Backstreet Boys open to the idea of a joint tour with *NSYNC

Back in the early 2000s, the idea would have been sheer lunacy, but now, Backstreet Boys say they're open to doing a joint tour with *NSYNC one day.

Speaking to PEOPLE (The TV Show!), Backstreet's Nick Carter said of the proposed pairing, "I think it would just be good for the nostalgic side of it, for the fans, if we did something like that."  AJ McLean chimed in, "The fans would lose their mind[s]."

Nick explains, "What's happening now is that we are realizing that we're the only ones that have gone through what we have together, and we relate to one another. It was a place in time, and our lives were very parallel. So, all this unity and coming together and all this love, it's really cool."

The comments come after AJ teamed with *NSYNC's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone for a charity event last month, and after Joey, AJ and Nick -- along with Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris -- announced a four-night engagement in Las Vegas.

Around the time of the charity event last month, AJ told People that the two groups' supposed "feud" had been "fabricated," and added, "Just to be able to do something like this together hopefully squashes all that crap that was never true in the first place."

As previously reported, Backstreet have scheduled a 12-night Very Backstreet Christmas Party residency show in Las Vegas later this year.

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