One of the most popular boy band groups of the early 90s and 2000s, The Backstreet Boys have postponed the Australia/New Zealand leg of their DNA World Tour until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Backstreet Boys were set to perform Down Under next month, but due to the tougher travel restrictions put in place by several countries has forced the group to postpone the dates until next year.
The same has been done by other artists like Justin Bieber, who recently had to cancel his 2020 Changes tour due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions within the United States.
“I want to let you know that we’re extremely excited to bring our DNA World Tour Down Under to our Kiwi and Australian family,” Nick Carter said in a clip shared on social media.
“We were supposed to be coming to see you guys on the DNA Tour next month but unfortunately due to the state of the world right now with Covid-19 it’s safety first.” – A.J. McLean added.
The Backstreet Boys had to cancel their DNA World Tour until next year due to coronavirus
The American vocal group has promised its fans that it will definitely make an effort to ensure it gets the tour rolling and on schedule by next year once the situation calms down.
“When it’s safe we’ll come back down there and rock your body right,” said Kevin Richardson, referencing their hit single Everybody (Backstreet’s Back). “We love you so much. We hope you stay safe with your loved ones. And hang on to those tickets because when it’s safe, we’re going to party like never before.”
The DNA tour has been rescheduled to 28 April 2021, with it expected to kick off in Auckland. The Backstreet Boys will play a total of seven dates and will end the tour in Perth on 12 May.
Those that had purchased the tickets have been told to hold onto them as they’re still valid for the rescheduled shows and if you’re unable to attend the tour dates, you’re eligible to receive a full refund if you apply before the end of May.
The American vocal group which consists of AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell was formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993 rising to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996).
Author: Allan Bangirana
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