Big Time Rush Announces “Big Time Summer Tour!”

In overwhelming response to their sold-out “Better With U Tour,” Big Time Rush announced today that they will kick off “Big Time Summer Tour,” performing in over 50 cities across the US and Canada including stops in New York, Chicago, Boston and Toronto. Beginning on July 5th in Columbus, OH, the Nickelodeon stars and Columbia Recording artists will perform songs off their latest album Elevate including “Music Sounds Better With U,” “All Over Again” and “Elevate.” During select dates, emerging Australian pop phenomenon Cody Simpson and X-Factor finalist and newly signed Nickelodeon talent Rachel Crow will open for Big Time Rush.  Additional acts will be announced shortly.  Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public beginning March 10th at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
 
“We can’t wait to hit the road again!” said Big Time Rush. “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.”
 
The “Big Time Summer Tour” will hit famed arenas such as PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Chicago, IL and Comcast Center in Boston, MA, once again, bringing their powerhouse performance to fans across the country. 
 
A special ticket pre-sale to American Express card members will be available beginning March 5th at 10 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. on March 9th. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets for Wantagh, NY and Holmdel, NJ beginning March 5th at 10 a.m. through Citi’s Private Pass Program. In addition, Big Time Rush has teamed up with VIP Nation to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour, including premium seats, meet-and-greets, access to sound check, photo ops, parties and more. For fan club pre sale tickets/VIP packages, exclusive tour content and more please visit: www.BigTimeTour.com.
 
Big Time Rush was recently nominated for “Favorite Music Group” at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards along with LMFAO, Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Antebellum.  This is their second nomination in the category. They are also scheduled to perform on “Live with Kelly” on March 9.
 
Big Time Rush – Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson – recently released their second album, Elevate. The highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s Gold-certified debut BTRElevate features tracks including “Music Sounds Better With U (featuring Mann),” “Show Me” and “All Over Again,” plus brand-new music that will debut on upcoming episodes of the TV series. And on March 6th, Big Time Rush will release the soundtrack for their movie, Big Time Movie, exclusively on iTunes. The soundtrack features covers of beloved Beatles songs including “Help,” “Revolution” and “Hard Day’s Night.”  Big Time Movie will premiere on Saturday, March 10th at 8pm, only on Nickelodeon.
 
Now in its second season, Big Time Rush – which follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles — averages 3.6 million total viewers (+2%, over season one). The launch of the hit series on Nickelodeon drew 6.8 million viewers, making it the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history.
 
T TOUR DATES
July 5          Columbus                Nationwide Arena
July 6          Milwaukee               Summerfest
July 7          St. Louis               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 8          Cincinnati              Riverbend Music Center
July 10         Atlanta                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 11         Birmingham              Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
July 14         Dallas                  Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 15         Tulsa, OK               BOK Center
July 17         Phoenix         Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
July 19         Irvine, CA              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 20         San Diego               Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
July 21         Las Vegas               Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 22         Mountainview, CA        Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 23         Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair
July 25         Salt Lake City          USANA Amphitheatre
July 27         Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 28         Minneapolis             Target Center
July 29         Indianapolis            Klipsch Music Center
July 31         Detroit                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 1           Cleveland               Blossom Music Center
Aug 3           Louisville              KFC Yum! Center
Aug 4           Chicago         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 5           Pittsburgh              First Niagara Pavilion
Aug 7           Bethel, NY              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug 9            Buffalo, NY             Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug 10          Philadelphia            Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 11          Hershey, PA             Hershey Park Pavilion
Aug 12          Boston                  Comcast Center
Aug 14          Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center
Aug 16          Des Moines, IA          Iowa State Fair
Aug 17          Wantagh, NY             Nikon at Jones Beach
Aug 18          Holmdel, NJ             PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 19          Washington, DC  Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 21          Virginia Beach, VA       Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug 22          Raleigh, NC             Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug 24          Miami                   Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug 25          Tampa                   1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Aug 26          Puerto Rico             Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Aug 29          Charlotte, NC           Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 31          Bangor, ME              Bangor Waterfront Pavilion
Sep 1           Manchester, NH  Verizon Wireless Arena
Sep 2           Hartford, CT            Comcast Theatre
Sep 4           Montreal                Bell Centre
Sep 5           London, ON              John Labatt Centre
Sep 7           Ottowa, ON              Scotiabank Place
Sep 8           Toronto, ON             Molson Amphitheatre
Sep 10          Winnipeg                MTS Center
Sep 12          Regina, SK              Brandt Centre
Sep 13          Edmonton                Rexall Place
Sep 14          Calgary                 Scotiabank Saddledome
Sep 16          Vancouver, BC           Rogers Arena
Sep 18          Portland                Rose Garden Arena
*More dates to be announced

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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