Apr 18
Emilia News

Backstreet Boys have announced they’ll be performing at The Colosseum at WinStar, Thackerville, OK on August 18, 2018. They’ll be joined by special guests 98 Degrees! Thackerville is almost 2 hours away from Oklahoma City and an hour or so from Dallas, TX.

Backstreet Boys fan club members will get their first chance at tickets with a fan club presale happening April 3rd at 10am CT. You will need a presale password in order to purchase tickets. Make sure to login at BackstreetBoys.com and the password will be listed on your account dashboard.

General onsale begins Friday, April 6 at 10am CT. Tickets will be sold at Ticketmaster.com.

Apr 18
Emilia News

Backstreet Boys will be performing at the 98.5 KLUC’s SPF 2018 in Las Vegas on May 19, 2018. SPF (Sun. Pool. Fun) will be held at Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan.

Tickets go on sale April 6 at 12pm PT at Ticketmaster.com.

Mar 18
Emilia BSB Album, News

Song writer Nat Dunn – who is part of Australian house duo NAATIONS recently spoke with TheMusicNetwork.com about the Backstreet Boys recording one of her songs for their new album.

What are you working on at the moment? What are you excited about for this year?

A lot of NAATIONS music is coming out – videos, live show and some more collaborations. With writing, I’ve still been working with Anne Marie, a little bit of stuff with Rudimental and the Backstreet Boys just cut a record.

How did the Backstreet Boys song come about?

It was a spin out for me. It was a song that was written with another artist in mind, but the label RCA, they heard it and they were like ‘well, we’d like them to sing it’, and they played it to the Backstreet Boys, and they all loved it and they said they wanted to get in the studio and do it.

I was in London at the time, so I couldn’t be in the session to help them produce it but my friend and one of my favourite collaborators that I work with a lot now, Ferras, he vocal produced it and we just checked in on the phone together.

We were talking about who would be singing the bridge and who would be doing, which guy should sing which part… and I remember thinking, this is so weird choosing whether Howie or A.J. or Brian would sing the first verse. It was funny.

Meanwhile, with List.co.uk Nat Dunn spoke about the song they worked on and that it was going to be first single from their upcoming album, but that changed.

Nat also recently recorded a song which is hopefully going to be on the new Backstreet Boys record.

Speaking about the song for the 90s boyband – comprised AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell – she said: “It was going to be their first single but apparently it’s now going to be their second single. “You never know – it changes all the time with labels. If it ever comes out at all…”

Asked if it is a departure from their boyband era, she said: “It’s definitely quite fresh for them, it definitely works for a boyband though.”

Mar 18
Emilia Fan Projects

The Backstreet Boys 25th anniversary is just less than one month away! On April 20th we’ll be using the hashtag #BSB25 to celebrate. Use the hashtag to share memories, messages, photos, videos etc to celebrate their anniversary. Also, use it so we can try to get them trending on Twitter as well.

In addition to celebrating the anniversary on April 20th there’s a project/idea for the Boys upcoming cruise on May 3. If you’re attending the cruise here’s what Sara at What Happens on the Backstreet has come up with.

  • Make a heart shaped paper (preferably one you can hold with one hand that won’t block anyone’s view too terribly – think legal size paper)
  • Put 25 on the heart is BOLD LETTERS
  • Decorate the heart to represent where you’re from – be creative and snazzy (or don’t)
  • Our thought is to hold them up as soon as they’re on stage for the Sail Away party, but this might change — we’ll keep you posted. That’s the plan for now.

For anyone not attending the cruise you can participate in this well! On May 3rd you can tweet your photos of your hearts using the #BSB25Hearts hashtag. I’ll likely be helping with this and retweet/quote some of your tweets. As well as posting any updates from the cruise that day before cruise the takes off.

Should any details from the project change I’ll update this very post.


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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