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Big Time Rush makes a beeline to the big screen (Updated June 19, 2013)
Big Time Rush has been on a big time roll. From their founding fame as TV stars to their emergence as one of America's hot young boy bands, there is no slowing down for this quartet – which also made the leap to the silver screen last year.
It's been a busy 12 months for Kendall, James, Carlos and Logan. The guys of BTR announced they would be starring in their first full-length film in 2012, "Big Time Movie." The story featured them traveling to London, England for their first big world tour, only to get mixed up in a mission to save the world. The film was released on March 10 in the United States, and included a Big Time Movie Soundtrack EP.
Once the hubbub of their big screen debut died down, the guys moved back to writing and recording for their third album, "24/Seven." But that project was interrupted with news that Nickelodeon had renewed the "Big Time Rush" series for a 13-episode fourth season. Production started January 7, 2013, and the fourth season of the show officially kicked off on May 2.
Big Time Rush got back on track, musically speaking, when "24/Seven" (preceded by the promotional single "Like Nobody's Around") was officially released on June 11, 2013 by Columbia Records. The title track, a breezy ode to living every day like a holiday, defines the group's success to date.
Big Time Rush will tour with fellow Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice this summer. The "This Summer Break" tour kicked off June 21 at Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California and runs through August 10.
About Big Time Rush
When Big Time Rush (also known as BTR) formed in California in 2009, signing with Nickelodeon for a record deal and a television series, it joined a trend across the country and around the world that confirmed only one thing: Boy bands are hot again.
Not only did BTR get a one-hour special preview to launch its debut single, "Big Time Rush," the song became their show's opening theme. The band needed four more releases before the single "Halfway There," peaked onto the Billboard Hot 100, and by September 2010 they made good on the title by launching yet another promotional single, "'Till I Forget About You." When their self-debut album was released, there was a big time rush (literally) to snatch it up. The project sold 67,000 copies in its first week, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and was later certified Gold.
The band members – Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson – have generated a mob of screaming, swooning teenage girls everywhere they play. Thousands of fans showed up on October 11, 2010 for the group's television performance at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on NBC's The Today Show. Thousands more helped songs like "Boyfriend" (their first official single to mainstream US radio) chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and helped the band get nominated for MTV's Breakthrough Band award in 2011.
On July 22, 2011 the band released a promotional single, "If I Ruled the World," in anticipation of their second album, "Elevate." The project dropped on November 21, 2011 and sold over 70,000 copies in its first week. The group headlined the "Better With U Tour" over 16 dates in February and March 2012. They are currently on a national summer tour that kicked off in July, featuring Cody Simpson, Rachel Crow and Leon Thomas III.
BTR is currently writing and recording new songs for their third studio album. The first single, "Windows Down," was released on June 25.
Big Time Rush Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Big Time Movie Soundtrack||2012|
|Boyfriend (feat. Snoop Dogg)||2011|
|If I Ruled the World (feat. Iyaz)||2011|
|Music Sounds Better With You||2011|
|Big Time Rush||2010|
|Holiday Bundle: All I Want for Christmas / Beautiful Christmas||2010|
|Best of Season 1||2010|
|City Is Ours||2010|
|Any Kind of Guy||2010|
|Til I Forget About You||2010|
Top 10 Big Time Rush Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Big Time Rush||26,037||6,077|
|3||Til I Forget About You||21,162||5,582|
|5||City Is Ours||21,472||5,097|
|8||Nothing Even Matters||20,363||3,987|
|9||Any Kind of Guy||17,373||3,873|
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Big Time Rush Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 02/16/2014 Buenos Aires C Estadio Cubierto Malvinas Argentinas 02/15/2014 Santiago RM Movistar Arena 02/13/2014 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 02/12/2014 Mexico City Centro Cultural Estacion Indianillas 02/11/2014 Mexico City Dif Arena Ciudad de Mexico 02/09/2014 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 02/08/2014 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 02/07/2014 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Big Time Rush Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 08/14/2013 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes 08/11/2013 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 08/10/2013 Minneapolis MN Target Center 08/09/2013 Sioux City IA Tyson Events Center 08/07/2013 Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena 08/06/2013 Columbus OH Value City Arena 08/06/2013 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 08/04/2013 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/03/2013 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/02/2013 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/31/2013 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 07/30/2013 Toledo OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre 07/28/2013 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/27/2013 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 07/26/2013 Baltimore MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion 07/24/2013 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 07/23/2013 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook 07/21/2013 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/20/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/19/2013 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 07/18/2013 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07/16/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/14/2013 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 07/13/2013 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/13/2013 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/12/2013 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 07/10/2013 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/09/2013 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 07/07/2013 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 07/06/2013 Saint Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 07/05/2013 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 07/03/2013 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/02/2013 Southaven MS Landers Center 06/30/2013 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 06/29/2013 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 06/28/2013 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 06/26/2013 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 06/25/2013 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 06/23/2013 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 06/22/2013 Del Mar CA Del Mar Fairgrounds 06/21/2013 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 06/08/2013 Orlando FL Universal Orlando Resort
Big Time Rush Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/26/2012 Monterrey Tab Auditorio Banamex 09/25/2012 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes 09/22/2012 Ontario CA Citizens Business Bank Arena 09/21/2012 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 09/20/2012 Reno NV Reno Events Center 09/18/2012 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 09/17/2012 Puyallup WA Puyallup Fairgrounds 09/16/2012 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/15/2012 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/14/2012 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 09/13/2012 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 09/12/2012 Regina SK Brandt Centre 09/11/2012 Moline IL i wireless Center 09/10/2012 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 09/09/2012 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 09/08/2012 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 09/07/2012 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 09/05/2012 London ON Budweiser Gardens 09/04/2012 Montreal QC Bell Centre 09/02/2012 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 09/01/2012 Manchester NH Verizon Wireless Arena 08/31/2012 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 08/29/2012 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/28/2012 Orlando FL Amway Center 08/26/2012 San Juan PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico 08/25/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 08/24/2012 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 08/22/2012 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 08/21/2012 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 08/19/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/18/2012 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/17/2012 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/16/2012 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair 08/14/2012 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/12/2012 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/11/2012 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 08/10/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/09/2012 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08/08/2012 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/07/2012 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 08/05/2012 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/04/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/03/2012 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 08/01/2012 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 07/31/2012 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/29/2012 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/28/2012 Minneapolis MN Target Center 07/27/2012 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 07/25/2012 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 07/23/2012 Paso Robles CA California Mid-State Fair 07/22/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/21/2012 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 07/20/2012 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 07/19/2012 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 07/17/2012 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 07/15/2012 Tulsa OK BOK Center 07/14/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 07/13/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 07/11/2012 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 07/10/2012 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 07/08/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/07/2012 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/06/2012 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 07/05/2012 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 06/16/2012 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 03/09/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 03/07/2012 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 03/04/2012 Houston TX NRG Stadium 03/03/2012 Boston MA Agganis Arena 03/02/2012 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 02/28/2012 Albany NY Palace Theatre 02/26/2012 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 02/25/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 02/24/2012 Rosemont IL Rosemont Theatre 02/22/2012 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 02/19/2012 San Jose CA San Jose State Event Center 02/18/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 02/17/2012 Las Vegas NV Sin City at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Big Time Rush Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/13/2011 Duluth GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center 12/13/2011 Duluth GA Gwinnett Center 12/12/2011 Hershey PA Giant Center 12/11/2011 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 12/07/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 12/06/2011 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 12/04/2011 Minneapolis MN Target Center 12/03/2011 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 10/08/2011 Fresno CA Paul Paul Theatre 09/18/2011 Hutchinson KS Kansas State Fair 09/11/2011 Allegan MI Allegan County Fair 09/10/2011 York PA York Fair 09/04/2011 Allentown PA Allentown Fairgrounds 09/03/2011 Jackson NJ Six Flags Great Adventure 08/31/2011 Hampton Beach NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 08/30/2011 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 08/28/2011 Essex Junction VT Champlain Valley Expo 08/27/2011 Saint Paul MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 08/21/2011 Lima OH Allen County Fairgrounds 08/14/2011 Lewisburg WV West Virginia State Fair 08/11/2011 Indianapolis IN Indiana State Fairgrounds 08/06/2011 West Allis WI Wisconsin State Fair Park 08/05/2011 Clearfield PA Clearfield County Fair 08/03/2011 Columbus OH Celeste Center 07/25/2011 Paso Robles CA California Mid-State Fair 07/24/2011 Harrington DE Delaware State Fair 07/22/2011 Costa Mesa CA Pacific Amphitheatre 07/01/2011 Del Mar CA Del Mar Fairgrounds 06/11/2011 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 06/04/2011 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 05/13/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre