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(L-R) Singers Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, and AJ McLean of Backstreet Boys perform onstage during Glamorama presented by Macy's Passport at Orpheum Theatre on September 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
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(USA TODAY) Last year's In a World Like This Tour went so well, the Backstreet Boys have decided to extend it into this summer.

Avril Lavigne will join the group as opening act for the two-month foray into North American amphitheaters. After a string of Canadian shows in early May, the tour will return to the U.S. for 23 concerts, beginning May 22 at theWaMu Theater in Seattle, Wash.

"We really wanted to put together a great show and do our best to give everyone their money's worth," Brian Littrell said in a press release. "Avril is an unbelievably talented artist who's a perfect fit to make these shows extra special for our fans."

Good Morning America announced the new dates Friday morning.

U.S. tour dates for the Backstreet Boys' In a World Like This Tour follow:

May

22 - WaMu Theater, Seattle, Wash.

24 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, Calif.

25 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif.

28 - Viejas Arena, San Diego, Calif.

29 - The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.

30-31 - Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

June

2- Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM

4 - American Bank Center Arena, Corpus Christi, TX

5 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionHouston, TX

6 - Chesapeake Energy ArenaOklahoma City, OK

7 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO

9 - CenturyLink Center OmahaOmaha, NE

10 - Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, MN

11 - FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly IslandChicago, IL

13 - Klipsch Music CenterIndianapolis, IN

14 - First Niagara PavilionPittsburgh, PA

15 - Riverbend Music CenterCincinnati, OH

17 - DTE Energy Music TheatreDetroit, MI

18 - Darien Lake Performing Arts CenterDarien Lake, NY

20 - Xfinity CenterBoston, MA

21 - Susquehanna Bank CenterPhiladelphia, PA

22 - Nikon at Jones Beach TheaterWantagh, NY

By Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY

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