Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life

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Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life
Residency by Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys- Larger Than Life.jpg
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
VenueZappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Start dateMarch 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)
End dateApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
No. of shows80
WebsiteOfficial website
Backstreet Boys concert chronology

Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life is the first concert residency by American vocal group Backstreet Boys, performed at Zappos Theater (formerly The AXIS Theater) in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show had its opening night on March 1, 2017 and is scheduled to close on April 27, 2019 in order to start the Backstreet Boys 11th world tour in May of the same year.

Background and announcement[edit]

On April 1, 2016, Carter told Entertainment Tonight that the group signed a deal with Live Nation for a nine-show "test residency" in Las Vegas. McLean confirmed the deal, telling Us Weekly that the residency would begin in January 2017.[1]

On September 23, the Backstreet Boys confirmed their Vegas residency happening in 2017 titled Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life.[2][3]

Reception[edit]

According to KVVU-TV's report, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life is the fastest-selling residency in Las Vegas in history. It is also the first time that Planet Hollywood has opened up balcony seats for headliner, making the theater 2000 seats bigger than fellow headliner Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears.[4]

Its first round with 9 shows had grossed total revenue of $5,399,176 with 4,667 average audiences per show, making it the most attended residency in Las Vegas in terms of average audience.

Setlist[edit]

Pre-Show iheartradio Concert setlist[edit]

  1. "The Call"
  2. "Incomplete"
  3. "Interview"
  4. "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely"
  5. "All I Have to Give"
  6. "Get Another Boyfriend" (Live debut in 14 years)
  7. "Q&A"
  8. "As Long as You Love Me"
  9. "We've Got It Going On"
  10. "I Want It That Way"
  11. "Q&A"
  12. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
  13. "Larger than Life"

Regular Show Setlist[edit]

  1. Video MegaMix
  2. Larger Than Life (Millennium, 1999)
  3. The One (Millennium, 1999)
  4. Get Down (You're the One for Me) (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet Boys, 1997)
  5. Show Introductions
  6. Drowning (The Hits - Chapter One, 2001)
  7. Incomplete (Never Gone, 2005)
  8. Quit Playing Games (with My Heart) (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet Boys, 1997)
  9. Video Transition
  10. Dance Break/Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely (Millennium, 1999)
  11. I'll Never Break Your Heart (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet Boys, 1997)
  12. Anywhere for You* (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet Boys, 1997)
  13. Darlin'* (Backstreet Boys, 1997)
  14. Undone* (This Is Us, 2009)
  15. Talk
  16. As Long as You Love Me (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back, 1997)
  17. Video Transition
  18. Dance Break/The Call (Black & Blue, 2000)
  19. We've Got it Goin' On (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet Boys, 1997)
  20. Get Another Boyfriend (Black & Blue, 2000)
  21. Talk
  22. More than That (Black & Blue, 2000)
  23. All I Have to Give (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back, 1997)
  24. Shape of My Heart (Black & Blue, 2000)
  25. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (DNA, 2019) Added July 2018
  26. I Want It That Way (Millennium, 1999)

Encore:

  1. Everybody (Backstreet's Back) (Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back, 1997)

Shows[edit]

Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1[5][6]
March 1, 2017 42,000 / 44,112 $5,399,176
March 3, 2017
March 4, 2017
March 8, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 11, 2017
March 15, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 18, 2017
Leg 2[7][8]
April 12, 2017 34,116 / 38,267 $4,678,081
April 14, 2017
April 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
April 21, 2017
April 22, 2017
April 26, 2017
April 28, 2017
Leg 3[7][9]
June 15, 2017 32,141 / 32,553 $4,308,767
June 16, 2017
June 17, 2017
June 21, 2017
June 23, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017 15,985 / 16,225 $2,138,622
June 30, 2017
July 1, 2017
Leg 4[10][11]
November 8, 2017 18,811 / 23,716 $2,748,074
November 10, 2017
November 11, 2017
November 15, 2017
November 17, 2017
November 18, 2017
Leg 5[10][12]
January 31, 2018 30,945 / 37,132 $4,786,907
February 2, 2018
February 3, 2018
February 7, 2018
February 9, 2018
February 10, 2018
February 14, 2018
February 16, 2018
February 17, 2018
Leg 6[13][14]
July 25, 2018 10,544 / 12,325 $1,364,060
July 27, 2018
July 28, 2018
August 1, 2018 10,145 / 11,903 $1,217,585
August 3, 2018
August 4, 2018
August 8, 2018 10,450 / 12,315 $1,272,804
August 10, 2018
August 11, 2018
Leg 7[13][15]
October 24, 2018
October 26, 2018
October 27, 2018
October 31, 2018
November 2, 2018
November 3, 2018
November 7, 2018 10,978 / 12,611 $1,484,562
November 9, 2018
November 10, 2018
November 14, 2018 10,079 / 12,178 $1,341,778
November 16, 2018
November 17, 2018
Leg 8[16]
February 6, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 9, 2019
February 13, 2019
February 15, 2019
February 16, 2019
February 20, 2019
February 22, 2019
February 23, 2019
Leg 9[17]
April 10, 2019
April 12, 2019
April 13, 2019
April 17, 2019
April 19, 2019
April 20, 2019
April 24, 2019
April 26, 2019
April 27, 2019
Total 205,137 / 228,548 (89.8%) $27,914,076

Personnel[18][edit]

  • Lead Vocals- Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, AJ McLean
  • Show Manager:
  • Assistant Show Manager:
  • Creative direction — Raj Kapoor Productions
  • Co-Director:
  • Musical director — Keith Harris
  • Co-Director:
  • Video Director — Bert Pare
  • Press Liaison:
  • Monitor Engineer — Seth Kendall
  • Tour Accountant: Mark Haworth - Tour Manager and Tour Accountant
  • Playback Engineer — Romain Garnier
  • Technical & Production Director- Dan Mercer
  • Road Manager/Production Coordinator- Kristin Rinden
  • FOH Engineer- James McCullagh
  • Monitor Engineer- Seth Kendall
  • Show Caller- Stephen Nimmer
  • Stage Manager- David Commisso
  • Head Carpenter- Jason Deleu
  • Management — Jennifer "Jenn" Sousa, Ron Laffitte
  • Lighting Director- Graham Anderson
  • Tour Accountant — Mark Haworth
  • Video Director- Bert Pare'
  • Creative Direction and Design- Raj Kapoor Productions
  • Director/Co-Production Designer/Screens Producer- Raj Kapoor
  • Assistant Director/Associate Producer- Rita Maye Bland
  • Lighting Designer/Co-Production Designer- Richard Neville
  • Video Content- Silent Partners
  • Staff Photographer- Justin Segura - VIP Coordinator/Photographer
  • Musical Director- Keith Harris
  • Pre-Show Mix- DJ Earworm
  • Additional Music Production- Varun
  • Costume Design- Tierney Burchett - Wardrobe
  • Supervising Choreographer & Choreographer- Nolan Padilla
  • Assistant Supervising Choreographer- Codie Wiggins
  • Choreographer-Sharna Burgess***, Chase Benz, Alex Chung, Jojo Gomez, Jaquel Knight, Chuck Maldonado, Tricia Miranda
  • Iconic Choreography- Rich + Tone, Fatima Robinson, Richard "Swoop" Whitebear

Security[edit]

  • Michael "Mike" Elgani- Nick's Security
  • Drew Philip- Head of Security/Road Manager/Brian's Security
  • Aaron Tonga - Howie's Security
  • Josh Naranjo - AJ's Security
  • Keith McGuffey- Kevin's Security*

Band[edit]

  • Keyboards- Lance Tolbert, Delvyn Brumfield (Co Musical Director/Keyboards/Synths/Strings)
  • Guitars- Adam Hawley, Tim Stewart
  • Bass- Andre Bowman
  • Drums-
  • Keith Harris - Musical Director/Drums/Keyboards
  • Vocal Producer- David “DQ” Quinones
  • Drum Programming/Arranger- Adrian “DJ Dubz” Wiltshire
  • Programer/Arranger- Kevin Teasley
  • Engineer- John D Norten, Rico Simmons

Dancers[edit]

  • Floris Bosveld (Dance Captain)
  • Hailee Payne (Female Dance Captain)
  • Valentino Vladimirov
  • Teddy Coffey
  • Steven Charles
  • Jian Pierre-Louis
  • Brooke Maroon
  • Alyx Andrushuk
  • Yorelis Apolinario
  • Lindsey Desrosiers
  • James Marino

Legal and Business Management[edit]

  • Keller, Turner, Ruth, Andrew & Ghanem, PLLC
  • Jordan S. Keller
  • W. Chris Andrews
  • Sarah A. Smith
  • Meredith McGinnis
  • Lindsay Brooker

Booking Agency[edit]

  • William Morris Endeavor
  • John Marx
  • Brian Cohen

Vendors[edit]

  • Lighting and Video- Production Resources Group
  • Audio: Sound Image
  • Automation and Staging- Show Group Production Services
  • Fan Club & VIP Experience- Wonderful Union
  • ER production
  • Quantum SFX
  • Jason Deleu

Touring Partners[edit]

  • Live Nation
  • Michael Rapino
  • Steve Herman
  • Kurt Melien
  • Amanda Moore

Public Relations[edit]

  • Caravan PR- Steven Trachtenbroit
  • Edge Publicity- Shoshanna Stone

Fan Engagement and Website Design[edit]

  • Wonderful Union
  • Eddie Meehan
  • Kat Gilbride
  • Jennie Quan
  • Justin Segura
  • Matt Sergent
  • Matt Ferro
  • Chad Turner
  • Nate Gabriel
  • Mason Mullendore
  • Anthony Ordonez
  • Eric Warren

Wardrobe Contributors[edit]

Caesars Entertainment[edit]

  • Jason Gastwirth
  • Talia Rothman
  • Gavin Whiteley
  • Edward Tex Dike
  • John Demos

Merchandise Company[edit]

  • Global Merchandising
  • Barry Drinkwater
  • Jen Florez
  • Tracy Stone

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management[edit]

  • Crowd Surf
  • Cassie Petrey
  • Jade Driver
  • Helen Showalter

Travel Agent[edit]

  • Preferred Travel
  • Nancy Rosenblatt
  • Debbie Rosenblatt

Afterparty Venue[edit]

  • Chateau Nightclub and Rooftop

Clips from BACKSTREET BOYS – SHOW 'EM WHAT YOU'RE MADE OF feature film (c) Pulse Films/K Bahn LLC 2015 and BSB personal archives

Special Thanks:

Notes

  • Keith, known as Trey D, is an old friend of Kevin's from Kentucky
  • indicates which songs were part of a medley
  • Sharna was Nick's dance partner on Dancing with the stars

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brendish, Lynda (April 2, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: Nick Carter Confirms Backstreet Boys' Las Vegas Residency, Teases New Album". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Kreps, Daniel (September 23, 2016). "Backstreet Boys Announce 2017 Las Vegas Residency". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Backstreet Boys to perform Las Vegas residency". Fox News. September 24, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  4. ^ Smith, Rachel (March 1, 2017). "Backstreet Boys Residency breaks records!". FOX5. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Tailor, Leena (September 23, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: Backstreet Boys Announce 18-Date 'Larger Than Life' Las Vegas Residency". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Leg 1 box score data:
  7. ^ a b "Backstreet Boys". backstreetboys.com. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  8. ^ Leg 2 box score data:
  9. ^ Leg 3 box score data:
  10. ^ a b "Backstreet Boys Extend Their Las Vegas Residency into 2018". PEOPLE.com. 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  11. ^ Leg 4 box score data:
  12. ^ Leg 5 box score data:
  13. ^ a b Union, Wonderful. "Backstreet Boys - Events". Backstreet Boys. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  14. ^ Leg 6 box score data:
  15. ^ Leg 7 box score data:
  16. ^ https://backstreetboys.com/events
  17. ^ https://backstreetboys.com/events
  18. ^ "Backstreet Boys". Backstreet Boys.

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