Confirming rumors swirling for months, the best-selling boy band of all time, with over 130 million albums sold worldwide, is heading to the Las Vegas Strip. This afternoon, the pop juggernaut Backstreet Boys announced they will begin an exclusive Las Vegas headlining residency show, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life,” inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Audiences will be captivated as Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson take the stage with a one-of-a-kind, over-the-top production made exclusively for the Vegas stage. The show, promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, will further cement Las Vegas as the entertainment capital of the world.
“We’re going to call the show Larger Than Life, and we’re taking that theme and we’re going to run with it,” says Kevin Richardson. “What can you expect?” Brian Littrell asks. “If you’ve ever been to a Backstreet Boys show… it’s going to be that on steroids.”
“We’re excited to bring our experience from being a touring act with all of our hits to Vegas, so that it becomes something that you’ll never forget,” adds Nick Carter.
“The Backstreet Boys are yet another highlight of The AXIS being at the forefront of the city’s entertainment and nightlife,” said Kurt Melien, president of Live Nation Las Vegas. “Their cutting-edge, ‘Larger Than Life’ residency promises to celebrate their two decades of hits with a spectacular production while allowing audiences to be up close with one of their favorite artists.”
“As chart-topping recording artists with worldwide success over the last 20 years, the Backstreet Boys are the perfect addition to our remarkable entertainment lineup at Planet Hollywood,” said David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
“The AXIS marked a new era of entertainment, bringing the first pop music residencies to the famed Las Vegas Strip. Introducing the Backstreet Boys further solidifies our reputation as a premier destination for live entertainment,” added Jason Gastwirth, Caesars Entertainment senior vice president of marketing and entertainment.
For 22 years the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful groups in music history, has continually delivered the finest pop music one has to offer, making them one of pop’s most influential performers. With countless #1s, record-setting tours, countless awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, BSB has been recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. In 2013, BSB celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the release of the album In A World Like This, which saw the group receive a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, perform for the President of the United States, and make an unforgettable appearance in the Seth Rogen hit film “This Is The End.” Due to the overwhelming demand, the In A World Like This world tour was extended multiple times, amounting to what became the group’s biggest tour in over 10 years. BSB are currently in the studio working on their next album. For more information, visit www.backstreetboys.com.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. PT. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. PT through Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. PT. An exclusive presale for Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Total Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, will be available from Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT.
- March 2017: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18
- June 2017: 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30
- July 2017: 1
General ticket prices begin at $39, plus applicable tax and fees, and VIP packages and Meet & Greets will also be available. All shows begin at 9 p.m. For more information for on the show and Meet & Greets, visit backstreetboys.com. Tickets and VIP Packages are on sale at Ticketmaster.com/backstreetboys.