The hip-to-be-square manbands are close to signing a deal with Live Nation Entertainment for a joint U.S. tour in 2011, perhaps as early as March, E! News has exclusively learned.
A source close to the negotiations describes the proposed tour as an Expendables-meets-boy band experience, referring to the action blockbuster starring many beefy stars of yore.
“The idea is to recreate the boy band phenomenon,” says the source. “It will be the ultimate ladies’ night out.”
Not that this would be the first time that Backstreet Boys and NKOTB have shared the spotlight.
Backstreet, which is down to a quartet since the 2006 exit of eldest member Kevin Richardson, joined New Kids onstage in June at Radio City Music Hall for a big group “jam” on Backstreet’s “I Want It That Way.”