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  • What’s Nick Carter taking off?

Backstreet may not be back, but Nick Carter definitely is — and this time he’s going solo. In the weeks leading up to the release of his new album, I’m Taking Off, Carter is doing just that, going out on tour with a stop in Charleston on Tues. Jan. 31 at the Music Farm.

Gaining fame in the late ’90s to the delight, and near hysteria, of teenage girls worldwide, Carter is best known as a member of boy-band sensation the Backstreet Boys. After several record-breaking songs like “I Want it That Way” and “Larger than Life,”, the group went on hiatus in the early 2000s, giving Carter the opportunity to release his first album without the boys. Now or Never sold over 600,000 copies worldwide, proving Carter to be a worthy solo act. After satisfying fans with a reality show, House of Carters, and a few more Backstreet Boys albums that could never quite top the million-selling Millennium, he is at it alone again.

So if you’re feeling nostalgic for the ’90s (you know you still have that Nick Carter poster taped to your door), come sing along to old tracks and check out what Carter has to offer from his new album.

Advance tickets are available for $23. Visit nickcarter.net and musicfarm.com for more. —Alex Keith