NEW MUSIC: BIG TIME RUSH | NOT GIVING YOU UP + ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVega of the pop super-group Big Time Rush have announced their highly-anticipated “Forever Tour” and released a new single, "Not Giving You Up." It has been eight years since the band was last together in an official capacity, with this latest run marking the new era of Big Time Rush. "Not Giving You Up" is the boy band's second new song since their 2013 banger album "24/seven" which peaked No. 4 in the Billboard 200 charts, making it the group's second highest-peaking album on the charts, next to their debut album "BTR soundtrack, which peaked No. 3 in the charts in 2010. Their “Forever Tour” is produced by Live Nation, and it will kick off on June 23 at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, DC. They will be making a tour stop at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 30, and the tour will wrap up at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA, on August 20. Dixie D’Amelio will join them as their special musical guest. Since reuniting, this will mark their first official tour and bring the pop-culture icons to Madison Square Garden for their first-ever headlining show at the famed venue. The band is always at home in New York City and promises an epic hometown show of sorts for the June 30th event. Recently, the band performed at the iHeart Radio's Jingle Ball Atlanta 2021 with Black Eyed Peas, TikTok star Dixie D'Amelio, Tate McRae, Monsta X, Bazzi, and Tai Verdes. The Christmas show was iHeart's initiative for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.