shows and parties, check out the <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Events Page.</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/246613#BSBTheMovie Coming To DVD Tomorrow!<p>Youve been asking for it, and tomorrow, its here! #BSBTheMovie will be released April 28th on DVD and is<strong>playable worldwide!</strong><br /> <br /> The DVD includes:</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Extended Scene</b></span><br /> Extended version of Brian visiting his childhood church</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Deleted Scenes</b></span><br /> 1. AJ visits the house in Florida where he grew up<br /> 2. Kevin pays tribute to Kathie Bettler, his high school drama teacher<br /> 3. Howies sister Pollyanna meets the band at a place that holds a lot of history for Orlandos hometown boy<br /> 4. The boys visit their first band house in Kissimmee, Florida</p> <h4 class="p2">Plus, the <b>trailer</b>for the film.<br /> <br /> <em>Pre-order the DVD on Amazon <a href="http://bit.ly/1FrOP7g">HERE</a> today!</em></h4> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:15:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/246743For the Fans<p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">With <em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em> making its one night return to US theatres next month, the boys are hoping the documentary will bring some old Backstreet buffs out of hiding.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The film along with special behind-the-scenes footage and an acoustic performance recorded in London will screen at selected theatres on May 13 and BSB believe even non-fans will enjoy their story.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I think the overall goal was if youve never, ever heard of the Backstreet Boys and you watch this film, it would be interesting and compelling you wouldnt get up and walk out after five minutes, says Kevin.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We have a group of amazing fans all over the world that keep track of us and follow us and theyre hardcore and have been with us from day one.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Then theres a group of fans that are a little more passive theyll check in on us every few years or come out and see this last tour.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Then there are people, who never were fans...</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Continues Nick: We made the film for ourselves, but this is also a way for us to reconnect with those fans, who might have moved on, or the people who are passive ones.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We believe in our music, love our music and feel its good music were great performers. But life takes it course, things happen and [fans move on]. We talk about it all the time well go through a drive-through at In-N-Out and someone at the window will be like, Hey, arent you not Justin Nick Carter right? Backstreet Boys! What are you guys doing now?</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">s a story we hear time and time again and the film world is big outlet and a great way to connect with people again.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">While they hope to reignite the Backstreet passion in fans of past, AJ adds that its that loyal group of hardcore followers, who the guys love to see on the road again and again and who they credit for their enduring success.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">One of the coolest things is to see fans weve known since day one still with us growing up with us, watching us getting married and starting families and starting their own families now, he says.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">No matter what, there always seems to be a common relation between us and our fans. Thats what makes them the best fans in the world, in my opinion. We relate to them on pretty much every level with the exception of maybe a career level.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We love being as close to our fans as possible hence we do the Backstreet Boys cruise which as close as you can ever get to us without coming over to my house for dinner!</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">s just an awesome ride that weve been on over 20 years with our fans all over the world to still keep dong this knowing that we dont have a lot of support from radio is a huge testament to our fans and you see a lot of that in the documentary.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">* Click <a href="http://www.fathomevents.com/event/backstreet-boys">HERE</a> for more info and to purchase tickets for the May 13th screening of Show Em What Youre Made Of.</span></strong><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">By Leena Tailor / <a href="https://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></span></strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:41:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/246573BSB Coming To A Theater Near You on May 13th!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/06/images/assets/medium.U-gM-6LKbJZNH9xlrKQZpVGuq53D2f6siHzVjoWkh14.jpg" /><br /><h2>#BackstreetArmy, assemble!</h2> <p>We are overwhelmed at the support our documentary has received over the past few months. Its not just our story, its your story as well. Thats why we wanted to bring it to theaters nationwide for ONE night only onMay 13th.</p> <p>If youve seen the moviealready -re still going to want to come out. Not only is it going to be a night to remember, we have a few surprises in store for you including a never-before-seen acoustic performance from London!</p> <p>To see where the movie is playing near you, click<a href="http://mailinglist.gctrl.com/t/y-l-iusdyk-jilyhrtdji-r/" target="_blank">HERE</a>and clickbuy tickets. Then, type in your zip code.</p> <p>Dont forget to use the hashtagwhe<wbr />n sharing your experience!</p> <p>See youMay 13th!</p> <p>- BSB</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:07:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/246363The Latin Lover<div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><em>Show Em What Youre Made Of </em>finally hits South America this week, which means</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">its time to turn our attention to the Latin Lover himself Howie D!</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Many fans are still reeling at the revelation that Howie contemplated taking a break</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">from the group while struggling with his background role in the band.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And we dont blame him that voice is amazing and needs to be heard lots!</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Having originally had more lead vocals when BSB were formed 22 years ago, Howie</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">found his voice taking to the backburner once the boys started working with Max</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Martin.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Jive Records took us on and the sounds I was able to bring to the group were not</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">exactly the Max Martin sound they were going for, recalls Howie. So I had to take a</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">little bit of a step back and had my own struggle of trying to accept my position in the</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">group because we all came form solo backgrounds initially.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Then we got to a point in our career where fans wanted to hear us all individually. I</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">was constantly dealing with fans thinking I just didnt want to sing. I wasnt given the</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">chance. It was hard for me to constantly answer, Why arent you singing?</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Kevins 2006 departure finally prompted Sweet D to speak up about his role in the</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">BSB sound.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">When Kevin decided to take the break I was like, You know what? I cant go further</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">like this. Its one thing with two guys in the back, but its another thing when hes all</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">gone and its just me in the background. That doesnt feel comfortable for me. I</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">rather take a break as well, unless you guys are willing to let me have a chance to</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">bat.</span></div> <div></div> <div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The guys were very open to it. It was never a choice on their part for me not to sing.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">It was more the producers and looking back, I understand and respect it as I</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">gotten older and more mature.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I realise that there was a sound we created and if we didnt capitalise and find that</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">right sound, there may not be the Backstreet Boys today.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">ve realised being a team player in the early days [was important], but Im glad we</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">finally had a chance to feel comfortable enough to say, Okay, were going to spread</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">out and venture out a little bit. Lets make music how we want to make music and</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">how we want to represent ourselves to our fans.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;" /> <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">So with this last record, even Kevin did a lot more singing than before.</span></div> <div></div> <div><strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">*Show Em What Youre Made Of premieres in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua,</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela starting Friday 17 April. Check <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/international">HERE</a></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">[http://backstreetboys.com/international] for more info on your city.</span></strong></div> <div></div> <div><strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">AND, dont forget the documentary is making a one-night return to US theaters</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">in May. Buy tickets <a href="http://[http://www.fathomevents.com/event/backstreet-boys">HERE</a></span></strong></div> <div></div> <div><strong><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">By Leena Tailor / @LeenaNZ</span></strong></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:11:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/246013Third São Paulo Show Added!<p>Ready for show #3 SP?</p> <p>6/14 -Citibank Hall<br /> BSB Presale (reg tix & VIPs): 4/16 at 9am<br /> Citibank Presale: 4/20 9am<br /> Public On-Sale: 4/27 9am<br /> For more info visit<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/330573" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.com/events/330573</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:13:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/245923FOURTH Mexico City Date Added!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/07/09/images/assets/medium.Vv6CA03Zzv3JoVAdKSk8UIgEV3yn_ml0nshbIRrk_QA.png" /><br /><p>***UPDATE***</p> <p>The boys will now be playing a FOURTH show atAuditorio National!</p> <div>6/23 - Auditorio National (Mexico City, MX)</div> <div>Link:<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/329193" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.com/events/329193</a></div> <div>Presale (VIP Upgrades & Tickets):4/20 at 10am- local</div> <div>Public On-Sale:4/22 at 11am- local</div> <div></div> <div>*presale tickets will be sold through (Ticketmaster) with unique codes that will be in your dashboards*</div> <div></div> <div>*VIP upgrades sold on our platform...fans just need to be logged in to purchase*</div> <div></div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:15:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/243043MAY 13TH - #BSBTheMovie Showing In US Theaters Around the Country!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/03/07/images/assets/medium.OL3bk5pI4UXuENpRLMal9vyROjVzaq60LT1AKwt_Oic.png" /><br /><p>You read that right! #BSBTheMovie will be in over 30 cities for<strong>one night only on May 13th!</strong><br /> Not only are you getting the movie, youll also be getting a behind-the-scenes look at the band featuring exclusive interviews with Nick, AJ, Howie, Brian and Kevin, and a <strong>never-before-seen acoustic performance from London (yes THAT London performance!).</strong><br /> <br /> Tickets for all locations are on sale<b>Friday, April 10th <a href="http://bit.ly/1FH3vQb">HERE</a>.</b><br /> </p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:313px;" width="235"> <colgroup> <col /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr height="15"> <td height="15" style="height:20px;width:313px;"> <h3 style="margin: 0px; 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padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">HONOLULU<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">IDAHO</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">AMMON<br /> BOISE<br /> COEUR D ALENE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">ILLINOIS</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">ADDISON<br /> BARRINGTON<br /> BATAVIA<br /> CARBONDALE<br /> CHICAGO<br /> CRYSTAL LAKE<br /> DEER PARK<br /> EDWARDSVILLE<br /> EVANSTON<br /> JOLIET<br /> LINCOLNSHIRE<br /> NAPERVILLE<br /> NEW LENOX<br /> NILES<br /> ORLAND PARK<br /> PEORIA<br /> ROCKFORD<br /> SAVOY<br /> SPRINGFIELD<br /> WOODRIDGE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">INDIANA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">BLOOMINGTON<br /> EVANSVILLE<br /> INDIANAPOLIS<br /> MISHAWAKA<br /> MUNCIE<br /> NOBLESVILLE<br /> PORTAGE<br /> SCHERERVILLE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">IOWA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">AMES<br /> CEDAR RAPIDS<br /> COUNCIL BLUFFS<br /> WEST DES MOINES<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">KANSAS</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">LEAWOOD<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">KENTUCKY</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">LEXINGTON<br /> LOUISVILLE<br /> NEWPORT<br /> PADUCAH<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">LOUISIANA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">BATON ROUGE<br /> HARAHAN<br /> SHREVEPORT<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MAINE</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">BRUNSWICK<br /> SOUTH PORTLAND<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MARYLAND</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">ABINGDON<br /> BOWIE<br /> COLUMBIA<br /> GERMANTOWN<br /> HANOVER<br /> OWINGS MILLS<br /> TOWSON<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MASSACHUSETTS</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">BOSTON<br /> DEDHAM<br /> FOXBORO<br /> FRAMINGHAM<br /> HADLEY<br /> LOWELL<br /> MILLBURY<br /> REVERE<br /> STURBRIDGE<br /> SWANSEA<br /> WEST SPRINGFIELD<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MICHIGAN</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">CANTON<br /> GRAND RAPIDS<br /> LANSING<br /> LIVONIA<br /> STERLING HEIGHTS<br /> YPSILANTI<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MINNESOTA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">EAGAN<br /> EDEN PRAIRIE<br /> MINNEAPOLIS<br /> SAINT PAUL<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MISSISSIPPI</u></h3> <br style="font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MISSOURI</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">COLUMBIA<br /> DES PERES<br /> FENTON<br /> HAZELWOOD<br /> KANSAS CITY<br /> OFALLON<br /> ST. CHARLES<br /> ST. LOUIS<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">MONTANA</u></h3> <br style="font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NEBRASKA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">OMAHA<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NEVADA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">LAS VEGAS<br /> RENO<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NEW HAMPSHIRE</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">HOOKSETT<br /> MERRIMACK<br /> NEWINGTON<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NEW JERSEY</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">CLIFTON<br /> EDGEWATER<br /> HAZLET<br /> MAYS LANDING<br /> NORTH BRUNSWICK<br /> PARAMUS<br /> ROCKAWAY<br /> SOMERDALE<br /> TOMS RIVER<br /> TRENTON<br /> WAYNE<br /> WEST ORANGE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NEW MEXICO</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">ALBUQUERQUE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NEW YORK</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">ALBANY<br /> BUFFALO<br /> FARMINGDALE<br /> FLUSHING<br /> HOLTSVILLE<br /> ITHACA<br /> NEW ROCHELLE<br /> NEW YORK<br /> ROCHESTER<br /> STONY BROOK<br /> SYRACUSE<br /> VICTOR<br /> WESTBURY<br /> WHITE PLAINS<br /> YONKERS<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NORTH CAROLINA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">ASHEVILLE<br /> CARY<br /> CHARLOTTE<br /> CONCORD<br /> GREENSBORO<br /> RALEIGH<br /> WILMINGTON<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">NORTH DAKOTA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">FARGO<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">OHIO</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">AKRON<br /> BEAVERCREEK<br /> CINCINNATI<br /> COLUMBUS<br /> DAYTON<br /> HUDSON<br /> LANCASTER<br /> MASON<br /> MAUMEE<br /> NORTH CANTON<br /> STRONGSVILLE<br /> VALLEY VIEW<br /> WESTLAKE<br /> YOUNGSTOWN<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">OKLAHOMA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">OKLAHOMA CITY<br /> TULSA<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">OREGON</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">BEAVERTON<br /> BEND<br /> HAPPY VALLEY<br /> MEDFORD<br /> PORTLAND<br /> SALEM<br /> SPRINGFIELD<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">PENNSYLVANIA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">BENSALEM<br /> ERIE<br /> HANOVER<br /> HARRISBURG<br /> KING OF PRUSSIA<br /> LEBANON<br /> LITITZ<br /> MONACA<br /> MOOSIC<br /> OAKS<br /> PHILADELPHIA<br /> PITTSBURGH<br /> READING<br /> SCRANTON<br /> TARENTUM<br /> WARRINGTON<br /> WILKES BARRE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">RHODE ISLAND</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">EAST GREENWICH<br /> PROVIDENCE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">SOUTH CAROLINA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">COLUMBIA<br /> GREENVILLE<br /> MYRTLE BEACH<br /> SIMPSONVILLE<br /> SUMMERVILLE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">SOUTH DAKOTA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">SIOUX FALLS<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">TENNESSEE</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">KNOXVILLE<br /> MEMPHIS<br /> NASHVILLE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">TEXAS</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">AMARILLO<br /> ARLINGTON<br /> AUSTIN<br /> BEAUMONT<br /> CEDAR HILL<br /> CEDAR PARK<br /> COLLEGE STATION<br /> CORPUS CHRISTI<br /> DALLAS<br /> DENTON<br /> EL PASO<br /> FORT WORTH<br /> FRISCO<br /> GRAPEVINE<br /> HARLINGEN<br /> HOUSTON<br /> KATY<br /> LEWISVILLE<br /> LUBBOCK<br /> MCALLEN<br /> PFLUGERVILLE<br /> PLANO<br /> RICHMOND<br /> ROCKWALL<br /> SAN ANTONIO<br /> SUGAR LAND<br /> THE WOODLANDS<br /> TOMBALL<br /> WEBSTER<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">UTAH</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">DRAPER<br /> LAYTON<br /> MIDVALE<br /> OGDEN<br /> OREM<br /> PROVO<br /> SALT LAKE CITY<br /> WEST JORDAN<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">VERMONT</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">SOUTH BURLINGTON<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">VIRGINIA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">ALEXANDRIA<br /> ARLINGTON<br /> BRISTOL<br /> CHESAPEAKE<br /> FAIRFAX<br /> FREDERICKSBURG<br /> GLEN ALLEN<br /> HAMPTON<br /> LYNCHBURG<br /> MC LEAN<br /> NORFOLK<br /> VIRGINIA BEACH<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">WASHINGTON</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">AUBURN<br /> BELLEVUE<br /> BELLINGHAM<br /> FEDERAL WAY<br /> KENNEWICK<br /> LYNNWOOD<br /> OLYMPIA<br /> REDMOND<br /> SEATTLE<br /> SPOKANE<br /> TUKWILA<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">WEST VIRGINIA</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">BARBOURSVILLE<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">WISCONSIN</u></h3> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px;">MADISON<br /> WAUKESHA<br /> </p> <h3 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-family: OpenSansSemibold, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 21px; text-transform: uppercase;"><u style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit;">WYOMING</u></h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/245373In Loving Memory of Johnny ‘Q’ Elgani<p>Through their two decades together, one man was by BSBs side through thick and thin Johnny Elgani.<br /> Sadly, Backstreetdom lost its brightest smile 15 months ago, but the guys paid tribute to Q by dedicating <em>Show Em What Youre Made Of </em>to the much-loved bodyguard.<br /> While its a big week for the documentary as it makes its TV debut on VH1, its also a significant week for the family Q left behind his wife Angela celebrated their daughter Chloes first birthday over the weekend and says that her adorable girl reminds her of Q more and more everyday.</p> <p>Chloe is a doll such a beautiful light! I see him in her in many, many ways ... everyday. Its hard to explain, but sometimes I think hes in there somewhere.<br /> As for me, Im better and stronger ... yet there is not a second that goes by that I dont think of him or miss him tremendously. I still hurt, but I push on for Chloe and him, how I think he would want me to. That is how I honor him daily.<br /> As Qs long-time love, Angela witnessed the close bond that he shared with BSB and the role he played in both their personal and professional lives over the years.</p> <p>He was always there and experiencing a lot of the same feelings that they felt like how fast they gained success, she says. He was with them through growing pains as a group and individually and he was always looking out for their best interests, even when they may not have known it themselves. <br /> s funny how fans call him the sixth Backstreet Boy he did grow with them.</p> <p>He was always smiling, joking and keeping things light, fun and interestingto help keep the group moral high.He could also think quickly on his feet it was like he was made for this job.</p> <p>Angela flew to Los Angeles with baby Chloe in January to attend the red carpet premiere of the documentary at Hollywoods ArcLight Cinemas.</p> <p>While it was an emotional experience, she enjoyed getting to see the film alongside BSB and their fans.</p> <p>Even though I know many parts of the story, it was nice to see the boys talk about their past, their home towns and their perspective of the whole journey. I was happy and sad... I cried with them...</p> <p>It was a really real, raw feeling and I enjoyed that.</p> <p>The band remains family forever to Angela and Chloe and she says all of the guys and their wives have been supportive since Q passed away, aged 40.</p> <p>They remain in frequent contact Nicks wife Lauren organized Angelas baby shower, while Chloe has enjoyed playtime with AJ and Rochelles two-year-old daughter Ava.</p> <p>It was AJ who shared one of the closest bonds with Q and he says both he and the group have been shaped by the lessons and values Q instilled in them.</p> <p>Loyalty, camaraderie, family-first and honesty weve learned to be honest with each other no matter what even if you know you might hurt somebody, theyll have more respect for you in the end if youre honest from jump street.</p> <p>Documentary director Stephen Kijak adds that Q was around extensively during filming of <em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em> and the crew loved their time with him.</p> <p>We loved Q. He was with us on that whole hometown trip. He was the sixth Backstreet Boy part of the band and like family. He took such good care of those guys and was such an awesome dude.</p> <p>It was so sad when it happened. I cant even put it into words. He was such a great guy.</p> <p></p> <p>*<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em> premieres on VH1 at 9/8c Friday!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/11/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.b3uxsp6xf9u_5eun_qljqimj-xuxv5fgsvg0gqmossw.jpg?1427940715" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;" /><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/05/13/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.phmt8frna84iocfwcwc2_a1640qny4nuvpmxvng4tow.jpg?1427940766" style="width: 267px; height: 200px;" /><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/01/05/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.fsd8o_kstevjrqrussejdw4bkntsnpl17isci_v-b5s.jpg?1427940794" style="width: 267px; height: 200px;" /><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/15/00/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.cgimagj6mojjyja7lopyzrludqjg3a9qoe_wywcu8qw.jpg?1427940841" style="width: 267px; height: 200px;" /><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/02/12/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.yj2jcd9bwut9vgmmepsaogyfgxp8cucxibh0p21my-8.jpg?1427941581" style="width: 266px; height: 200px;" /><br /> </p> <p>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:09:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/245013International Luv<p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><i><span lang="EN-NZ">Show Em What Youre Made Of</span></i><span lang="EN-NZ">continues its international takeover, hitting all corners of the globe from France and Mexico to New Zealand this week!<br /> The boys are super-excited to show the documentary to the global market, particularly places like France, which played such a significant role in their early rise to fame.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">Most of our success started overseas first, says AJ. We started overseas around 1997 touring all over Europe, Scandinavia, The Netherlands and all throughout the UK and one of the places we were really focusing on a lot was France. We were doing quite a few shows there.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">BSBs soaring popularity in France started to spill into the French-speaking provinces of Canada then down into the US and before long BSB were household names throughout North America.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">It wasnt long before the rest of the world was falling under the Backstreet spell and all these years later they have continued their stronghold in international regions.<br /> The boys even paid tribute to their global fan base by penning the track Feels Like Home on<i>In A World Like This.</i></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">Some of those biggest markets get to watch the documentary from this weekend, including Mexico (where the boys are in such hot demand that they just added a third show in Mexico City) and Japan, where their large and loyal following has prompted members including Nick and AJ to launch solo projects there first.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">Cinemas throughout Australia (where Brian says he would move to if he lived outside of the US) and New Zealand will also host screenings a perfect pre-tour night out for fans hitting up the bands Down Under shows in May.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">Thrill-seeking Howie says he cant wait to get back to New Zealand.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">A lot of us are very adventurous, so last time I wanted to go sky-diving, but Id done it before I tested fate once and my father-in-law said, t do that ever again.</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ">But maybe Ill do some bungy-jumping this time!</span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ"></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><b>*<i>Show Em What Youre Made Of</i>launches in New Zealand, Australia, France, Mexico and Japan starting<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1038493522" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">28 March</span></span>! Check <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/international">HERE</a>for more information on your country.</b></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ"><b></b></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span lang="EN-NZ"><b>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></b></span></p> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:52:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/244443**UPDATED 3/25** Backstreet's Back in Brazil!!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/04/07/images/assets/medium.CsDXdZMoFY8IYZMzuc6ZLyCUYOVRijF5OseVDBGw3SQ.png" /><br /><p>New shows! Brazil, we heard you and are happy to announce a<strong>second show in Rio de Janeiro ANDo Paulo. Porto Alegre show is now June 13th.</strong></p> <p>The boys are back in Brazil this summer, and you definitely wont want to miss this tour!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/319663">6/06 - Chevrolet Hall (Recife, Brazil)</a><br /> Fan club presale: 3/19 @- local<br /> Public On-Sale: 3/23<br /> <br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/326783">6/08 - Citibank Hall (Rio de Janeiro)</a><br /> Fan Club Pre-Sale:<span data-term="goog_957413762" tabindex="0">Fri, Mar 27</span><span data-term="goog_957413763" tabindex="0">9AM</span><br /> Citi Pre-Sale:<span data-term="goog_957413764" tabindex="0">Tues, Mar 31</span><span data-term="goog_957413765" tabindex="0">9AM</span><br /> Public On-Sale:<span data-term="goog_957413766" tabindex="0">Tues, April 7</span><span data-term="goog_957413767" tabindex="0">9AM</span></p> <div> <div><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/319673">6/09 - Chevrolet Hall (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)</a></div> <div> <div>Fan club presale: 3/19 @- local</div> <div>Public On-Sale: 3/23</div> </div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></div> <div><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/319683">6/11 - Citibank Hall (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)</a></div> <div> <div><strong>Presale: 3/13 @- local</strong></div> <div>Public On-Sale: 3/23</div> </div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/319693">6/12 - Citibank Hall (Sao Paulo, Brazil)</a></div> <div> <div><strong>Presale: 3/13 @- local</strong></div> <div>Public On-Sale: 3/23</div> </div> <div></div> <div><strong><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/326773">6/13 - Citibank Hall (Sao Paulo, Brazil)</a><br /> Fan Club Pre-Sale:<span data-term="goog_957413762" tabindex="0">Fri, Mar 27</span><span data-term="goog_957413763" tabindex="0">9AM</span><br /> Citi Pre-Sale:<span data-term="goog_957413764" tabindex="0">Tues, Mar 31</span><span data-term="goog_957413765" tabindex="0">9AM</span><br /> Public On-Sale:<span data-term="goog_957413766" tabindex="0">Tues, April 7</span><span data-term="goog_957413767" tabindex="0">9AM</span></strong></div> <div> <p><strong><u><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/319703">6/15 - Pepsi Stage (PORTO ALEGRE)</a></u><br /> Fan Club Pre-Sale:Fri, Mar 279AM<br /> Public On-Sale:Tues, Mar 319AM</strong></p> </div> <div> <div></div> </div> </div> <p>During the fan club pre-sales, a limited number of pit ticket<strong></strong>be available!<br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/241663BSB Guest Starring on Extreme Weight Loss TV Series<p>Backstreet Boys will be guest starring on the hit TV series, Extreme Weight Loss, so we can pay it forward to a deserving fan whos in need of a healthy lifestyle change!<br /> <br /> Could that fan be you? Do you have around 50% of your body weight to lose?<br /> <br /> We want to support you during your weight loss transformation! Go to <a href="http://www.extremeweightlosscasting.com" target="_blank">ExtremeWeightLossCasting.com</a>for more details!<br /> <br /> Show Em What Youre Made Of ! To apply send an email to <a href="mailto:ewlceleb@gmail.com">ewlceleb@gmail.com</a> with the following information:<br /> <br /> Name<br /> Age<br /> Height<br /> Weight<br /> City/State you live<br /> Why you love BSB<br /> Please include a current photo</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:51:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/243853Web of Lies: Lou Pearlman<p>He took five young Americans and helped turn them into the biggest-selling boy band on the planet, but the web of betrayal and deceit which Lou Pearlman spun around BSB will always haunt some of the guys.<br /> AJ admits that reliving their memories of Lou was one of the hardest parts of filming<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of.</em></p> <p>Obviously, the Lou Pearlman stuff is still to this day a bit of a sensitive subject for some of us.</p> <p>Some of us have made our peace with it; others may not have yet<br /> You can always forgive; you just cant really forget.<br /> Nevertheless, he says the boys remain aware of the role the now-imprisoned former mogul played in their rise to success.</p> <p>s always going to be a part of us. Were very grateful and thankful for Lou. We wouldnt be here today if it wasnt for Lou.</p> <p>AJ was just 14 when he first met Lou, who is currently serving 25 years in jail for engineering one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in American history.</p> <p>He was probably the wealthiest man in Orlando at the time an entrepreneur and all-around wealthy man, he recalls in the documentary.</p> <p>Lou had seen the success of Boyz II Men, Jodeci, New Kids on the Block and once that got in the back of his head, he was like, I can do this. I can put together a group. Five pretty faces that can sing and dance.</p> <p>And thats exactly what he did</p> <p>While initially giving the boys a $75 check each week, he would later pocket a chunk of their fortunes by legally naming himself a sixth member of the group. He is also believed to have used their earnings to help fund rivals *NSYNC.</p> <p>In October, a long-running legal battle between BSB and Lou concluded with a $99,000 cash settlement (a fraction of the $3.45 million that BSB was claiming) and the release of old audio recordings.</p> <p>Although the band had hoped to confront Lou in jail for their documentary, the prison wouldnt allow filming to commence.</p> <p>What would you say if you had five minutes with Lou? Leave your comments below!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>*<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>continues its international launch with New Zealand, Australia, France, Mexico, Poland and Japan all releasing the documentary this month!</strong></p> <p><strong>And US, dont forget to check <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/news/242963">HERE</a>for fans hosting local screening.</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Buy #BSBTheMovie on iTunes US <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/backstreet-boys-show-em-what/id951144991?ign-mpt=uo%3D4">HERE</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:16:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/243263Help Bring #BSBTheMovie to These US Cities!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/06/07/images/assets/medium.POX_z4TzTknYBHnZYRY0Md8hthqc8XuMsxHqTvF10ps.png" /><br /><p>A few members of the Backstreet Army in the US want to bring #BSBTheMovie to the big screen in their city! If youre from the area, help make these screenings happen and reserve your ticket today.</p> <p>This is the same process as the #BSBDocSneakPeeks in that each screening has to reach a certain amount of tickets in order to be confirmed. So dont delay, reserve your ticket and help spread the word! Invite the office, the family or your significant other ;)</p> <p><strong>Mar. 24, 2015</strong>Charlotte, NC,6:30PM at Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre >> <a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13539">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 24, 2015</strong>Fort Lauderdale, FL,7:30PM at AMC Coral Ridge 10 >><a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13584">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 24, 2015</strong>Melbourne, FL,8:30PM at Carmike Avenue 16 >><a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13512">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 25, 2015</strong>Anaheim, CA,8:30PM at AMC Downtown Disney 12<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13502">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 26, 2015</strong>Freehold, NJ,8:30PM at AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex 14<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13481">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 26, 2015</strong>Houston, TX,7:30PM at AMC Gulf Pointe 30<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13535">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 26, 2015</strong>Rocklin, CA,7:30PM at Studio Movie Grill - Rocklin<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13608">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 26, 2015</strong>Burbank, CA,8:30PM at AMC Burbank Town Center 6<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13539">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 30, 2015</strong>Independence, MO,7:30PM at AMC Independence Commons 20<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13534">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Mar. 31, 2015</strong>Hamilton, NJ,10:30AM at AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13514">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Apr. 07, 2015</strong>Oldsmar, FL,8:30PM at AMC Woodlands Square 20<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13617">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Apr. 08, 2015</strong>North Wales, PA,7:30PM at AMC 309 Cinema 9<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13538">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> <strong>Apr. 09, 2015</strong>Murrieta, CA,3:30PM at Reading Cinemas Cal Oaks 17<a href="https://www.tugg.com/events/13531">Click here to reserve your ticket</a><br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0700http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/242963The life of a Backstreet wife<p>Behind every good man is a great woman!</p> <p>If youve seen <em>Show Em What Youre Made Of, </em>youll notice the documentary doesnt delve into the bands family lives. It wasnt on purpose it was just that we had so much to tell with just the five of us, says Howie.<br /> But dont be fooled the Backstreet wives have all played their part in supporting their husbands, and in turn the band, over the years.</p> <p>So, what does it take to be married to AJ, Nick, Howie, Kevin and Brian? We get the lowdown from AJs wife Rochelle about the life of a Backstreet wife </p> <p></p> <p><strong>What did you know about BSB when you met AJ?</strong></p> <p>I saw them in concert when I was 17, so I was familiar with their music. I was a dancer, so I knew some dancers that toured with them on <em>Black and Blue</em>, but I was more a New Kids and *NSYNC fan.</p> <p>When we met, my tastes had changed to rockroll and emo, so I didnt know they were still recording and touring. I was very hesitant to go out with him. He had the reputation of the bad boy and going to rehab. But he was so nice! So I gave it a shot.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>How hard was it adjusting to dating someone always getting female attention and travelling?</strong></p> <p>My dad works in entertainment and Ive done hair and make-up on-set and been around celebrities my whole life, so I understand thats their job. And Im a <em>huge</em> fan of 30 Seconds to Mars so I would get excited too if I saw Jared Leto!</p> <p>What Ive had trouble adjusting to is people taking an interest in me because Im married to him. Everyones so kind, but its weird when people want pictures with me.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>You and Nicks wife Lauren have had a harder time with haters, partly because social media is bigger now than it was when the others met their wives, so its easier for fans to voice their feelings. How difficult has that been?</strong></p> <p>You have to thicken your skin, but it breaks you down sometimes and you wonder how somebody can have opinions about someone they dont know.</p> <p>Something that was really hard was people saying I was a drug addict and partied a lot. I dont drink, Ive never touched a drug in my life and Ive been super-supportive of AJ and his recovery. There was a photo taken of me in Las Vegas toasting our engagement and I literally took a sip of champagne then put the glass down and that one photograph got so much backlash.</p> <p>Lately, its more if I post a picture of Ava people will give their opinion of how to parent or tell me her seatbelt in her car-seat is wrong. Thats where I tell myself that I know what my truth is and maybe Ava moved her buckle!</p> <p>Poor Lauren though shes gotten it the worst and its hard to see that as her friend. But there are so many more fans who are loving and supportive, so I dont let a few bad apples ruin the whole bunch.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>The other huge obstacle has been AJs addiction struggles. He seems to be doing better than ever, but how was it in the early days suddenly having to deal with not just his fame and fans, but his alcoholism?</strong></p> <p>The alcoholism and drug addiction has been our biggest obstacle as a couple. When we started dating is when he was at his worst, so I walked into something that I had no idea how to deal with. I didnt even know what was going on in the beginning. I knew he drank, but didnt know he was using drugs. I was very nave because I was never around that, so it was a learning process.<br /> I go to Al-Anon, which is a support group for people who have loved ones that are addicts, and I talk to a therapist whose proficiency is family, addiction and recovery. We both work strong programs separately, so Ive had to learn that I cant babysit him, that its an illness and how to deal with that.<br /> </p> <p><strong>Was there ever a day where you went, No. I cant do this anymore?</strong></p> <p>We had that day when Ava was around six-months-old and he then checked into a sober living to regain his wits about him. Its different now with a child, so from that point we decided he needed to work harder. I wasnt leaving him and it wasnt because I dont love him, but we have a daughter and have to make sure shes raised in the best environment and that day was not the best environment for her. So he went to a sober living, we worked it out and hes been doing good ever since.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>On the flipside, whats the coolest thing about being a Backstreet wife? Have you gotten to meet any of your own idols?</strong></p> <p>Hanging with the New Kids was my ultimate and Ill never forget the first weekend on the road with them. I had laryngitis for a week afterwards from all the screaming and singing. Meeting Lance Bass was surreal and hes become a close friend.</p> <p>Meeting Justin Timberlake was really cool we ran into him at a restaurant and I had to play it all cool like it wasnt a big deal!</p> <p>And just being able to see the world and experience it with him is amazing.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What are the most important qualities for being a Backstreet wife?</strong></p> <p>Patience because everythings changing at the drop of a hat and out on the road youre always waiting for something showtime, soundcheck, the bus to leave.</p> <p>You have to be trustworthy because we spend a lot of time away from our husbands and you have to know that being a wife and especially raising a family a lot of the responsibility falls back on you. You have to do a lot by yourself.</p> <p>Thats challenging as a wife and mom, but its funny because then when theyre home, theyre home. When theyre gone theyre gone, then theyre home <em>all </em>the time.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>We saw on <em>I Heart Nick Carter, </em>Nick and Lauren at odds over Lauren wanting to stay behind in Paris. How do you and AJ strike that balance of nurturing what is often a long-distance relationship, but also maintaining your independence?</strong></p> <p>Since we started dating I have always worked. I love my job and Im proud of my work so thats a big priority for me. If AJs going be gone for 10 weeks, Ill go out right in the middle for two and weve always tried to find that balance.</p> <p>I lost myself in my previous relationship, so that was one of my biggest things coming into this keeping my own identity. That couldnt be harder by marrying a celebrity because you become s wife. But Ive made that priority.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What would be a somewhat typical day on tour?</strong></p> <p>Before Ava we would sleep all day! With Ava, we get out and sightsee as a family.</p> <p>But its actually not fun 14 days on tour is my max. People dont understand you have to shower inside venues where you wear flip-flops because you dont know whats on that floor and there are days we havent seen the sunlight because you drive all night then wake up parked underground.</p> <p>You cant go number two on the bus if youve got to go number two, everyone on your bus knows because you have to tell them, Hey I gotta go to the bathroom!</p> <p>All humility goes out the window. We see each other in our pyjamas. The first time I went on the road I packed super-cute clothes and heels and now its leggings and comfy clothes because were lounging most of the time. Its not glamorous!</p> <p>But its really cool to see the world, meet new people and take Ava to places like the Dublin Zoo. Shes gotten to see some amazing things and shes only two!<br /> <br /> *<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of </em>continues its international launch this month. France, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Poland and Japan youre up next! And Finland, dont forget your encore screening 9 March!</p> <p></p> <p>By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/242583AJ talks London premiere!<p>Its finally here! Today kicks off the international launch of<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>and after spending this week doing the UK promo rounds, BSB are currently suiting up in preparation for hitting the red carpet for tonights London premiere and live performance.</p> <p>Europe and the UK is where everything started for us so its really exciting, says AJ. I saw photos of the premiere venue for London and its absolutely gorgeous and it sold out, which is amazing.</p> <p>We had no expectations going into this process. We just wanted to make an awesome film and share it with our fans and its turning out to be something even bigger than we dreamed of.</p> <p>m really anxious to see how its received over the pond and talk to fans. You know me Im very hands-on and love to hang out with fans out front whenever Im having a cigarette, so Im just anxious to see what everyone thinks of the film.</p> <p>As well as holding special meaning for BSB for the role the region played in their early success, the UK is also where the seeds of<em>Show Em What Youre Made</em>were planted more than two years ago.</p> <p>What started as a simple making of type film evolved into a riveting documentary about the bands journey, thanks to Oscar-winning producer Mia Bays and her team at UK production company Pulse Films.</p> <p>Beginning by filming footage of the boys recording<em>In A World Like This</em>in London, Mia recognised the story-telling potential in BSBs two decades together and brought in good friend and director Stephen Kijak.<br /> Having previously worked with rock legends like the Rolling Stones, Stephen says one of his biggest observations about the BSB fandom is that we like to experience events together.</p> <p>So its only natural that tonights event is one hot ticket!<br /> s something thats really interesting, says Stephen. s almost a nineties vibe to the fan base in that they want to buy CDs, own the stuff and go see it in a movie theatre together. They want the collective experience.<br /> The fans really enjoy the collective experience of getting together and experiencing these things its like having the band on tour in a way.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>*<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>is out TODAY in the UK, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Gilbraltar, Ireland, Netherlands and Romania! Further international releases to follow.</strong></p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor / @LeenaNZ</strong></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:17:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/241823Have a #BSBTheMovie Cinema Party this Thursday!<p>Make it a #BSBTheMovie Cinema Party! #BSBTheMovie is in cinemas<a>on Thursday night</a>PLUS youll get to watch the band broadcast LIVE by satellite in a special performance direct from London. For many venues this is a <strong>one night only event</strong> so heres the challenge - how many friends can you take to the cinema with you? Post a photo of your #BSBTheMovie cinema tickets, the group with the most tickets will win a special video message from the band!!! Make sure to tag @BSBTheMovie!<br /> <br /> Buy your tickets NOW<a href="http://goo.gl/KqtTzv" target="_blank">http://goo.gl/KqtTzv</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:30:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/241603Stephen Kijak: The Man Behind the Lens<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/backstreetboys/media/07/05/images/assets/medium.PXklrCg-skLgLPDfNL8c7cl6evQY58djhBrWHgfZB-A.jpg" /><br /><p>Theres just one week until<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>invades the UK and Europe so we think its time to meet the man himself, director Stephen Kijak!<br /> <br /> Having previously worked on documentaries about the Rolling Stones and musician Scott Walker, boy bands werent exactly Stephens thing. In fact, he initially turned down what we fans would call a dream gig and it wasnt until he met with the band that he knew he had to work on the project guess no-ones immune to that Backstreet spell!</p> <p>We talked to Stephen about the challenges of making the documentary, his lively first encounter with BSB and mud pie runs with Nick</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What kind of music did you listen to growing up?</strong></p> <p>The first album I ever bought was<em>Love Gun</em>by KISS when I was eight-years-old. High school was very new wave I actually thought I was Robert Smith from The Cure. I really liked British music like New Order, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Depeche Mode. It was a totally new wave childhood including the hair!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What were your impressions of BSB back then?</strong></p> <p>I was the cool kids and they were the enemy. I didnt like that kind of music at all. Although Ill never forget living in New York whencame out and hearing I Want It That Way on the radio in a little Korean deli. I was actually frozen in my tracks thinking, Oh my god, this is the perfect pop song.</p> <p>Then it was, Oh God, I cant like this.</p> <p>There was almost a shame, but the song just got you. I tucked that away and kept it a secret that I loved that song. They were just there, a part of pop culture at the time.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>So its fair to say you never expected to work on such a significant project of theirs?</strong></p> <p>Never! To be honest, I turned it down when it was first offered to me and it wasnt until my producer Mia Bays got involved and sold it hard, like You really need to do this. These guys are great, theres a great story here and it will be fun to work together again.</p> <p>Then you meet the guys and its like, What was I thinking? Of course I should do this!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Mia and the team at Pulse Films had already completed filming in London by then. What did you think of that footage?</strong></p> <p>Thats when the call came in again. She had this footage she wanted to show me and that really convinced me seeing how they were letting themselves be portrayed. They were really up for doing a film that wasnt guarded or a puff piece. You could tell they wanted to be real, which convinced me it was going to be a great thing.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Even though theyve known each other for 22 years, those hometown visits really stepped it up a notch in terms of their bonds. What did you observe happening with group dynamics during that week?</strong></p> <p>That was actually the first time Id met them. We all met in Delray Beach in AJs hometown and that was the first thing we shot. It was interesting to have that be my first experience with them because I learned about them through these early stages of their lives the places they came from and the things that made them who they are today. It was a cool, casual, relaxed week.</p> <p>Although as the week went on each guy would see the emotional impact that these days were having on each other and it became like, Oh god, my days coming up!</p> <p>It was intense and a lot of emotion, but fun to see the bond. It felt really natural.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Which visit was the hardest one to film?</strong></p> <p>AJs was tough in that there were just so many people running around! There were friends, teachers then all of a sudden tons of kids everywhere. And it was our first one, so we were trying to find our groove with the crew and how these guys behaved on camera.</p> <p>But we picked up steam pretty quickly. Any difficulty was logistical and more on the production side.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Youve been pretty active with the fan base on Twitter and I see this morning someone called you the sixth Backstreet Boy</strong></p> <p>Thats hilarious. I dont know the moves. I couldnt do that. No way.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What? They didnt teach you any moves!?</strong></p> <p>Uh, well a few. If Im honest, I have learned a few.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What was the guys reactions when they saw the completed film?</strong></p> <p>Theyre all very proud of it from what we can tell!</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Whats your favourite part?</strong></p> <p>Hiking in Kentucky was the sweet spot for me. That was the last hometown trip. Climbing a mountain with Kevin in Kentucky is my fondest memory and I love how it lives in the movie. It wraps around the movie and is like our bookend.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>What was your standout memory with the guys off-camera?</strong></p> <p>Nick forcing us to eat a mud-pie dessert at some ridiculous restaurant in Tampa one night. I dont know where he brought us, but it was the biggest, most disgusting and delicious thing Ive ever seen in my entire life! I had some good Florida eating with the boys.</p> <p>And, just observing Nick Carters appetite first-hand. Ive never quite seen anyone eat like that. The boys got a lot of energy.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>*Next week kicks off the beginning of<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>international launch. Check here (<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/international" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.com/<wbr />international</a>) for info on your countrys release!</strong></p> <p></p> <p><strong>By Leena Tailor/<a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:56:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/241283Breaking News - UK #BSBTheMovie<p><strong><a href="http://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/#!berlin-film-festival-2015-stephen-kijak/c1dbf">The New Current</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://sosogay.co.uk/2015/film-review-backstreet-boys-show-em-youre-made/"><strong>SoSoGay</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.screenrelish.com/2015/02/17/backstreet-boys-show-em-youre-made-review/"><strong>Screen Relish</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://55factory.net/cultures/182-20150216.php">55 Factory</a></strong></p> <p><a 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href="http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/backstreet-boys-dudes-arent-afraid-to-like-our-music-now-663708.html"><strong>Irish Examiner</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-backstreet-boys-weve-got-loads-of-male-fans-31022103.html"><strong>Belfast Telegraph</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/leisure/national/11816336.Backstreet_Boys__Dudes_aren_t_afraid_to_like_our_music_now/"><strong>Runcorn and Widnes World</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/leisure/cinema/a205309/ybacsho2liv.Backstreet_Boys__Show__Em_What_You_re_Made_Of___Live_Musical_Performance_Via_Satellite/"><strong>Braintree Gazette</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/leisure/national/11816336.Backstreet_Boys__Dudes_aren_t_afraid_to_like_our_music_now/"><strong>Stourbridge News</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/music/musicnews/backstreet-boys-reveal-new-music-plans-638459.html"><strong>Female First</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2968911/They-Backstreet-Boys-promote-movie-London-reveal-plans-new-music-year.html"><strong>DailyMail</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://home.bt.com/news/showbiz-news/backstreet-boys-dudes-arent-afraid-to-like-our-music-now-11363964518213">BT</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/backstreet-boys-give-advice-one-direction-new-documentary"><strong>OK!</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/leisure/national/11816336.Backstreet_Boys__Dudes_aren_t_afraid_to_like_our_music_now/">Daily Echo</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.reveal.co.uk/showbiz-celeb-gossip/news/a631516/backstreet-boys-weve-said-the-craziest-things-to-each-other-in-rows.html">Reveal</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.list.co.uk/article/68771-backstreet-boys-reveal-new-music-plans/">The List</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/leisure/general/11811814.REVIEW__Backstreet_Boys__Show__Em_What_You_re_Made_Of/">Basingstoke Gazett</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://on.aol.co.uk/video/backstreet-boys--weve-got-loads-of-male-fans-518670151?playlist=160757&icid=hpaolon"><strong>AO</strong><strong>L.on</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/entertainment/news/a33750/backstreet-boys-cosmo-quiz-video/">Cosmopolitan.co.uk</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://news.sky.com/video/1434638/backstreets-back-with-new-film"><strong>SKY NEWS</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://shows.stv.tv/talk-tv/311745-the-backstreet-boys-talk-movie-new-music-and-150-date-tour/"><strong>STV</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.showfilmfirst.com/backstreet-boys-show-em-2/"><strong>Show Film First</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiJTnCpEzLg"><strong>ODE - interview</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.biggaypictureshow.com/bgps/2015/02/backstreet-boys-show-em-what-youre-made-of-cinema-review/"><strong>Big Gay Picture Show</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.campaignseries.co.uk/leisure/national/11816336.print/">Campaign</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-backstreet-boys-weve-got-loads-of-male-fans-31022103.html">Belfast Telegraph</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.brightshinynews.com/entertainment/13316-backstreet-boys-reveal-new-music-plans.html"><strong>Bright Shiny News</strong></a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.ballymena.today/2015/02/26/backstreet-boys-documentary-ballymena-cinema-throwback-thursday/">Ballymena Today</a></strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/10/14/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.k4meiuk8ml2il2nuuimnoxda9u9xtomps132ganso2e.jpg?1424455784" style="width: 575px; height: 716px;" /></p> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/groundctrl/clients/backstreetboys/media/00/09/ckeditor/pictures/data/content.7yxw1jit3vpxjvrs6k03angxlerc97wwl5dxwtntl1w.pdf?1424294100" style="width: 575px; height: 821px;" /></p> </div> </div> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:06:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/241183#BSBTheMovie World Television Premiere on VH1!<p>April is a big month in BSB history.. and this April is no different. Mark your calendars and set your DVRs, April 3rd, #BSBTheMovie will make its television debut exclusively on VH1!</p> <p>#BSBTheMovie- Friday, April 3rd at 9PM ET/PT on VH1!</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:22:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/241083You Can Still Bring #BSBTheMovie To Your Town!<p>US & Canada -We know a lot of you want to seeon the big screen. Heres how you can make that happen!</p> <p>AJexplains the process here. Basically, you can request a screening, and if its approved, the fun part begins!</p> <p><br /> Head here to requestin your town!<a href="https://www.tugg.com/titles/backstreet-boys-movie" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.tugg.com/titles/backstreet-boys-movie</a><br /> <br /> US: Heres how it works:<a href="http://bit.ly/HowTuggWorks" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/HowTuggWorks</a><br /> <br /> Watch the video here:</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/114829079" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://vimeo.com/114829079">Tugg - Request a Screening - FINAL</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/gravitasventures">Gravitas Ventures</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:40:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/241053BSB Movie: The wives’ cut?<p>We may not see a lot of BSBs family in<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of,</em>but that doesnt mean they werent part of the film-making journey.</p> <p>With just two weeks until the UK/Europe launch of the doco, Howie says that the group who were all producers on the project turned to their loved ones when it came to getting advice on various scenes.</p> <p>We all used our families as sound boards, he says. My wife was a key person in my opinions and the way I viewed it because besides working with us at one point, she used to be in the industry.<br /> She worked for [producer/actor] Jerry Weintraub and was a producer, so I would go to her a lot and say, What do you think of this take?<br /> There were a lot of times where she was very brutal and honest and said, This movie sucks right now!</p> <p>That was at the very beginning.</p> <p>Where it is now from where it started we came so far.<br /> Brian showed his brother who mistakenly thought the film had been edited for dramatic effect while Nick meanwhile retreated from the million email chains with updates and edits.</p> <p>For me I put it all out there, then wanted to let the director and production team put together the story they found, he says.</p> <p>In the beginning I watched the first couple of edits, but after that I wanted to be surprised.</p> <p>As for AJ, he admits being the one in the group who loves to give family and friends sneak peeks at BSB records and it was no different with their documentary.<br /> But even his wife Rochelle was blown away by the story revealed on-camera.</p> <p>I talked to [Rochelle] after we did the morning news and she told me she was getting teary-eyed. I was like, Really? We didnt have an emotional interview!</p> <p>But shes been around with me for almost six years and has become family as all of our wives have and she was like, I know you guys now. Youre great, honest, loyal men who treat your families great and your fans great and to see what youve gone through and that youve persevered is really emotional.</p> <p>You could have easily thrown in the towel and you didn</p> <p></p> <p><strong>*UK/Europe youre up next when it comes to seeing just how much BSB persevered, when<em>Show Em What Youre Made Of</em>premieres your way on<span data-term="goog_702812446" tabindex="0">February 26</span>. Grab your tickets now!<br /> <br /> By Leena Tailor / <a href="http://twitter.com/LeenaNZ">@LeenaNZ</a></strong></p> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:23:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/240723AUSTRAILIA IAWLT Tour Dates!<p>The boys are headed down under this spring and hope you can join them in their much anticipated return to Austrailia!</p> <div><strong>May 8th - Rod Laver Arena (Melbourne, AU)</strong></div> <div> <ul> <li>Presale (Reg Tix & VIP Upgrades):2/13 at 2pmlocal till2/15 at 5pm</li> <li>Public On-Sale:2/23 at 12pm</li> <li>Link:<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/317723" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.<wbr />com/events/317723</a></li> </ul> </div> <div><strong>May 9th - Allphones Arena (Sydeny, AU)</strong></div> <div> <ul> <li>Presale (Reg Tix & VIP Upgrades):2/13 at 2pmlocal till2/15 at 5pm</li> <li>Public On-Sale:2/23 at 12pm</li> <li>Link:<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/317733" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.<wbr />com/events/317733</a></li> </ul> </div> <div><strong>May 10th - Entertainment Centre (Brisbane, AU)</strong></div> <div> <ul> <li>Presale (Reg Tix & VIP Upgrades):2/13 at 2pm- local till2/15 at 5pm</li> <li>Public On-Sale:2/23 at 12pm</li> <li>Link:<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/317743" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.<wbr />com/events/317743</a></li> </ul> </div> <div><strong>May 15th</strong> - Perth Arena (Perth, AU)</div> <div> <ul> <li>Presale (Reg Tix & VIP Upgrades):2/13 at 2pm- local till2/15 at 5pm</li> <li>Public On-Sale:2/23 at 12pm</li> <li>Link:<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/317753" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.<wbr />com/events/317753</a></li> </ul> </div> <p><strong>A password will be required to purchase pre-sale concert tickets.</strong> Fan club members can find their unique password in their<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/account">Account Dashboard</a>15 minutesbefore the pre-sale begins.No password is needed to purchase VIP Upgrades. These packages will be available directly on each backstreeboys.com event listing.<br /> <br /> Not a Member?<a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/store/">JOIN NOW</a>and get a full year of the following benefits:<br /> <br /> -Access to exclusive digital content such as videos, audio, and photos.<br /> -Access to exclusive community features such as forums, blogs, and chat.<br /> -Access to exclusive contests and campaigns.<br /> -Access to fan-club exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages.<br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming dates, visit the<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Event Page</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:30:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/240573Buenos Aires & Santiago In A World Like This Tour Dates Added!<p>The news youve been waiting for! The In A World Like This tour is coming to Buenos Aires and Santiago this June.<br /> <br /> 6.17 - Luna Park - Buenos Aires, Argentina<br /> Presale (regular tickets & VIP upgrades):2/11 at 10am local time<br /> Public On-Sale: 2/14<br /> <a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/317243" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.com/<wbr />events/317243</a></p> <div> <div></div> <div>6.19 - Movistar Arena - Santiago, Chile</div> <div> <div>Presale (regular tickets & VIP upgrades):2/24 at 10amlocal time</div> <div>Public On-Sale: 2/27</div> </div> <div><a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/317253" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.com/<wbr />events/317253</a></div> </div> <p>No password is needed. These packages will be available directly on each backstreeboys.com event listing.<br /> <br /> Not a Member?<a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/store/">JOIN NOW</a>and get a full year of the following benefits:<br /> <br /> -Access to exclusive digital content such as videos, audio, and photos.<br /> -Access to exclusive community features such as forums, blogs, and chat.<br /> -Access to exclusive contests and campaigns.<br /> -Access to fan-club exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages.<br /> <br /> For a full list of upcoming dates, visit the<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events">Event Page</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:00:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/240303Regarding London VIP/After Party<div>To those who are asking, there will be no official meet and greet or after party at this months #BSBTheMoviepremiere in London. This doesnt mean youshould be any less excited! Not only will you be seeing the movie (finally) youre getting a very special performance from the boys themselves!</div> <div></div> <div>The countdown is on! Only 16 days until #BSBTheMovieTakesLondon.</div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/240293SECOND SHOW ADDED - Mexico City, 6/25 ON SALE NOW & UPDATED TICKET INFO<p>MEXICO CITY! You asked for it. A 2ndshow has been added 6/25 atAuditorio Nacional. Tix AND VIP are on sale NOW here:<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/events/317233" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://backstreetboys.com/events/317233</a><br /> <br /> F<strong>AN CLUB MEMBERS</strong>: thank you for being so patient. We worked over the weekend& are happy to announce that a <strong>limited number of pit tix & premium tix for our shows on 6/24 AND 6/25 will be on sale this Wednesday at 10am Central.</strong><br /> <br /> UPDATED INFO:</p> <div><strong>Timeline For Sale</strong></div> <div>2/11 at 10am CST- 2/12 at10am CST</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Ticket Limit</strong></div> <div>2 tickets</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Passwords</strong></div> <div>The same passwords in your<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/account" target="_blank">dashboards</a>will work.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Refunds</strong></div> <div>If you have already purchased tickets, you can buy purchase new tickets as part of this sale and TM will refund your original order.You just need to contact TM at 53-25-90-00 "client service" or can contact them at<a href="https://twitter.com/servicioTM" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/servicioTM</a>with your reference number (very important you have the reference number).</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Links For The Sale</strong><br /> <a>24-JUN</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/event/14004E31A9464FCE?did=fans" target="_blank">http://www.ticketmaster.com.<wbr />mx/event/14004E31A9464FCE?did=<wbr />fans</a></div> <div> <p><a><strong>25-JUN</strong></a><br /> <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/event/14004E31A94C4FDC?did=fans" target="_blank">http://www.ticketmaster.com.<wbr />mx/event/14004E31A94C4FDC?did=<wbr />fans</a></p> </div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:45:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/240253Valentine's Day Contest<p>Less than a week until Valentines Day and were on the hunt for some Valentines. Can you help? Share the love with a friend and gift them #BSBTheMovie on iTunes​ Movies or Amazon Instant Video​. Email your proof of purchase to <a href="mailto:thebackstreetboysofficial@gmail.com">thebackstreetboysofficial@gmail.com</a> before Thursday, February 12th. Well do the rest ;)<br /> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/1Av529r" target="_blank">iTunes US</a><br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/1wL6Fye" target="_blank">iTunes CAN</a><br /> <a href="http://amzn.to/1HMLp3t" target="_blank">Amazon</a><br /> <br /> <em>*Gifting must take place after February 6th.</em><br /> <em>**Only open to residents of the US or Canada</em></p> <p>From <a href="http://www.backstreetboys.com/">www.backstreetboys.com</a></p>Sun, 08 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -0800http://www.backstreetboys.com/news/240363