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Big Time Rush has announced its "Big Time Summer Tour," performing in more than 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including a stop at Usana Amphitheatre on July 25.

During select dates, Australian pop phenomenon Cody Simpson and "X-Factor" finalist and newly signed Nickelodeon talent Rachel Crow will open for Big Time Rush. Additional acts will be announced shortly.

From the press release:

Big Time Rush was recently nominated for "Favorite Music Group" at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards along with LMFAO, Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Antebellum. This is their second nomination in the category. They are also scheduled to perform on "Live with Kelly" on March 9.

Big Time Rush – Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson – recently released their second album, Elevate. The highly anticipated follow-up to the group's Gold-certified debut BTR, Elevate features tracks including "Music Sounds Better With U (featuring Mann)," "Show Me" and "All Over Again," plus brand-new music that will debut on upcoming episodes of the TV series. And on March 6th, Big Time Rush will release the soundtrack for their movie, Big Time Movie, exclusively on iTunes. The soundtrack features covers of beloved Beatles songs including "Help," "Revolution" and "Hard Day's Night." Big Time Movie will premiere on Saturday, March 10th at 8pm, only on Nickelodeon.

Now in its second season, Big Time Rush – which follows four best friends from Minnesota who trade in their hockey sticks for music superstardom in Los Angeles — averages 3.6 million total viewers (+2%, over season one). The launch of the hit series on Nickelodeon drew 6.8 million viewers, making it the most watched live-action series premiere in the network's history.

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