Backstreet Boys Reunite on 'Good Morning America,' Announce BSB Cruise for 2013 (VIDEO)
First it was 98 degrees on the Today show, and now boy band The Backstreet Boys have reunited on Good Morning America’s summer concert series in front of thousands of fans.
“Next year, just so you guys know, there will be a BSB cruise next year, in October with all five,” said McLean to much applause and screams from the crowd.
What other plans do the Backstreet Boys have for 2013?
“Well, 2013 is going to be a big year for us. It’s our 20th anniversary,” said Richardson, who had left the group in 2006. “We’re in the studio right now working on an album. So we are going to have that ready, hopefully, for the beginning of next year.”
Richardson also struck down any rumors that he left the band over soured relationships with his bandmates. Instead, he said he was feeling uninspired at the time.
Speaking of why he decided to return he said, “I’m a person that always follows my heart and follows my gut. My heart says now is the time. It just felt right. I feel inspired to make music again with these guys.”
McLean chimed in, “Now we got Kev back so Backstreet’s Back!”
In July, the band had announced on GMA that all five members were recording together in London. BSB had previously toured with fellow boy band New Kids on the Block as NKOTBSB in 2011 without Richardson.
Taking the stage in Central Park, the Backstreet Boys performed massive hits, “I Want it That Way” and “Larger than Life.” The latter was dedicated to Robin Roberts and her family after the loss of her mother Thursday night.
Roberts had pushed up her extended medical leave from Monday to be with her mother and family in Mississippi. She is taking leave to battle a rare blood and bone marrow disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and will receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister.
Are you excited for the BSB cruise and album? Do you think we should call ‘NSYNC and see if they want to reunite as well? Let us know in the comments below!