It’s been 20 years since the Backstreet Boys dropped their first album, but Nick Carter can confirm that his group is still very much in the game!
ET's Katie Krause caught up with Carter at the Los Angeles premiere of his SyFy film, Dead7, on Friday, where he dished on the band's plans for a Las Vegas residency and those rumors of a tour with the Spice Girls.
The 36-year-old musician -- who is expecting his first child with his wife, actress Lauren Kitt -- says the band has signed a nine-show deal with promoter Live Nation to test the waters for a long-term residency of the kind Britney Spears and J.Lo have. "If it does really well, then I think that'll open that door and then in future we'll do it," Carter told ET. "So that’s definitely going to happen but we're going to do a trial run first."
While no venue has been set for the gigs yet, the "I Want It That Way" singer said fans can expect "a very big and spectacular show" with all the Backstreet Boys hits -- and all five of the band members.
One of those other band members is Kevin Richardson, and ET also had a chance to chat with him about the residency trial run. The 44-year-old singer mentioned that the band saw Britney Spears' Sin City show recently and talked to her about how it was working out. "It seemed really convenient for the family!" he said. "A Vegas residency, now that we're all fathers, could be very convenient for us… We won't have to travel so much." But before any residency, he says, there's new music and a world tour to complete. Yes, you read that right!
"We're definitely in the studio recording a brand new album," Richardson told ET.
The real question is, will the Spice Girls join BSB on the road as the band teased last year? Carter told us… the British babes will have to see if it's what they want, what they really, really want.
"We put the invitation out there and the girls just gotta figure it all out," the soon-to-be-dad said.
Rather than worry about who their tourmates might be, however, Carter has been busy getting ready for parenthood and looking back at the two decades of fan love BSB have received, which has also enabled him to work on Dead7, his passion project.
"We appreciate [the fans] so much for giving us such a great life," he added. "And, hopefully, we can do the same thing back by continuing to entertain you." Check out Dead7 in the clip below.