Backstreet Boys at the Center of a Concert Promoter Lawsuit

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The Backstreet Boys are at the center of a lawsuit with executives at a Chinese concert touring company, who have sued a promoter for allegedly promising the boy band’s appearance in China.

In papers obtained by TMZ, executives at the unnamed touring company claimed they paid as much as $2 million to a woman named Angela Wong, who allegedly posed as a successful promoter who previously took Britney Spears to China and promised she could do the same with the Backstreet Boys.

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The executives claimed Wong assured them she could book the “I Want It That Way” singers for 10 concerts in March during the Asian leg of the In A World Like This tour, but she attempted to postpone the scheduled dates. Executives caught on when they found out the Backstreet Boys were heading to China – but through a different promoter. They claimed that Wong returned $640,000 when they confronted her about the no-show, but now they are seeking a full refund for the amount they gave to Wong, as well as damages. The Backstreet Boys have yet to comment on the lawsuit.

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