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Backstreet Boys Announce New Album and Tour

For 20 years, Backstreet Boys have delivered the finest pop music has to offer – tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies. On July 30th, all five original members – Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson – will release their new album In A World Like This.

From the first note to the last, In A World Like This impressively showcases the group’s preeminent pop mastery with a collection of indelible tracks that surely rank among their biggest and best hits.

Fans were treated to a performance of new song “Permanent Stain” today on Good Morning America where the boys announced their new album and world-tour. Watch here:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/backstreet-boys-live-boy-band-sings-song-permanent-19183702

Continuing with their 20th Anniversary celebrations – which included a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame – the group will set out on a world-tour that will include a North American headlining Amphitheatre tour beginning August 2nd in Chicago, IL.

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Backstreet Boys News: Reunited, GMA and More!

Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean are proud to announce the return of Kevin Richardson to the Backstreet Boys – the best-selling boy band of all time. “We couldn’t be happier to have our brother back with us” says Carter.

The reunion of all five guys comes in time for the groundbreaking group’s 20th Anniversary this coming April 2013.

Backstreet Boys will make their first official performance together with Kevin on Good Morning America’s “Summer Concert Series” on Friday, August 31st. This special concert in Central Park is free and open to the public. For more information on how to attend visitgmaconcerts.com.

Nick, Howie, Brian, AJ and Kevin are currently in a London studio with producer Martin Terefe (Mary J Blige, Train, Jason Mraz), working on their first new album together since 2005. The new album will be released in the spring of 2013. Stay tuned for more details.

Richardson happily says, “Being back with my brothers again feels great. I love these guys. We have gone through so much together. We just have a chemistry … a bond that will always be.” Litrell adds, “Having Kevin back in the mix adds that extra special magic to our group. We’re over the moon to have him back and it’s a great way to give back to our fans.”

Along with the release of their new album, Backstreet Boys have been honored with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles, CA. BSB’s star will bring everlasting memories of their star power, talent, and popularity to the millions who visit this internationally recognized Hollywood icon each year.

Over the last 20 years, the Backstreet Boys have sold more than 130 million albums worldwide and ushered in a chapter of pop culture that commandeered the world’s radio airwaves, broke music and concert sales records, and launched a new generation of teen idols.

Leslie Carter Reportedly Died From Overdose

Nick and Aaron Carter’s sister Leslie suffered an overdose after taking a mixture of prescription drugs to treat depression and mental illness, according to an incident report filed by emergency service officials.

Leslie Carter died suddenly on January 31st at her home in upstate New York.

Details about the tragedy have since emerged in the report obtained by editors at ABC News.

According to the document, Leslie was found unconscious by her stepmother, Ginger Carter, hours after she had slipped and fallen in the shower.

The 25-year-old Leslie’s father, Robert Carter, then tried to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on his daughter before paramedics arrived and took over. They reportedly found drug vials to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia pill Olazapine, muscle relaxer Cyclobenzaprine, and anxiety medication Alprazolam near Leslie’s body.

Ginger also told emergency medical technicians that Leslie appeared to be sad on the morning of her death and had suffered “a long history of mental illness.”

An autopsy conducted on February 1st proved inconclusive, although the coroner confirmed there were “no visible signs of trauma.” The Carter family is now awaiting the results of a toxicology report to determine the exact cause of her cause of death.

A funeral is expected to take place next week.

Aaron Carter Enters Rehab For ‘Emotional’ Issues

In the run-up to a reboot of his stalled music career, singer and reality-TV veteran Aaron Carter has entered a treatment facility. The singer’s manager, Johnny Wright, revealed in a statement that Carter, 23, younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, checked into the unnamed facility to “heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with.”

People magazine reported that the former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant has been working on an album and a show in Florida, but Wright said the singer “has chosen to enter a facility where he feels he will get the guidance and cleansing he needs. … Which in turn will help him on the music journey he’s about to take.”

Citing an unnamed source, E! Online reported that Carter entered a private rehab facility in Southern California earlier this month to treat unspecified “addiction issues.” The source said Carter had made the decision to “finally get help” and that it was not court-mandated. Another unnamed source added that Carter was “struggling recently and needed this.” Read more>>