The Backstreet Boys greet fans at Sao Paolo airport in Brazil after canceling concert due to coronavirus pandemic
They kicked off the Latin America leg of their DNA World Tour in mid-February.
The group shared the news with fans via Twitter, explaining that they were abiding by restrictions put in place by the state’s governor.
Headed home: Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson were spotted arriving at the airport in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Sunday after canceling their concert in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic
Later Sunday, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter and AJ McLean were spotted arriving at the airport in Sao Paulo to catch a flight out of the country.
Despite the recommendation for people to practice ‘social distancing’ as a way of protecting themselves from catching COVID-19, the trio went ahead and greeted fans waiting to see them.
They spent time chatting and signing autographs much to the fans’ delight.
Said hi: Richardson, 48, and Carter, 40, put concerns about the virus to one side, though, to greet fans and sign autographs as they headed to catch their fight
Famous face: AJ McLean, 42, also stopped to say hello to some of those waiting to catch a glimpse of the boybanders
The DNA World Tour is number 11 for the boyband that burst onto the pop scene in 1996.
Together, McLean, Carter, Richardson, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell are the most successful boyband ever having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Following a 14-month Las Vegas residency Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life, the group released their album DNA, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and kicked off their world tour in May last year.
The tour scheduled more than 100 shows around the world tour and was set to start up again in New Zealand and Australia in May, though it’s likely those dates will also be postponed.
Still performing: The DNA World Tour is number 11 for the boyband that burst onto the pop scene in 1996. Together, McLean, Carter, Richardson, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell are the most successful boyband ever having sold more than 100 million records worldwide