Backstreet Boys visit the pyramids prior to their concert

American pop boy band, Backstreet Boys, took a tour of the Giza Pyramids and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Fustat, ahead of their concert at ZED East in New Cairo on Monday.

The boy band visited the pyramid of King Khufu, the tomb of Meres Ankh, sharing pictures with their fans, commemorating their visit, while band member, Nick Carter, took a clip encouraging his fans to visit Egypt.

The band were amazed by the artifacts and relics during their visit to the NMEC, expressing their happiness being at the museum, which bears witness to the glory of Egypt’s history.

Backstreet Boys has been going viral on social media in Egypt since their visit was announced in February, with the band’s hit songs including I Want It That Way, Everybody and A Long as You Love Me also going viral on streaming services.

Backstreet Boys’s streams on Spotify from Cairo and Alexandria has increased by 85 percent, searches for their music have increased by 90 percent and plays of the This Is Backstreet Boys playlist, with the band’s biggest hits, increased by 266 percent.

The boy band’s visit to Egypt is a part of their world tour to promote their ninth studio album, DNA, coming from Iceland, and will include India, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The tour also includes 150 shows in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Tickets for the concert, which is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Egyptian Tourism Authority, are still available via the Ticketsmarche website, with prices ranging between 2,000 and 10,000 Egyptian pounds.


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