Heffron Drive, actually founded by Kendall Schmidt prior to his joining Big Time Rush, was born of a chance meeting. After chatting at an industry event one night in Los Angeles in 2008, Kendall and Dustin Belt realized there was a lot more in common than meets the eye — both had been born in Wichita, Kansas, and when they went to make their way home, they realized they lived on the same street — Heffron Drive! Aside from becoming instant friends, the duo formed a band — what to call it was obvious — and thousands began streaming uploaded tunes via MySpace. The internet was soon buzzing about this new band, but shortly thereafter the Big Time Rush opportunity came along. Kendall joined up and eventually, Dustin was tapped as the touring guitarist for Big Time Rush. The two never forgot about Heffron Drive, though, stealing spare moments to write and plan — and now they are ready to hit the road with the FIRST EVER US Tour — Heffron Drive Live — with nearly 20 US tour dates so far, beginning November 23rd, with more dates to be announced soon! Heffron Drive is happy to have Hershey Parks as their tour sponsor — which includes Stone Mountain, Newport Aquarium, Adventure Aquarium, Wild Adventures and Darien Lake. Not only is Schmidt one of the first members of an internationally recognized boy-band to become a full-band front man, he also wants fans to know he will have surprises planned for them at each and every show.