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Backstreet Boys will bring DNA World Tour to Pittsburgh

Mary Pickels

They’re baaaaack.

The Backstreet Boys will bring the “DNA World Tour,” their biggest arena tour in 18 years, to Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena on Sept. 14.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 14 at

Every ticket purchased to the North American tour will include one copy of their new album, the release states.

Now available for pre-order, the album features songs written by Lauv (Charli XCX), Andy Grammer, Stuart Chricton (DNCE) and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin), the release adds.

The tour will begin in May, a few months after the Jan. 25 release of their new album, “DNA,” according to a release.

Launched as a “boy band” in Florida 26 years ago, members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson are now all grown up and still singing and dancing together.

Band members analyzed their individual DNA profiles to determine the specific elements each brings to the group, according to the release.

Their first single from the new album, “Chances,” written by Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes, is now available.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour will launch May 11 with European and North American dates planned.

“When this group started 26 years ago – and through all the highs and lows of our career – we’ve had to learn it wasn’t about us as individuals but about what’s best for the group,” Dorough says in the release.

“That’s what I love about this album,” Richardson adds. “We were able to bring all of our influences and styles into one coherent piece of work. These songs are a great representation of who we are as individuals and who we are as a group. It’s our DNA. We’re really proud of that.”

“The journey is ongoing with us and there is so much left to do,” Littrell says. “We’re living the next chapter that hasn’t been told yet, and that’s exciting.”

After 14 months of setting and breaking records in Las Vegas, BSB’s residency “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” will come to an end on April 27.

“Vegas has been amazing and these next set of dates are going to be a party,” Dorough says. “Then it’s time for us to visit our fans all over the world.”


Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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