Yes, you read the title correctly – Big Time Rush, the boy band that sang the soundtrack to our childhoods and gave us smash hits like “Worldwide” and “City is Ours” has been revived, and I, for one, could not be happier about it.
The group was formed in 2009 and was featured on their own TV show during the Nickelodeon golden age, from November 2009 to July 2013. The show was added to Netflix on March 26th of this year.
The band announced new tour dates back in July, tweeting from Big Time Rush’s official account: “WE ARE BACK! It’s been a minute, but we couldn’t be more excited to see you! Let’s make up for lost time.” They will be performing at Chicago Theater on December 15th and at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on December 18th, and it didn’t take long for both of the shows to sell out. There was even a virtual line.
“I set my alarm to get on the virtual line at 10:00 am. I joined the virtual line with thousands of others and I ended up waiting for over 30 minutes,” explains senior Sydney Seid. “When I finally was able to choose my tickets, they were over $800 so I decided not to buy them. I wanted to see [Big Time Rush] because they played a big role in my…childhood.”
This reunion wasn’t a complete shock. During the days of quarantine, the band got together to send fans a message about being safe and caring for others. At the end of the video, Carlos says, “We love you guys so much. Spread that love, spread that aloha, and who knows… a lot to look forward to at the end of this. See you guys soon.” Many fans interpreted what they had to “look forward to” as new music and potential tour dates…they were right about the tour dates, so who knows? Maybe new BTR music is in our future too…