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Big Time Rush and Cody Simpson to play Puyallup Fair Sept. 17

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on March 2, 2012 at 6:04 am with No Comments »
March 1, 2012 7:27 pm

Big Time Rush
What started as fiction has become reality. The boy band sensation Big Time Rush will perform at the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 17. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 10.

Big Time Rush got its start on the popular Nickelodeon show, cut an album and were recently nominated for the “Favorite Group” in the Kid’s Choice Awards. I’m not actually sure if they perform as themselves or their characters. But, who cares? The pre-teen girls love them and that’s all that matters. My three nieces are glued to the tube every time their show is on.

Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson will perform on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Find tickets on the Fair website, or by phone 888-559-3247. To save the convenience charges, purchase tickets in person at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center box office at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Ticket prices are $60 for Golden Circle, $50, $40 and $30. All seats are reserved and include Fair gate admission.

From the press release:

In overwhelming response to their sold-out “Better With U Tour,” Big Time Rush is kicking off “Big Time Summer Tour,” performing in over 50 cities across the US and Canada including stops in New York, Chicago, Boston and Toronto. They will perform songs off their latest album Elevate including “Music Sounds Better With U,” “All Over Again” and “Elevate.” Emerging Australian pop phenomenon Cody Simpson will open for Big Time Rush.

“We can’t wait to hit the road again!” said Big Time Rush. “The Better With U tour has been amazing and we’re incredibly grateful to our fans who have supported us and made our first headlining tour a success.”

When the concept of the show / band first started, over 1,500 teens auditioned to be part of creator Scott Fellows’ Nickelodean sensation in 2009. Band members include: Kendall Knight (Kendall Schmidt), Logan Mitchell (Logan Henderson), James Diamond (James Maslow), and Carlos Garcia (Carlos Pena Jr.).

The band released their debut album, BTR in October 2010. It peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies. The album has sold over 900,000 copies worldwide.

Other promotional singles for the TV series include “City of Ours” and “Any Kind of Guy”. Another song, “Halfway There” was released to iTunes on April 27, 2010 after its premiere on the TV series. That single has become their first to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 93, thanks to strong digital sales. Coinciding with their debut album was the single, “Til’ I Forget About You.”

In February 2011 “Boyfriend” was released to mainstream US radio, and peaked at No. 72 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 30 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart in March. The band was nominated for MTV’s Breakthrough Band award in 2011.

Their second album, Elevate was released last November. The album debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, selling 70,000 copies in its first week. The band has a net worth of approximately $8 million in 2011, according to, making them one of the youngest top earners that year.

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