Backstreet Boys Bored By Next Wave Of Boy Bands

  • 08 March 2017

The group, comprised of AJ MCLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell, found success in the mid-1990s with their catchy pop tunes and energetic choreographed performances.

As the band kicks off its first residency at The AXIS auditorium in Las Vegas, Howie shares that the show is full of engaging spectacle and eye-catching costumes, something he believes current pop acts lack.

"I saw a One Direction concert... The new wave of boy band says, 'Oh, we don't do what they do.' But to be honest, to me, it's not as entertaining," he told Elle.com. "What we do is we truly entertain people. Music, staging, dancing, everything."

While Brian added that he finds the dance elements to be one of the most exciting parts of any show.

"And it's fun for us. I mean, who wants to just stand around a stool and sing? That's how we stay in shape," he said.

The Larger than Life singers have sold over 130 million records worldwide, and are ranked as one of the world's best-selling groups. While their movements attracted legions of fans during their heyday, Nick admits he is pleased they never had to worry about their antics being caught on camera and posted online, like today's music stars.

"I'll tell you this: There is some s**t that AJ and I both did that I'm really glad that social media wasn't around for. Because Justin Bieber couldn't hold a candle to what we did," he smiled.

While AJ added he would never be able to get away with hanging out in a nightclub or walking naked down a hallway in a hotel "for no apparent reason" if he had become famous during the rise of Instagram and Facebook.

"But, the fame now-it's like night and day," he stated. "The other side of that which was different for us: Without social media, without YouTube, without instant access, we had to do everything grassroots."