Big Time Rush Announces Forever Tour

FIRST HEADLINE TOUR IN NEARLY A DECADE 

KICKS OFF JUNE 23, 2022 IN WASHINGTON, DC MAKING STOPS AT ICONIC VENUES 

WITH THE BAND’S FIRST EVER HEADLINE DATE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

DIXIE D’AMELIO TO JOIN AS SPECIAL GUEST ON SELECT DATES

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 11AM LOCAL TIME

WATCH THE BAND MAKE THE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT & DEBUT THEIR NEW SINGLE “NOT GIVING YOU UP” ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA HERE

“NOT GIVING YOU UP” OUT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 PRE-SAVE THE SINGLE HERE

Today, beloved pop super-group Big Time Rush has announced their forthcoming Forever Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 41-show tour will kick off on June 23rd at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, DC, making stops at iconic venues nationwide, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 30th, before wrapping up at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA on August 20th. Joining Big Time Rush on the road for select dates is special guest, recording artist, social media phenom and Big Time Rush super-fan, Dixie D’Amelio. Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, February 25th at 11am local time on bigtimerushofficial.com.

The top-selling hitmakers appeared on Good Morning America to make their highly anticipated tour announcement, including news that 3x Triller Billboard Chart Topper Dixie D’Amelio will join them on tour as a special guest. Forever Tour is Big Time Rush’s first official tour since reuniting and will bring the pop-culture icons to Madison Square Garden for their first ever headlining show at the famed building. Always most at home in NYC, the band promises an epic hometown show of sorts for the June 30th event. 

After exclusively revealing their nationwide tour plans, the group then took to the GMA stage for the world premiere and debut performance of their upcoming single “Not Giving You Up.” The song is officially due out this Friday, February 25th and can be pre-saved HERE. The song will be accompanied by a music video that sees the band jumping into a career as relationship specialists. The comedic masterpiece is directed by Erik Rojas and will premiere exclusively on RollingStone.com at 7am PST.

It has been 8 years since the band was last together in official capacity, with this latest run marking the new era of Big Time Rush.

“Not only are we excited to be sharing new music with you this week, but we’ve been holding onto this secret for over two years and now it’s official!” said the band. “We are going back on tour! We can’t thank you enough for all of your love and support over all these years and we can’t wait to see you at the “FOREVER♾TOUR”

The news follows a whirlwind 2021 for the band, where all four original band members, Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson and Carlos PenaVega, officially reunited for the release of their first new music in eight years – Their single Call It Like I See It. The band debuted the song with a performance at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Philadelphia, followed by Jingle Ball Atlanta, and then went on to play two special live shows in Chicago and NYC, which sold-out in a matter of minutes, blowing expectations out of the water and showcasing the power of the band’s devoted fandom.

Citi is the official card of the Forever Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 23 at 12pm local time until Thursday, February 24 at 10pm local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. 

For more information please visit bigtimerushofficial.com.

Big Time Rush THE FOREVER TOUR2022 Dates:

*denotes dates with Dixie D’Amelio

*Thursday, June 23  Washington, DC Theater at MGM National Harbor
*Friday, June 24 Bridgeport, CT Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
*Saturday, June 25 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
*Sunday, June 26 Boston, MA Leader Bank Pavilion
*Tuesday, June 28 Philadelphia, PA TD Pavilion at The Mann
*Thursday, June 30 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
*Friday, July 1 Hershey, PA GIANT Center
*Saturday, July 2 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
*Monday, July 4 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
*Wednesday, July 6 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J Brady Music Center
*Thursday, July 7 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
*Friday, July 8 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
*Saturday, July 9 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
*Sunday, July 10 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
*Tuesday, July 12 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
*Thursday, July 14 Franklin, TN FirstBank Amphitheater
*Friday, July 15 Raleigh, NC The Red Hat Amphitheater
*Saturday, July 16 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
*Tuesday, July 19 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
*Thursday, July 21 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
*Friday, July 22 Miami, FL FPL Solar Amphitheatre at Bayfront Park
*Saturday, July 23 Orlando, FL Addition Financial Arena
*Sunday, July 24 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Tuesday, July 26 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Thursday, July 28 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
Saturday, July 30 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center
Sunday, July 31 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Tuesday, August 2 Rogers, AR Walmart Amp
Wednesday, August 3 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Thursday, August 4 Austin, TX Moody Amphitheater
Friday, August 5 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Saturday, August 6 Hidalgo, TX Payne Arena
Monday, August 8 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
Wednesday, August 10 Inglewood, CA YouTube Theater
Thursday, August 11 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Friday, August 12 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Saturday, August 13 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Sunday, August 14 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Tuesday, August 16 Denver, CO Levitt Pavilion Denver
Thursday, August 18 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 20 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion

ABOUT BIG TIME RUSH:
Big Time Rush became an overnight sensation in November 2009 when the scripted TV show of the same name launched on Nickelodeon. The show focused on the Hollywood adventures of four hockey players from Minnesota after they were selected to form a boy band. The show a huge success and later, Carlos, Kendall, James, and Logan came to life as a band off the screen releasing three full length albums and performing across the globe. As the show concluded in July 2013 and after four years of recording music and touring as a band, they went their separate ways but remained close friends through the years.
 
After 7 years, in an effort to bring joy to their fans during quarantine around the world, the members of Big Time Rush decided to appear together as a group to send a message of love and togetherness. This was soon followed by a socially distant performance of an acoustic version of their smash hit, “Worldwide”. These appearances resulted in hysteria amongst their fans and in the media, followed by BTR receiving 10+ million streams in 2020 alone. Four seasons of the TV show were added last to Netflix in March 2021 and have appeared in the Netflix “Top 10” trending titles.
 
The band finished off 2021 with a performance at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Philadelphia as well as 2 sold out shows in Chicago and NYC, capping it off with the release of their first single in 8 years, “Call It Like I See It”, on Dec. 13th. Stay tuned for big things to come because Big Time Rush is back.

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Media Contacts:

For Big Time Rush:

Erica Gerard | erica.gerard@fullcov.com

Kelsey Lewis | kelsey.lewis@fullcov.com  

Live Nation Concerts:

Monique Sowinski | moniquesowinski@livenation.com