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Howie Dorough to showcase solo songs as Britney Spears' support

Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough is launching his solo career by supporting Britney Spears on the South American leg of her Femme Fatale tour.

The singer, who recently toured with his band and New Kids on the Block, is the last Backstreet Boy to launch an independent career, with his album set to be released next month (Nov11).

And he will showcase his new material by opening Spears' shows in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela from 20 November.

He writes on his Twitter.com page, "I'm so excited that I'm going joining (sic) britneyspears on several dates of the 'Femme Fatale' tour!"