The boy band, which stars on the Nickelodeon TV show of the same name, features members Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson. The TV show is about “four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles.”
In November Big Time Rush released its second studio album, Elevate, on Columbia Records in association with Nickelodeon. The band’s next set of tunes, the soundtrack to “Big Time Movie,” is due out March 6 on iTunes, four days before the movie premiers on Nickelodeon.The soundtrack features covers of Beatles tunes including “Help,” “Revolution” and “Hard Day’s Night.”
Big Time Rush is currently in the middle of its sold-out “Better With U Tour,” which began earlier this month in Las Vegas. The last date on the tour is March 9 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
“We can’t wait to hit the road again,” the guys said in a statement. “The Better With U tour has been amazing and we’re incredibly grateful to our fans who have supported us and made our first headlining tour a success.”
After taking a few months off, the “Big Time Summer Tour” begins July 5 in Columbus, Ohio, at Nationwide Arena. Dates are booked through a March 18 gig in Portland, Ore., at the Rose Garden Arena.
The tour includes stops at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center July 8; Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion July 14; Salt Lake City’s Usana Amphitheatre July 25; Minneapolis’ Target Center July 28; Burgettstown, Pa., at the First Niagara Pavilion Aug. 5; Wantagh, N.Y., at the Nikon At Jones Beach Theater Aug. 17; and Holmdel, N.J., at the PNC Bank Arts Center Aug. 18.
The Canadian portion of the trek features shows in Ottawa (Sept. 7); Toronto (Sept. 8); Winnipeg, Manitoba (Sept. 10); Edmonton, Alberta (Sept. 13) and Vancouver, British Columbia (Sept. 16).
Select dates feature Australian pop singer Cody Simpson and “X-Factor” finalist/newly signed Nickelodeon star Rachel Crow.
Additional acts will be announced soon.
A pre-sale for American Express card members begins March 5. Citi-card members will have access to pre-sale tickets for Wantagh, N.Y., and Holmdel, N.J., beginning March 5 through Citi’s Private Pass Program. VIP ticket packages will be available including premium seats and meet-and-greets, along with access to sound check, photo ops and parties.
Tickets go on sale to the public March 10.
For more information click here for Big Time Rush’s website.