Yesterday afternoon, on the 20th anniversary of the release of their mega hit, “I Want It That Way,” the best-selling boy band of all time, the Backstreet Boys, were immortalized within Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino as they participated in a handprint ceremony which will be displayed at the property alongside the handprints of other iconic celebrities.
The event kicked off with a surprise performance by kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, who wowed the Backstreet Boys and fans by dancing to their iconic song, “Larger Than Life.” After arriving in Las Vegas, the Backstreet Boys wanted to find a way to give back to the community they had quickly fallen in love with. Starting in November of 2017, in partnership with Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment, they began donating $1 per ticket sold to “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” back to BGCSNV, and yesterday presented Andy Bischel, President / CEO of BGCSNV with a final donation of $180,000. Live Nation Las Vegas President Kurt Melien and Caesars Entertainment President of Entertainment Jason Gastwirth were on hand to present the check, along with the Backstreet Boys.
Backstreet Boys – AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter – recently announced the final shows of their record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino through April 27, 2019. “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” is one of the fastest-selling shows in Las Vegas history. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the record-breaking residency is sold out on a regular basis with over $38 million in ticket revenue and has been seen by over 300,000 guests from all over the world, hosting the biggest audience in a single night in the history of Las Vegas headlining residencies.
For more than 25 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, numerous awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, BSB has been recognized as the best-selling boy band in history.