Columbia Records/Nickelodeon announced today that Big Time Rush will be hitting the road beginning late February 2012 for the “Better With U Tour.” Fans will be able to see the music and TV sensations, on hiatus from their hit series, as they embark on their first-ever headlining multi-city concert tour performing new songs in support of their album, Elevate, out Nov. 21. Big Time Rush will begin their electrifying tour in Las Vegas and will travel to major cities including a major performance at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Tickets will have a special pre-sale to American Express customers beginning Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., with a general on-sale Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Fan Cub members will also have an opportunity for pre-sale. The band has also teamed with VIP Nation to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the tour, including premium seats, meet and greets, photo ops, parties and more. For more information go to BigTimeTour.com.
Elevate is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s debut, 2010’s gold-certified BTR, which has scanned over 1 million albums worldwide. To date, Big Time Rush – Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson – have sold over 3 million combined digital tracks worldwide.
“We can’t wait to go on the road for our “Better With U” tour,” said Big Time Rush. “We are so excited to perform songs off our new album for our fans.”
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 4.1 million total viewers (+9%, 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.
The group’s social media profile has risen just as quickly, with an online community of almost 400,000 Twitter followers and more than 2.3 million Facebook users.
Special support act One Direction will join Big Time Rush beginning February 24th in Chicago. The biggest UK breakout group of 2011, One Direction is ready to take America by storm supporting Big Time Rush’s 2012 tour. Their debut single “What Makes You Beautiful” became the fastest selling single of 2011 and debuted at #1 in both the UK and Ireland.
Date City Venue On-Sale
Feb 17 Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Nov 19
Feb 18 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre Nov 19
Feb 19 San Jose Event Center at San Jose Nov 19
Feb 20 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Dec 9
Feb 22 Denver 1st Bank Center Nov 19
Feb 24 Chicago Rosemont Theatre Nov 19
Feb 25 Detroit Fox Theatre Nov 19
Feb 26 Toronto Air Canada Theatre Nov 19
Feb 28 Albany, NY Palace Theatre Dec 3
March 1 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Nov 18
March 2 Washington, DC Patriot Center Nov 19
March 3 Boston Agganis Arena Nov 19
March 6 Durham, NC Durham PAC Nov 19
March 7 Nashville Bridgestone Arena Nov 19
March 9 NYC Radio City Music Hall Nov 19
*More dates to be announced.