Los Angeles: Boy band Backstreet Boys is headed to Las Vegas for a trial run of a residency, The band joined the likes of Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, who have also mounted productions there, reported CNN online.

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Backstreet Boys. Pic/Santa Banta

Backstreet member Nick Carter said new music and a world tour are also happening.

"We signed a deal with Live Nation to do nine shows just to do a test in the market. We've always had interest in performing in Vegas."

The group, which also includes A J McLean, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell, is in the studio working on a new album.

Carter said they are working with "young, hot producers that can give us a fresh new sound."

"When it comes to the music, we want to make sure we have hits," he said.

Dates have not been set for the Vegas residency, but Carter said the group is hoping to release a single toward the end of the year, with the album and tour to follow.