Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nickelodeon Star Kendall Schmidt Announces Some Of His Plans For The Future

The PR Company Big Machine Agency has announced in the following press release, from PRNewswire, some of the exciting plans Nickelodeon Star Kendall Schmidt, the lead singer of Nick's hit boy band Big Time Rush, America's most well-known boy band, has for the future!

The news release mentions that Kendall's focus will be moving more into music, which could confirm the Nick News that Nickelodeon's hit original musical television series "Big Time Rush" has come to an end. The news release does mention Kendall is planning to focus a limited amount of television specials and movies, which could be a hint that Nickelodeon and Big Time Rush are planning to make a brand new "Big Time Rush" movie/television special in the future! Kendall recently hinted in a interview with the teen-entertainment magazine Popstar! that although the series has wrapped, there may be more BTR movies/TV specials in the pipeline!

Big Machine Agency has also announced the news that although "Big Time Rush" the TV series has come to an end, Kendall Schmidt is planning to continue touring with "Big Time Rush"!

BMA also mentions in the press release that, when Kendall visits Down Under to perform with Big Time Rush and Heffron Drive, which consists of Big Time Rusher Kendall Schmidt and Big Time Rush's current guitarist, Dustin Belt, at Nickelodeon Australia's Slimefest 2013, Kendall is planning to spend quite a bit of time there and hit hard the studios of both Australia and New Zealand.

Original Big Machine Agency Press Release:

Big Time Rush's Kendall Schmidt to Headline Global Tour and Keep Fans First as He Focuses on Writing and Recording

Tour announcement and new music coming soon

NEW YORK, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As lead singer of Big Time Rush, America's most well-known boy band via Nickelodeon's hit television series plus his active role in Heffron Drive, Kendall Schmidt is one busy guy. Though he will spend the summer continuing the Big Time Rush world tour, fall brings even more activity and plenty of world travel for the teen heartthrob.

With his focus moving into music and a limited amount of television specials and movies, Kendall will have more free time to continue touring with both bands as well as log some serious studio time, which is so important to the longtime songwriter that, at any given time, he has over 50 unreleased songs to his name. Long a believer in constant interaction with fans, Kendall will keep up the dizzying pace of press tours, personal appearances and meet and greets, both here at home and abroad. In fact, come September, Kendall will be performing with both bands at Nickelodeon Australia's Slimefest, always a fan favorite. Kendall plans to spend quite a while Down Under and hit hard the studios of both Australia and New Zealand, a place he came to know and love while penning a song with Logan Henderson for New Zealand's biggest pop group Titanium whose debut #1 single "come on home" achieved double platinum status.

Heffron Drive, actually founded by Kendall prior to his joining Big Time Rush, was born of a chance meeting. After chatting at an industry event one night in Los Angeles in 2008, Kendall and Dustin Belt realized there was a lot more in common than meets the eye – both had been born in Wichita, Kansas, and when they went to make their way home, they realized they lived on the same street – Heffron Drive. Aside from becoming instant friends, the duo formed a band – what to call it was obvious – and thousands began streaming uploaded tunes via MySpace. The internet was soon buzzing about this new band, but shortly thereafter the Big Time Rush opportunity came along. Kendall joined up and eventually, Dustin was tapped as the touring guitarist for the group. The two never forgot about Heffron Drive, though, stealing spare moments to write and plan.

Big Time Rush's force, however, was undeniable. Now in its fourth season, Big Time Rush averaged just under 4 million viewers per episode. The series, which boasts the highest-rated and most-watched Nickelodeon live action premier among kids, tweens and total viewers at a whopping 6.8 million, is as much of an overseas sensation as it is here at home. Big Time Rush is seen in 78 territories and in 17 languages via Nickelodeon channels and syndication. Equally impressive, Big Time Rush has sold 4.33 million singles and more than 1.35 million albums to date. The band also holds the record for fastest sell-out time at Radio City Music Hall – ten minutes!

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