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Gig Review: The Backstreet Boys Bring Lots of Heat to a Grilled Xfinity Center | Features

MANSFIELD — The Backstreet Boys took to the stage at the Xfinity Center on Wednesday night for the DNA Tour, and it was hot.

It was, in fact, the hottest day of the summer so far, reaching 94 degrees with the humidity making it feel like 100. But that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the loyal fans of the boy band.

The last time the Backstreet Boys were in Massachusetts was in August 2019 at Boston’s TD Garden and fans were obviously looking forward to their return to Xfinity.

They did not disappoint. The group was ready to rock and revive the childhood memories of many viewers who have been following them for over 30 years.

Performing a two-hour show, the Boys began by singing new songs from their 2019 album “DNA”, released in 2019. They sang the lyrics of “New Love” and “Shape of My Heart” while following these movements of synchronized dancing they do so well.

Although they’re not so much boys anymore – they all have families, which were displayed in a video singing “No Place” – they still know how to win the hearts of all the ladies. The band members rolled their hips and at one point changed on stage behind a makeshift dressing room and threw their underwear into the crowd.

“Hey Kev, remember when fans were throwing their bras and panties on stage?” said Aj McLean. “Why don’t we reciprocate? »

The “gesture” drove the crowd crazy.

The Boys ended the night taking it back to the 1990s. They got back into the rhythm of all the old dance moves, never missing a beat or stopping because of the heat.

Nick Carter took it back to the very beginning when he started roasting his fellow band members during their youth. Howie Dorough was the only one with chest hair and Nick was only 12 at the time. (He is now 42.)

They sang “I Want It That Way”, earning probably the loudest chant of the night before ending with a cross pose and leaving the stage for everyone to sing along for more.

They got more. The Boys came running back to sing “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and ended the show with “Larger than Life”.

The Backstreet Boys were back and put on a show that many of those fans will never forget.