Backstreet tour sells out immediately

August 18, 1999|By The Hollywood Reporter

In an unprecedented show of popularity, the Backstreet Boys have sold all 765,000 tickets for their North American concert tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million.

Tickets for the 11-week, 39-city arena tour, which kicks off Sept. 14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sold out as soon as they went on sale Saturday -- most within an hour.

The box office activity for the Sears Presents Backstreet Boys Into the Millennium Tour, which runs through Dec. 2, is unprecedented in the concert business. "I'm extremely impressed with the continued strength of the Backstreet Boys," said Jack Boyle of SFX Music Group, a leading live entertainment company. "These are some of the fastest sellouts we've ever seen."

Tickets for most concerts along the tour are priced at $38.50 and $28.50, including all fees (except TicketMaster surcharges). The tour includes an extra concert at the MCI Center in Washington, where the group will appear in sold-out shows Sept. 18 and 19.

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