Joey Fatone: Just Joking About Backstreet Boys Touring For Money

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Joey Fatone tells Wonderwall that he was just joking when he told the Huffington Post the Backstreet Boys are touring again because “they just need the money.” BSB’s Nick Carter responded to the comment on Twitter, saying, “Just disappointed, I really liked Joey… I’m proud of who we are and love what we stand for. Truthfully its about not letting our fans down. Sorry bro but you have us all wrong.”

Speaking at KIIS-FM’s annual Wango Tango concert at the StubHub Center in Carson, California earlier this month, the *NSYNC star clarified, “It was all a joke. It was all nothing but my sense of humor.” As for Carter’s hurt feelings, Joey said, “Nick is awesome. He’s great and the minute it happened, I sent him a text and said, ‘You know I’m joking, right?’ And he said, ‘I actually played into it.’ I didn’t think it was going to come out the way it did.”

Backstreet Boys Perform At Boston’s Fenway Park

Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys wear Red Sox jerseys at Fenway in Boston

Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys checked in on their YouTube channel from Fenway Park in Boston, wearing Red Sox jerseys in preparation for a concert with the New Kids on the Block on Saturday (June 11).

“We’re about to run out of the dugout for probably the biggest show of my life,” Littrell said. “It’s Fenway Park. It’s massive. We’ve done stadiums, but never baseball stadiums.”

Watch the clip via YouTube below.

Backstreet Boys Cruise 2011

Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys on the street

The Backstreet Boys have announced their BSB Cruise 2011 event, which will take place December 2-5. The boy band will be playing, eating, dancing and drinking the nights away on the ocean with their fans. All presale and other cruise information can be found at

“If you weren’t able to come last time we expect to see your shinning faces this time and if you were there last time….well, ahem….you know what’s up,” the guys write. “We can’t wait to see you aboard this wild ride!”

Watch an announcement from Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean, as well as highlights from their prior cruise, via YouTube below.

Backstreet Boys Step On The Equator In Ecuador

Backstreet Boys documented their visit to the center of the earth, visiting Ecuador’s monument marking the equator. “I feel centered,” Nick Carter said when asked to describe his feelings. “I feel at peace and balanced.” Watch the sightseeing adventure via YouTube below.

Backstreet Boys Excited To Perform In Vietnam

The Backstreet Boys checked in with fans from Vietnam on their YouTube channel to talk about their shows in Ho Chi Minh on March 24th and Hanoi on March 26th. “We are so excited to be coming to your beautiful country, it’s our first time,” Howie Dorough said. Watch the message below.

Backstreet Boys ‘PDA’ Live In Buenos Aires

Footage of the Backstreet Boys performing ‘PDA’, a song off their most recent album ‘This Is Us’, has been posted at the group’s YouTube channel. Watch the performance during their show at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 1st below.

Backstreet Boys Join New Kids On The Block On-Stage At Radio City

New Kids on the Block surprised fans at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday night (June 19), performing an acoustic cover of ‘I Want It That Way’ by the Backstreet Boys, only to have their boy band counterparts waiting behind the curtain to join in on the performance. “These guys flew all the way across to country to be with us tonight and to be with you guys,” Donnie Wahlberg said before adding the guys would stick around for another song – ‘Shape Of My Heart’. Watch fan filmed footage via YouTube below.

Backstreet Boys Meet And Greet (And Hug… And Shirt Tug) In New York City

The Backstreet Boys did a meet and greet with fans at their concert in New York City on June 10th. A concertgoer who had a platinum VIP pass was videotaped sharing hugs with AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough before grabbing Nick by the shirt to pose for a photo. Watch it via YouTube below.

AJ McLean And Brian Littrell – Stuntmen In Training

AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys showed off their stuntmen skills in a hotel bedroom, jumping the bed and getting smacked with a pillow to hilarious results. Watch it via the veteran boy band’s YouTube channel below.

Backstreet Boys ‘Bigger’ Video

Backstreet Boys 'Bigger' single cover

Backstreet Boys are out with the music video to their new single ‘Bigger’, the second release from the American boy band’s seventh studio album ‘This Is Us’, out now on Jive Records. Watch the Frank Borin directed video via YouTube below.