The only thing sweeter than having your own Las Vegas residency is having supermodels sitting the front row of the audience. Well, that is according to Howie Dorough, who recently chatted with The Daily Dish about the Backstreet Boys' upcoming Sin City residency, Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life, which kicks off March 1 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
When asked if BSB superfan/supermodel Gigi Hadid is invited to the show, Howie was more than enthusiastic at the prospect of having her and her model squad grab some tickets. "I hope so! She wouldn't be one of the worst things to look at, that's for sure," he joked. "If she is [in the audience], that'll definitely [be great]. We always love the surprise and the element of having fans of ours — especially that are entertainers that we either inspired or were fans of us at a young age that now have success on our own — come to our show. That's so honoring and flattering for us to see that they would want to come to see us. So I'd love to see her in the audience that's for sure. And if she wants to bring any of her girlfriends that are models as well please feel free. That'll work as well. Never enough [models], that's for sure."
But, the guys designed the show for all their fans — both models and non-models alike. "We're gonna put on a show. We're pulling out all the stops. We're bringing out all the bells and whistles," he teased."We're gonna put on a show that people are going to be blown away by. We're gonna give them a show with all the hits and taking a trip down memory lane. We're putting on a big production hopefully [it'll] be larger than life."
All puns aside, the guys felt like now was the right time to make Vegas their performance home thanks to artists like Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, who have changed the landscape of the city that was once home to older acts who wanted to slow down. "Well I think the fact that people like them have come to Vegas and have shown that it's cool to be there in Vegas at this stage in your career, I think it really inspired us to feel comfortable," he said. "For us, it's not been on our radar, but now recently with people like Celine Dion and Elton John, Britney, J.Lo — they brought in a breath of fresh air in Vegas and making people realize this is a fun, great, not only party city, but place for great entertainment. It's definitely turned our thoughts around about doing it."
Howie notes that if you're in town for a bachelor or bachelorette party, their show might make for the perfect stop while you're in town. You may even see a surprise guest or two take the stage with the fivesome sometime down the line. "We know we haven't really talked about [special guests], but we're always very spontaneous like that," he said. "We're always very honored when we have other entertainers in the audience come to see the show, and by all means if there's ways of making stuff work out that they feel comfortable and we feel comfortable about doing stuff in the show, we're always about trying to make surprises for our fans."
Here's to surprises and plenty of the hits!