It's hard to believe it was just about a year ago that One Direction played their first show's in America as part of Big Time Rush's Better With U Tour. Three of the guys of Big Time Rush were asked about what they thought of One Direction's success on the red carpet of Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards earlier this week.
"[One Direction] are rad. One thing we can say is that they never played in the U.S. until they opened for us on our winter tour," BTR's James Maslow told Celebuzz in a new interview released on February 15. "They're the coolest guys ever, props to them, they've killed it, they've continued playing and they're talented kids and nice kids so we wish them the best."
"All I gotta say is that this is America," Kendall Schmidt added with a smile "This is America, and we're American. They’re still not an American boy band. We're representing. We're holding our own."
It was heavily rumored for awhile that BTR would join 1D for the UK leg of their world tour, a spot now given to 5 Seconds of Summer, but BTR's Nickelodeon TV show filming schedule just wouldn't allow them the opportunity.
"They did ask for us to go and open for them," Carlos Pena said. "We really wanted to...our show shoots right now, and it kind of conflicted."
"Maybe one day we can play again, it’d be fun," he added.
Meanwhile Big Time Rush's third album is expected to be released this year and so far the boys seem pretty proud of what they got in store for fans.
"We wrote literally 99 percent of it, from our hands," Kendall said. "I think our fans are really going to appreciate the music they’re haring from the third album. It’s coming from us."
Would you like to see BTR & 1D tour together again? Let's not forget, back in October, Louis Tomlinson picked BTR over The Wanted as a fellow boy band to collaborate with.