Lance Bass revealed his thoughts on the possibility of Backstreet Boys and NSYNC doing a tour together in a new interview.
The singer, 43 – who joined boy band phenomenon NSYNC in 1995 – was asked whether his band would consider the idea when he sat down to talk with E! News.
‘It’s fun to think about,’ Lance – who recently hosted a charity concert after BSB’s Nick Carter’s brother Aaron Carter passed away – replied. However he noted that it would take a lot of work to bring the two groups together.
‘I would say to fans don’t give too much hope into it. It would take a lot to convince some of the guys to do something like that,’ he went on. Lance added that Justin Timberlake, 42, would probably need the most convincing and that ‘a lot of the guys are very purist and think *NSYNC is only these five guys.’
He added that without Justin, ‘it just doesn’t seem right. A lot of convincing needs to happen in order for that to work. But I mean, never say never. Who knows.’
Timberlake left the band in 2002 in order to pursue a solo career.
Lance said that ‘there are no talks’ of a joint tour happening at the moment.
For now the musician is happy to simply remember the times he sang with Justin, JC Chasez, 46, Joey Fatone, 46, and Chris Kirkpatrick, 51, at big events like the 2002 Grammys and the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show.
‘Performing live with those guys is the best thing ever,’ he shared. ‘I love being on that stage. I’ve always hated being a solo guy.’
‘I think it’s boring just doing something by yourself. I could never be a solo artist,’ he added.
‘Joining those four guys on the stage is just my favorite thing in the world.’
Lance also shared his joy about younger generations discovering NSYNC’s music on platforms like TikTok and joked that the band will remain ‘forever be young.’
NSYNC was formed by Chris Kirkpatrick in 1995, with their self-titled debut album released in 1997.
The band recorded their last material in 2002 before going on an indefinite hiatus.
Meanwhile Backstreet Boys is comprised of Nick Carter, 43, Howie Dorough, 49, AJ McLean, 45, and cousins Brian Littrell, 48, and Kevin Richardson, 51, and was formed by Lou Pearlman in 1993.
The group released their international debut album, Backstreet Boys in 1996.
In 2019 their album DNA debuted at number one, making them the first boy band to top the U.S. album charts in three different decades.
The band most recently released their first Christmas album, A Very Backstreet Christmas in 2022.
The members also recently showed support to Nick in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against him by Shannon ‘Shay’ Ruth, 39.
Carter is now counter-suing the disabled woman, who accused him of raping her on a tour bus in 2001 – claiming she cost his band The Backstreet Boys $2.35m.