The Backstreet Boys receive the keys to Las Vegas Strip; day declared in their honor

L-R Michael Yo, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Jim Gibson, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough; Live Nation Las VegasThe Backstreet Boys are the new kings of Las Vegas.

On Wednesday night in Sin City, the Boys kicked off the final run of dates in their Larger Than Life residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, but were interrupted onstage for a special presentation. Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson presented the group with the keys to the Las Vegas Strip, and declared Wednesday, April 10 as Backstreet Boys Day.

On Friday afternoon, the best-selling boy band will put their hand prints in cement inside Planet Hollywood, and at that ceremony, they’ll present Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada with a donation check. Since Larger Than Life began in 2017, a dollar from every ticket has been earmarked for the organization.

Adding to the festivities is the fact that Friday, April 12 just happens to be the 20th anniversary of the day the group’s signature hit “I Want It That Way” was released.

The Boys wrap up their residency for good on April 27, and then head out on their DNA World Tour, which starts May 11 in Portugal.

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