Back-SYNCS Back: Boybands Unite for ‘The After Party’ in Las Vegas
Don’t you dare say “bye, bye, bye” to boybands, because Las Vegas has a treat for you! Backstreet Boys members AJ McLean and Nick Carter along with ‘NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Boys II Men’s Wanya Morris will all unite to get you in your nostalgic feels. The guys will join for “The After Party,” a four-night extravaganza at The Venetian Resort this August. There, the boyband phenoms will perform each other’s greatest hits. You’ll also get to witness their signature choreography, and untold stories to the audience.
“We wanted to do something with the idea of the Rat Pack meets the Pop age now — different artists coming together and doing a show that’s fun, but also takes you through a bit of history,” Fatone, told Variety. “But it organically also turned into more of a celebration of our bands and a homage to pop culture. You’re going to see these guys and these groups in a light you’ve never seen them in before.”
The Masked Singer Inspired The Boyband Reunion
Both Fatone and Carter say that they were inspired after competing on The Masked Singer. The boyband icons had a blast performing covers on the show. This gave them the idea to integrate the concept into “The After Party.”
Fatone took the persona of the Rabbit on his time on the show. His impressive vocals shot him all the way to the semifinals. Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” were some of his notable covers.
Carter placed third on the series as the snazzy pink Crocodile. He followed up his time on The Masked Singer with some solo projects. This provided Carter the confidence to come back into his element with music.
Interestingly enough, all four guys taking the Vegas stage have also competed on Dancing With The Stars. The talent show connections are uncanny, but I can definitely see how they have inspired this show.
Many Surprises Are in Store
“The After Party” event has many surprises in store for the audience. It’s possible that other boyband members will make appearances on stage. 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons is a Las Vegas resident, so maybe he’ll drop by to heat up the stage once again.
“We’ve had so much fun putting this show together,” McLean said to Variety. “I can’t wait to share it with the fans. I promise an incredible night of wild surprises.”
OG hits, original choreography, and surprise guests? This is every millennial’s dream come true. Trust me, if I could, I’d be on the next flight to Vegas.
The show will run from August 19 – 22 and is being co-produced by Mulvi Group, SPI Entertainment, and Live Nation. Tickets start at $65 and will be available to the general public on Saturday, July 10 at 10 a.m. Go live that boyband fantasy once again!