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Big Time Rush coming to the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa




Don't say we didn't warn you.

When Big Time Rush performed at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball in December, the Nickelodeon boy band was an even bigger hit than David Guetta, Pitbull or Demi Lovato. And we wrote:

Don’t let those fatcats in Washington tell you America is in a boy-band shortage. The made-for-Nickelodeon pinups known as Big Time Rush drew the biggest screams and squawks of the night, and nearly caused not one but two riots when they passed through the MetroPCS Celebrity Club. Making their Tampa debut, the made-for-TV group proved animated, disciplined and clearly well trained in the art of tween idolatry. There may not be much to their music (for now), but when Big Time Rush takes over the world in 2012, remember we warned you they were coming.

Well ... Big Time Rush is coming. Big time.

BTR have announced a 50-plus-city North American tour that will hit Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre on Aug. 25. Tickets go onsale to the public on March 10 via Ticketmaster. Supporting acts are still being finalized, but Australian sensation Cody Simpson (who was just in Tampa this weekend) and former X Factor finalist Rachel Crow are signed on for select dates. Click here.

Fun fact: The show is two days before the Republican National Convention hits Tampa. Maybe we'll see Mitt, Newt or Rick getting down onstage with BTR. Gotta earn that youth vote!

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Luis Santana, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, February 27, 2012 12:32pm]


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