Kendall Schmidt and Heffron Drive Announce Debut Album, 'Happy Mistakes'

Kendall Schmidt and Heffron Drive Announce Debut Album, 'Happy Mistakes'

Big Time Rush Star Kendall Schmidt is proud to announce the release of his band Heffron Drive's first full-length album, "Happy Mistakes." The album will be celebrated with an international, major-market tour kicking off August 30 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Ga., followed by a release date in early September.

"Happy Mistakes" features a complex blend of pop, rock and electro sounds, while tying in acoustic arrangements. One of the album's highlights is the band's first single, "Parallel," which premiered on PBS' "A Capitol Fourth" broadcast (America's Independence Day Celebration) to a live audience of 250,000 and millions more at home.

For the band's debut album, Schmidt and partner Dustin Belt collaborated with some of the music industry's biggest and brightest. Production and co-writing credits include friends Jimmy Adkins of Jimmy Eat World and Nick Hexum of 311, Bryce Soderberg of Lifehouse, Sean Hamilton (Justin Bieber, Rihanna, B.O.B.) and the legendary DJ collective Rice and Peas, to name just a few.

"'Happy Mistakes' is a passion project many years in the making. We've worked really hard on our new album and are so thrilled to finally share our new music with our fans," said Schmidt. "While this is only the beginning, it's already been an incredible journey. We are so thankful for the support we've received, as well as the opportunity to have worked with some of the greatest artists out there to make it happen."

Handling the global release of the album is Schmidt's newly formed private record label, TOLbooth Records. Preliminary stops for "The Happy Mistakes Tour" are listed below:

· August 30 Variety Playhouse ---- Atlanta, GA

· September 1 iPlay America ---- Freehold, NJ

· September 3 Irving Plaza ---- New York, NY