Backstreet Boys kick off world tour in China

Updated: 2013-01-22 22:16

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 Backstreet Boys kick off world tour in China

The Backstreet Boys present the award for new artist of the year at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012.[Photo/Agencies]


The Backstreet Boys are a five-man ensemble once again.

The boy band was in Beijing to announce the start of its 20th anniversary world tour in China this May.

The multi-platinum group, best known for hits such as I Want It That Way, Backstreet’s Back and Quit Playing Games With My Heart, will tour Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Xi'an.

The five members - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson - put on traditional Chinese red clothing to greet their Chinese fans on the coming Chinese Spring Festival next month.

They will be finishing up a new album, the first since 2005, which will be released in April.