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Heffron Drive To Release Acoustic Album 4/28

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
The Mint
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!

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Kendall Schmidt Releases “Blame It On The Mistletoe”

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)

Be sure to follow Kendall Schmidt & Secret Fangirls for more updates

Pre-Order Heffron Drive’s Debut Album “Happy Mistakes” Out September 9th!

Heffron Drive announced that their debut album, “Happy Mistakes,” will be released on September 9th!  The album was a long time coming, as band mates Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt have been making music together since 2008.  They put the project on hold so Kendall could join a little group named Big Time Rush, but now Heffron Drive is back in full swing.   We love that they had a fan design the album art.  Listen to their latest single, “Parallel” below!

We’re looking forward to finally getting studio versions of “One Track Mind” and “The Art of Moving On,” which we’ve only ever heard performed live!   Check out the full tracklisting, for the regular and deluxe albums, below.

Heffron Drive “Happy Mistakes” Tracklisting
1. Happy Mistakes
2. Parallel
3. Division of the Heart
4. Had to Be Panama
5. Nicotine
6. ‘Interlude
7. Art of Moving On
8. Passing Time
9. Could You Be Home
10. That’s What Makes You Mine
11. Everything Has Changed
12. One Track Mind*
13. Not Alone*
14. Love Defined*
15.Parallel (Remix)*
16. Could You Be Home (Remix)*
*Deluxe Edition Only

You can pre-order the album now on iTunes or Amazon!  If you’re seeing HD on tour this fall, you’ll be able to buy a copy at the show (even before it’s released!)   As if you needed another reason to see them on tour.  Check out all the dates here!

Be sure to follow Heffron Drive, Tolbooth Records & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Heffron Drive Happy Mistakes Tour Dates!

We finally have the name of Heffron Drive‘s debut album – “Happy Mistakes!”  The album will be released later this fall on Tolbooth Records.   The guys  (Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush and guitarist Dustin Belt) are also going on tour later this summer in support of the album.  Check out the first round of dates below!

Heffron Drive Happy Mistakes Tour Dates

August 30th – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
September 1st – iPlay America – Freehold, NJ – Buy Tickets
September 3rd – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
September 4th – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
September 5th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
September 6th – Madison Theatre – Rockville Centre, NY – Buy Tickets
September 7th – TLA – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
September 27th – Desert Breeze Park – Las Vegas, NV

Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 1st.  Check with the venue and the Heffron Drive Facebook for pre-sale info!  There will also be VIP packages available, which include access to a sound check party with a Q&A session, and a photo with the band.  Stay tuned for more tour dates!

Be sure to follow Heffron Drive & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Heffron Drive Announce Concert in Mexico On October 4th!

That’s right!!  Heffron Drive are taking their live show down to Mexico in October.   Kendall Schmidt, Dustin Belt and bandmates will be playing at El Plaza Condesa on October 4th.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 25th on Ticketmaster!

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Watch Heffron Drive perform  their debut single “Parallel”  live at the New Jersey State Fair below.

Pick up a copy of “Parallel” on iTunes now and keep requesting the song at your local radio stations!

Don’t forget to follow Heffron Drive’s Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt on Twitter.  Follow Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your favorite artists!

Heffron Drive Releases Orchestral Version of “Parallel”

In case you were out watching fireworks in person and not on TV, you might have missed Heffron Drive’s performance at A Capitol Fourth, from Washington DC.  Bandmates Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt performed their new single “Parallel” with The National Symphony Orchestra, in a special orchestral arrangement.  Watch their performance below!

We love the full sound of this arrangement of the song.  Love it too?  You can download the orchestral version of “Parallel” on iTunes now!

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Heffron Drive will be playing with AJR at the KRZ Summer Mingle in Scranton, PA this Sunday, July 13th!  Get tickets & more info here.

Be sure to follow Heffron Drive & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Heffron Drive Perform at the New Jersey State Fair

Our favorite summer activity is outdoor concerts, so we were extra thrilled when Heffron Drive announced they would be having a concert at the State Fair!   What better way to spend a summer night than riding a ferris wheel, having a major fat party (funnel cake and fried pickles anyone?), and seeing one of your favorite bands?   It really doesn’t get much better than that.

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Heffron Drive is made up of bandmates and best friends Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt, who formed the group back in 2008 before Kendall joined one of our favorite boy bands, Big Time Rush.  Not wanting to breakup the group, Kendall recruited Dustin to play guitar for BTR on tour while they worked on both projects.   Heffron Drive has a completely different sound, and we love seeing both boy band Kendall and guitar wielding Kendall.

Their set included more recent material like “Art of Moving On,” the funky “Feels So Good” and the rocking “One Track Mind,” as well as pre-Big Time Rush tracks like “Quiet Please.”

While we miss Big Time Rush, we love seeing how passionate Kendall is on stage.  But don’t worry, BTR isn’t over!  Kendall said during the show that Big Time Rush is very much still a band, and he misses them, too.

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Heffron Drive also performed solid covers of “Wake Me Up” and “Ain’t It Fun,” which Kendall said he wished he had written.  But our favorite moment was when Kendall asked if there were any *NSYNC fans in the house (us, obviously), as he intro’d his cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Not a Bad Thing,” which he said reminded him of a song *NSYNC would have written.  We couldn’t agree more!  Watch our video below.

Setlist: (not in order)
Art of Moving On
Wake Me Up (Avicii cover)
Better Get To Movin’
One Track Mind
Time Wasting
Ain’t It Fun (Paramore cover)
Feels So Good
Not A Bad Thing (Justin Timberlake cover)
Memories & Melodies
Quiet Please
Parallel

Visit our Tumblr & Youtube pages for more photos & videos from the show!

Heffron Drive have a couple of upcoming dates on the East Coast this summer, check them out if they’ll be near you!  Pickup a copy of their single “Parallel” on iTunes now so you can sing along!

Heffron Drive Summer 2014 Shows
July 4th – A Capitol Fourth – More Info
July 13th – KRZ Summer Mingle – Scranton, PA – Buy Tickets *includes meet & greet!

Be sure to follow Heffron Drive, Dustin Belt, Tolbooth Records & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!