Last night, the Backstreet Boys were surprised on stage at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino by longtime friend Michael Yo, who stopped the performance in order to celebrate the massive success of the band’s headlining Las Vegas residency show, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life.”
The best-selling boy band of all time was presented with Keys to Las Vegas’ iconic Strip by Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, who also officially declared Wednesday, April 10 as “Backstreet Boys Day.”
The celebration continues tomorrow when the Backstreet Boys will be immortalized within Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino as they participate in a handprint ceremony which will be displayed at the property alongside the handprints of other iconic celebrities. Additionally, the Backstreet Boys, along with Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment, will present the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV) with a final donation check at the event. Since the residency’s premiere in 2017, $1 of every ticket purchased to “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” has been donated back to BGCSNV. The event will be held on the front steps of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino lining the Las Vegas Strip at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12, which also happens to be the 20th anniversary of the release of their mega hit, “I Want It That Way.”
Backstreet Boys – AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter – recently announced the final shows of their record-breaking Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino through April 27, 2019. “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” is one of the fastest-selling shows in Las Vegas history. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the record-breaking residency is sold out on a regular basis with over $38 million in ticket revenue and has been seen by over 300,000 guests from all over the world, hosting the biggest audience in the history of Las Vegas headlining residencies.
For 25 years, the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful groups in music history, has continually delivered the finest pop music one has to offer, making them one of pop’s most influential performers. With countless #1s, record-setting tours, numerous awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, BSB has been recognized as the best-selling boy band in history.