Wednesday, April 3, 2013

No Breaks For BTR

When it comes to the guys of Big Time Rush, the word “Rush” is, and always has been, an operative word. In fact, any down time at all is far too elusive of a notion to even consider, between the filming of their Nickelodeon TV show, the recording of their next studio album, and the planning of another multi-month, multi-national tour.

This time around, going into the fourth season of the show (also titled Big Time Rush,) and their third album, Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, James Maslow, and Carlos Pena are just happy to hone in on one endeavor at a time.
“Since we got back from tour, it’s been really nice to actually just focus on one thing at a time. We’ve been really focused on writing, got the majority of the album done,” Maslow, 22, told Celebuzz. “Now, we’re focused on finishing that album and the fourth season. And then we get to shift our focus, and focus only on the tour.”

Maslow added,”Every year before this has kind of been a collaboration of all three trying to keep them going at once, so it’s been nice to spread it out this year. So we’re really excited about that and really excited about our next step, which is going on tour again.”

Last year, BTR spent more than five months on the road for their Better With U Tour, which was quickly followed by their Big Time Summer Tour. And since then, “Rushers” have been patiently waiting for the news of the band’s next concert series.

“We literally are still locking in dates, so we’re probably gonna announce very soon when we’re gonna go. But, it’s a summer tour for sure,” revealed Henderson.

So, which countries are the guys hoping to visit this summer? The boys mentioned Australia and Spain as topping their list.

The most important factor of the impending tour is, of course, new music. Luckily, the band members spent this past winter in the studio working on the followup of their 2011 album, Elevate, which went gold in three countries.
“The music has really come along,” Henderson, 23, said. “We’ve grown as artists as far as the music goes. We are planning for a tour… and we already kind of had our album locked in. So, new music is another thing. We’ve been hard at work in the studio working with a lot of fun people.”

The guys have been working with producers including Damon Sharpe and Toby Gad, who have previously produced for Beyonce, Robin Thicke, and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few.

Maslow added, “We have the title for the new album, we just haven’t announced it yet. Very soon hopefully!”


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