21 Jul Big Time Rush Announce Reunion After Eight-Year Hiatus
It’s happening! It’s really happening! Former boy band, Big Time Rush, is making a comeback eight years after going on a long term hiatus.
‘The Show Must Go On’
On July 19th, the band took to it’s Twitter account to announce some “big time” news.
“WE ARE BACK! It’s been a minute, but we couldn’t be more excited to see you! Lets make up for lost time,” the tweet said.
They then followed up with two dates and locations where their reunion concerts will be taking place. On December 15th BTR will be in Chicago, Illinois at the Chicago Theater. Three days later, the boys will be in New York City, playing at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
In the video attached to the post, a voice over begins, “It’s 2021, the people of the world are ready for a comeback of epic proportions.”
It then features short clips of the band members, highlighting their characters’ personalities from the show. Kendall Schmidt is hiking in the woods; James Maslow is working on his car; Carlos PenaVega is goofing around on a couch with his two sons; and finally PhD seeking Logan Henderson plays a game of operation.
“The show must go on,” the voice over adds. “The world needs Big Time Rush.”
This announcement quickly had Big Time Rush trending on Twitter with fans expressing their excitement for their reunion.
“when they said it’s not over they really did mean it #BTRISBACK” said a BTR update account.
Another user wrote, “big time rush coming back is what needed to happen this year nature is finally healing.”
Some fans are even hopeful that the band will be back together not only on stage, but in the studio creating new music.
@BTRsupremacist tweeted, ” OKAY BUT WAIT BIG TIME RUSH IS BACK. LIKE THEY SAID THEY ARE BACK. THEY DIDN’T SAY OH YEAH JUST A REUNION TOUR NO THEY SAID THEY ARE BACK. THIS HAS TO MEAN NEW MUSIC AT SOME POINT.”
It’s clear that the guys may have some big time plans in the making, but only time will tell.
Life After BTR
If you are anything like us, you must be wondering what the guys have been up to since the end of their TV show in 2013 and their last performance just the following year.
Schmidt, 30, started to perform with his former band, Heffron Drive, after the split of BTR. He continued his music career, and his band won the iHeart Radio Music Festival’s Rising Star Competition in 2018. More recently, Schmidt hinted that he may be working on solo music as well.
He also continued his work as an actor, starring on Nickelodean’s “School of Rock,” and a YouTube series called “Are You There God? It’s Me Margot.”
On the other hand, Henderson, 31, took a break from the limelight following the band’s split claiming “he needed a break from the time-consuming obligations related to his career.” In 2017, Henderson got back into the music industry, releasing his first solo single, “Sleepwalker.” In more recent years he has released his EP “Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams,” and single “End of the World.”
PenaVega, 31, has also continued his music and acting career. After the end of BTR in 2014, he released singles “Electrico” in 2014, and “Bésame” in 2017. PenaVega also starred on CW’s “Life Sentence,” Nickelodean’s “The Loud House,” and RecordTV’s “The Power Couple.”
He married his wife, Alexa Penavega, 32, in 2014, and they started a family in 2016 with the birth of their first son, Ocean Kin. They are now a family of 5, with the birth of Kingston James in 2019, and Rio Rey only recently on May 7.
Maslow, 31, was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2014 after his work with the band. He also was a part of CBS’s “Celebrity Big Brother.” His appearances were not only on reality TV but movies and series as well.
Like the other guys, Maslow continued his musical career, releasing an album in 2017 called, “How I Like It” and then a single, “Love U Sober” in 2019.
And now their paths will finally cross again as they prepare for their epic comeback.
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