For 20 years, Backstreet Boys have delivered the finest pop music has to offer - tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies. On July 30th, all five original members - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson - will release their new album In A World Like This.

From the first note to the last, In A World Like This impressively showcases the group's preeminent pop mastery with a collection of indelible tracks that surely rank among their biggest and best hits.

Fans were treated to a performance of new song "Permanent Stain" today on Good Morning America where the boys announced their new album and world-tour. Watch here: 

Continuing with their 20th Anniversary celebrations - which included a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame - the group will set out on a world-tour that will include a North American headlining Amphitheatre tour beginning August 2nd in Chicago, IL.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 17th at and Fan club members can purchase tickets today - Wednesday, May 15th - at

To show their appreciation, Backstreet Boys will be giving away a free download of
"Permanent Stain" with the purchase of tickets to their upcoming US tour.

Rolling Stone caught up with the guys about the new album and tour. Read here: 

In A World Like This is an album that sees the guys revisiting the groundbreaking dance-pop sound that first made them international superstars. Songs like the Max Martin penned first single, "In A World Like This," are classic BSB, bursting with big hooks, unforgettable melodies, and high-energy rhythms that both highlights the group's classic sound and vision while also placing it squarely in the here and now.

First single "In A World Like This" will be available everywhere starting on June 25th.
Stay tuned for more news and activities surrounding the single release!

"We always want to top our previous albums. That's always our objective," says Carter. "All five of us were determined to create an album where every song could be a single."

Backstreet Boys did just that. In A World Like This captures unified voices making the most vital music imaginable, and five talented artists creating influential, unforgettable pop.

"Our goal is always to push ourselves as much as possible," adds McLean. "We want Backstreet Boys to keep setting the template and raising the bar."

In A World Like This was recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers / fans Martin Terefe, Max Martin, Morgan Reid & Prophet, Dan Muckula and Justin Trugman.

One of the most successful groups in music history, with countless #1s, record-setting tours, and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, Backstreet Boys are also among pop's most influential.

Watch the "In A World Like This Tour" teaser video here:

Watch BSB perform fan-favorite "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" on GMA:


August 2               Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island                      Chicago, IL
August 3               Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                                       St. Louis, MO
August 4               Toledo Zoo Amphitheater                                                  Toledo, OH
August 6               Bell Centre                                                                                Montreal, QB
August 7               Molson Canadian Amphitheatre                                     Toronto, ON
August 8               DTE Energy Music Theatre                                                  Detroit, MI
August 9               PNC Pavilion                                                                            Cincinnati, OH
August 10            Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica                                                   Cleveland, OH
August 12            Bank of America Pavilion                                                     Boston, MA
August 13            Nikon at Jones Beach Theater                                           Wantagh, NY
August 15            PNC Bank Arts Center                                                           Holmdel, NJ
August 16            Susquehanna Bank Center                                                  Camden, NJ
August 17            Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach                                  Virginia Beach, VA
August 20            Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek  Raleigh, NC
August 21            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                                        Charlotte, NC
August 22            Chastain Park Amphitheatre                                              Atlanta, GA
August 23            Live Nation Amphitheatre                                                   Tampa, FL
August 25            Cruzan Amphitheatre                                                           West Palm Beach, FL
August 28            AT&T Center                                                                             San Antonio, TX
August 30            Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie                                       Dallas, TX
August 31            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion                                      Houston, TX
September 5       Comerica Theatre                                                                   Phoenix, AZ
September 6       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                                        Irvine, CA
September 7       Mandalay Bay Events Center                                             Las Vegas, NV
September 8       Sleep Train Amphitheatre                                                   San Francisco, CA

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