The Backstreet Boys have been together for nearly 25 years, and the boys are back with even more new shows in Las Vegas!
Backstreet Boys, which include members Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Howie Dorough, may all be fathers now, but they aren’t planning to retire anytime soon.
People magazine exclusively revealed that Backstreet Boys extended their Las Vegas residency into 2018 and the boys are hoping to make it a “long-term residency.”
Performing in Las Vegas for months or years is the best option for the Backstreet Boys, as hopping onto planes every day to give shows in new cities isn’t going to fly for all members of the iconic boy band, as Kevin Richardson and his bandmates are all fathers now.
Revealing the exciting news about their Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life residency being extended into 2018, Dorough joked that Las Vegas is where people usually go to retire.
“If you would have asked us this 10 years ago, we would’ve been like, ‘Vegas? That’s where people go who want to retire.'”
But it’s not the case for the Backstreet Boys, who are actively working on new music and shows to impress fans during their Las Vegas residency. And make no mistake: there’s plenty of material to work on.
The Las Vegas residency, which is held at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood and was supposed to end on July 1, now added six dates in November, one date in January 2018, and seven more dates in February.
Backstreet Boys is basically experiencing its second rebirth now, and the boys couldn’t be more happy about it! Although Las Vegas has a reputation as an adult-only playground that involves alcohol and not exactly family-friendly lifestyle, Kevin Richardson says their Vegas residency is “really convenient for [our] lifestyle.”
Kevin Richardson, who himself is a father of two boys, admits that being signed up to a residency show is “really convenient” for all the Backstreet Boys, who are all fathers now.
“It’s just really convenient for us to be with our families.”
Doing shows at one venue in one city allows Backstreet Boys to spend more time with their wives and kids, as there’s no need to be flying planes every day to get to a new city, a new arena, and new hotel.
“It’s just a lot easier… and [it’s] so fun for us, so that’s a plus.”
The convenient residency schedule also allows the Backstreet Boys to work on new material all the time. In fact, Kevin Richardson exclusively shared that the boy band is planning to release new music late summer “or third of fourth quarter” of 2017.
And next year, the Backstreet Boys are aiming even bigger – Kevin Richardson reveals the boys are planning to go on a world tour in 2018 after completing their Las Vegas residency in February.
The Backstreet Boys may be all in their 40s or pushing 40, but there are no retirement plans on the table. Even if there ever will be, there’s already a new generation of Backstreet Boys growing up: the bandmates’ sons!
One of the new generation Backstreet Boys, in particular, may have “the bug” already, says Kevin Richardson about his three-and-a-half-year-old son, Maxwell.
Speaking to People magazine, Kevin Richardson gushed about his son’s passion for singing and dancing. And while Maxwell is only nearly four-years-old, he already knows Backstreet Boys music and even sings the songs, as revealed by Richardson.
Kevin Richardson also shares nine-year-old son Mason with wife Kristin – but their older son “loves technology,” and will most likely not follow in his father’s entertainment footsteps. So the bright future of Backstreet Boys depends on the boys like Maxwell!
Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency tickets go on sale on Friday, June 16 on Ticketmaster.
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