Dec 16
Emilia News

The Mercury News reviewed the 99.7 Now Triple Ho holiday show in San Jose, CA December 3, 2016 and gave a good review of the Backstreet Boys performance.

On the plus side, the Backstreet Boys were terrific, thoroughly reminding the capacity crowd of all the reasons why they ranked as the best boy band of the ‘90s and early 2000s.

The vocal quintet – featuring A. J. McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell – came out to San Jose not to support a new album, but to promote its upcoming residency at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

And these “Boys,” who now range in age from 36 to 45, sounded so good that I wouldn’t be surprised if some fans didn’t even wait until the set was over before getting on their Southwest Airlines apps and scheduling flights down to Sin City.

Chalk it up to the sharp dance moves, amazing vocal harmonies and oodles of star power the Backstreet Boys showcased as they moved through their six-song set, which opened in flamboyant fashion with “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” and was highlighted by a stellar version of the 2005 comeback cut “Incomplete.”

The only downside of the set was that the group, for some bizarre reason, didn’t play its best song – and, for that matter, the finest track of the entire ‘90s boy band canon – “Quit Playing Games (with My Heart).” Maybe it was pure strategy, intentionally leaving fans wanting more.

“We’ll see you in Las Vegas, baby,” McLean said as the band walked offstage.

Source: MercuryNews.com.