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Backstreet Boys, one of the world's more popular boy bands, have sold over 130 million albums worldwide. And they are not done yet. The US band has announced a new album, their eighth, which is to be released on 30 July.
The title track for the album - In A World Like This - has been released, as has the music video. The song, which bears the same name as the album, features the five singers in a picturesque hilltop setting.
"The concept of the video is based on the song, which tells a story of how love conquers all. In A world Like This that we live in, with all the craziness and negative energy that can go around, with real love you can overcome anything," AJ McLean explained.
McLean also revealed the album's title track is based on three particularly significant moments in US history - Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon in 1969, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the ongoing civil movement to ensure marriage equality for the LGBT community.
"Marriage equality is an ongoing issue for years. BSB wants to show our support for the LGBT community and we believe that two people of the same sex should have the right to get married," the singer added.
Meanwhile, the band has confirmed an international tour over August, September and October, to promote their new album. According to a note on the group's official website, the tour kicks off on 31 July at Los Angeles and includes dates in Chicago Toronto, Montreal, Boston and Phoenix in the US and Canada and multiple shows in Tokyo and Kobe in Japan.
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