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- Aug 21
Days Time Wed, Aug 21 8pm – 10pm Single Ticket Prices $59 to $850 adv
At the height of a commercial teen pop explosion in the late '90s, the Backstreet Boys emerged at the top of the boy band pack alongside friendly rivals *NSYNC and were trailed by a crop of imitators. Their hybrid of R&B balladry, hip-hop, and dance pop initially found its greatest audience in Canada and Europe, while success in their native land did not follow until mainstream pop hit it big on radio and MTV in America. Early singles "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" were their first platinum hits, rising into the Top Four of the U.S. singles chart. Benefiting from the strength of their harmonic vocal abilities and balance of heartfelt ballads and propulsive dance anthems, their third album, 1999's Millennium (home to their worldwide smash "I Want It That Way"), topped the charts and was certified multi-platinum across the globe, while follow-up Black & Blue extended their reign. In the 2000s, they took steps away from the Max Martin hitmaking sound that shot them to stardom, maturing with their fan base via adult contemporary pop on the reinventive Never Gone (2005), Unbreakable (2007), and This Is Us (2009). Nearly two decades after their previous number one, the quintet issued 2019's DNA, which returned them to the top of the charts.