US boy band the Backstreet Boys arrived at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday afternoon, ahead of their concert at the Asiaworld Arena this evening, forming the Hong Kong leg of their Unbreakable tour.
A press conference was held this afternoon, where the boys met local reporters. It has been ten years since the band was last in Hong Kong and they commented that the region is still continually maturing. They also told of how some fans had presented them with photographs from their last performance and they were very touched by the gesture.
The band have been together now for fifteen years, but band members Nick Carter and Brian Littrell have also had successful solo careers. The other two members, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean, are also planning to release solo albums this year.
They were met by around 30 fans as they left the airport yesterday, but security was tight as they were bundled into their car. However, the men were very co-operative and friendly as they waved to their fans and exchanged autographs for gifts from their supporters. Brian spoke briefly to the reporters, saying that they had planned to do some shopping during their stay and laughed that the fans here were very crazy but this made him happy. He added that he does like Hong Kong a lot.