More than three years after the announcement of the DNA World Tour, Backstreet Boys finally brought their impressive dance moves, vocals harmonies, and catalog of hits to Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey on Thursday (July 14) for an energy-filled, sold-out show.
The award-winning boy band, composed of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, and cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson, kicked off their set at approximately 8:45 as they stormed onto the stage to “I Wanna Be With You.”
The group were welcomed to the stage by a roaring sea of diehard Backstreet Boys fans, some of whom traveled from far distances, like one group of fans on the barricade who traveled from Ecuador. While other fans showcased their dedication to the beloved boy band with custom, handmade apparel.
The Backstreet Boys went on to perform a 32-song set that included a slew of hits and fan-favorite tunes such as “The Call,” “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely,” “Incomplete,” “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” “As Long As You Love Me,” “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “The One,” “I Want It That Way,” among many others.
The quintet also performed songs from their latest album, DNA, including “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “Breathe,” “Chances,” “No Place,” “Chateau,” “Nobody Else,” “New Love” and more. Throughout the show, Carter, Dorough, McLean, Littrell and Richardson were each given the spotlight to perform their favorite tune from the DNA album, which made for very intimate moments with each member during the electrifying show.
“I know I can speak on behalf of all of the Backstreet Boys. We always love coming to see all of your beautiful faces, bringing back the memories of the past 30 years,” Howie Dorough told the crowd in the midst of the set. “Thank you to all you guys for helping the Backstreet Boys create our legacy, but it’s not just the Backstreet Boys legacy, it’s all of our legacies.”
“Look at this place. Are you freakin’ kidding me right now? This is insane! From all the way [in the lawn] to all the way down here, this place is sold out tonight. So, does this mean you still love the Backstreet Boys after all these years?” Nick Carter said as the crowd offered a thunderous applause. “Really? We’re going on 30 years next year. It’s kind of hard to believe.”
The DNA World Tour showcased the Backstreet Boys longevity alongside a visually stunning production that brought their iconic hits to life in a creative way, allowing for a truly immersive experience. In addition to their exceptional production, the group also impressed with their signature choreography and had several wardrobe changes as they flawlessly transitioned into different segments of their set.
Overall, the five-piece boy band more than delivered in New Jersey and their show is a force to be reckoned with from their fun-spirited, charming personalities and dance moves to their incredible vocal ranges and catalog of hits, Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour is definitely one of the hottest tickets this summer.
Delta Goodrem served as direct support on the show and kicked off the show with her empowerment anthem “The Power” at 7:30PM with a big smile on her face.
“We are huge Backstreet Boys fans,” the Australian singer told the crowd. “My name is Delta Goodrem and I am here to get the party started. Are you ready?”
Goodrem, who previously served as a coach on The Voice Australia, mesmerized with her stunning vocals and infectious personality that shine vividly throughout her set. Throughout her unfortunately short set, she performed songs such as “The Power,” “Sitting On Top Of The World,” “In This Life,” “Lost Without You,” and of course her fan-favorite tune, “Wings.”
A true highlight of her set was when she delivered a mind-blowing cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” which prompted a massive sing-along and created buzz throughout the sold-out crowd, who were in disbelief of how amazing she sounded covering the iconic track.
The female powerhouse is certainly an artist causing buzz that you need to keep on your radar as she will soon be soaring to new heights in her career following the conclusion of the DNA World Tour.
See photos of Backstreet Boys & Delta Goodrem below.