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Backstreet Boys bring biggest arena tour in 18 years to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 18

Backstreet Boys bring biggest arena tour in 18 years to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 18
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From a press release:

It’s looks like “Backstreet’s Back.” Today, the Backstreet Boys, the iconic, multi-platinum-selling boy band who rose to fame in the mid-’90s, announced their biggest arena tour in 18 years along, with the release of their new album “DNA,” coming out Jan. 25 on RCA Records.

To get fans excited, BSB released their new single, a Ryan Tedder, Shawn Mendes penned track “Chances,” along with an official music video (embedded below).

Beginning on May 11, the group will set off on the DNA World Tour, their largest arena tour in nearly two decades. Produced by Live Nation, they will perform all over Europe and North America over the course of three months, headlining venues like the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., United Center in Chicago, the O2 Arena in London, and many more, including a stop at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which start at $24.60 (processing fees apply), go on sale next Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

Every ticket purchased to the North American headlining tour will include one physical copy of their 10th studio album, “DNA.” Learn more about the album/ticket bundles here.

Now available for pre-order, “DNA” features songs written by Lauv (Charli XCX), Andy Grammer, Stuart Crichton (DNCE), and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin). In their tour announcement video (embedded below), BSB analyzed their individual “DNA profiles” to see what crucial element each member represents in the group’s DNA, showing how their individual strains, when brought together, create the unstoppable and legendary Backstreet Boys.

“When this group started 26 years ago – and through all the highs and lows of our career – we’ve had to learn it wasn’t about us as individuals but about what’s best for the group,” says Howie D.

“That’s what I love about this album,” adds Kevin Richardson. “We were able to bring all of our influences and styles into one coherent piece of work. These songs are a great representation of who we are as individuals and who we are as a group. It’s our DNA. We’re really proud of that.”

“The journey is ongoing with us and there is so much left to do,” says Brian Littrell. “We’re living the next chapter that hasn’t been told yet, and that’s exciting.”

After 14 months of setting and breaking records in Las Vegas, BSB’s residency “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” will come to an end on April 27, 2019.

“Vegas has been amazing, and these next set of dates are going to be a party,” says Howie D. “Then it’s time for us to visit our fans all over the world.”

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert in Hershey. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Nov. 14. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.