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Jakarta Post

Backstreet Boys's concert takes fans for walk down memory lane

  • Deanne Whitfield

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 28 2008   /  11:29 am

OK, so I have to admit I wasn't exactly excited about going to see the Backstreet Boys in concert -- even with the offer of a free ticket. I didn't even have time to warm to the idea of going to watch the boys perform because the promotion for the concert was ... where? If it wasn't for a billboard I spotted near Senayan on Sunday afternoon, I would have had no idea the former teen heart-throbs were coming to Jakarta. The Backstreet Boys' Unbreakable Tour kicked off Feb. 16 in Tokyo, Japan, with two shows, followed by three shows in Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) then Jakarta. It is the boy band's first tour without Kevin Richardson, ( 36 ), who left the group in June 2006 to pursue a solo career. The now four-member group still includes original members Nick Carter ( 28 ), AJ McLean ( 30 ), Brian Littrell (33,) and Howie Dorough ( 34 ). Their p...