From the early 1990s onwards, it dominated the music and entertainment world with their wonderful and captivating songs that reflected the sound and mood of the era and eventually led to the rise of one of the biggest and most spectacular musical phenomena –the boy band.
More than two decades and many hits later, this legendary pop group continues to shine, exuding the same brilliance and appeal that sold millions of records and drew sold-out crowds to its tours worldwide, a formidable figure in pop culture with an enviable legacy of hit songs for the present generation of fans to savor and enjoy.
Now, Backstreet Boys, the acclaimed as the best-selling boy band of all time, will have another blockbuster concert on May 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Billed as In A World Like This Tour, the one-night show to be presented in Manila by Ovation Productions and Live Nation marks the second local appearance in three years of one of the hottest and most successful pop acts in the world as it showcases its exhilarating and awesome sounds through an array of its best-loved songs.
The group will set the audience on fire with its repertoire of hits like “I Want It That Way,” “Quit Playing Games With My Heart,” “Everybody (“Backstreet’s Back”),” “As Long As You Love Me,” “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” “Anywhere For You,” “Larger Than Life,” “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “This Is Us,” “Never Gone,” “Unbreakable,” and many more.
The popular American boy band was last seen in Manila in 2012 when it teamed up with another pop legend, New Kids On The Block, to form the super group known as NKOTBSB which headlined a one-night sold-out gig on June 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena, also produced by Ovation Productions, as part of its 2011-2012 international tour.
Formed in 1993 in Orlando, Florida by Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Litrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, Backstreet Boys first attracted worldwide attention with its self-title debut international album (1996), its second international album, “Backstreet’s Back” (1997), and its debut album in the US.
It soared to greater heights with the album, “Millennium” (1999) and its follow-up album, “Black & Blue” (2000). “Millennium” entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No. 1, having sold 1,134,000 copies on its first week of release, with nearly 500,000 copies on its first day out in the US alone, to emerge as the best selling-album of 1999 in the US with total sales of 9,445,732 copies.
It remained on the Billboard chart for 93 weeks, selling over 12 million copies in the US and being certified 13 times platinum.
The group debuted new material on a seven-week European tour that kicked off last Oct. 30, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal in support of its album, “This Is Us,” which had its US release last Fall on Jive Records
Backstreet Boys, which was named after Orlando’s flea market, is composed of Brian Litrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson.
Tickets are priced at P7,920, P6,870, P5,810, P4,760, P3,700, P2,640 and P930. Tickets are available at all smtickets outlets or online through www.smtickets.com.)
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