On April 8, the Backstreet Boys kicked off the DNA World Tour with four shows in Las Vegas. "We go on stage and perform for two hours," Nick Carter told E! News. "We give our all and we dance and we sing. Our blood, sweat and tears go into this performance and it's for the fans."
Over the past 29 years, the members of Backstreet Boys have found their unique fashion style, while also being cohesive as a group. "The second act is very organic. The third act is more colorful," AJ McLean teased about the DNA Tour looks. "The last act is white and red and silver, which coincides with the DNA strand. The opening act is black and kind of black leather and military. It's just a really great vibe throughout the show."
While the dancing and fashion elements of the show are fun, Nick is quick to remind fans that it's only part of the experience. "You can get caught up in the performance part of us, but you forget that we're singers first and the most important part is the vocals," he said. "We are a vocal harmony group and we showcase that in the show."
At every show, AJ loves seeing the different songs that touch audience members in various ways. "The songs take you back to a moment in time," he shared. "Whether it's a breakup or it's your wedding day or the birth of your child or hanging out with your best friend. Our music has been able to transcend and really touch so many people at different points in their life."
"We've had two years to really sit back home and really reflect and think about why we do what we do," Nick explained. "We're coming back out again with this new perspective. We realize how important our job is in regards to people who are searching for that escapism and that nostalgia, something just to make them happy again with the craziness of the world."