Nick Carter Talks NKOTBSB Tour & How Matthew Morrison Came on Board
When news broke late last year that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys would be joining forces to go a nationwide tour, ladies everywhere could barely contain their excitement! And although it's been a long wait, the guys are finally ready to hit the road with their first show kicking off in Illinois on May 25.
Celebuzz has been excited about this for months, so we were thrilled when we got the chance to chat with Nick Carter about what to expect from the tour, his upcoming solo album (out May 25) and much more!
How excited are you for the upcoming tour? It’s something so extraordinary. We were just at the practice facility yesterday and the stage is so large. It's about 50 yards long, it's crazy. When we do the choreography and run-through, we realize how big this is going to be.
What have you been doing to prepare for the tour? I’ve been doing vocal rehearsals. We’ve all been coached. We’re also getting a lot of rest and have switched over to a vegetarian diet. I’m trying to get my brain clear and ready for everything that’s to come.
You were just over in Europe promoting your solo record. How would you describe the sound of it? The sound is an extension of the Backstreet Boys. It’s related to a certain degree, but it has something that also is only me. It’s a good, positive, pop album with heart and soul. It shows what I contribute to the band.
What’s the thing you are most excited for overall with the tour? There are so many things happening at once on this tour. While doing everything with the Backstreet Boys, I was able to put my own record out around the same time. They’re both exciting. It might be a bit more work, but it couldn’t be a better time for it.
Watch a video of NKOTBSB performing on Dancing with the Stars!
How did you all end up joining forces for the tour? We did a show in NYC with them. They invited us to surprise the fans. We started talking and felt that joining together would be so fun. Both groups have achieved so much in our careers. This makes us happy and entertains us at the same time.
How did Matthew Morrison end up coming on board? He wanted to come on the tour with us and we all thought it was a great match. It’s a big, exciting event. We’re all pulling a lot of things together.
Which song are you looking forward to performing the most? With the new choreography that we have right now, “The Call” is amazing. I’m excited for it all. It’s a lot of fun.
You obviously have a lot of stuff going on, so what do you do to keep yourself balanced? Last night I downloaded a meditation book. I like to relax and meditate. I think they’re important because I have so much going on, and if I don’t find peace within it all, it could be dangerous for your health. I also switched over to the vegetarian diet.
If you can go back to when you first started Backstreet Boys and give yourself one piece of advice, what would that be? Nothing. I say this because I love where we’re at. Everything that got us to this point is satisfactory.
What advice would you give to anyone trying to make it in the music industry right now? Make sure to enjoy it. You have to love it. I don’t really like giving advice to people. Practice and rehearse, but do what you do and really experience it and enjoy the whole journey.