Backstreet Boys Are Back With An International Success; Never Gone Debuts Top 5 Around The World


The Backstreet Boys are back on top of the Billboard album charts debuting this week at #3* in the U.S. Worldwide Never Gone is topping the album charts with #1's in Japan (on the international chart), Germany, India, Chile, and Korea with Top 5 album debuts in Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Mexico and Brazil.

After spending 3 years apart, the Backstreet Boys released Never Gone on June 14. Earlier this year the group set out on a sold out club tour. Recent television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Today Show, The View, Live With Regis & Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The CBS Early Show. Print features have included People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and Blender. USA Today gave Never Gone 3 stars declaring that the "Backstreet Boys are rock solid ... smartly produced, cannily sung material ... the group sounds as comfortable and accessible as ever." The NY Post stated "... the songs are melodically strong and show off the outfit's skillful harmonies."

Backstreet Boys are "Artist of the Month" for June on AOL. Their recent AOL Listening Session became one of the Top 10 AOL Listening Sessions of all time. Tickets are on sale now for the Backstreet Boys U.S. summer tour dates, presented by

   Friday, July 22       West Palm Beach, FL   Sound Advice Amphitheatre
   Saturday, July 23     Tampa, FL             Ford Amphitheatre
   Sunday, July 24       Atlanta, GA           Gwinnett Arena
   Tuesday, July 26      Cleveland, OH         Tower City Theater
   Wednesday, July 27    New York, NY          Radio City Music Hall
   Friday, July 29       Atlantic City, NJ     Borgata Hotel Spa & Casino
   Saturday, July 30     Wantagh, NY           Tommy Hilfiger Jones Beach
   Sunday, July 31       Holmdel, NJ           PNC Bank Arts Center
   Wednesday, August 3   Detroit, MI           DTE Energy Music Theatre
   Thursday, August 4    Buffalo, NY           Darien Lakes Amphitheatre
   Saturday, August 6    Washington DC         Nissan Pavilion
   Sunday, August 7      Saratoga Springs, NY  SPAC
   Tuesday, August 9     Wallingford, CT Theatre
   Wednesday, August 10  Portland, ME          Cumberland County Civic
   Friday, August 12     Hershey, PA           Star Pavilion at Hershey Park
   Saturday, August 13   Camden, NJ            Tweeter Center at the
   Sunday, August 14     Boston, MA            Tweeter Center
   Tuesday, August 16    Cincinnati, OH        Riverbend Music Center
   Wednesday, August 17  Pittsburgh, PA        Post Gazette Pavilion
   Friday, August 19     Chicago, IL           Lakefront Pavilion at
                                                Northerly Island
   Saturday, August 20   Minneapolis, MN  US   Bank Theater at Target Center
   Sunday, August 21     Kansas City, MO       Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
   Thursday, August 25   Los Angeles, CA       Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
   Friday, August 26     Phoenix, AZ           Dodge Theatre
   Saturday, August 27   Las Vegas             Mandalay Bay
   Tuesday, August 30    Concord, CA           Chronicle Pavilion
   Wednesday, August 31  Sacramento, CA        Sleep Train Amphitheatre
   Friday, September 2   Portland, OR  Clark   County Amphitheater

Following the U.S. tour, the group will embark on international dates taking them through Europe, Asia and South America.

Never Gone is the 4th studio release from the group since their debut in 1997. To date they have garnered 2 Diamond albums (RIAA certification for 10 million sold), as well as numerous multi-platinum certifications for albums, singles and videos. In total they have sold over 73 million albums worldwide.

   National media contact:  Gina Orr/Jive Records tel. 310-449-2650
   Tour media contact:  Carlos Vega/Jive Records  tel. 212-824-1384

SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: Gina Orr, +1-310-449-2650, or for Tour: Carlos Vega,
+1-212-824-1384, both of Jive Records

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