Category Archives: Kendall Schmidt

Heffron Drive’s “Happy Mistakes Unplugged Tour” Swings Into NYC

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.

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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.

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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!

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Setlist
Happy Mistakes
Parallel
Division of the Heart
Had to Be Panama
Nicotine
Art of Moving On
Passing Time
Could Be Home
Everything Has Changed

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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.

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Watch Heffron Drive Perform “Art Of Moving On” Unplugged

Heffron Drive just released their new video for “Art Of Moving On” off of their album “Happy Mistakes: Unplugged” which is due out April 28th!  The video is part of the bands’ “Live Sessions” series and features the full band behind Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt.

Watch the video below!

Pre-order a copy of Heffron Drive’s album “Happy Mistakes: Unplugged” on iTunes or Amazon now and check out the tracklisting below!   We are super excited to see a track featuring Mr. Logan Henderson!  (A BTR reunion?  We’re halfway there!)

1. Happy Mistakes
2. Parallel
3. Division of the Heart
4. Had to be Panama
5. Nicotine
6. Art of Moving On
7. Passing Time (feat. Logan Henderson)
8. Could You Be Home
9. That’s What Makes You Mine
10. Everything Has Changed

Be sure to follow Heffron Drive, Dustin Belt, & Secret Fangirls on Twitter!

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

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!

Kendall Schmidt Releasing A New Single In March

Rejoice!!  Kendall Schmidt of Big Time Rush and Heffron Drive is releasing a new single in March!
We aren’t sure if this is by himself or with Dustin Belt as Heffron Drive, but we are super stoked to hear what he’s been up to in the studio for the past few months. If it’s anything like the new music we heard on the Heffron Drive Winter Tour, then the future of pop-rock is in good hands.

Feature photo from Twitter.