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Wednesday is the 29th anniversary of The Backstreet Boyswhich officially formed on April 20, 1993. And don’t even ask if they’ll be there to celebrate their 30th birthday: of course they will. Like Brian Littrell explains, they have a lot going on, including their recently relaunched DNA tour, their upcoming Christmas album, and more.

“We are delighted with the new [Christmas] disc coming out. We’re also excited to be back in the studio, once this tour is over, so we can introduce the world to new music,” he told ABC Audio.

“I don’t think right now the Backstreet Boys want or really want to stop,” he adds. “It’s just something we appreciate and it’s something we’ve been missing for a while, so it’s good to be back.”

After four kick-off shows in Las Vegas, the DNA Tour will continue with a show in Mexico City in May, followed by a US leg beginning June 4 in Chula Vista, California.

As for this Christmas album, we don’t know when it will be released, but Kevin Richardson tells ABC Audio it’s a mix of classic holiday songs and new tunes.

“We have some of our favorites, we each submitted a list of our favorites, so we narrowed them down,” he explains. “And then we also wrote…some originals as well.”

Incidentally, it was Brian who completed the Backstreet lineup: on April 20, 1993, he flew to Orlando, Florida, to join his cousin Kevin in the band, with AJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Nick Carter. Named after the Backstreet flea market in Orlando, the newly formed band had their first show in May at Sea World Orlando.

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