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Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne add ABQ show

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Backstreet Boys are coming to Albuquerque.

The group has extended its “In A World Like This” tour and announced a Monday, June 2 date at Isleta Amphitheater.

With last summer’s crowds as big as 16,000 per night, the tour became the group’s biggest tour in  more than  10 years, proving that Backstreet is truly back. Tickets for the Live Nation promoted tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Tickets range from $26-$130 plus fees.

Citi card members will be able to purchase through a pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18.  Visit for details.

“This has been an amazing year!” says Nick Carter in a press release. “So much has happened and it just keeps on going. It’s amazing for all five of us to see and feel this kind of response! How can we not come back and show our incredible fans this show?!”

On this tour,  Avril Lavigne  will open the show.

“We really wanted to put together a great show and do our best to give everyone their money’s worth,” says Brian Littrell. “Avril is an unbelievably talented artist who’s a perfect fit to make these shows extra special for our fans.”

Backstreet Boys rose to fame in the late-’90s and early 2000s as one of the biggest names in pop music. The band is celebrating its 20th year in the business.