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Backstreet Boys may expand Vegas residency even more; plot global tour for next year


Denise TruscelloNot long ago, The Backstreet Boys announced that they were expanding their Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency to add dates in November, January and February.  And the group likely won’t stop there — turns out they’re really loving the “convenience” of being based in one place.

Asked if they’d add more than the 15 dates announced, Backstreet’s Kevin Richardson tells Billboard, “I think so. Just to not have to hop on a bus or a plane or unpack and pack in a new hotel room every night or whatever, to not have to travel and be able to stay in one place is very convenient for us.”

Kevin adds that the Vegas schedule allows the veteran boy band to “be creative and get in the studio, and it allows us to go around and play other shows, because we’re gearing up for…a new single and a new album coming up.”

He adds, “We’re planning on going on a world tour next year as well, we’re going to be doing both. We’re having a great time, and the reaction’s been great, so things are good.”

Kevin says that one thing he and the rest of the guys have learned from doing the show is that “we have a great music catalog and that people — genuinely, lots of people — have lots of fond memories of us and our music and that they want to see it, they want to hear it, and they want to relive it.”

“There’s a lot of love and positive energy coming our way right now,” he adds.

Tickets for those new shows go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. PT.

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