Cody Simpson To Join Big Time Rush On Summer Tour


With One Direction storming the plaza at "Today" and Bieber fever heating up again as the release of "Boyfriend" nears, teenage boy pop is all the rage again. And now, two of the genre's hottest acts are teaming up for a summer tour.

Australian teen dream Cody Simpson is set to hit the road with the boys of Big Time Rush for a summer tour behind his still-untitled debut. The poster also debuted the album's first single, "So Listen," a clubby dance track featuring T-Pain.

Although Simpson is drawing comparisons to Justin Bieber, the young singer told MTV News that he really aspires to be more like Justin Timberlake. "He has such a sophisticated presence," Simpson said of Timberlake. "I watched his FutureSex/LoveSounds tour, and it's something you really get inspired by. He does so much in the show: He plays piano and guitar and he just is always singing. He sounds amazing live and he dances great. He's just an all-around entertainer. That's something I want to strive to be. It's always good to have someone you want to be like."

Listen to "So Listen" and check out Simpsons summer tour dates with Big Time Rush after the jump!

Big Time Rush/Cody Simpson summer tour dates:

July 5 - Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

July 6 - Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest)

July 7 - Maryland Heights, Mo. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

July 8 - Cincinnati, Ohio (Riverbend)

July 10 - Atlanta, Ga. (Aaron's Lakewood)

July 11 - Pelham, 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 22 - Mountain View, 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 Center)

August 1 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)

August 3 - Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Arena)

August 4 - Tinley Park, Ill. (First Midwest Bank)

August 5 - Pittsburgh, Pa. (First Niagara Pavilion)

August 7 - Bethel, N.Y. (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)

August 9 - Darien Lake, N.Y. (Darien Lake PAC)

August 10 - Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Center)

August 11 - Hershey, Pa. (Hershey Park Pavilion)

August 12 - Boston, Mass. (Comcast Center)

August 14 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga PAC)

August 17 - Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon at Jones Beach)

August 18 - Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)

August 19 - Bristow, Va. (Jiffy Lube Live)

August 21 - Virginia Beach, Va. (Farm Bureau)

August 22 - Raleigh, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion)

August 24 - West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheatre)

August 25 - Tampa, Fla. (1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre)

August 29 - Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

August 31 - Bangor, Maine (Bangor Waterfront)

Sept. 1 - Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)

Sept. 2 - Hartford, Conn. (Comcast Theatre)

Sept. 4 - Montreal, Que. (Bell Centre)

Sept. 5 - London, Ont. (John Labatt Centre)

Sept. 7 - Ottowa, Ont. (Scotiabank Place)

Sept. 8 - Toronto, Ont. (Molson Amphitheatre)

Sept. 10 - Winnipeg, Mb. (MTS Center)

Sept. 12 - Regina, Sk. (Brandt Centre)

Sept. 13 - Edmonton, Alb. (Rexall Place)

Sept. 14 - Calgary, Alb. (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Sept. 16 - Vancouver, B.C. (Rogers Arena)

Sept. 18 - Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden Arena)

"So Listen":