Backstreet's Back Tour

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Backstreet's Back Tour
Tour by Backstreet Boys
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Associated albumBackstreet's Back
Backstreet Boys
Start dateDecember 27, 1997 (1997-12-27)
End dateDecember 31, 1998 (1998-12-31)
Legs8
No. of shows86 in North America
4 in South America
24 in Europe
114 Total
Backstreet Boys concert chronology

Backstreet's Back Tour was a concert tour by the Backstreet Boys that began in 1997 and concluded in 1998.[1] The set list included songs from their second album Backstreet's Back and several songs from their debut album, Backstreet Boys.

During this tour, Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell underwent surgery to correct a congenital heart defect he had had since birth. Surgery was necessary because the hole in his heart was getting larger. The group postponed a couple of show dates but Littrell was back performing with the group within weeks after the surgery only to have oxygen tanks in the wings of the stage.[2]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

The following songs were performed at the March 29, 1998 concert held at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. It does not represent all concerts during the tour.

  1. "That's The Way I Like It"
  2. "I Wanna Be with You"
  3. "Hey, Mr. D.J. (Keep Playin' This Song)"
  4. "My Heart Stays with You" (performed by Howie Dorough)
  5. "Lay Down Beside Me" (performed by A. J. McLean)
  6. "Nobody but You" (performed by Kevin Richardson)
  7. "That's What She Said" (performed by Brian Littrell)
  8. "Heaven in Your Eyes" (performed by Nick Carter)
  9. "Let's Have a Party"
  10. "Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)"
  11. "All I Have to Give"
  12. "Anywhere for You"
  13. "I'll Never Break Your Heart"
  14. "As Long as You Love Me"
  15. "Get Down (You're the One for Me)"
  16. "We've Got It Goin' On"
  17. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America Leg 1[3][6]
December 27, 1997 Halifax Canada Halifax Metro Centre
December 29, 1997 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
December 30, 1997 Montreal Molson Centre
December 31, 1997
January 1, 1998
January 2, 1998 Ottawa Corel Centre
January 3, 1998 Toronto SkyDome
January 5, 1998 Montreal Molson Centre
January 6, 1998
January 7, 1998 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
January 14, 1998 Charlotte United States Independence Arena
January 15, 1998 Atlanta Fox Theatre
January 16, 1998 Louisville Palace Theatre
January 17, 1998 Detroit Fox Theatre
January 18, 1998 Columbus Palace Theatre
January 20, 1998 Tampa USF Sun Dome
January 21, 1998[A] West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
January 22, 1998[B] Ponte Vedra Beach Nease High School Football Stadium
January 23, 1998 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
January 24, 1998 Providence Providence Performing Arts Center
January 27, 1998 Albany Palace Theatre
January 28, 1998 Plainview The Vanderbilt
January 30, 1998 Indianapolis Murat Theatre
January 31, 1998 Kansas City Memorial Hall
February 1, 1998 Dallas Bronco Bowl
South America[7]
February 13, 1998[C] Viña del Mar Chile Anfiteatro de la Quinta Vergara
February 15, 1998 Tigre Argentina Anfiteatro del Parque de la Costa
North America Leg 2
February 21, 1998 Lake Buena Vista United States House of Blues
March 15, 1998[D] Orlando Universal CityWalk
Europe
March 17, 1998 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
March 18, 1998
March 20, 1998 Birmingham England NEC Arena
March 21, 1998 London Wembley Arena
March 22, 1998
March 24, 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Bella Center
March 25, 1998 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
March 27, 1998[E] Mannheim Germany Maimarkthalle
March 28, 1998[F] Cologne Viva Television Studios
March 29, 1998 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
March 30, 1998 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
March 31, 1998
April 1, 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
April 2, 1998 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome XS
April 3, 1998
April 4, 1998 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
April 5, 1998
April 6, 1998 Metz France Galaxie Amnéville
April 7, 1998 Paris Zénith de Paris
April 9, 1998 Barcelona Spain Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
April 12, 1998 Valencia Plaza de Toros de Valencia
April 13, 1998 Madrid Palacio de Deportes
April 14, 1998
April 15, 1998 Lisbon Portugal Praça de Touros de Cascais
North America Leg 3[6][8]
April 24, 1998[G] Orlando United States Frontierland
April 25, 1998[G]
May 1, 1998[G]
May 2, 1998[G]
May 8, 1998[G]
May 30, 1998[H] Mansfield Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts
July 8, 1998 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
July 9, 1998 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 10, 1998 Miami Miami Arena
July 11, 1998 Orlando Orlando Arena
July 12, 1998 Atlanta Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 15, 1998 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
July 16, 1998 Philadelphia CoreStates Center
July 17, 1998 New York City Radio City Music Hall
July 18, 1998 New Haven New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 19, 1998 Albany Pepsi Arena
July 21, 1998 Darien Center Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 22, 1998 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
July 23, 1998 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
July 24, 1998 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 25, 1998 Louisville Freedom Hall
July 26, 1998 St. Louis Kiel Center
July 28, 1998 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 29, 1998 Arlington Music Mill Amphitheater
July 31, 1998 Kansas City Kemper Arena
August 1, 1998 Tinley Park New World Music Theatre
August 2, 1998 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
August 4, 1998 Greenwood Village Coors Amphitheatre
August 6, 1998 West Valley City E Center
August 7, 1998 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
August 8, 1998 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
August 9, 1998
August 11, 1998 Concord Concord Pavilion
August 13, 1998 Portland Rose Garden Arena
August 14, 1998 Seattle KeyArena
August 15, 1998 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 17, 1998 Calgary Canadian Airlines Saddledome
August 18, 1998 Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium
August 19, 1998 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
August 20, 1998 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
August 22, 1998 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
August 23, 1998 Montreal Parc des Îles
August 25, 1998 Halifax Citadel Hill
August 27, 1998 Uniondale United States Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
August 28, 1998 Moosic Lackawanna County Stadium
August 29, 1998 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
August 30, 1998[I] Geddes State Fair Grandstand
August 31, 1998[J] Essex Junction Champlain Valley Expo Grandstand
September 2, 1998 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 3, 1998 Providence Providence Civic Center
September 4, 1998 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 5, 1998 Raleigh Alltel Pavilion
September 14, 1998[K] Allegan Allegan County Fair Grandstand
September 15, 1998[L] York York Fair Grandstand
South America[7]
September 18, 1998 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Camilo Cichero
September 19, 1998
North America Leg 4
November 18, 1998 Minneapolis United States Target Center
November 19, 1998
December 30, 1998 Tampa Ice Palace
December 31, 1998 Orlando Orlando Arena
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
January 9, 1998 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Nease High School Football Stadium Rescheduled to January 22, 1998[10]
March 14, 1998 Orlando, Florida Universal CityWalk Moved to March 15, 1998; concert was a part of the "Orlando Band Together" Benefit[16]
March 17, 1998 Dublin, Ireland RDS Simmonscourt Moved to the Point Theatre
March 18, 1998 Dublin, Ireland RDS Simmonscourt Moved to the Point Theatre
September 13, 1998 Shakopee, Minnesota Canterbury Park Cancelled; concert was a part of "Last Chance Summer Dance".[17] The group allowed ticket holders to attend the November 1998 concerts in Minneapolis.
November 27, 1998 Cologne, Germany Kölnarena Cancelled; concert was a part of "Hand in Hand for Children"
December 1, 1998 Cologne, Germany Kölnarena Cancelled
December 2, 1998 Munster, Germany Muensterlandhalle Cancelled
December 3, 1998 Berlin, Germany Velodrom Cancelled
December 4, 1998 Leipzig, Germany Messehalle 7 Cancelled
December 5, 1998 Rieden, Germany Ostbayernhalle Cancelled
December 6, 1998 Mannheim, Germany Maimarkthalle Cancelled
December 7, 1998 Zürich, Switzerland Hallenstadion Cancelled
December 9, 1998 Friedrichshafen, Germany Messehalle Friedrichshafen Cancelled
December 10, 1998 Wels, Austria Bosch-Halle Cancelled
December 11, 1998 Munich, Germany Olympiahalle Cancelled
December 13, 1998 Bremen, Germany Stadthalle Bremen Cancelled
December 14, 1998 Oberhausen, Germany König Pilsener Arena Cancelled
December 15, 1998 Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle Frankfurt Cancelled
December 16, 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Cancelled

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead Vocals: Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, AJ McLean
  • Tour Director:
  • Tour Manager: Paul 'Skip' Rickert
  • Assistant Tour Manager: Tim Krieg
  • Co-Director: Denise McLean
  • Co-Director: Nicole Peltz
  • Press Liaison: Leila Eminson
  • Tour Accountant: Vincent Corry
  • Staff Photographer: Andre Csillig
  • Musical Director: William 'Bubba' Bryant
  • Costume Design: Jill Focke, Kerstin 'Kiki' Theileis, Janine Schreiber
  • Choreographer: Fatima Robinson**
  • Assistant Choreographer: Richard "Swoop" Whitebear

Security[edit]

  • Billy Evans: Nick's Security
  • Tom LeBrun: Head of Security/Brian's Security
  • Marc Preston: Howie's Security
  • Marcus Johnson: AJ's Security
  • Carlos Cardenas: Kevin's Security
  • John "Q" Elgani: Security

Band[edit]

  • Keyboards: Tommy Smith
  • Guitars: Guy Walker, Dennis Gallo
  • Percussion / Saxophone: Obie Morant
  • Bass: Freddy Mollings
  • Drums: Tim Berkible

References[edit]

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  7. ^ a b "La Bombonera vibró esta vez al ritmo de los Backstreet Boys" [La Bombonera vibrated this time to the rhythm of the Backstreet Boys]. Clarín (in Spanish). September 19, 1998. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "CNN Worldbeat: Tour Dates". CNN. June 1998. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "FAIR CLOSES WITH ITS BIGGEST NUMBERS EVER". The Palm Beach Post. West Palm Beach, Florida. February 2, 1998. p. 1B.
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  12. ^ Doolittle, Leslie (March 7, 1998). "Banding Together – Benefit Concert Set". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "Who played at your Grad Nite?". St. Petersburg Times. April 17, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  14. ^ Ciokajlo, Mickey (July 8, 2011). "Is Kid Rock the Allegan County Fair's biggest show ever? What about Britney Spears? Garth Brooks? (See our list)". mLive. Booth Newspapers. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
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  17. ^ "News". Backstreet Boys Main Website. Archived from the original on May 8, 1999. Retrieved December 7, 2013.