The Backstreet Boys Are Going to Perform in Saudi Arabia

Backstreet’s back after 20 years

2019 has been eventful to say the least. We’ve already lived through the worst climate change crisis to date, Jussie Smollett’s messy staged attack, and mourned the burning of a French cathedral more than the rising death toll of Sudanese protestors—and we’re only halfway through the year.

If that wasn’t enough, the year also marks the 20th anniversary of the release of The Backstreet Boys’ (iconic IMO) album ‘Millennium’, and the band is pulling out all the stops to mark the occasion. 

The American boy band we all once swooned over are currently in the midst of a world tour (and making all of us feel astonishingly old in the process), and for the first time they’re heading to Saudi Arabia to play a show at the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Basketball Arena in King Abdullah Sports City.

The move comes as part of Jeddah Season, the cultural festival currently taking place in the Kingdom’s buzzing cultural capital. 


Set to take place on June 27, you can expect to hear their latest hits from their newly released DNA album (yes, they are in fact still making music), but if you’re more interested in going into a nostalgic journey, not to worry, you won’t be disappointed, all your favourite 90s tunes (and karaoke favourites like I Want It That Way and Everybody) are also on the setlist.


Jeddah Season runs from June 8-July 18 at various venues

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