NOTHING EVEN MATTERS BECAUSE BTR IS BACK!!!!! We’ve been waiting 8 long years to say this, and are beyond excited that Big Time Rush dropped their first new single, “Call It Like I See it” just ahead of their reunion concerts this week. They are ready to do it all over again and will be performing this week at the Q102 Jingle Ball in Philadelphia TONIGHT and then headlining their shows in Chicago on Wednesday and New York City on Saturday! It’s going to be a big night in Philly with their first live show in almost 8 years!
If you are lucky enough to be going to one of the shows, odds are you’ll be among the first to hear their new single live plus some old favorites. The band has been posting behind the scenes videos of them rehearsing dance moves to all of your old favorites, too. You know you’re going to party all night and have the time of your life!
We couldn’t help but notice the publishing credits on Spotify for the new song are listed as “Bought the Rights 2021.” It looks like Kendall, Logan, James, and Carlos will be calling it like they see it for ALL their new music!
Music sounds better with Big Time Rush back and we’re hoping they’re just getting started and news about their 4th album and a full tour are on the way. Until then, we’ll be playing the new track on loop 24/7, driving around with the windows down until we blow our speakers out.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Z100 just announced their 2018 Jingle Ball Pepsi All Access Lounge lineup and it is stacked! Every year, Z100 throws the BEST pre-Jingle Ball party at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC with the hottest talent and your favorite Jingle Ball performers. Past All Access Lounge artists include Shawn Mendes, Rita Ora, DNCE, Meghan Trainor, and so many more! The 2018 lineup is full of promising new talent and you won’t want to miss this party.
The Z100 All-Access Lounge is free for all ages and takes place during the day and leads right into the main stage Jingle Ball show. There are tons of free giveaways and performances, chances to meet your favorite main stage artists and even tickets to this years SOLD OUT Jingle Ball courtesy of Z100! This year, the first 200 people to show up wearing an ugly sweater get to cut the line and be among the first into the All Access Lounge.
Z100 Jingle Ball All Access Lounge 2018
Friday, December 7th, 2018
12noon – 6pm More Info
Heffron Drive just announced a brand new EP with new music from Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt called “Slow Motion” due out February 10th! We can’t wait to hear what these guys have been creating and we’ve got our fingers crossed that there’s a tour somewhere on the horizon, too.
Check out the EP artwork in an Instagram post from Kendall below!
Before they head out on tour this Summer, Heffron Drive just dropped a new music video for “Don’t Let Me Go!” We’re thrilled about having some new music to singalong to on tour! Check out their tour dates HERE and watch the video below.
Heffron Drive just announced the dates for their headlining tour coming this Summer! The tour is hitting venues across the US in August, and the duo will be making some stops in Italy as well. We’re thrilled Kendall and Dustin are coming back to NYC, they are always a lot of fun to see live! Check out the tour dates below and get your tickets now!
Heffron Drive Summer 2016 Tour
June 25 – Splash Kingdom – Redlands, CA
July 12 – Ischia Film Festival – Ischia, Italy
August 3 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
August 4 – Wilberts – Cleveland, OH
August 5 – The Crofoot – Detroit, MI
August 6 – Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
August 9 – Mix 94.9 – St. Cloud, MN
August 10 – Amsterdam Bar – St. Paul, MN
August 11 – Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA
August 12 – Iowa State Fair – Des Moines, IA
August 14 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
August 18 – Festival – Riccione, Italy
August 22 – Festival – Gallipoli, Italy
August 24 – Mid East Club – Boston, MA
August 25 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
August 27 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
Watch the video for Heffron Drive’s latest single “Rain Don’t Come,” below and pickup a copy of the song on iTunes now!
It’s been a while since we’ve had new music from Heffron Drive, so we are so excited that Kendall and Dustin just dropped a new track, “Rain Don’t Come!” The track is perfect for dancing along to on your way to your favorite Summer festival, complete with a sweet guitar solo! Heffron Drive have been busy touring the world in recent months, and we’re crossing our fingers for a US tour soon! (and maybe they’ll bring Logan Henderson along like they did in Italy!)
Listen to “Rain Don’t Come” on Spotify now and stay tuned for the music video coming soon!
Heffron Drive surprised fans with a brand new song on Spotify called “Eyes On You” this week. The track is the theme song to the CBS show “Hidden Heroes.” Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt have been working hard on new music while on tour in Latin America and it’s paying off! The new song is catchy with a funky guitar riff and a nineties-esque beat pulling it all together.
Listen to the song on Spotify below.
Tune into “Hidden Heroes” this weekend on CBS to see a special surprise by Kendall and Dustin!
Heffron Drive kicked off their Summer mini-tour last night in front of a sold out crowd at NYC’s Webster Hall. The tour is in support of the “Happy Mistakes Unplugged” album that bandmates Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt released earlier this year. They played the full album from start to finish on acoustic guitars, bringing their full band along for the show. The enthusiastic crowd sang along to every word. You could tell it was an album they had lived with for a while. Kendall and Dustin were appreciative of their support, thanking them for being there and that they could tell the crowd appreciated the band coming out as well. It was a love fest all around.
When it comes to crowd interaction, artists either have it or they don’t. Heffron Drive completely nailed it, responding to whatever the crowd shouted out without missing a beat, having small conversations with fans near the stage, and taking time to introduce each song. It made the show seem even more personal and intimate.
Highlights of the set included a stripped down performance of “Could Be Home,” which Kendall performed solo. He said he wanted to have at least one track on the album that had “one vocal, one guitar, one take.” More up-tempto tracks like “Had To Be Panama” and “Nicotine” had the whole place rocking, acoustic or not. The album features a duet with Kendall’s Big Time Rush bandmate Logan Henderson, who sadly wasn’t available for the show to sing his part. But no worries – the crowd filled in for his parts on “Passing Time” just fine!
Division of the Heart
Had to Be Panama
Art of Moving On
Could Be Home
Everything Has Changed
Check out the rest of Heffron Drive’s tour dates HERE and pickup a copy of “Happy Mistakes Unplugged” on iTunes now! Watch their video of “Division of the Heart” below.
Heffron Drive, AKA Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and his friend Dustin Belt, are set to release a special acoustic version of their debut album “Happy Mistakes” on April 28th! The album features hits like “Parallel” and “Art Of Moving On.”
The duo are also playing an album release show at The Mint on April 30th to celebrate. Get your tickets before they’re gone and party with Kendall and Dustin.
Heffron Drive Acoustic Album Release Show
April 30th, 3015
Tickets: $25 Buy Tickets
Watch Heffron Drive perform “Parallel” live at the NJ State Fair last year.
Be sure to pick up a copy of “Happy Mistakes” on iTunes now!
We always try to add some new Christmas music to our playlists every year, to go along with the essentials. (That list would include *NSYNC’s “Home For Christmas,” Hilary Duff’s “Santa Clause Lane,” and “Music From The O.C. Mix 3: Have A Very Merry Chrismukkah.”) So we were thrilled to hear that one of our favorite boyband members was releasing a Holiday single!
Kendall Schmidt, from Big Time Rush and Heffron Drive, just released “Blame It On the Mistletoe.” The track will definitely get you in the Holiday spirit. Listen below and pickup a copy on iTunes now!
And if you’re feeling nostalgic for BTR, watch their performance of “Beautiful Christmas” from the National Tree Lighting, complete with matching tuxedos. (#boybandsforever)