Backstreet Boys Tickets Prompt Box Office Gold Rush

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Date: Aug 17, 2099
Source: MTV
Submitted By:
Krista

The Backstreet Boys managed to whip up exactly the kind of frenzy they were shooting for when tickets for every date of the group's upcoming U.S. tour went on sale over the weekend.

Fans lined up for days and scarfed up some 765,000 tickets on Saturday, prompting the Boys to squeeze in 13 additional dates in 12 cities. As a result, the tour will kick off on September 14 in Fort Lauderdale, one day earlier than the trek was originally slated to begin in that same city.

The rush means an avalanche of $30 million in one-day sales as every show on the 39-city tour sold out. It also means that a lot of teen girls camped out, braving rain in New York, for a crack at tickets.

"This is my first time coming to stay out to get tickets," one fan noted. "I never thought I'd be that desperate, but I guess times do come to you when you get desperate."

"It's our first concert, and I think we deserve it," another observed. "We're true fans. I don't think anyone else would stand out in the rain for any artist. Some people would, but we're true fans and we stay out in the rain, pouring like this." [RealVideo]

If you want to watch the Boys' bus roll past as the group heads to another sold-out show, here's where to look:

  • 9/14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ National Rental Car Arena
  • 9/15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ National Rental Car Arena
  • 9/17 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Coliseum
  • 9/18 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
  • 9/19 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
  • 9/21 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center
  • 9/22 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center
  • 9/23 - E. Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
  • 9/24 - E. Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
  • 9/26 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
  • 9/27 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
  • 9/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center
  • 9/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center
  • 10/4 - Columbus, OH @ Schottanstein Center
  • 10/5 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Horizon
  • 10/6 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Horizon
  • 10/7 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Horizon
  • 10/9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
  • 10/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena
  • 10/14 - Anaheim, CA @ The Pond
  • 10/15 - Anaheim, CA @ The Pond
  • 10/16 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand
  • 10/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
  • 10/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
  • 10/21 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena
  • 10/22 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena
  • 10/25 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
  • 10/26 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
  • 10/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
  • 10/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
  • 10/31 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 11/2 - Iowa City, IA @ Carver Hakeye Arena
  • 11/3 - Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
  • 11/4 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
  • 11/6 - Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
  • 11/7 - Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
  • 11/8 - Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
  • 11/10 - Montreal, QC @ Molsen Center
  • 11/11 - Toronto, ON @ Skydome
  • 11/12 - Ottawa, ON @ Corel Centre
  • 11/14 - Buffalo, NY @ Maine Midland Arena
  • 11/15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Firster Arena
  • 11/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Center
  • 11/18 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
  • 11/20 - New Orleans, LA @ Sports Arena
  • 11/21 - Memphis, TN @ The Pyramid
  • 11/23 - Birmingham, AL @ BJCC
  • 11/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
  • 11/26 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
  • 11/28 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson Boling Arena
  • 11/29 - Nashville, TN @ Nashville Arena
  • 12/1 - Orlando, FL @ Orlando Arena
  • 12/2 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace

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