Big Time Rush: Big Time Comeback


“The world needs Big Time Rush.”
After seven years, boyband Big Time Rush is making a comeback. On July 19, Big Time Rush announced their comeback in a tweet that said, “WE ARE BACK! It’s been a minute, but we couldn’t be more excited to see you! Let’s make up for lost time.” The tweet included a video following the band members’ day-to-day lives. Kendall Shmidt was hiking in the woods, James Maslow was working on a vehicle, Carlos PenaVega was playing with his children, and Logan Henderson was “still working on that PhD” and playing a game of Operation. While a voiceover stated, “It’s 2021. The people of the world are ready for a comeback of epic proportions. The show must go on. The world needs Big Time Rush,” the boys…men now…were interrupted in their daily lives and routines by this disembodied voice who urged them to make a comeback.
Big Time Rush began as a Nickelodeon sitcom back in 2009 and lasted until 2013. Also in 2009, the actors/boyband signed with Columbia/Epic Label Group as musicians. The boyband created three studio albums (BTR, Elevate, and 24/Seven) and five tours from 2009 to 2014. In 2012, the boys came out with a movie called the “Big Time Movie” in which they travelled to London for their world tour, but they ended up having to save the world. In 2010, the band was nominated for “Favorite International Band” at the Australian Kids Choice Awards as well as the “Iconic Triple Threat” at the J-14 Teen Icon Awards. In 2013, Big Time Rush decided to disband to follow their own dreams and careers.
Growing up with Big Time Rush, 2000’s kids were ecstatic to see the announcement that the band was getting back together for two shows. The two concert dates for 2021 are December 15 at the Chicago Theater and December 18 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. All four members of the band—Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Peña Vega and Logan Henderson—will be performing. Tickets have already gone on presale, and have already been almost sold out for the New York concert. A ticket for the Chicago concert costs $550 at the cheapest and $1,841 at the most expensive. For the New York concert, tickets are selling for $690 to $1,013. At this time, it is unclear if the band will announce more concert dates in the future.
Fans are ecstatic about the comeback. Rushers, Big Time Rush fans, have taken to Twitter to tell everyone how excited they are for the two-concert comeback. One fan (@marveIftmendes) wrote, “Tell me this is actually for real and not someone who hacked the account again. I’m literally shaking.” Big Time Rush replied with a sunglasses emoji and wrote, “Oh, it’s real!” It seems that the band is just as excited as the Rushers to get back together for this mini-tour.