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Big Time Rush To Hit Over 50 Cities With Second Major National Tour; Tickets On Sale March 10

March 7th, 2012 6:30pm EST

Big Time RushIn overwhelming response to their sold-out "Better With U Tour," Big Time Rush recently announced 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 finalizt 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 Amphitheater 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 BTR, Elevate 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.

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Tour Dates:

DATE: CITY: VENUE:
July 5 Columbus Nationwide Arena
July 6 Milwaukee Summerfest
July 7 St. Louis Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 8 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
July 10 Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 11 Birmingham Oak Mountain Amphitheater
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 Amphitheater
July 20 San Diego Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 21 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
July 22 Mountainview, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
July 23 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair
July 25 Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheater
July 27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 28 Minneapolis Target Center
July 29 Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center
July 31 Detroit DTE Energy Music theater
Aug 1 Cleveland Blossom Music Center
Aug 3 Louisville KFC Yum! Center
Aug 4 Chicago First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
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 Amphitheater
Aug 25 Tampa 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater
Aug 26 Puerto Rico Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Aug 29 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 31 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront Pavilion
Sep 1 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Sep 2 Hartford, CT Comcast theater
Sep 4 Montreal Bell center
Sep 5 London, ON John Labatt center
Sep 7 Ottowa, ON Scotiabank Place
Sep 8 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
Sep 10 Winnipeg MTS Center
Sep 12 Regina, SK Brandt center
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

 

Photo Credits: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos


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