Last night, the Backstreet Boys, the iconic American band popular in the ’90s, held a concert at Jio World Gardens in Mumbai. This was their first performance in India in 13 years. Many famous personalities such as Shraddha Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ram Pothineni, Diana Penty, Natasha Dalal, Meezaan Jafri, Varun Sharma, and Malaika Arora were seen at the concert venue.
The five-member group, comprising Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson, kicked off the DNA World Tour concert with the song ‘I Wanna Be With You’. They went on to perform their hits, including ‘Backstreet’s Back’, “I Want It That Way’, ‘The Call’, ‘Get Down’, ‘Incomplete’, ‘As Long As You Love Me’, ‘Drowning’, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, ‘Larger Than Life’, whipping up fans, from all age groups, into a frenzy.
The combination of the music, the lights, and the atmosphere was incredibly exhilarating and it looked like a unifying experience. The videos doing rounds on the internet showed the crowd grooving and singing along at the concert.
In the middle of the over two hours concert, Nick Carter remarked someone should have warned the band about how hot it is in India. He added, ”It is not the weather that is making it hot, it is because of all you. We had no idea we had so many BSB fans here, but we now see it and we love it. It’s our second time in India and we have been waiting for a very long time to come to Mumbai.”
Kevin Richardson, meanwhile, said that next time “it won’t be just two cities but four, five and six cities.”
Apart from Shraddha Kapoora and Jacqueline Fernandez, singers Benny Dayal, Dhvani Bhanushali, Prakriti Kakar, Sukriti Kakar, social media sensation Faisal Shaikh and politician Zeeshan Siddique, among others were also spotted at the concert.
While leaving the concert, Jacqueline said, “It was an amazing experience. I am the band’s biggest fan. This is like a childhood dream come true.”
After kicking off their DNA World Tour in Mumbai, Nick Carter thanked all his fans and shared a clip from inside the concert. He captioned the post, “Without our fans all over the world we would definitely be Incomplete!! Thank you Mumbai for waiting for so long. We love you.”
The boy band members arrived in the city earlier this week and received a unique welcome at their hotel. In a video, Carter said, “We just arrived at the hotel near Mumbai and this is the first time I have ever seen this in my entire career, with the hotel staff dancing on a dope remix.” He captioned the video, “What a cool surprise arriving at the hotel here in Mumbai, India. The hotel staff had a full out Bollywood style dance prepared remixing all our songs. I guess we really do have fans all over the world.”
After wrapping up their first concert in Mumbai, Backstreet Boys are all set to perform in Delhi NCR today (May 5). The band will be performing in Airia Mall. The gates of the concert will open at 6 PM and the performance will begin at 7.30 PM.