Today is the Boys 22nd anniversary and we take a look back at a performance from last year. On their 2014 cruise the Boys performed some songs they hadn’t sung in years. For example Hey Mr. DJ, That’s The Way I Like It, Just to be Close and others. Even some songs from This Is Us an album Kevin wasn’t apart of. Like If I Knew Then, Straight Through My Hear and Undone. Here’s a performance of the song Undone. It’s one of Kevin’s favorite songs.
22 years ago today Backstreet Boys were formed. Happy 22nd Anniversary Backstreet Boys! Thank you for all the great memories over the years. Here’s to many more years.
On July 30, 2013 Backstreet Boys released their album In A World Like This. The first single of the album is also called In A World Like This. They performed the song on various shows to promote the albums release. The album reached #5 on the Billboard 200 charts which was their highest chart debut since their 2005 album Never Gone. It’s also their ninth album to reach to the top 10 on Billboard. Here’s their performance of their two singles In A World Like This and Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of from Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In 2012 while in London, England to record their new album the Boys announced that they would be performing LIVE on Good Morning America August 31, 2012. This was their first performance with all five members in six years. The performance was held at Central Park in NYC and it was packed with fans who spent hours even sleeping outside the park to watch them perform. The Boys even bought fans food for these fans. The max capacity of Good Morning America’s concert section at the park is roughly 5,000 and that’s how many fans showed up. They packed the park and were GMA’s biggest crowd ever during a summer concert.
2012 had some very exciting news for us Backstreet Boys fans. Their London NKOTBSB concert was being broadcasted live in over 400 cinemas all across Europe and it was streamed in HD online. A couple of times Kevin has made appearances at a few shows in Los Angeles including during this tour. As well as an appearance on their 2011 cruise where the Boys kept asking fans if they want Kevin back. Which hinted to the idea that Kevin would be returning. During their London show the Boys made two announcements. AJ announced that his wife was going to have their first baby. Then Brian soon after announced Kevin would be returning to the group. They mentioned they would be recording their new album as 5 again that summer.
To continue to celebrate Backstreet Boys 22nd anniversary today I’m posting two videos from 2011. In 2011 to promote their joint tour both groups Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block performed their single Don’t Turn Out The Lights on Dancing with the Stars on April 26, 2011. They also sang a bit of their own songs.
After the Boys toured for their album This is Us in the fall of 2010 they announced a joint tour with New Kids on the Block for the summer of 2011. To promote the tour both groups did a couple of TV performances including this performance from the 2010 American Music Awards. Which was the first time they performed on national TV together.
In 2010 the Backstreet Boys toured for their album This is Us. While on tour they did some promo for the album including this performance of the song If I Knew Then on Lopez Tonight.
NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — FilmRise has acquired U.S. DVD rights from Gravitas Ventures for the music documentary “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of,” a revealing and exhilarating portrait of the biggest boy band of all time. The Brooklyn-based distributor will release the film on DVD on April 28, 2015, with Blu-ray to follow.
Shot over the span of two years as the band prepared for their 20th anniversary re-launch, “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” chronicles their entire career journey up to the making of their 2013 album and their subsequent world tour. Band members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson discuss the highs and lows of their rise to superstardom, from boyhood to manhood, from fame and fortune to betrayal and renewal. The DVD will feature extras including deleted scenes of a trip to A.J.’s childhood home, a visit with Kevin’s high school drama teacher and a behind-the-scenes rehearsal of “Madeleine,” a song from their new album. The film was produced by Pulse and Missing in Action Films and directed by Stephen Kijak.
Gravitas Ventures released the film theatrically in over 50 markets and on Video on Demand on January 30, 2015. The Los Angeles Times’ Gerrick D. Kennedy praised the film as “carefully crafted…an engaging look at how [the band] got to here. Take a walk down memory lane and see ‘Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of.'”
FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said: “The Backstreet Boys have made an incredible impact on the music industry and pop culture as a whole, so we’re thrilled to be releasing this documentary on DVD and Blu-ray to their fans and to a new generation that may be unfamiliar with this groundbreaking group. The film provides a refreshingly honest look at music, fame and friendship that anyone will enjoy watching.”
“After a successful release in 50 theatres and on Video on Demand, we’re very excited to have FilmRise distributing the film on DVD and Blu-ray and bringing this incredible story to an even wider audience,” said Nolan Gallagher, CEO of Gravitas Ventures.
Since Backstreet Boys 22nd anniversary is coming up next Monday I wanted to share with everyone just how much the Boys mean to me. For me they impacted my life in a big way.
Back in 2003 I was bullied almost daily online by another fan. I met a fan in the BSB chat room on AOL who had introduced me to another fan who was much older than me. They would claim to know Howie and even pretend to be him. I never believed this person. Long story short Howie found out about this as someone else had emailed his sister through his foundation the DLF asking if he personally knew this person. He did not. A message was posted on the DLF site from Howie. He was not pleased at all to hear that there was someone using his name in this way.
Thinking back I wish I had just blocked this person and ignored them instead of calling them out on their lies. I didn’t and because of this I was bullied, harassed and threatened by them almost daily. I had accounts deactivated, Yahoo groups deleted because of them. As you can imagine it was a very frustrating time for me. This was mentally and physically frustrating. It had gotten to the point where I never wanted to come online ever again. I had lost a lot of weight because of this and didn’t sleep much. It really affected me. I’d block them they’d create new accounts. Reporting them did nothing either. Between 2005-2007 this stopped when they no longer came online. In January 2007 they tried to join a group I had and sent me a email. I tried to reply telling them to stop, move on with their lives and so on. They continued to harass me. I wasn’t going to bother with this and decided to report them. Finally I received a email from Yahoo stating they had took action against them. A few months later they had emailed me again from a AOL account. I reported this and that was the last I heard of them.
Just imagine coming online to chat about your favorite group and just to have fun. Instead facing this kind of hate, bullying practically everyday. It was tough but thanks to the Backstreet Boys their music helped me get through this as it was all I really had. I know their songs are mainly about love, but nonetheless it helped me. It helped me escape the pain I was dealing with. Their music made me happy when I was sad. So thank you Boys. Without you I don’t know where I’d be right now. Had I stopped coming online this site and Kaos-Online.com wouldn’t exist. I wouldn’t have the opportunity to update Nick’s official site. Get the chance to meet them or even have made the friends I have now. I wouldn’t say they saved me but they truly helped me in a big way during this time. They’re more than just a group, they’re someone I could listen to when I was sad, happy whatever. I remember being at the 20th anniversary even in LA and AJ talked about the bullying that goes on and how they had a song about it. Before even hearing the clip they played of the song I knew I could relate to it and I did. The song really means a lot to me.