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The Backstreet Boys Are Coming To South Africa For The First Time

Backstreet’s back, alright. The Backstreet Boys, one of the best-selling bands of all time will be coming to South Africa for the first time. Their DNA World Tour kicks off in Cape Town on May 16 at Grand Arena at GrandWest, and heads to the SunBet Arena at Time Square on May 19 May in Pretoria.


  • The Backstreet Boys (BSB) are one of pop’s most influential musicians since they have provided the best pop music available for 29 years.
  • With more than 130 million worldwide sales and a long list of #1 singles, record-breaking tours, and accolades, BSB is widely regarded as the best-selling boy band in history.
  • The DNA World Tour tickets will go on sale at 9am on February 24 exclusively on Ticketmaster.
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As The Backstreet Boys said themselves: ‘As long as there’ll be music, we’ll be comin’ back, again’. And they are! Due to the worldwide success of their #1 new album, the Backstreet Boys launched THE DNA WORLD TOUR in May 2019. This is the group’s largest stadium tour in 18 years. The band has sold out arenas on their DNA WORLD TOUR in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and soon, South Africa.


The Backstreet Boys have enthralled millions of people with their tremendous discography of hit songs and collaborative efforts throughout the years.



The band also released the first episode of their new docuseries MAKING OF THE DNA TOUR, giving fans an inside look of the preparation for their highly-anticipated world tour – watch it here! Additional episodes will be available on The Backstreet Boys YouTube channel.


In early 2019, BSB released their GRAMMY nominated 10th studio album DNA on RCA Records. The album debuted at #1 and features the Top 10 hit DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART. The critically acclaimed and chart topping single was nominated for the POP DUO / GROUP PERFORMANCE 2019 GRAMMY, and was The Backstreet Boys first hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 10 years. Upon its release, the single went straight to #1 on iTunes Top Songs and Global charts and charted in over 22 countries.


A mere 40-minute drive from Sandton, the SunBet Arena at Time Square with a capacity to host up to 8’500 people, will play host to the Gauteng leg of the Backstreet Boys DNA WORLD TOUR.



Gonna bring the flavor, show you how? Early reviews of THE DNA WORLD TOUR speak of a setlist of 30 songs packed into a two hour set featuring all those massive anthems from the 90’s and early 2000’s. So everybody everywhere, don’t be afraid, don’t have no fear, because all those original smash hits are performed in their original glory – no remixes or reinterpretations. Expect epic songs, the BSB’s signature dance routines and some impressive staging to top it all.


The Backstreet Boys DNA WORLD TOUR 2023 South Africa details:


Cape Town
Date: May 16, 2023
Time: 8pm
Venue: Grand Arena at GrandWest, Cape Town


Date: May 19, 2023
Time: 8pm
Venue: SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria


Tickets are only available exclusively from Ticketmaster from 9am Friday 24 February. The Discovery Bank pre-sale begins at 9am on February 22 from Ticketmaster and will run until 8:59am on February 24. There is a ticket limit of 8 tickets per credit card on this event for the Discovery Bank pre-sale. The limit will be increased to 20 tickets per person from day 2 of the general on sale day.


Fans are strongly advised against purchasing tickets from Viagogo. It has been found that these tickets are unlawfully resold by deceitful sellers for multiple times the face value and are not legitimate tickets. Should you purchase these tickets you will be denied entry into the venue and you will not be entitled to a refund.


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