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Status of Backstreet Boys' 2021 DNA Tour dates

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Right now LiveNation displays 1 of 3 messages for each concert.

  • The first message mentions original 2020 concert date, and states that the 2021 date replaces the earlier date.

  • The second message mentions the 2021 replacement date; it looks like the concert has not been confirmed for the new date yet.

  • The third message does not mention the 2021 replacement date; it just states that the concert has been postponed.


Source: Backstreet Boys concert listing at LiveNation.com



Date (link) Venue Message Last checked


Mon • Jun 07 • 7:30 PM

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA 1 2/28/2021


Wed • Jun 09 • 7:30 PM

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA 2 2/28/2021


Fri • Jun 11 • 7:30 PM

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ 1 2/28/2021


Sat • Jun 12 • 7:30 PM

Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM 1 2/28/2021


June 17, 2021 7:30PM

Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR (NM) 2/28/2021


Fri • Jun 18 • 7:30 PM

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX 3 2/28/2021


Sat • Jun 19 • 7:30 PM

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX 3 2/28/2021


Sat • Jun 19 • 7:30 PM

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX 1 2/28/2021


  • Message 1: Originally scheduled for (MM DD 2020 HH:MM). Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.
  • Message 2: The event organizer has had to reschedule your event for MM DD 2021 at HH:MM. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new date.
  • Message 3: The event organizer has had to postpone your event. The rescheduled date will be announced soon.



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Status of Backstreet Boys' 2021 DNA Tour dates




Date (link) Venue Message Last checked


Mon • Jun 07 • 7:30 PM

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA 1 2/28/2021


Wed • Jun 09 • 7:30 PM

North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA 2 2/28/2021


Fri • Jun 11 • 7:30 PM

Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ 1 2/28/2021


  • Message 1: Originally scheduled for (MM DD 2020 HH:MM) Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.
  • Message 2: The event organizer has had to reschedule your event for MM DD 2021 at HH:MM. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new date.



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W.T.F.

OK, even though I have my favorites in the band, I try to treat all of them - and their significant others to a great extent - equally. That said, I have made a few tweets about Brian's political leanings since mine are different, but I've let a lot slide, sort of an implied "agree to disagree". He is probably the one with whom I've had the least interactions, so I have limited personal experience to draw my opinions, but I believe that the political differences between him and me are not insurmountable in and of themselves and are probably not a "deal breaker" for me.

And I am usually not one to rock the boat, but these are not normal times. I've tweeted support for #BLM, and I have info in my profile. I do things in my personal life to get the message out.

But I cannot be true to the movement if I don't call out Leighanne's recent social media interactions.

Like many other fans, the Boys music and escapades have been my refuge against the "real world", and though the "real world" has intruded a few times, such as AJ's substance abuse issues, the Boys, and us fans, have come out stronger at the end.

However, I see no good outcome if Leighanne continues posting and sharing the media that she has been doing. It is hurtful to many fans who, like me, see the group as their refuge from the things going on in the world. The Boys have always said that the group's success would not be possible without the constant support of their fans. But Leighanne's messages, and her insistence on posting them, is a slap in the face to those same fans.

*****

... and now, I will briefly break the 4th wall and share some things from my real world ...

My wife and I were co-workers, and we were good friends with another co-worker. He tended to be more conservative than us, (he and I were raised in the same faith but he clung to its beliefs more strongly and strictly than I did/do), but he was a decent person he did lots of community-service type activities in his spare time. He started dating a single mother who had some of emotional issues, not all of her own making. My wife and I and other friends commended him for not rejecting her just because of her situation, but we did caution him to make sure he had the strength and resolve to deal with her issues including providing a father-figure for her kids.

Despite all our misgivings they did marry, and her emotional condition worsened, in part because of health issues that started popping up (including possible post-partum depression aggravating her existing emotional issues). She was very opinionated, and became more so. It tested our friendship but we stayed friends with him because we became ~his~ emotional support. As I mentioned, he leaned conservative, but not extreme, and if he gave an improper opinion we called him out on it when we felt he going a little to far off the deep end (this was mostly pre-Obergefell). We did suggest that he, if not both of them, should get counseling or therapy to deal with her issues, since they were becoming more apparent and were having a deeper impact on his well-being. He didn't follow-up, so we did our best and were his support, listening and offering advice (which he didn't follow up on).

My wife passed away, I moved back to my old neighborhood to be closer to my aging parents. He and I were still co-workers, and we maintained our friendship, though not as closely, and I did see him starting to pick up more of the current GOP narrative. His wife has gone ahead and "drunk the Kool-Aid", but he still had enough of his original decency not to go follow her lead. He has since left the company, and we text each other occasionally but I haven't kept up with his life as much as I used to.

*****

... and now back to the fandom ...

I really got into the fandom in early 2000, not too long before Brian got married, so I didn't follow the details of their courtship as much I/we have done with AJ, Howie or Nick. As I mentioned, I've only met Brian and Leighanne only once briefly, little more than a quick "Hi!/Bye!". I haven't done any of the cruises and haven't traveled to his HHF events. Since I don't have much personal observations of Leighanne, I can only go by what others have posted, and what I have read seems eerily similar to the situation of my friend and his wife.

I'm not a psychologist, nor do I play one on the Internet; but my 2 cents is that least some of Leighanne's issues might have their start in the fact that she was nearly on one of the 9/11 flight, and maybe -just maybe - that triggered something sort of PTSD episode? IIRC her earliest intolerant posts were against Islamic fanaticism (which was one of Trump's big campaign platforms), but since then she have expanded to oppose the BLM movement and support the Confederate legacy (with all the negative baggage associated with that).

But that's just a supposition, and doesn't excuse her actions. If there is a basis for her line of thinking, she needs to address it because it is not healthy for her, let alone Brian, Baylee or the fans whom she is upsetting.

Yes, she is entitled to her opinions, but she is also "entitled" to face the consequences of expressing those opinions, especially when they conflict with fandom. By putting herself "out there" more than the other wives - attending the cruises and promoting her products while doing so - she gives up any claims to privacy to shield her opinions. The news these days is full of stories of people who expressed extremely offensive and confrontational messages, and who then would up losing their jobs when their employer became aware of their words. If Leighanne feels she should be able to say what she feels, she should also realize there may be consequences for her expresssing those opinions. And those consequences may extend beyond her, and are already damagaging some fans' relationships with the band.

This reads extremely chauvanistic as I write this*, but Leighanne has a platform to express her opinions only because she is the wife of a Backstreet Boy. And by holding the opinions that she does, almost blatantly defying the feelings of the group's fans, she is severely damaging the BSB brand.
(* Real-world note: besides our "9-to-5" jobs, my wife ran a part-time printing business. She was the owner and I was her assistant. I understood that hierarchy, and I understood she had the final say, and that I had to be sure that whatever I said/did, did not reflect poorly on her business).

Citing the story of my friend and his wife, my friend was a decent person going in to the relationship, and he has enough residual decency to not take after his wife. Similarly, Brian really does seem to be a decent person, and I occasionally still give him kudos for taking on the haters in the "Christian" community who attacked him for taking part in the Gay Pride parade 10 years ago (a major Christian bookstore discontinued carrying his CD in protest). I/we really don't know how much he buys in to the Trump agenda, probably because he knows what a touchy topic that is (although it's not a good sign that he - and Howie - gave minimum lip service to #BlackOutTuesday ). But if he, as a Backstreet Boy, knows how sensitive these topics are to the band's fans and brand, he should also know that his wife's actions are also impacting the brand.

I mentioned earlier that sometimes the "real world" has made its presence in the fandom - for examples: AJ's abuse issues, Nick and the group's management keeping the rest of the group in the dark about his first solo CD, Kevin's hiatus, and (belatedly) Brian's vocal issues. Although the guys were sometimes initially hesitant to mention things for fear of the impact on the fandom, in the end it has been in the best interest of the band and the fandom to level with fans on the issues, and take steps to resolve issues; and they have had the fandom's support. There have been instances of denials, heated exchanges, and walkings out, but in the end facing the issues head on is the only real way to resolve them. This is one of those times when the guys have to get together, and stand together to deal with this issue.

For the good of the group, and for the fans.
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Tuesday afternoon, the Mansion Theatre will host a video shoot for Dynamite Music Group’s new project, ATCK, (All The Cool Kids), which features Backstreet Boy AJ McLean.

“This is a video shoot to promote a project AJ and I have together, we’re a remix team,” said Tuesday afternoon, the Mansion Theatre will host a video shoot for Dynamite Music Group’s new project, ATCK, (All The Cool Kids), which features Backstreet Boy AJ McLean.

“This is a video shoot to promote a project AJ and I have together, we’re a remix team,” said musician, songwriter, head engineer at the Mansion Studio Brandon Mashburn. “So I did the Backstreet Boys remix for ‘Chances,’ and we did an Ariana Grande song and some others, so we’ve got several remixes we collaborated on and we’ve sort of fashioned it into a live show. A lot of DJs go out and spin their remixes live, but what we though would be much cooler, since we’re both musicians, to perform those remixes live.

So we’re playing keys and drums, and we have a drummer and a guitar player, so we’re recreating this live ... with like, LED walls, CO2 blasts, pyro and all that.

The doors are set to open at 4:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but only the first 500 folks who show up are guaranteed to get in.

“We decided to open it up to about 500 people, and we’ll run through the set three times, and the video crew will kind of do their thing, and it’ll just be a lot of fun.”

Even though this is an “all ages” show, organizers said “mature audiences are suggested.”

While McLean made his name in the music business with the Backstreet Boys, he’s also done several solo projects, as well as a hit collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, “God, Your Mama, and Me.” Last year, he released the single “Back Porch Bottle Service,” as well as “Night Visions,” which was recorded at the Mansion Studios.

“You know, this will be the first time AJ’s actually performed here,” Mashburn said. “So, it’s kind of interesting for AJ to come in, and for people who wouldn’t normally get to see him here.”

Sounds pretty cool to me.

Visit facebook.com/TheMansionTheatre for more information.
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Lyrics to "You" by AJ Mclean and Shawn Stockman (sung by AJ Mclean)

You can hear it here

I've put the time marks of where the lyrics occur in the audio:


I've never been scared to talk to anyone in my life,
But everytime I see you I lose it, get nervous, too perfect, Ahh
This ain't, this ain't fair
It's not like me, lost for words it's not like me, I might be gone (yeah)

Chorus (0:33)
Everytime you walk by, I try to catch your eye, but you pay no mind
To me oh-oh-oh-oh
All I want is one chance, for me to be your man
I know it's not what you planned
But I don't need nobody else
If I got ( you you you )

(0:55)
One night (one night)
I just want spend it you ooh ooh
I don't need nobody else
If I got (just just just)
One night
I just want spend it you ooh ooh
I don't need nobody else
If I got you ooh ooh ooh
If I got you ooh ooh ooh you oh-oh
I don't need nobody else
If I got you-ooh-ooh
If I got you-ooh-ooh,
you ohoh

(1:37)
I ain't trying to be bold, but darlin'
The way you look is alarmin'
Take you by the arm and let's roll
You got me losing my mind, When I see you
I know it's just a preview,
But I need you, ooh oh oh

(1:59)
Everytime you walk by, I try to catch your eye, but you pay no mind
to me-eeee
And all I want is one chance, for me to be your man
I know it's not what you planned
But I don't need nobody else If I got ( you, you you )

(2:23)
One night
{one night, )
I just want spend it you ooh ooh
(I just want to spend the night with you )
And I don't need nobody else
If I got you,
One night
oh yeah,
I just want spend it you
And I don't need nobody else
(just one night)

(2:43)
If I got you-ooh-ooh
Nobody but you
If I got you-ooh-ooh,oh oh, oh oh, yeah

(2:52)
And I don't need nobody else
(I don't need nobody else)
If I got you-ooh-ooh
I need
you-ooh-ooh,
yeah-eh-eh
(nobody else, yeah)

(3:06)
All I want is one chance, for me to be your man
I know it's not what you planned
But I don't need nobody else If I got

(3:17)
One night (you, oh oh)
I just want spend it you
(with you, with you, ooh ooh)
I don't need nobody else
If I got
One night
(Just one night)
I just want to spend it with you ooh ooh ooh
(Just one niiight)

(3:34)
And I don't need nobody else
If I got
You ooh ooh ooh
(Ooh ooh ooh)
(just night I just want to spend it with you)
You ooh ooh ooh


(3:45)
And I don't need nobody else if I got
nobody else but, nobody else but, nobody else but you, yeah
nobody else but, nobody else but, nobody else but you
(and I don't need nobody else if)
I got you
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Google search links for IAWLT South American tour dates

Here are Google search strings, and South American venue links to check, based on past tour venues:
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"Inside Magazine" article about Nick Carter's and Lauren Kitt's Wedding

Fall 2014 issue, pages 86-93.
Each page is posted as a separate entry. Text only for now; scans will follow


As Long As You Love Me

Lauren Kitt & Nick Carter
April 12, 2014, Santa Barbara, California


Nick Carter never had to wonder what his family would think of his girlfriend, fitness expert and actress Lauren Kitt, after they began dating in 2009. That’s because it was Nick’s sister, Angel, and brother, Aaron, who intuitively knew the couple would enjoy each other’s company and persuaded them to meet. The two were introduced at a movie night at Nick’s house, where a sign from the heavens seemed to approve of the match. “Three hours into conversing on my balcony overlooking the beach, we saw shooting star after shooting star,” Nick remembers. “We both looked at each other and it got quiet.”

While on tour in Australia, separated from his love for the first time since they met, Nick realized he couldn’t live without her. After obtaining permission to propose from Lauren’s father, Nick set off on a mission to design the perfect engagement ring. He set Lauren to look at jewelry for her birthday with his business manager. A diamond on one particular necklace captivated Lauren, so Nick had the stone removed and set into a ring. “I personally love it because it looks like a Star Wars battleship,” he explains.
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Lyrics to "In A World Like This"

In A World Like This

Source - Beijing concert:


(I think the video is missing the begining of the first verse)

ETA1
I've updated 2 the beginning of the first verse using This Video from the Shanghai concert, but it's hard to make out words in the first line

ETA2
Better audio from the Shanghai concert, but missing the first 2 lines again:




??? me wide open, wide open
(Through the doors?)
You've got found me heart broken, heart broken
On the floor
Became my salvation, salvation
Through the wars
You've got me wide open, wide open
Now it's yours


Chorus:
In a world like this
When some back down
I, I, know we're gonna make it
In a time like this
When love comes round
I, I, know we gotta take it
In a world like this when people faaaalll apart
In a time like this when nothing cooooomes from the heart
In a world like this
I've got you


And now I'm free falling, free falling
In your eyes
You've got me still calling, still calling,
No surprise
I never knew like ???, love to me,
Anytime

I never know I could love until the
End of time
And now I'm free falling, free falling
By your side


Chorus:
In a world like this
When some back down
I, I, know we're gonna make it
In a time like this
When love comes round
I, I, know we gotta take it
In a world like this when people faaaalll apart
In a time like this when nothing cooooomes from the heart
In a world like this
I've got you
Yeah
In a world like thiiiissss

You've got me wide open, wide open, yeah
And now I'm free falling, free falliiinng

yeah, yeah, yeah,
(yeah, yeah)
In a world like, In a world like,
( yeah, yeah)
in a world like thiiiiiiiiisssssss

In a world like this
When some back down
I,I, know we're gonna make it
(We're gonna make it)
In a time like this
when love comes round
I, I, know we gotta take it
(We gotta take it)
In a world like this when people faaaalll apart
(people, people apart)
In a time like this when nothing cooooomes from the heart
(it comes from the heart)
In a world like this,
I've got you

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