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Nov 16
Emilia News

Backstreet’s back, all right. Nick Carter, the larger than life international pop-star who has played sold-out arenas around the world, will be bringing his solo material, and a few Backstreet Boys favourites, to a more intimate setting for fans in Thunder Bay.

Carter, who rose to fame with the chart-topping boy band, Backstreet Boys, is touring Canada in support of his latest solo album, All American. Carter will be bringing what he calls a much more intimate experience to Crocks on Nov. 14.

“I have more freedom as a solo artist and I like to do that because I can go to places that we wouldn’t necessarily go,” Carter said in an interview with the Thunder Bay Source. “They hide a lot of those fans that we have in those places. Canada is one of those places that I personally love because it has always been a place that has shown so much love to the Backstreet Boys. As an artist, I love being able to have that freedom.”

All American is Carter’s third solo effort and it offers an eclectic mix of musical genres, from pop, to rock, to country.

“As a vocalist, I can sing on anything, R&B, rock, country,” Carter said. “But I just like to have music, as an individual, that is almost broken down into the four or three elements, just the bass, drum, and guitar.”

Carter said that offering up smaller shows with 500 to 1000 people provides him with an opportunity to reflect on his musical beginnings.

“It’s just so much fun,” he said. “In a lot of ways, it’s like the old fashioned rock band approach that I take. It humbles me in a lot of ways and reminds me of what it was like in the beginning.”

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11
Nov 16
Emilia News

Nick Carter, member of the international sensation Backstreet Boys, brings his solo “All American” tour to Canada this November with a stop in Medicine Hat at the Esplanade Nov. 20 for an 8 p.m. show. Carter said the tour will have him performing in places he’s never played before.

“We’re really excited to get out there and perform for fans that haven’t really had the ability to see us because it’s a different market and we’re really excited about that,” noted Carter.

Carter’s latest solo effort “All American” follows the release of “I’m Taking Off” and his debut solo album “Now or Never.” Carter also released a collaborative album with Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block. Carter has also been in the studio working on the Backstreet Boys’ ninth album and is gearing up for a Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency in 2017.

Canada was one of the reasons Backstreet Boys broke in the United States in the first place, according to Carter.

“Canadian fans are very loyal and gave us our shot and opportunity. Canada, still to this day, doesn’t have any boundaries when it comes to being Backstreet Boys fans. They have loved us consistently throughout the years and never wavered,” he said.

The great thing about the current tour, Carter noted, is the show is two hours of non-stop music and energy.

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10
Nov 16
Emilia Media

During his All American tour stop in Toronto on November 9th Nick took some time to do a few interviews. One of the interviews was with Entertainment City. Nick spoke about the tour and the Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life residency show.

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09
Nov 16
Emilia Media

Nick stopped by CTV’s The Social today to discuss his new music, Backstreet Boys, family and was quizzed on 90s trivia. For those outside of Canada the video may not be available.

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08
Nov 16
Emilia News

Getting up on the stage is Nick Carter’s favourite part of his job. The rush, the loving fans, the expressive artistic platform, all of it.

Which is why Carter was more than excited to kick off his ‘All American’ tour in North Bay.

“I love this, this is what I live for,” the 36-year-old Backstreet Boy said, gesturing inside the theatre of the Capitol Centre. “Most entertainers who truly love to perform, love this kind of environment because it’s so intimate.”

Carter, whose fame and popularity stems from ‘90s boy-band, the Backstreet Boys said he’s had the opportunity in his career with his fellow ‘Boys’ to perform in massive stadiums and arenas, but a tour like this allowed him to really connect with fans.

“There are always these super fans in the back and they only see you really small,” he said. “This gives me the opportunity to get really close to our fans and even go in places we didn’t go.”

Carter said he hadn’t been this far north before, but was enjoying North Bay so far, and spoke to the quality of Canadian fans over the years.

“The loyalty up here is something unlike any other place,” he said. “Without Canadian fans we never would have broken in America, so I think we owe a lot to them. We were trying to break into the US and the radio stations weren’t playing us, but they were playing us in Canada. It just shows a difference between the kinds of people that Canadians are. They don’t allow things to sway what they believe in and what they love.”

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08
Nov 16
Emilia News

A Backstreet Boy on his own
Nick Carter is enjoying a thriving solo career — without leaving the band

Nick Carter is attempting to do something that has never been done.

Fifteen years after the Backstreet Boys reached their commercial peak with hits like “As Long As You Love Me” and “Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely,” the 36-year-old boy band heartthrob is enjoying a thriving solo career without — get this — actually leaving the band.

It’s a smart business decision, given that the Backstreet Boys are the biggest selling boy band in history — 140 million albums worldwide.

And with a ’90s nostalgia wave gaining steady traction, they’ve parlayed past success into an upcoming Las Vegas residency that could set them up for the next two decades.

In the meantime, Carter has their blessing to tour his solo show with a healthy dose of Backstreet hits and one defining single of his own: “19 in 99,” a sprightly pop gem that stakes his turf as the male Avril Lavigne.

I talked with the longtime Florida resident and “Dancing With The Stars” finalist about juggling creative loyalties, the shifting nature of nostalgia and the challenges of aging gracefully in a business that caters to youth.

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08
Nov 16
Emilia News

It’s been a busy year in the life of Nick Carter. In November of last year, he released his newest solo album All American. In April, he and wife Lauren welcomed his first child, Odin into the world. He’s been in the studio working on a new Backstreet Boys album, preparing for a just announced Las Vegas residency, and is about to kick off a Canadian solo tour. Carter performs at Cowboys in Calgary November 18th, Edmonton’s The Ranch Roadhouse November 19th and the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre in Medicine Hat November 20th. With all of this going on, how is Nick Carter balancing everything?

“Very carefully,” Carter said, laughing. “Honestly it hasn’t been that difficult. We are recording a lot while we are in LA and I live here. We are not in a severe rush to finish the album, so we are making sure that it’s right. We have a song that we are going to record in five days and we will do a three-day session and then come back. We are preparing for the Vegas residency that starts March 1st and runs in June as well. It’s a really great pace. With my baby, I am able to be home and help my wife with him and enjoying the time right now. It’s great, honestly it does flow.”

It’s not really anything new for Carter, who is probably the busiest of the Backstreet Boys. Between albums he has in the past released a collaborative album and tour with Jordan Knight, competed on Dancing With The Stars, and had his own reality shows House of Carters and I (Heart) Nick Carter. It seems like the 36-year-old is always on the go.

“Number one I get very bored, and number two I just like to do things, it makes me feel alive. I pride myself in being a creative person. Every time I try something new whether it’s a movie or solo project or collaboration, it is new and exciting and another adventure I can embark on. I don’t know what’s going to happen but the process is so what I love so much.”

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05
Nov 16

While on tour in Canada for his All American tour Nick will be making an appearance on The Social in Toronto on November 9th. The show airs at 1pm on CTV.

If you’d like to be in the audience during the show you can submit a request for tickets at thesocial.ca/tickets.


03
Nov 16
Emilia News, Tour

Canada! Nick will be doing a couple of lunch events called “Sound Bites” before his shows in Ontario, Canada next week. These events include meet & greet with Nick & photo, acoustic performance and complimentary light lunch. Tickets for these events go on sale Friday, November 4th at 9am PDT (12pm ET) at nickcarter.net/events. No word if Nick will add more of these events for any other show on the tour, but should he add other events they’ll be posted. For now the events will take place at the following shows.

11/9/2016 – Toronto, ON @ Wahlburgers
11/10/2016 – West Waterloo, ON @ Delta Hotels by Marriott; Maxwells
11/12/2016 – Point Edward, ON (Sarnia, ON show) @ Holiday Inn Sarnia Hotel & Conference Centre
11/14/2016 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Tony & Adams


03
Nov 16
Emilia Media

Nick spoke with 95.5 Hits FN in Belleville, ON, Canada and talked about touring, dancing, reality TV and more.