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The Backstreet Boys Are Coming to New Zealand for the Show of Your Teenage Dreams

Backstreet's back, alright.
By Samantha Teague
September 13, 2019
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The Backstreet Boys Are Coming to New Zealand for the Show of Your Teenage Dreams

Backstreet's back, alright.
By Samantha Teague
September 13, 2019
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With the sheer number of popular 90s nights happening at the moment, the recent remake of childhood favourites like The Lion King and Aladdin, and the return of artists such as Janet Jackson, it was only a natural step for the biggest selling boy band — and the target of all your teenage affection — to make a return, too. Backstreet's back, alright.

So, unroll your posters and dust-off that secret diary, and get ready to belt out the lyrics to 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)', 'As Long As You Love Me' and 'I Want It That Way', when the famous five — AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardsonhead to New Zealand in May 2020 for a very nostalgic show.

Hitting up Auckland's Spark Arena, the Backstreet Boys will also be performing songs off their just-released tenth album, DNA. It (surprisingly?) debuted as number one on the charts when it was released and features Grammy-nominated single 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'.

But, we know you'll most likely be there for the 90s and early 00s goodness. You've got nine whole months until they're here, so plenty of time to relearn the moves to 'Everybody' and rewatch many retro music videos. Here's one for you to start with:

 

Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour drops by Auckland's Spark Arena on Saturday, May 16. Pre-sale tickets begin at 10am on Tuesday, September 17 with general tickets on sale at midday on Monday, September 23 via Live Nation.

Published on September 13, 2019 by Samantha Teague

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