Backstreet Boys cancel Las Vegas residency, postpone forthcoming Christmas album

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The Backstreet Boys have canceled their upcoming A Very Backstreet Christmas Party residency and postponed their Christmas album until next year. The pop stars were set for a series of 12 holiday shows at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this November and December, but have canceled it due to rising COVID cases across the country.

“This past six months we have been hard at work on our next creative endeavor, a BSB Christmas album. We are so excited and proud of what we have and the way it’s all coming together. We feel that this is one our best creations yet and that this creation deserves the best possible scenario and set up for success,” the band shares on social media. “With the current state of the world still limiting our travel and causing small things in these processes to take much longer, we have decided to wait until 2022 to release our Christmas album and subsequently will be canceling our limited Las Vegas run of Christmas shows.”

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The residency was announced two months ago and was to follow their record-breaking Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life residency at Zappos Theater from 2017 to 2018, which was one of the fastest-selling shows in Las Vegas history and hosted the biggest audience in the history of the city’s headlining residencies.

The band is one of the latest of an alarming number of growing acts continuing to cancel due to surges of COVID-19 cases across the country. Garth Brooks, Nine Inch Nails, Stevie Nicks, Florida Georgia Line, BTS, Stone Temple Pilots & Bush are among those who have either canceled before starting or the remainder of their 2021 dates. Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam have also postponed festivals due to the surge of COVID cases nationwide.

Korn, KISS, Tesla, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Buckcherry, Korn, Mammoth WVH and The Cadillac Three are among those who have been forced to postpone or cancel dates due to an active case within their touring camps, including some band members themselves.

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