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
You might know him as 1/4th of Big Time Rush, but Logan Henderson is stepping away from his boyband past and into the dark shadows of what he calls “grungy pop” music with his first solo single called “Sleepwalker.” AND WE ARE SO HERE FOR THIS! It sounds like a natural evolution of BTR’s sound (Logan co-wrote many of their songs!) with a more mature, unique twist on things. He teamed up with producer RAS who worked with BTR in the past as well as some well known artists like Avicii and Waka Flocka Flame.
“It’s about a guy who’s stuck in this Inception type of dream with this woman, and he’s reliving a lot of things,” Logan says about his new single. He said not to expect this same sound for the rest of his music but we would be TOTALLY be okay if this sound stayed with Logan!
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!
Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and his pal Dustin Belt are working their way back into your hearts in 2017 with a brand new single called “Living Room.” This single is the first released from the band in a while but the guys have been working on creating something special for their fans in between European tour dates.
“Living Room” has everything you love about a Heffron Drive song and more. Kendall’s voice and lyrics are a heartfelt plea to fix what’s broken and start again while the video shows happier times for the couple.
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!
It’s boyband week over at Billboard.com, AKA the greatest thing ever. Every week should be boyband week. In honor of the occasion, Billboard staffers held a fantasy boyband draft, assembling their dream teams. For this week’s Friday Five, we decided to get in on the fun and do our own boyband draft and create 2 super boybands: J5 and *Big Time Boys on the Block°. The only rules were that you can’t pick 2 members from the same band. Check out our picks and vote for your favorite!
Team A: J5 (JC, Joey, James, Jeff and Jesse)
One of the greatest male vocalists, ever. He can still hit ALL the notes, and he hasn’t aged a day since “Bye Bye Bye.”
Just watch this performance from The Main Event Tour, and you’ll know why Joey is the MVP of any boyband. Those vocals. Those moves. Those abs.
We knew James was a national treasure during Big Time Rush’s run, but he further proved it in his run to the final 3 of “Dancing With The Stars.” Enjoy.
Jeff has had the most uh, interesting post-boyband career. He brings the moves for sure. Fun fact we somehow just discovered: He was part of a “man band” on VH1 called “Sureshot” with Chris Kirkpatrick, Rich Cronin and Bryan Abrams in 2007.
The most underrated former boyband member (Dreamstreet!). His last single, “Punch Drunk Recreation,” and the accompanying video (where J Mac basically leads his own boyband) have not gotten nearly enough love.
Team B: *Big Time Boys on the Block°
Nick has had his struggles in the past but he overcame them and continues to BRING IT every night on stage giving 110% during every show. He also likes to make up his own moves on stage which is always A+ in my book.
Do you watch NKOTV every week on A&E? NO?? You should. It’s the greatest night for television and you’ll see why Donnie Wahlberg is my top pick for boyband. He knows how to treat the fans, he’s great to his wife (secret fangirl: Jenny McCarthy) and his family. Plus – watch this video for further proof of A+ boybanding.
Another former boyband member who has a TV show about his own restaurant (“Raising The Bar” on A&E every Wednesday night.) Let’s face it, Nick Lachey was the best looking member of 98* and he’s been the most successful – aside from Jeff Timmons’ stripper revue.
Kendall has seamlessly transitioned into boyband member to acoustic singer-songwriter while not alienating any fans from either end of the spectrum. He’s got a good voice, and whether he wants to admit it or not – this boy can DANCE! Plus, he’s got great hair.
He appeared on Hannah Montana, dancing with the stars, various food critic reality shows, and he’s still the most underrated member of *N SYNC. Let’s not forget that Joey was also in “On The Line” with Lance.
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.
Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt are taking their acoustic project Heffron Drive on tour this summer! The band just released their unplugged album and are ready to hit the road with The XFactor UK contestant Janet Devlin. We’re super excited the guys will be back at the NJ State Fair This year. Read our recap of last year’s show (funnel cake + good jams = definition of perfect Summer concert). Check out all of the dates below!
Heffron Drive Summer Tour ft. Janet Devlin
May 23rd – Wild Adventures Georgia – Valdosta, GA – Buy Tickets**
June 30th – NJ State Fair – Rutherford, NJ – More Info
July 1st – Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – World Café Live – Wilmington, DE – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
**With Shawn Mendes
Watch the official video for “Division Of The Heart” now.
Pick up a copy of Heffron Drive’s album “Happy Mistakes – Unplugged” on iTunes or Amazon now!