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Backstreet Boys, Megadeth and Lamb of God announce concert dates at Spokane Arena

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson of Backstreet Boys arrive at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 14 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP)
Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson of Backstreet Boys arrive at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 14 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP)

Three legendary music acts – a boyband turned, well, man band and two heavy metal groups – announced this morning concert dates at the Spokane Arena.

After the success of last summer’s sold-out North American “DNA World Tour,” the Backstreet Boys have announced a second North American tour that kicks off July 10 in New York and stops at the Spokane Arena on Aug. 7.

Produced by Live Nation, the 45-date, 3-month tour will see the group performing their large catalog of hits – “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “I Want It That Way,” “Larger Than Life,” “Shape of My Heart” and “Incomplete” – in venues across the U.S. and Canada before a finale at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Tickets are $24.50-$229.50 and go on sale to the general public at 12 p.m. Friday at livenation.com (due to a news release error, it was originally reported at 10 a.m. Friday in print and online). The forthcoming run is the second North American leg on their tour, which has become one of the group’s biggest arena tours in 18 years thanks to the success of their Grammy-nominated new album “DNA.” The “DNA World Tour” has visited five continents.

“We give our fans 100% night after night putting on the best Backstreet Boys show we can. We play our hits, we dance our asses off, and we do it because we love our fans,” A.J. McLean said in a news release.

“We have the best fans in the world. They come out to party, and they sing at the top of their lungs, and we feed off that energy. We can’t wait to take this show on the road again this summer.”

The “DNA World Tour” picks back up this month when the group – Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson alongside McLean – heads to Mexico, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Megadeth + Lamb of God

Also announced this morning by Live Nation, Megadeth and Lamb of God are embarking on a co-headlining tour, with guests Trivium and In Flames joining in the summer and autumn legs of a tour that stops at the Spokane Arena on Nov. 10. Tickets are $29.50-$99.50 and also go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday at livenation.com.

Megadeth, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s return to the stage after his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on its first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the announcement, the frontman said in a news release, “Hello me! I’m back again better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high-octane metal madness, this is the tour for you.”

Lamb of God released its first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate.” The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8. Mark Morton, lead guitarist of Lamb of God, said in a news release:

“The world has never needed heavy metal more than it does today, and, top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra-special. Come early and stay late. This is the metal tour of the year.”

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