By KELLY-ANN FRANKLIN
New Kids on the Block ... Backstreet Boys ... NSync ... Big Time Rush.
While adults in the 21-and-older demographic may not have heard of Big Time Rush, don't be surprised if the newest boy band becomes the talk of the pop music world.
Big Time Rush, on hiatus from its popular Nickelodeon TV show, is on the road and preparing to embark on its first headlining "Better With U" Tour in support of the November-released album "Elevate."
The guys of BTR — Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson — will be in Eastern Connecticut March 1 at Foxwoods Resort Casino's MGM Grand Theater. On Monday, Schmidt said they were traveling to Manchester, England, via train.
"We just hope everybody enjoys the show," Schmidt said of BTR's trip to Foxwoods. The guys kick off their tour Feb. 17 in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood.
Schmidt said the group is "incredibly excited" for the tour because of the work being put into it.
"It's our first real opportunity to put a whole bunch of productions together," he said. "We love the shows that we've done before, but they were always done cheaply. We're excited about this because it's going to be technical, there's a lot of time put into the production, the staging, the wardrobe. We're excited for everyone to see it."
The Nickelodeon show "Big Time Rush," follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for musical superstardom in L.A. The launch of the show drew more than 6 million viewers. It's also featured the guys singing with other big names such as Jordin Sparks and "iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove.