Backstreet Boys to Do 18-Date Las Vegas Residency With Possible Longer Run

by Newsdesk

The Backstreet Boys are heading to Las Vegas for an 18-date trial residency.

The band's Larger Than Life show will hit The AXIS Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in March, and if all goes well, there could be many more gigs to come.

Announcing the news on Friday, following months of speculation, Backstreet Boys star Brian Littrell said, "If you’ve ever been to a Backstreet Boys show... it’s going to be that on steroids."

"We’re going to call the show Larger Than Life, and we’re taking that theme and we’re going to run with it," bandmate Kevin Richardson added.

The group have booked 18 shows at The AXIS between March and July 1, insisting every gig will be a "one-of-a-kind, over-the-top" production.

They join Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, who have enjoyed successful residencies at Planet Hollywood.

The bandmates recently checked out Britney's Piece of Me show at the resort and Richardson admitted he was very impressed.

"It seemed really convenient for the family," he said in April. "A Vegas residency, now that we're all fathers, could be very convenient for us… We won't have to travel so much."

And new dad Nick Carter can't wait to thrill fans in Sin City, adding, "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."

AJ McLean tells fans to expect their Las Vegas residency concerts to be an "over-the-top" spectacle.

“We’re hopefully going to have some of the biggest elements from all of our biggest tours, songs and shows,” AJ explains to Entertainment Tonight. “This whole city is about live shows and being over-the-top, so it’s going to be no-holds-barred. It will be the biggest show we’ve ever done in 24 years because it’s fricken Vegas – we gotta go big! We literally want people breathless as they leave.”

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