If you’re someone who wasn’t around the age of twelve and under in 2009, you may have missed Gen Z’s version of the Monkees, Big Time Rush. For those of you who don’t know who the Monkees are, they’re the OG made-for-TV band, having their own show in the 1966s, much like the Naked Brothers Band in 2007 and most presently in 2023, Daisy Jones and the Six. While you can compare made-for-TV bands up the wazoo, why pit two beautiful queens against each other? The Monkees have inadvertently paved the way for BTR to have yet another massive tour this year, and it may be coming to a city near you.
This tour is featuring fellow Nickelodeon alum MAX, as well as rising star JAX which will make for a memorable night for anyone, both artists being powerhouses in their own right. Whether you’re going for nostalgia purposes, which is a valid reason because BTR has an impressive catalog to pull from (which is what I’m doing as I write this), or you’re a new fan who’s only just discovered them, there’s going to be something for everyone and that’s what so special about a BTR show. Everyone there is out to have a good time.
While I personally missed out on last year’s tour, everyone I have ever talked to about BTR’s shows and their performances has nothing but incredible things to say about it. You can tell that BTR loves what they do and it shows, especially in their newest song Can’t Get Enough. No longer confined to the TV band stereotype, Can’t Get Enough is a much more mature-sounding BTR, paying homage to the disco era. It’s much easier to make the music Big Time Rush was always meant to, now that the majority of their fanbase are now adults, which includes me AND my brother.
Fun fact about my brother, he once watched Big Time Rush four times in succession one winter. I, too, was a tad worried about his mental health. I have also forced my friends who were just a tad too old for Big Time Rush to watch the show with varying degrees of success.
But then again, great art is unappreciated in its time.
Big Time Rush is one of those things that I got to and will continue to share with my brother, which is why they hold such a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to share this with him when they stop in our city this summer.
Tickets for the Can’t Get Enough Tour are on sale now which you can find here.
Big Time Rush | CAN’T GET ENOUGH TOUR 2023:
6/22/2023 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena
6/24/2023 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino & Resort
6/25/2023 Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
6/27/2023 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
6/28/2023 Burgettstown, PA The Pavilion at Star Lake
6/30/2023 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/1/2023 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
7/2/2023 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
7/3/2023 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/5/2023 Toronto, ON History*
7/7/2023 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/8/2023 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/9/2023 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/11/2023 Bangor, ME Maine Savings Amphitheater
7/12/2023 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
7/14/2023 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/15/2023 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
7/16/2023 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/17/2023 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
7/19/2023 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre
7/21/2023 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
7/22/2023 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater
7/23/2023 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/24/2023 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
7/26/2023 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
7/28/2023 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
7/29/2023 Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium
7/30/2023 Orlando, FL Amway Center
8/1/2023 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/3/2023 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/5/2023 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
8/7/2023 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/8/2023 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
8/10/2023 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
8/11/2023 Inglewood, CA The Kia Forum
8/12/2023 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
8/18/2023 Mexico City Sports Palace*
8/21/2023 Guadalajara Telmex*
8/23/2023 Monterrey Citibanamex*
*No opener on this date