Nick Carter, best known as a member of the Backstreet Boys, is headed to Raleigh for one night only at The Ritz.
We chatted with him about the Raleigh show, the upcoming album and fatherhood.
And he gave us 4 tickets to share with you. Keep reading to find out how to win!
RM: What was the inspiration behind releasing a new solo album?
NC: The inspiration behind ‘All American’ came from the fact that I really love doing solo stuff. It gives me a chance to do things I don’t get to do with the boys. I love rock music and playing guitar onstage, which I incorporate into my solo music. We (the Backstreet Boys) give each other the freedom to do our thing, which in turn makes the bond we have stronger.
RM: Will you perform any Backstreet Boys at The Ritz show in Raleigh?
NC: Absolutely, I couldn’t leave out performing some of my favorites. Old stuff, new stuff… you can expect to hear a lot.
RM: What’s one thing you do in your shows that will surprise fans?
NC: I’ve been hearing that people are surprised at how long my set is. I wanted to include a lot of material, and I’ve been changing things up – so no show is exactly the same.
RM: Have you performed in Raleigh before? If so do you have a favorite spot to visit in North Carolina? (or Raleigh?)
NC: We (the Backstreet Boys) played in Raleigh in 2013 on our ‘In A World Like This’ tour and it was amazing. I didn’t get to really explore the city too much, but I remember the crowd was incredible. I can’t wait to be back!
RM: What was your favorite moment on Dancing with the Stars?
NC: The whole experience was awesome. It taught me a lot about myself and pushed me beyond my comfort zone. Sharna (my partner) was the best and I owe so much to her. One of my favorite moments was when I danced to ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).’ I had a few of my buddies including AJ in the audience, and it was comforting to know they were there supporting me.
RM: When will the new Backstreet Boys album be released?
NC: We began writing at the end of last year, and are going back into the studio this year. Aiming for new single and album in 2017.
RM: Have you a chosen a name for your son?
My wife and I have one in mind, but are keeping it to ourselves until he’s born in a few weeks 🙂
WIN TICKETS TO NICK CARTER
If you want to see Nick Carter this Wednesday, March 9th at The Ritz in downtown Raleigh, share the name of your favorite Backstreet Boys song with the #raleighmagwin. We will pick the winner on Tuesday at Noon.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.