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Backstreet Boys Release Shawn Mendes-Written Track ‘Chances’ And Announce Huge Tour

Backstreet Boys, Shawn Mendes

Backstreet’s back (alright!). The quintessential boy band is continuing to carve out their own space in 2018, with the Backstreet Boys currently hitting the stage on a nightly basis for their Las Vegas residency. When the show wraps in April 2019, the band is hitting the road and going on a European and North American tour, which includes seven Canadian dates. It’s nice to see BSB remembering who loved them first (Oh Canada).

Just announced on Friday, the Backstreet Boys are releasing their tenth studio album DNA and setting off on the DNA World Tour starting in May. Touring Europe before returning stateside, BSB will play Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver before wrapping the tour in New Jersey on September 15.

To celebrate the release of their upcoming album, the Backstreet Boys dropped their new single “Chances” on Friday morning. Written by Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes, the new song is an updated take on BSB’s signature love ballad. Mendes wasn’t alive when BSB were at the height of their success, but a good love song is timeless.

The new track focuses on the seemingly impossible odds of finding one’s soul mate in an unlikely place. Shot in a train station, which seems to be a place that has high odds for meeting someone, band members AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell are cupids in fitted suits, overseeing the meet-cute of two dancers who continuously run into one another. So, their odds of meeting are definitely better than two in a million, but BSB videos aren’t meant to be examined. They’re meant to be enjoyed and drooled over.

“Chances” is the second single from DNA, with BSB releasing the undeniable bop “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” in May. After 25 years in the pop game, BSB are still killin’ it.

DNA will be released on January 25, but fans who buy tickets for the group’s tour starting November 14 will receive a free copy of the album once it’s released.

July 12 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 14 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 17 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena

July 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
July 24 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
July 25 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

July 29 – Seattle, WA @ Angel of the Winds Arena
July 30 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
August 1 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
August 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
August 4 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
August 5 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
August 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
August 8 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
August 10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
August 12 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
August 14 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 15 – New York, NY @ Barclays Center
August 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
August 18 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
August 20 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
August 21 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
August 23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
August 24 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
August 26 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 27 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
August 28 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
August 30 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
August 31 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 1 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 3 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome Convention Center
September 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena
September 6 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
September 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
September 8 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
September 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 11 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
September 13 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
September 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
September 15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center