The Backstreet Boys’ DNA World Tour stopped in Wheatland, CA, and filled up the Toyota Amphitheatre with lifelong loyal fans.
You’ve probably heard of the Backstreet Boys at some point in your life. They’re almost impossible to escape with their old hits still gracing radio station playlists to this day. Recently, Google and Samsung featured singer Addison Rae in a commercial humming the tune to a Backstreet Boys song into her Galaxy phone to have it play on her Samsung TV. After nearly 30 years, the Backstreet Boys are still major players in today’s music scene, are still releasing albums, and can still pack arenas of adoring fans worldwide.
The Backstreet Boys are five guys from Orlando, Florida that banded together in 1993 and quickly rose to stardom as one of the most prolific boy bands of our generation. The group’s members Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, AJ McLean, and Brian Littrell have sold over 100 million records worldwide, solidifying their place as the best-selling boy band of all time, rivaling similar acts such as *N Sync, Boyz II Men, and New Kids On The Block.
The Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, California was packed all the way to the back lawn, filled with adoring fans all there to see their favorite group that dominated the charts in the late 90s and early 2000s. It was a cool summer evening but the energy of the crowd was palpable. Fans now of legal age clutched White Claws and other alcoholic beverages in their hands as they screamed and danced along to a setlist of their favorite songs. The band themselves made note of the age of their fans and how they have grown up with them on the road. They thanked the fans for their lifelong loyalty that allows them to continue performing in front of packed crowds on their world tour. Opening with “Everyone,” and ending with “Larger Than Life,” (both tribute songs to their fans) the Backstreet Boys acknowledged that their career success can be greatly attributed to their fan-base and that they wouldn’t be where they are today without the continued support of their fans.
Despite band member Brian Littrell’s struggling voice, the group proved that they still belong on the world’s stage by performing “Breathe,” an acapella song from their latest album DNA that showcased their harmonizing ability. Classic Backstreet Boys hype song “Everybody,” from their first self-titled album left no fan in their seat as the entire amphitheater jumped along to the recognizable beat.
Even with the youngest band member, Nick Carter, being over 40 years old, the Backstreet Boys still deliver a high-energy show of nearly two hours of singing and dancing. The non-stop choreography is impressive, to say the least, and the amount of recognizable hits is a testament to the 30-year run the band has endured and continues to ride out.BACKSTREET BOYS
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