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Man bands united: Back Street Boys and NKOTB headed to T-Dome in 2011

Boy band comebacks, phase two: Back Street Boys and New Kids on the Block have announced a co-headlining tour – billed as NKOTBSB – that is scheduled to stop at the Tacoma Dome on July 8, 2011.

The Backstreet Boys were last in this neck of the woods, at Kent’s Showare Center, in August. Find our review here and audio from our interview with AJ McLean (the one with the tats) here. New Kids’ comeback bid brought them to Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre last year.


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Backstreet Boys review

Backstreet’s Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Nick Carter in Kent (photo by Keegan Prosser).

By Keegan Prosser
Staff writer

I remember the days of pop music like they were yesterday. There I am, sitting in my living room, when mom walks in and tells me about some song she heard on the radio.

“It’s by this group called Boys in the Backyard,” she said.

Oh mother, how dare you call them that.

Yes, I admit. I was the 12-year-old who loved everything pop and found no embarrassment in writing “Mrs. AJ McLean” all over my school notebooks.

I even attended the “Black & Blue” concert in 2001.

So, when E.J. offered me the chance to cover last night’s Backstreet Boys “This Is Us” concert at the ShoWare Center in Kent, I had only this response:

“Hell yes.”
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Backstreet Boys: The Pearl Jam of boy bands? (audio)

Finally got a few minutes to edit some more clips from the interview with Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean. The last one is here with him talking about what he, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough have in store for fans Thursday night at Kent’s Showare Center. Meanwhile, here’s more of what Mr. AJ had to say.

Hey, more like “Backstreet Men.”

I love you Nick Carter! BLEAAARRRRRGHHH!!!! (And something about Paula Abdul.)

The Pearl Jam of boy bands?

What happened to that Kevin guy?

Balancing the life

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What the Backstreet Boys have in store for you next week

The copy of GO that will land on some of your porches in just a few hours includes my recent interview with A.J. McLean, who will appear with his fellow Backstreet Boys next Thursday at the Showare Center in Kent. Until then, I thought a few of you BSB fans might enjoy this clip of McLean talking about the live setup for the current tour. Check back in the next few days and I’ll have clips of him talking about why they haven’t switched to “Backstreet Men,” Paula Abdul and puking fans.

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Backstreet Boys headed to Kent’s Showare Center

The Backstreet Boys’ North American tour will drop in on Kent’s ShoWare Center on August 5, organizers announced today.

The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m. that day. Tickets are $29.50 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30. Packages are available by visiting the resurgent boy band’s fan site.