Exclusive: Listen To Big Time Rush's 'Big Time Movie' Soundtrack
Exclusive: Listen To Big Time Rush's 'Big Time Movie' Soundtrack

On-the-rise pop quartet and Nickelodeon stars Big Time Rush will deliver their best John, Paul, George and Ringo impressions in their London-set feature film debut, "Big Time Movie," which premieres on Saturday, March 10 on Nickelodeon. The "Big Time Movie" official soundtrack, which features the BTR boys covering six Beatles classics, will be released on March 6 (you can pre-order the iTunes-exclusive album here), but take an exclusive listen to all half-dozen songs a week early:

In "Big Time Movie," the four Big Time Rush members (Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson) head to the U.K. in a mission to save the world that involves jumping out of helicopters, a teen spy named Penny Lane, and a powerful anti-gravitational device named "The Beetle." Maslow tells Billboard.com that the movie is "'Austin Powers' meets 'James Bond,' with the Beatles," and that Big Time Rush did their best to honor the Fab Four with takes on "A Hard Day's Night," "Help" and "Revolution," among others.

"We were all a little nervous -- I mean, they're the greatest band in history," says Maslow. "We weren't trying to replicate them, but wanted to pay homage to them as much as possible."

The "Big Time Movie" premiere and accompanying soundtrack was preceded by the November release of Big Time Rush's second studio album, "Elevate," which has sold 208,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On Monday, the band announced the itinerary for its massive summer tour, which kicks off July 5 in Columbus, Ohio and will run through mid-September. Maslow says that the trek will include "bigger venues, more songs, and more pyro -- that's my personal favorite."

Here are the dates for Big Time Rush's summer tour:

July 5: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
July 6: Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest)
July 7: St. Louis, Mo. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 8: Cincinnati, Ohio (Riverbend Music Center)
July 10: Atlanta, Ga. (Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
July 11: Birmingham, Ala. (Oak Mountain Amphitheatre)
July 14: Dallas, Texas (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
July 15: Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
July 17: Phoenix, Ariz. (Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion)
July 19: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 20: San Diego, Calif. (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 21: Las Vegas, Nev. (Mandalay Bay Events Center)
July 22: Mountainview, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
July 23: Paso Robles, Calif. (California Mid-State Fair)
July 25: Salt Lake City, Utah (USANA Amphitheatre)
July 27: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
July 28: Minneapolis, Minn. (Target Center)
July 29: Indianapolis, Ind. (Klipsch Music Center)
July 31: Detroit, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug 1: Cleveland, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug 3: Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
Aug 4: Chicago, Ill. (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug 5: Pittsburgh, Pa. (First Niagara Pavilion)
Aug 7: Bethel, N.Y. (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
Aug 9: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
Aug 10: Philadelphia, Pa. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug 11: Hershey, Pa. (Hershey Park Pavilion)
Aug 12: Boston, Mass. (Comcast Center)
Aug 14: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center)
Aug 16: Des Moines, Iowa (Iowa State Fair)
Aug 17: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon at Jones Beach)
Aug 18: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug 19: Washington, DC (Jiffy Lube Live)
Aug 21: Virginia Beach, Va. (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)
Aug 22: Raleigh, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
Aug 24: Miami, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
Aug 25: Tampa, Fla. (1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre)
Aug 26: Puerto Rico (Coliseo de Puerto Rico)
Aug 29: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug 31: Bangor, Maine (Bangor Waterfront Pavilion)
Sep 1: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
Sep 2: Hartford, Conn. (Comcast Theatre)
Sep 4: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
Sep 5: London, Ont. (John Labatt Centre)
Sep 7: Ottowa, Ont. (Scotiabank Place)

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