Big Time Rush (BTR is one of the world’s most popular boy bands. The group, comprised of Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson and Carlos Pena, began creating music on their Nickelodeon show of the same name.
The show is about the Hollywood misadventures of four hockey players from Minnesota that are selected to form a boy band. The show is currently in its fourth season. BTR has followed suit of many popular Nick shows and created a live music tour.
On July 6, in support of their third album “24/Seven,” the guys make a stop at the Amphitheatre on their national Summer Break Tour with opening acts Olivia Somerlyn and Jackson Guthy.
Compass: What are you up to today?
Logan Henderson: Well, today was not too bad. We had a day off yesterday in Memphis and so we kind of hung out around there. It’s been a slow morning — some of the guys are at the gym and I went skateboarding around the venue a little bit.
Compass: How’s this tour been going?
L.H.:The tour’s been going great so far. This [tonight’s] show will be our seventh, I believe. Everything’s been going really well. It’s been a lot of fun. Our set is much bigger than it was last tour. It’s a new stage set-up and we’re doing a DJ this year — that’s been fun to add in. We’ve been incorporating some different writing and different dances with that. I got to see my family in Dallas a few shows ago and that was really awesome.
Compass: How did you guys get hooked up with opening act Olivia Somerlyn?
L.H.: She had just kind of been referred and we have some mutual friends. She is such a sweet girl, so we are more than happy to have her on tour.
Compass: You guys are traveling the country by tour bus. How has bus life been?
L.H.: Oh, we have our moments just like everybody. It’s not too bad. We actually have two different buses. James and Carlos have the “girlfriend” bus and the dogs over on that bus and me and Kendall kind of have the “single, party” bus. We have a good little group over on our side. D-Rek, the DJ that we have on tour, is also on our bus. Ya, we’re having a great time.
Compass: You’ve been taking on some songwriting responsibilities for the band. Was that something you always wanted to do or did it just kind of fall in your lap?
L.H.: I’m one of those guys who likes to explore and be a few different places as far as creating. It [songwriting] was just kind of one of those things that I fell in love with. I never really thought that this is what I’d be doing at this moment, but it’s a cool change of pace from the typical acting job.
Big Time Rush and opening act Olivia Somerlyn will perform at the Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29, $45 and $65. Go to staugamphitheatre.com.
Compass: Has there been any news on Big Time Rush, the show, being renewed for a fifth season?
L.H.: No, no new news. The tour’s pretty much taking up all our time. We’ve just been touring this third album that just came out and being on the road.
Columbia Records and Nickelodeon’s multi-platinum selling superstars Big Time Rush will kick off their Summer Break Tour June 21 in Los Angeles.
Big Time Rush will stop July 6 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.
Olivia Somerlyn will be support for this tour. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the public April 6 at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information on the tour, go to www.SummerBreakTour.com.
Big Time Rush has taken their on camera careers to the stage with the help of the global partnership between Columbia Records and Nickelodeon.
Big Time Rush is currently recording their highly anticipated third album set to release in early Summer 2013. The release will feature brand new music that will debut on the upcoming season of the TV series, “Big Time Rush,” which averages 3.6 million total viewers.
Big Time Rush was the most watched live-action series premiere in Nickelodeon’s history, with 6.8 million viewers. Elevate, Big Time Rush’s second album released by Columbia Records/Nickelodeon, was the follow-up to the group’s blockbuster debut, 2010’s gold-certified BTR.
Tickets priced at $65, $45 and $29 will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 6 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices. Tickets also will be available at findmytix.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, at ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Go to staugamphitheatre.com for more details.
The band’s 2012 summer anthem single “Windows Down,” has garnered over 15 million video views and quickly climbed the radio charts becoming their third consecutive charting single at Pop radio. To date, Big Time Rush has sold close to 4 million singles. Source: staugustine.com