Backstreet Boys Dish on Their Biggest Tour in 18 Years (Exclusive)

Their new album, DNA, arrives in January.

Backstreet’s back, alright!

BSB took to social media today to announce some MAJOR news for fans. They are going on their biggest arena tour in eighteen years AND releasing an album titled DNA on January 25, 2019!

To really bring meaning to the album name, the guys analyzed their individual DNA profiles to see what crucial element each member represents in the group’s DNA. The adorable video shows how their individual strains, when brought together, create the unstoppable and legendary Backstreet Boys.

Fans are also getting the first taste of DNA today, as the band released their new single “Chances.” Penned by Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes, the song is on all streaming platforms now.

“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,” says Howie D.

“That’s what I love about this album,” adds Kevin Richardson. “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,” says Brian Littrell. “We’re living the next chapter that hasn’t been told yet, and that’s exciting.”

Beginning on May 11th, the DNA World Tour will have the guys performing all over Europe and North America over the course of three months, headlining venues including Capital One Arena in Washington DC,  United Center in Chicago, the O2 Arena in London, and many more. Tickets will go on sale November 14th at Every ticket purchased to the North American headlining tour will include one (1) physical copy of their 10th studio album DNA.

Earlier this year, Celeb Secrets caught up with the guys at 103.5’s KTUphoria in New York to talk about performing live and what’s to come from the band for 2018 and 2019. Teasing that a new album and tour would be announced this fall (now), we could see from the excitement on their faces that it’s going to be something worth the wait.

“When we perform, we hit the fans hard with all of the classics,” the band told CS exclusively. “‘I Want It That Way’ is obviously a crowd pleaser, but the response we’ve been getting from our newer music is really, really positive. Fans are loving ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” so that’s a fun one to perform. It’s fun to do that one because it’s new and fresh and we still get butterflies because we don’t want to mess up.”

We can’t wait to see what the guys have in store for us on this upcoming tour!

Check out a list of dates below. 


UK and European Tour Dates


11 May 2019       Portugal                  Lisbon                         Altice Arena

13 May 2019       Spain                      Madrid                         Wizink Arena

15 May 2019       Italy                         Milan                           Mediolanum Forum

17 May 2019       Spain                     Barcelona                    Palau Sant Jordi

19 May 2019       France                    Paris                            Accorhotels Arena

21 May 2019       Germany                 Hannover                    TUI Arena

22 May 2019       Belgium                  Antwerp                       Sportpaleis

23 May 2019       Netherlands            Amsterdam                 Ziggo Dome

25 May 2019       Germany                 Mannheim                   SAP Arena

27 May 2019       Germany                 Munich                        Olympiahalle

28 May 2019       Austria                    Vienna                         Stadthalle

29 May 2019       Germany                 Berlin                           Mercedes-Benz Arena

31 May 2019       Sweden                  Gothenburg                 Scandinavium

01 June 2019      Norway                   Oslo                            Spektrum

02 June 2019      Sweden                  Stockholm                   Ericsson Globe

05 June 2019      Finland                    Helsinki                       Hartwall Arena

08 June 2019      Denmark                 Copenhagen               Royal Arena

10 June 2019      UK                          Manchester                 Manchester Arena

11 June 2019      Ireland                    Dublin                          3Arena

14 June 2019      UK                         Glasgow                      SSE Hydro

15 June 2019      UK                          Birmingham                Birmingham Arena

17 June 2019      UK                          London                        O2 Arena

20 June 2019      Germany                 Cologne                       Lanxness Arena

21 June 2019      Switzerland             Zurich                          Hallenstadion

22 June 2019      Czech Republic      Prague                        O2 Arena

24 June 2019      Poland                    Warsaw                       Torwar Arena

25 June 2019      Hungary                  Budapest                     Budapest Arena


North American Tour Dates:

Friday, July 12, 2019 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Sunday, July 14, 2019 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
Monday, July 15, 2019 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
Monday, July 22, 2019 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Calgary, AB ScotiaBank Saddledome
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Saturday, July 27, 2019 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Monday, July 29, 2019 Seattle, WA Angel of the Winds Arena
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Portland, OR Moda Center
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Saturday, August 03, 2019 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Sunday, August 04, 2019 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Monday, August 05, 2019 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Thursday, August 08, 2019 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Monday, August 12, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
Thursday, August 15, 2019 New York, NY Barclays Center
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sunday, August 18, 2019 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Friday, August 23, 2019 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Monday, August 26, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Memphis, TN FedExForum
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Friday, August 30, 2019 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sunday, September 01, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 Lafayette, LA Cajundome Convention Center
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Friday, September 06, 2019 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
Saturday, September 07, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sunday, September 08, 2019 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
Friday, September 13, 2019 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.