Make us your home page

New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys coming to Orlando's Amway Center




Is it time for Tampa music fans to start officially worrying about Orlando's brand-spanking-new Amway Center?

So far in 2011, three major tours -- Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Sade -- have skipped Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum and taken their tours to Amway. Today another tour announced plans to hit Orlando instead of Tampa: The retro-dreamy megatour featuring New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys.

The two boy-band titans will hit Orlando on July 22, according to their joint tour website (yes, they have a joint tour website -- that's how excited certain fans are for this tour). Tickets are scheduled to go onsale for $29.50-$89.50 on Jan. 15. Click here to purchase.

We may be reading too much into this -- after all, Tampa's still getting Linkin Park, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden. Maybe Tampa and Orlando just made some back-room deal that all rock acts will play Tampa, and all pop acts will play Orlando. Who knows?

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:18pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours