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Barely a tween was to be found at the concert headlined by boy-band supergroup NKOTBSB on Friday night, but you’d hardly know it from the deafening screams inside the packed Staples Center in Los Angeles.
While the fans may have gotten older, it seems their appreciation for late-‘80s /early-‘90s hitmakers New Kids on the Block and late-‘90s/early-2000s mega-sellers Backstreet Boys hasn’t diminished. (It’s likely that the mostly twenty- and thirtysomething female audience -- who stood pretty much during the entire 2 1/2-hour show -- was comprised nearly entirely of fans who had grown up with one of the bands, and this probably wasn’t their first time seeing them in person based on the vintage concert tees some sported.)
But from the start, NKOTB and BSB came out to entertain, and the audience didn’t leave disappointed. Sure, the costumes may be less flashy, the hair a little thinner and the voices a bit lower -- the Kids and Boys are now in their thirties and forties -- but inside Staples Center, fans were transported back in time. The groups knew what the fans wanted -- hit songs, flashes of skin and some well-choreographed dance moves -- and they more than delivered.
In a nod to their heydays, NKOTBSB kicked off the show with a mash-up of “Single”/”The One” to the melody of Coldplay’s “Vida La Vida,” which includes the line: “I used to rule the world.” From there, the two groups took turns turning out their greatest hits, and it was soon clear all nine singers haven’t lost any of their vocal abilities.
While NKOTB member Joey McIntyre’s voice has certainly changed from when he recorded “Please Don’t Go Girl” as a youngster, the song actually benefits -- and gets an update -- from his lower register and more mature tone. Meanwhile, the night’s standout had to be NKOTB’s Jordan Knight, who impressed by hitting the falsettos in “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)” and “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” as if he were still in his teens.
One of the biggest crowd-pleasing moments came courtesy of Donnie Wahlberg, who ripped off his tank top and wiped sweat from his chest on it while singing "Cover GIrl." (It should be duly noted that the years have been very good to these guys, who were all in tip-top shape). At this point, the audience was going wild with anticipation, and as expected, Wahlberg threw it out into the audience, where there was a bit of a mad dash to claim the souvenir.
For BSB fans, the highlight of the show was probably the surprise appearance of original member Kevin Richardson, who left the group in 2006. He popped up during a performance of “I Want It That Way” to screams that felt as if they could be heard all the way in NKOTB’s Boston hometown.
“Wow, this feels good,” Richardson told the ecstatic crowd of being reunited with the group and being on stage again.
One comical moment came when the Backstreet Boys brought up members of the audience to serenade with their hit “I’ll Never Break Your Heart.” The four chosen were three females and one very good-natured male, who played along as A.J. McLean sang lyrics including “From the first day that I saw your smiling face/Honey, I knew that we would be together forever” directly to him.
Indeed, both groups clearly appreciate their fans and made efforts to include them in the show, whether by singing amid the crowd (NKOTB) or making a midshow entrance down the audience stairways, shaking hands and even posing for pictures while singing (BSB). In addition, the stage was set up to give concertgoers optimal views -- even those in the cheap seats -- with a catwalk-like extension that covered more than half the length of the Staples floor and included rising platforms at either end.
Overall, the night could be described as one big nostalgia fest, albeit one that surprisingly didn’t feel dated. In addition to the set list -- and NKOTB pulling out their signature side-to-side leg kicks for “The Right Stuff,” another fan-pleaser -- both groups scattered portions of songs ranging from AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” Prince’s “Raspberry Beret,” Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and Bel Biv Devoe’s “Poison” throughout the performances.
“There are two generations here,” McIntyre told the crowd at one point. “To some, it’s 1989 again, and to some others, it’s 1999 again. … There’s no reason it has to stop.”
Still, the combined NKOTBSB did bring things into 2011 by singing their catchy recent single “Don’t Turn Out the Lights (D.T.O.T.L.)” before heading into an encore that included the NKOTB’s “Hangin’ Tough,” BSB’s “Backstreet’s Back” and the “NKOTBSB Mash-Up” featuring snippets of hits that have been re-recorded.
The nine guys have obvious chemistry and enjoy touring together, but say this were a battle of the boy bands: Who would win? While BSB’s songs hold up better overall, NKOTB brought a bit more energy and stage presence to the highly entertaining show.
Opening act Jordin Sparks proved she’s come a long way since her American Idol days. The Season 6 winner, looking fit and performing like a pro, sang an energetic set that included her hits “Tattoo” and “No Air.” She can belt a tune, no doubt, but a heavy reliance on backing vocals prompted one concertgoer to lament that she was giving off the impression she was lip-synching.
The first opening act, Ashlyne Huff, did her best to warm up the crowd with frequent shout-outs to the headliners that drew cheers, though she and her backup dancers’ silver-sequined costumes and backing DJ made the performance seem more appropriate for a nightclub than a venue like Staples.
Single/The One -- NKOTBSB
Summertime –- NKOTB
The Call –- BSB
Dirty Dancing -– NKOTB
Bye Bye Love –- BSB
The Right Stuff -– NKOTB
Larger Than Life -– NKOTBSB
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) –- NKOTB
Valentine Girl –- NKOTB
If You Go Away -– NKOTB
Please Don’t Go Girl -– NKOTB
Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely -– BSB
10,000 Promises -– BSB
I’ll Never Break Your Heart -– BSB
Inconsolable –- BSB
Drowning –- BSB
Incomplete –- BSB
Step by Step –- NKOTB
Cover Girl –- NKOTB
My Favorite Girl -– NKOTB
Games –- NKOTB
Click Click Click –- NKOTB
Tonight -– NKOTB
Shape of My Heart -– BSB
As Long as You Love Me -– BSB
All I Have to Give -– BSB
If You Stay –- BSB
Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) -– BSB
I’ll Be Loving You Forever -– NKOTB
I Want It That Way -– BSB
Don’t Turn Out the Lights (D.T.O.T.L.) -– NKOTBSB
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) -– BSB
Hangin’ Tough/We Will Rock You -– NKOTB
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)/Hangin’ Tough (NKOTBSB Mash-up) -- NKOTBSB
It was hard to tell which group attracted more fans to the concert, which gave equal billing to '80s studs New Kids on the Block (Donnie Wahlberg, 41; Danny Wood, 42; Joey McIntyre, 38; Jordan Knight, 41; Jonathan Knight, 42) and '90s heartthrobs Backstreet Boys (Brian Littrell, 36; Nick Carter, 31; A.J. McLean, 33; Howie Dorough, 37). The fifth BSB Kevin Richardson no longer performs with the group.
Nearly every person in the female-dominated, packed arena danced, howled, and clicked dozens of photos throughout the two-and-a-half-hour show, during which the two groups would switch on stage every five or six songs.
Twenty-somethings wore T-shirts declaring their love for the BSB in puffy paint, and 30-somethings held "I heart Danny" and "Praise the Jord" signs. A group of fans waved "Get naked" signs at whichever group was currently on stage.
The show opened with a medley of NKOTB's "Single" and BSB's "The One" arranged to the melody of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."
The guys were dressed in dark clothes, wearing the suit jackets, sleeveless vests or T-shirts befitting their parts as the bad boy, hunk or goofball of the group.
The first song had all the quintessential boy-band qualities: synchronized choreography, spotlighted solos and tight harmonies - elements that held true for the entire show.
It also highlighted the extreme entertainment value of the set, giving fans a taste of the fireworks, fog, air-launched streamers, floor-length runway and two circular hydraulic stages that would punctuate the performances.
The NKOTB took the first set, easing their way onto Nostalgia Road with the 2008 single "Summertime." A few songs later, the Kids were back in 1989, showing off their signature sideways kicks and coordinated pelvic thrusts during "You Got It (The Right Stuff)."
BSB joined the first-generation boy-band for an explosive rendition of "Larger Than Life," the second single of the BSB's 1999 album "Millennium" that sold more than 13 million copies.
Then it was back to the Block for a few ballads.
Jordan Knight started off the slower set with the NKOTB version of the Delfonics' "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)." While Wahlberg, Wood, McIntyre and Jonathan Knight danced behind mic stands, Jordan walked the length of the runway flexing his on-point falsetto.
Wood got a turn in the spotlight during a mash-up of "Valentine Girl" and "If You Go Away."
And McIntyre closed the set with a stirring a cappella solo at the end of New Kids' '88 breakthrough single "Please Don't Go Girl." The crowd swooned as he crooned the lyrics "Please don't go, girl/You would ruin my whole word." The pitch of the screams amplified with every hip gyration until the air seemed to vibrate.
It was the BSBs' turn to serenade the ladies next. Dressed in white iridescent suits, they started with "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" from "Millennium," followed by "10,000 Promises" from "Backstreet's Back."
"Speaking on behalf of all the guys, I have to say we always love coming to Arizona," Dorough told the crowd. "Arizona has the most beautiful ladies in all the world. I think it's time to bring some Arizona love onstage."
Each member walked into the crowd, taking the hand of an adoring fan and leading her onstage. After receiving a long-stemmed rose, the women sat on stools as the boys sang them "I'll Never Break Your Heart" on bended knee.
The NKOTB returned with one of their best-selling singles, "Step by Step." During the electric guitar-heavy rendition of "Cover Girl," Wahlberg enraptured fans by showing off his (better-than-ever) washboard abs after ripping off his black tank top Hulk Hogan-style.
McIntyre relaxed the audience, taking them from the Wahlberg-inspired "Whoo" to more of an "Aww" with a sentimental speech:
"It sort of feels like there's two generations in the house tonight. For some of us, it feels like it's 1989 all over again. For some, it feels like it's 1999 again. Whatever year it is, it feels like magic."
Then, like magic, the BSB appeared on the stairs at the top of the arena's first level singing "Shape of My Heart." Fans rushed nearer to the aisles, jumping over seats with their cameras and reaching over one another to touch the singers.
Once they reached the stage, they progressed through several hits, including "All I Have to Give" and "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)."
The show ended like it started: with both groups onstage and plenty of pyrotechnics. Representing their hometowns, the NKOTB sported Boston Celtics jerseys while the BSB wore Orlando Magic jerseys as they sang a medley of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "Hangin' Tough."
Glendale native Jordin Sparks, the 2007 "American Idol" winner, opened the show. Sparks, now 21, seems to be over any of the shyness she had as a teen performer, dancing with attitude and belting out vocals with ease.
"It's been awhile since I've been here," she said. "My family and friends are all here . . . I'm excited to be back. Thanks for all the support over the last five years."
She also had the look of a diva, wearing a glittery purple fringe dress and her hair in a mess of curls reminiscent of a young Janet Jackson.
Sparks performed with two male dancers, and sang six songs, including "No Air," "Tattoo," "Battlefield" and her latest single "I Am Woman."
Arturo Cruz Bárcenas
Publicado: 17/03/2011 16:32
México, DF. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell y AJ McLean, que conforman el exitoso grupo popero estadunidense de los años noventa Backstreet Boys, ofrecieron un concierto donde la tónica fue la gritería ensordecedora, lo cual refleja que para las jóvenes siguen siendo sensuales y eternos adolescentes.
Durante dos horas, los chicos gringos cantaron lo mejor de su repertorio, sin una orquesta detrás de ellos, tan sólo con un diyéi, pistas y una poderosa consola, lo cual abarata costos, pero resta glamur, por decir lo menos.
Eso fue pecata minuta, pues desde la primera rola se marcó el tono para que cundiera el reino de los ademanes, de los apóstrofes. A cada movimiento seguían suspiros y alaridos, cuerpos de las asistentes balanceándose cachondonamente. Todo es válido en la oscuridad.
Abrieron con We´be got it going on, que dio la ruta de una fiesta de un hipotético antro donde el centro es el diyéi. Los BSB llegaron a México como parte de su gira This is Us, con la que revalidan una carrera donde lo que vende es la apariencia y las coreografías.
Los Backstreet Boys han vendido más de 76 millones de álbumes en todo el mundo. El público que se reunió el pasado miércoles en el Auditorio Nacional fue heterogéneo, diverso, y había segmentos con sus incondicionales de siempre nuevos fans y representantes de la tercera edad. En diversos medios informativos el comentario ha sido simplón y remarcando una supuesta decrepitud de los BSB, pero muchos de los que hicieron críticas negativas nisiquiera fueron al concierto.
- AJ McLean.
Backstreet's back! And going on the road with New Kids on the Block!
The hip-to-be-square manbands are close to signing a deal with Live Nation Entertainment for a joint U.S. tour in 2011, perhaps as early as March, E! News has exclusively learned.
A source close to the negotiations describes the proposed tour as an Expendables-meets-boy band experience, referring to the action blockbuster starring many beefy stars of yore.
"The idea is to recreate the boy band phenomenon," says the source. "It will be the ultimate ladies' night out."
Not that this would be the first time that Backstreet Boys and NKOTB have shared the spotlight.
Backstreet, which is down to a quartet since the 2006 exit of eldest member Kevin Richardson, joined New Kids onstage in June at Radio City Music Hall for a big group "jam" on Backstreet's "I Want It That Way."
"As for TONIGHT'S Concert... BACKSTREET BOYS got my respect forever!" Donnie Wahlberg tweeted afterward.
Indeed, that's where the idea of a joint tour began to jell, our source recalls.
"The response was amazing," the source says. "It was a great night of music."
We hear that Live Nation is currently searching for a third band to join the tour, with Boyz II Men being at the top of the list, and that, even though New Kids and Backstreet have different management, representatives from both camps have already begun talking about recording a single together prior to a tour.
A Live Nation rep declined to comment.