Never Gone is the fifth (fourth in the U.S.) studio album released by American vocal group Backstreet Boys. Originally due for release in 2004, the release date for the album was pushed back to June 14, 2005 for unknown reasons. The album varies musically from their previous albums, with a rock sound to the album. Unlike previous albums, the album featured only live instruments. The album is named after a song on it which mourns the loss of Kevin Richardson's father. Never Gone was certified as a platinum record in the U.S. It sold 293,000 copies during its first week of availability, and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. In Japan, it sold 528,000 copies and was second biggest western artist's album for 2005. This was the last album to feature Kevin Richardson, who departed from the group in 2006 to pursue other interests, until his return in 2012. The Never Gone Tour commenced soon after the album's release. On December 20, 2005, the group released the DVD "Never Gone: The Videos", which included behind the scenes footage and the music videos for "Incomplete", "Just Want You To Know", and "I Still". The DVD also includes a slideshow with the instrumental audio of "Just Want You To Know", and an interview in Germany regarding their upcoming tour. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.