Following the example of New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees, Backstreet Boys will release a new studio album in 2013. “In A World Like This” will be released on July 30, and three days later, the Boys will kick off a North American tour in Chicago.
On Wednesday morning (May 15), the five members of BSB appeared on “Good Morning America” and premiered a new song, “Permanent Stain.” The upcoming album’s first single, “In a World Like This,” is set to be released on June 25, and is said to be a return to the bombastic hooks of their earlier work.
“We always want to top our previous albums,” Nick Carter says in a press statement. “All five of us were determined to create an album where every song could be a single.”
The album and tour announcement comes on the heels of the band’s 20th anniversary in April, in which they were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers like Max Martin, Martin Terefe and Justin Trugman, “In a World Like This” marks the recording return of Kevin Richardson, who departed the group following 2005’s “Never Gone” and returned to BSB in 2012.
Tickets for Backstreet Boys’ upcoming tour go on sale on Friday (May 17). Those who purchase tickets will be given “Permanent Stain” as a free download.
Backstreet Boys debuted albums atop the Billboard 200 twice, once for “Millennium” in 1999 and again for “Black & Blue” in 2000. Their last album, “This Is Us,” debuted at No. 9 on the chart.
Check out the Backstreet Boys’ upcoming tour dates below:
August 2: Chicago, IL (Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island)
August 3: St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
August 4: Toledo, OH (Toledo Zoo Amphitheater)
August 6: Montreal, QB (Bell Centre)
August 7: Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheater)
August 8: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
August 9: Cincinnati, OH (PNC Pavilion)
August 10: Cleveland, OH (Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica)
August 12: Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
August 13: Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
August 15: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
August 16: Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
August 17: Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live)
August 20: Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)
August 21: Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
August 22: Atlanta, GA (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)
August 23: Tampa, FL (Live Nation Amphitheatre)
August 25: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
August 28: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
August 30: Dallas, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
August 31: Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
September 5: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)
September 6: Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
September 7: Las Vegas, NV (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
September 8: San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)