DNA World Tour – What You Need To Know

It’s that time again, the tour that really kicks off an era.

The DNA World Tour starts on May 11th and like the rest of you, I couldn’t be more hyped. New setlist. New ways of performing the classics. New tour remixes. New Dances. Not to mention, it’s an arena tour unlike any tour we’ve seen since Black and Blue. Whether you’re doing one show, two shows, three shows, more…this is how we’re all feeling.

I plan on laying out the basics. That will, once the tour launches, include the set list. But I’ll make sure to keep it at the bottom of the post, and mark it so fans who don’t want to be spoiled? Won’t be. Now this will cover some information I have in my DNA Era post, but I felt it’d be cleaner and better to start a new one for the tour alone.

Update – I created a special spoiler page, to prevent fans from scrolling too fast and getting spoiled accidentally. It’ll be linked below.

The Tour

As of right now, the tour is going through Europe, Southeast Asia, and North America. A full list of dates can be found at their site for you to browse through. They’ve talked about visiting other places but right now that’s all we have announced. I don’t know when they’ll add more, and I don’t know where. But know these Boys are doing everything they can to reach fans around the globe. At various times they’ve mentioned this tour could go for two years. So that alone should tell you they plan to cover a lot of ground. Patience is a virtue. They love all their fans, but sometimes the logistics of creating a tour to hit every city they want isn’t easy.

So please don’t ask when they’ll go to…*insert city here*, or why they haven’t set dates for where you are yet. There’s probably a lot of reasons. And I simply do not know them. But I do know, it’s not because they don’t love and appreciate the fans there. Be patient. Be kind. Be understanding. Getting mad about things beyond your control does nothing to make it better. Know everyone is doing all they can.

If you want my advice, save just in case. What’s the worst that can happen? You end up with extra money you don’t need? That’s a win for me! It doesn’t hurt. Then you’re prepared for any last minute announcements, if one happens. Be like a boy scout, be prepared! If anything new gets announced I’ll be sure to update!

Updates – We have 2020 Tour dates! So far they will be in Mexico and South America for February and March!

The VIPs

The most asked question since the announcement came out. There’s as of now, four types of VIPs – depending on who you buy from or where your particular show is. Some are from Wonderful Union, some Ticketmaster. To see a list of dates where Wonderful Union VIPs are available in Europe, click here.

Southeast Asia And Hawaii VIPs (From Wonderful Union)

    • Meet & Greet with the Backstreet Boys
    • Personal Photo with Backstreet Boys
    • Access to the Preshow VIP Lounge (When Available)
    • Exclusive Limited Edition Poster (Shipped After the Show)
    • Commemorative VIP Laminate

Ticketmaster VIP (DNA Room/Meet and Greet & Lounge)

    • One Ticket In The DNA Circle (VIP SECTION OF THE SHOW)
    • M&G with Backstreet Boys
    • Photo Opportunity with Backstreet Boys
    • Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show Production Tour Before The Show*
    • Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show DNA Green Room
    • Light Hors D’oeuvres
    • Champagne Toast + One Backstreet Themed Drink Special**
    • One, VIP Only, Poster (Shipped After The Show)
    • One Special, VIP Only, Merchandise Package (Shipped After The Show)
    • One, VIP Meet & Greet Laminate

Ticketmaster VIP (DNA Room and Lounge – No Meet and Greet

    • One Ticket In The DNA Side (SIDE VIP SECTION OF THE SHOW)
    • Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show DNA Green Room
    • Light Hors D’oeuvres
    • Champagne Toast + One Backstreet Themed Drink Special**
    • One, VIP Only, Poster (Shipped After The Show)
    • One Special, VIP Only, Merchandise Package (Shipped After The Show)
    • One VIP Laminate

*BSB will NOT be present at the production tour or the champagne toast.
**Champagne toast & themed drink included when & where local laws permit.

Wonderful Union VIP Packages

    • M&G with Backstreet Boys
    • Photo Opportunity with Backstreet Boys
    • Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show DNA Green Room Before The Show
    • Light Hors D’oeuvres
    • Champagne Toast + One Backstreet Themed Drink Special
    • One, VIP Only, Poster (Shipped After The Show)
    • One Special, VIP Only, Merchandise Package (Shipped After The Show)
    • One, VIP Meet & Greet Laminate

The Wonderful Union packages are similar to the Ticketmaster but there’s three key differences I feel a need to point out. So stay with me on this. As of right now they’re only available for select Europe dates. We don’t have information on further cities where these will be available yet but once we do I’ll be tweeting from the rooftops and updating this post. I don’t know when they’ll be available for North America dates either. Again, patience is a virtue!

UPDATE: North American VIPs are available! THIS IS NOT A TEST! Find out more here! 


Okay so the three differences.

    1. You don’t have to have a Pit Ticket. These are upgrades. So for those who (like some of my friends) who can’t do Pit or simply dislike it? This option is perfect for you.
    2. There’s no “Pre-Show Production Tour” for the Wonderful Union VIP. That said, these tours aren’t conducted by the Boys anyone like in the In A World Like This days so, this isn’t an overwhelmingly upsetting loss.
    3. These prices are set. Ticketmaster has a nasty habit of raising prices when they realize there’s a high demand for an artist. This is something that they do to fans for a lot of artists. Good news is, Wonderful Union? They’re not Ticketmaster so you don’t have to worry about these shooting up in costs.

Quick FAQ about VIPs

    1. There are NO soundcheck parties this round. No levels. Think about how confusing that’d be logistically with the current set up. It’s just not feasible. As with all things, VIPs have evolved and changed. Speaking as someone who did the Vegas Residency VIPs? These seem to follow a similar format, and are far more organized than the ones in the past.
    2. DNA Pit Tickets are NOT transferable. DO NOT FALL FOR SCAMS. You can’t buy DNA Pit from a seller!!!
    3. I’m not sure why certain cities are being selected for the Wonderful Union upgrades and not others. So please don’t ask. Just know there’s reasons. No one’s trying to go out of their way to deny fans anything, I promise.
    4. VIP is available for select cities. The key word here is SELECT. If your city for the North American leg isn’t listed? The unfortunately there won’t be VIP upgrades for that show outside of the DNA Circle option. We all knew it wasn’t a guarantee but the Boys (along with their wonderful staff) did the best they could to accommodate everyone


**VIP EMAILS GO OUT 24 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT DAYif somehow you did not get one, click HERE for a page that gets updated daily with ALL the VIP times.**

The Extras

Had to create a new section! Because Howie (Sneaky D) sprung some solo events for the tour! And really, they’re pretty cool. He’s calling them his “Sneak Peak” events. Here’s what you get…

  • 3-4 song Playback and Conversation
  • Q&A Session
  • Meet & Greet With Howie
  • Autographed and Personalized Album

For more information and a list of current dates, click here.

Quick Bonus FAQ

  • After Parties – They’re being announced one show date at a time. As of now only Nick and Howie are hosting them but that can change. Just keep an eye on Nick or Howie’s twitter, or you can keep checking at nickcarter.net to buy tickets.
  • Merch – Yes you can buy it online. Yes it ships worldwide. You can buy it here at the US store or here at the EU store.

The Spoilers


I don’t have many spoilers yet but give it a week and we’ll have them!

Last warning…

You want spoilers? HAVE AT THEM! They are here! Click away!

If you have a question that I did not address, please comment below! I’ll add it to the post with whatever answers I have!

5 thoughts on “DNA World Tour – What You Need To Know

  1. So, if I didn’t buy VIP upgrade from Ticketmaster for North America, I am in wait and see mode to find out if Wonderful Union will be doing something? Cool. I can wait and see.


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