Big Time Rush Announce Tour With Cody Simpson

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 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 or by calling 1-855-985-5000.

“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 7th at 10 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. on March 9th. 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:

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 US 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 (US).

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 (US) drew 6.8 million viewers, making it the most watched live-action series premiere in the network’s history.

TOUR DATESJuly 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, QC – Bell Centre
Sep 5 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre
Sep 7 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
Sep 8 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep 10 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
Sep 12 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
Sep 13 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Sep 14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Sep 16 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sep 18 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
*More dates to be announced

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