Mar 18
Emilia News

Just after hearing the news about Backstreet Boys possibly launching their own tequila line there’s word that the Boys may actually start their own restaurant.

According to TMZ BSB Entertainment, INC (which is owned by the Backstreet Boys) filed documents on February 9, 2018 to trademark “Backstreet Barbecue” for a new restaurant. There’s no other information on whether or not this will indeed happen, but Nick posted on Twitter this morning about it in a joking way. Neither confirming or denying the reports.

Mar 18
Emilia News

Backstreet’s definitely back—though any true 90s child could tell you they never really left. And like many relics of the boy band era, they’ve gotten even better with age, which is fitting given their collective obsession with something that certainly does the same . . . within the confines of a barrel.

During a recent two-show performance at luxury resort Moon Palace in Cancun, BSB shared exclusive intel with us about their interest in tequila. It started with musings on aging preferences: “I like a good reposado or añejo,” Kevin Richardson said. Nick Carter chimed in, “And that leads us into talking about our tequila venture that we’ll be coming out with. [We] just need to find a partner here in Mexico.”

The Backstreet Boys’ announcement of their imminent foray into the spirits business is big news, certainly for the liquor world as a whole, but more specifically for the local market. Tequila is a regulated spirit that can be produced only in Mexico’s state of Jalisco (with the exception of several municipalities in surrounding states), thus any and all celebrity endorsement of or involvement in a brand would directly benefit the country’s economy.

Justin Timberlake, Carlos Santana, Diddy, Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine have all been involved with different tequila brands in various capacities. Most notably, George Clooney’s Casamigos brand was recently acquired by major spirits portfolio Diageo (Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and CÎROC, to name a few) for a cool $1 billion, proving the immense potential value of this sort of venture when the cards are played right.

It’s unclear (and tough to predict) whether the band will opt for a large-scale brand or a smaller producer, or what research and development has been done on their team’s end thus far, but we’re looking forward to future updates.

As for the group’s Cancun visit, which doubled as a holiday vacation for the guys and their families, there was as much emphasis on the food as there was on the tequila. “I had the most amazing dinner at [one of the resort’s] Mexican restaurants,” AJ McLean shared. “I got to talk to the chef afterwards. The food’s been great, and the people have been awesome here. We definitely want to come back [to Moon Palace]; that’s for sure.” In the meantime, we’ll be awaiting their bottle release with bated breath and lime in hand.

Source: TastingTable.com

Mar 18
Emilia News, Solo Album

Nick has announced on his Twitter earlier today that he is almost done recording his 4th solo album! Nick first mentioned working on solo music back in November. It looks like we may have new solo album from Nick possibly this year along with the new Backstreet Boys album. It’s exciting news for sure!

Mar 18
Emilia News

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest has announced Nick as one of the celebrity guests attendging their event in Chicago. The event takes place April 7th and 8th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Tickets to event are on sale now! Purchase them at HeroesFanFest.com

Photo ops for Saturday April 7 and Sunday April 8 are now available for $60. Purchase them at GrowTix.com

Mar 18
Emilia Fan Projects

As mentioned back in January the BSB 25 Project reached its goal in the amount needed for the Billboard ad. Thanks to Sara for updating on what’s happening with the funds raised and when we’ll see the ad in Billboard magazine. You can read the full update on her site.

The ad will be included in the April 21st issue of Billboard. Those in the US you can buy the magazine in stores. For Canadian fans some have mentioned that Billboard magazine is available at a store called Chapters. Billboard will also have the issue available for purchase on their online store (a link will be posted next month). You can also view the magazine through their app. Once there is more information on how to purchase the magazine when it has been released I’ll be sure to update everyone on this.

For those wondering about adding names of those who donated to the ad. Since so many helped with the ad in other ways by donating items and sharing posts there wasn’t a way to keep track of everyone. Also, there’s not a lot of space to add everyone to the ad. So instead #BSB25Project will be added to the ad. That way anyone can search the hashtag (BSB, fans etc) to see everything we’ve done for the project. On April 21st use the hashtag to share photos of your copy of the magazine and more!

Mar 18
Emilia News

For almost a month now photos have emerged from various Funko fan accounts around social media indicating that Funko is set to release various Backstreet Boys Pops and Dorbz. For those who don’t know Funko is a company that makes various pop culture related collector vinyl figures and more. You can see these at funko.com. According to some accounts Barnes & Noble has listed seven music videos on their system with a release date of June 15. These are likely to include each of the guys from the videos made into pops or dorbz figures. Just last week a couple of posts on Instagram indicated that these may possibly be available at the San Diego Comic Con this July. While we do know which videos will have pops and dorbz of the guys it’s uncertain if they’ll be released as a set or individually. Once there’s more concrete information I’ll update!

These are the videos that will be made into pops and dorbz.

Dorbz: Larger Than Life and The One
Pops: Drowning, Everybody, I Want It That Way, I’ll Never Break Your Heart and Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

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Mar 18
Emilia News

Knoxville Fanboy Expo Comic Con has announced that Nick will be attending their comc con event this summer. The event takes place from June 29th – July 1st in Knoxville, TN at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Tickets to the event are available now at FanboyExpo.com.

The Knoxville Fanboy Expo has limited individual Fan Packages available as well as photo ops. You can purchase the fan package or photo ops here.

Individual Fan Packages includes: One professional photo op and one autograph ticket. Plus a lanyard that allows VIP line access and guaranteed seating in Q&A sessions. The Q&A will take place on Saturday, June 30th. $103.00 (USD)

Photo ops includes: One professional photo along with a high quality 8×10 photo print. $63.00 (USD)

Please note: photo ops with Nick will only be on Saturday, June 30th. He will be there on all three days signing autographs.

Update: AJ McLean will also be attending Fanboy Expo. Fanboy Expo has added new photo op and fan packages options for Nick and AJ. You can do individual photos/packages or select the Backstreet Boys duo options. Which allows you to take a professional photo with them both! The duo photo ops are $123.00 (USD) and fan packages are $203.00 (USD).

Mar 18

Billboard Boxscore, which keeps track of concert ticket sales, has recently updated their chart and Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency was listed at number 1 for the January/Feburuary shows. While there were no sold out shows they did pretty well on their first set of shows in 2018.

Gross Sales $4,786,907 Attendance/Capacity 30,945 / 37,132

For their shows back in November 2017 they were ranked at number 7 on a previous chart that was updated in December.

Gross sales $2,748,074 Attendance/capacity 18,811 / 23,716.

Mar 18
Emilia News

Recently fans began to notice that the Backstreet Boys were no longer listed as a performer on the iHeartRadio Music Awards in various articles about added performers (other performers were listed), on the award show page at iHeart.com and at ticketmaster.com. Which made fans wonder if they were still performing or not. Today Backstreet Boys updated fans via their Instagram Stories about their new single and performance. The update was just written in text and this is what they wrote.

Backstreet Time strikes again!!!

We are pushing back our plans for a new single just a little bit longer because we want to take our time and do it right. Sadly this means we won’t be perfoming at iHeart.

Thank you for being patient and understanding!

We really do have the best fans in the world.

Peace and love (these were emojis)

Feb 18

Planet Hollywood has announced today that the Axis Theater will be renamed to The Zappos Theater. They shared a new promo for Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency to include the new name of the theater. So, the next time you’re in Vegas to see the Boys show The Axis will have a new name.