The following areas should brace themselves for the inevitable teen hysteria: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (National Car Rental Center); Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Coliseum); Atlanta (Philips Arena); Philadelphia (First Union Center); Washington, D.C. (MCI Center); East Rutherford, N.J. (Meadowlands Arena) ; Nassau County, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum); Toronto; Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena); Chicago; Pontiac, Mich. (Silverdome); Minneapolis; Grand Forks, N.D. (Alerus Center); Denver (Pepsi Center); Vancouver (General Motors Place); Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome); Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden Arena); Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena); Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena); Las Vegas; Phoenix, Ariz.; San Diego; and Los Angeles.

The Boys will travel to South America in April and visit Europe in June. They plan to return to North America for a string of stadium shows next summer before concluding the tour with shows in the Pacific Rim, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Backstreet Boys have just completed a whirlwind, worldwide excursion promoting their just-released album, Black & Blue.

The international superstars visited six continents in 100 hours – stopping in Stockholm, Sweden; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Cape Town, South Africa; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; and New York City.

At each stop, the Backstreet Boys visited local landmarks, held press conferences, met fans and performed brief a capella versions of their hit single “Shape of My Heart.”