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 AOLMusic.com:
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 Theater 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 CTNow.com Theatre Wednesday, August 10 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center Friday, August 12 Hershey, PA Star Pavilion at Hershey Park Stadium Saturday, August 13 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront 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 http://www.backstreetboys.com/ http://www.thebackstreetboys.com/
SOURCE: Jive Records
CONTACT: Gina Orr, +1-310-449-2650, or for Tour: Carlos Vega,
+1-212-824-1384, both of Jive Records