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Feb 11,2012

Howie Dorough Offers Fans Israel Tour Experience

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Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough is inviting fans to accompany him on a trip through Israel.

Dorough will take 100 travellers with him as he visits historic sites, including the Western Wall, the Red Sea and the ancient city of Jerusalem, on Howie D’s Backstreet Tour of Israel.

The vacation package, which costs $3,995 (£2,500), will also include photo opportunities, private dinners, nightclub outings and a performance from the singer.

Bookings for the September (12) trip are currently being taken by Israel Theme Tours Llc. [Source]

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Nov 27,2011

Howie D solo on new album

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Backstreet’s Back! OK, so maybe just one fifth.

Backstreet Boy member Howie D (Dorough) just released his first solo album, Back To Me, becoming the last active member of the late-’90s boy band — Kevin Richardson left the group in 2006 — to do so.

“I started working on it back when we took our first (group) break (between 2001-2003),” said Dorough, 38, in Toronto recently promoting the disc.

“When I initially started working on it, I was going a little bit more in the Latin direction, my Latin roots, my mother being Spanish, and would work on it on and off between (Backstreet) album cycles and tours.”

To Dorough’s relief, the Latin idea was dropped and he reverted to the Backstreet fan-friendly sound of smooth R&B-pop and uptempo numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20,2011

Howie D Doing Crunches Before Britney Spears Lap Dance

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Backstreet Boy jokes to MTV News that he’ll be ready ‘if she does, by chance, pick me to do that’ on Femme Fatale Tour.

Howie D is set to hit the road with Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour this weekend, but there’s one thing he may not be ready for: getting one of her famous onstage lap dances.

“I just heard about it, and it just means that I have to go into major workout mode now,” the Backstreet Boy joked to MTV News. “I have to do more pushups and crunches than I ever did, because I want to make sure that I represent myself and my group properly.”

If Brit does decide to give him a lap dance, he already sees a potential perk. “If she does, by chance, pick me to do that, which I’m not opposed to, it’s a good get-out-of-jail-free card for me,” he laughed, pointing to his wedding band. “So I’m down with it. It’s all in the name of music.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 28,2011

Howie Dorough Sets His Sights On Broadway

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Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough is looking for the perfect Broadway break so he can launch an acting career like fellow boy band stars Joey Fatone, Kevin Richardson and Justin Timberlake.

The singer was catapulted into superstardom with the popular boy band in the 1990s with hits like I Want It That Way and Larger Than Life, and his success forced Dorough to shelve his love for acting.

Now, after realising a dream of recording a solo album, he’s keen to get back to his first love.

But for now the hitmaker, who is currently on a joint Backstreet Boys/New Kids On The Block tour, can’t wait to release his first solo album and begin taking on new projects apart from the group.

He tells WENN, “When I was younger I kind of did the triple-threat thing – the acting, singing and dancing – just trying to get my big break in some way or another. I’ve always had a passion for acting. That’s why I love when we do music videos, because it gives me a chance to do a little bit of acting.

“Eventually I’d like a dual career between music and acting, whether it’s in movies or plays or musicals. Eventually I’d love to do a run on Broadway in some show.” [Source]

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Jul 28,2011

Backstreet Boys’ Howie D Reveals Identity Crisis, Goes Solo With ‘Back to Me’ — Exclusive Interview

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Howie Dorough, better known as the Backstreet Boys‘ Howie D, is emerging from the back of Backstreet and taking his shot at a solo career. After nearly two decades of boy-banding, the 37-year-old is the last of the four remaining BSB members to break away from the group for an attempt at a solo career. With the release of his single ‘100,’ Dorough declares his independence and is set to drop debut album ‘Back to Me,’ a project five years in the making.

AOL Music caught up with Howie, who revealed in an exclusive Q&A that he attempted a Latin-leaning album before having an identity crisis as a Latino American who doesn’t speak Spanish and opting to put out a ‘Glee‘ music producer-assisted pop album instead. When he’s not busy converting New Kids on the Block fans to his Howie D fan base on the NKOTBSB tour, he’s watching his 2-year-old son dance like crazy to his dad’s new single.

Why have you decided to put out your first solo album now, after almost 20 years of being a Backstreet Boy?

It’s been a project that I’ve been working on for the past five years and to me timing is everything, and right now I feel like I’ve finally got a record together that is the best representation of me for all my fans out there. It’s all come together finally and I’m excited to put it out there and step outside of the box of the Backstreet Boys and really show people what Howie Dorough has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10,2011

Backstreet Boys urge guys to see their show

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Backstreet Boys’ Howie Dorough is urging more guys to come to see the band on their NKOTBSB tour.

The group are on the road with fellow boy band New Kids on the Block in the US and are surprised how few men come to see them, especially as there are so many eligible girls in the crowd.

He said: “I say for any single guys in town, they should definitely come to this, as the ratio of guys to girls is really good!”

Howie – whose group formed in 1993, nine years after New Kids on the Block first started out – also told how the screaming females his tour mates attracted were one of the reasons he wanted to be in a boy band in the first place.

He added: “We looked at them as like the first Boyband that came out , they definitely had the whole singing and dancing thing down, and a bunch of screaming girls, what guy wouldn’t want to be in a group like that?”

The NKOTBSB tour is currently performing across the US and Canada, but Howie added they are hoping to bring it to Europe next year. [Source]

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