Big Time Rush hosted the reunion of a lifetime on Monday while each member stayed cooped up at home. And they advised their loyal fanbase to do the same.
"It has been a minute!" James Maslow exclaimed in the minute-long video, uploaded to BTR's Twitter and soundtracked by their groovy 2011 single "Windows Down." But the boys aren't surfing at the beach again like in their music video. "We wanted to jump on this virtual hangout and say hi and wish everybody well. Hope you guys are all staying healthy during this crazy time."
"It's a great time to stay connected like we are, and I think it's a great time to reach out to friends and family," Kendall Schmidt jumped in.
As Logan Henderson asked everyone to "continue to stay home and stay safe" and "practice a little bit more love and compassion," Carlos PenaVega "spread that love, spread that aloha" to everyone watching. But BTR fans couldn't contain their excitement when PenaVega signed off by saying, "See you guys soon" -- which caused a Twitter frenzy of memes featuring Stephen Kramer Glickman, who played the boy band's fictional manager Gustavo Rocque in their Nickelodeon sitcom, as well as snippets from their "Boyfriend" video that premiered during a Big Time Rush episode.
Big Time Rush are back. After an eight-year hiatus, the boy band is returning for two performances in 2021.
The L.A.-based group will perform at Chicago Theater in Illinois on Dec. 15, followed by a Dec. 18 show at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.
“WE ARE BACK! It’s been a minute, but we couldn’t be more excited to see you! Lets make up for lost time,” the group said in a post announcing their return.
The pop band originated from the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush in 2009 and released three studio albums between 2010 and 2013. The group set off on five tours from 2011 to 2014, when they ceased touring. The series concluded in the summer of 2013.
The Big Time Rush Live dates will consist of all four original members Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson. The members conducted a virtual reunion in June 2020 for fans to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their song "Worldwide.” The acoustic version of the track was uploaded to PenaVega's YouTube channel.
The show announcements were accompanied by a short promo video featuring the members being called back to return to their gigs. Check out the tongue-in-cheek short below.
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