Welcome to Jonas Brothers Fan Zone! This is where you
can get the latest news on everything Jonas Brothers!
31 - News.
Demi Lovato Talks About Filming "Bounce"
Earlier this month, the
and Demi Lovato
took some time out of their busy "Camp Rock 2" shooting schedule
to film their funny music video for the parody rap song
video features the
guys in various getups and wigs, rapping and singing with Lovato.
When MTV News caught up with her on the set of the video for her
single "Remember December," she explained that the idea was all
Nick's. "I think a lot of you guys out there heard about the
music video out there, 'Bounce,' " she shared about her favorite
"Camp Rock 2" moment. "One day Nick [Jonas] came up to me on set
like, 'Yo, I got this new song. I have a beat to it and it's
really sick.' "
She was initially apprehensive about the song, not realizing it
was meant to be funny and that Nick didn't intend for it to be
serious. "I was like, 'Oh, OK, good — 'cause I was about to say
something,' " she joked.
Demi and all three Jonas Brothers then decided to shoot a video
for the song. "We ended up shooting the music video one day
before we all went to work," she said. "It was just so much fun.
It was incredible."
However, this might not be the last you see of "Bounce" — Demi
teases there may be more installments in the future. "I had so
much fun doing that," she said. "Maybe you should watch out for
Joe Jonas Wardrobe Malfunction
Jonas Brothers concert in Connecticut almost turned X-rated for
young fans after hearthrob Joe Jonas suffered a wardrobe
The 20 year old was left red-faced when a button holding his
pants together popped out midway through the band's performance
at the Mohegan Sun Casino on 9 October (09).
Things went from bad to worse when his fly unravelled, forcing
him to hold his trousers up with one hand and croon into his mic
with the other.
stagehand eventually spared his blushes by handing him a clip to
keep his costume intact.
A source tells Star
magazine, "He scurried over to the side of the stage and
someone handed him a paperclip. He looped in through the
buttonhole and stitched up the fly onstage while (bandmates and
brothers) Nick and Kevin distracted the crowd."
"Jonas Brothers Are Really Sweet"
Knowing Jonas Brothers since the filming of "Camp Rock", Anna
Maria Perez de Tagle says the boys haven't changed much and are
"still the sweet gentleman that pull out your chair and push it
back in." Speaking to OK! Magazine about the threesome, the
18-year-old actress reveals, "It's easy to talk to them. They're
normal guys, and that's what I love."
"They haven't changed at all. We've all just grown; we've all
just aged," she continues, before then adding that she would
love to come to Kevin Jonas' wedding to fiancee Danielle
Deleasa should she be invited. "I honestly don't know
because both Danielle and Kevin are amazing people, and just to
see them as a couple is incredible," Anna says when asked about
what gift she would give the pair. "I don't know what I'd give
them because I have everything already."
Anna, who also stars together with Kevin and his famous brothers
Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas in "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam", goes
on gushing about what life lessons she learns from the trio.
"Just by watching them onstage, I got to see how their stage
presence translates onscreen," she claims. "They're amazing
guys, so any chance I get to talk to them, I do."
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle is well known for her role as Ashley
Dewitt in "Hannah Montana". In the upcoming "Camp Rock 2: The
Jam", which is slated for 2010 release, she will reprise
her role as Ella Pador.
Kevin Jonas Bachelor Party Plans
Kevin, 21, is gearing up for his
marriage with fiancee Danielle Deleasa and his younger siblings
Joe and Nick are planning "something crazy" for the stag do,
despite protestations from the groom-to-be.
"Kevin keeps trying to plan his own bachelor party, and
that's not going to happen," 19-year-old Joe told CTV's etalk,
adding: "So we are going to figure out the right place and have
fun and it's going to be a good time."
No further details of the planned shenanigans were
disclosed, but it appears clubs of a sort will be a no go.
Joe explained: "(Kevin) wants to do golfing but that just
seems a little too normal. We have to do something outrageous
and fun. Something crazy."
The Jonas Brothers Kick for a Change
The singing siblings were cheered on by over 3,500 fans as
they kicked runs, rounded bases and showed off their athletic
prowess to raise money for their Change for the Children
Foundation -- which encourages young people to get involved with
their communities -- and the HopeLine program, which helps
prevent domestic violence.
The event took place at Dodd
Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut.
Justin Timberlake's Favorite Jonas Brother
And there were even some boy-band questions on the table.
Asked who his favorite Jonas Brother is, either because he
wanted to be diplomatic or because he really didn't know, Justin
quipped, "It's a toss-up between Sleepy Jonas and Bashful Jonas;
although Dopey Jonas is creeping his way up."
JONAS, Season 1, Episode 17, "The Tale of the Haunted Firehouse"
JONAS Video Game
Disney Interactive Studios sent out the first screenshots
from Jonas, a Nintendo DS game based on the Disney Channel
comedy series, which follows the Lucas brothers as they go
about their everyday, but not so normal lives. The game
allows you to take on the role of three superstar brothers –
Nick, Joe and Kevin Lucas, the Jonas band members, as they
try to find the balance between their rock star world and
ordinary lives. Jonas features other main characters from
the show, including good friends Macy and Stella, and lets
you explore familiar locations including the brother’s
firehouse and school as seen in the television show.
Wal-Mart Soundtrack Arrival & More
Joe won't be on Valentine's Day
Contrary to earlier reports, Joe Jonas will not take a part
in forthcoming romantic
comedy "Valentine's Day". Setting the rumor straight was
the middle of the Jonas Brothers himself. "I actually went for
the audition and it was looking really good, but scheduling just
wasn't working out," he opened up to Just Jared.
"They were filming in the summer and we Jonas
Brothers were touring during the summer," the 20-year-old
continued explaining. "We figured it out on our part but it was
just difficult because they're working with so many superstars,
that scheduling is really hard to adjust than a normal film like
if it was just me and a few other people."
Although he acknowledged there is scheduling conflict, Joe
didn't rule out possibility of him making a cameo completely.
"It's Anne Hathaway and all these other big stars that star in
that movie and they have to shift schedules around," he said. "I
think we're going to try and do something for that, but it all
depends on schedules."
Back in mid-August, Joe has been reported close to joining the
star-studded cast of the romantic drama in which his former
girlfriend Taylor Swift has been set to star. At the time, it
wasn't clear what part he will tackle, but E! Online claimed the
singer won't be playing himself.
Chronicling five slightly interconnecting stories occurring
during one Valentine's Day in Los Angeles, "Valentine's Day"
looks like another intertwining romantic comedy "Love Actually".
The initial screenplay was written by Katherine Fugate with a
rewrite by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. This movie is
directed by "The Princess Diaries" and "Georgia Rule" helmer
Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Topher Grace, Jessica Alba,
Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Taylor Lautner and Emma Roberts
are among the cast members. New Line Cinema will release the
movie in theaters across the U.S. on February 12, 2010.
Extra's Needed For Camp Rock 2
If you’re on this website, you’ve heard
about our invitation to join us for a night of filming
in Toronto. Thanks for your interest!
We are looking for boys and girls, ages 12-22, to
participate in the audience for performance scenes in an
undisclosed outdoor theatre venue in Toronto. We would
encourage you to register with us in small groups of 4
to 5, so that one parent can be designated as a chaperon
for your group for the evening you join us.
Things you need to know:
THIS IS NOT A CONCERT. This is filming. There will be
some performances, but they may be fragmented. You will
be playing the part of an enthusiastic crowd. No
electronic recording devices or cellphones will be
permitted on set. If you bring them with you, they will
be checked and held securely in a lockbox until you
depart. You must be quiet when we need quiet, and you
must cheer when we ask you to cheer. You will need to
wear warm clothes, as we will be outside at night. We
expect everyone who registers to be on set from
approximately 6pm to 1am nightly. This is an unpaid gig.
We will serve you a hot meal. All correspondence between
us will be electronic. Whoever submits their fully
completed documentation will be booked on a first come,
first served basis.
Here’s what we will need from you in order to
Follow the link to the registration page and fill out
the form with your parents.
Then, email the following to email@example.com:
1) Proof of age for each participant (scan of
government issued photo I.D. such as driver’s licence,
2) Name and contact information for designated chaperon
3) Dates available are as follows. If you and/or your
group are willing to do more than one night, please
indicate this on your submission.
Wednesday, September 30th
Thursday, October 1
Friday, October 2nd
Monday, October 5th
Tuesday, October 6th
Wednesday, October 7
Thursday, October 8
Once you have fully completed Step One, you will
receive a package of forms from us to the email address
you provide. These will include:
1) A Depiction Release – permitting the network to
include you in the movie
2) A Non-Disclosure Agreement – also known as a
“confidentiality agreement”, asking that you keep all
information regarding our production and what you
see/hear on location strictly confidential.
3) Minors’ Participation Forms/Designation of Chaperon
4) Directions regarding Hair/Makeup/Wardrobe and
For any minors (under 18), all forms will have to be
co-signed by your parents in order to qualify. You will
then be asked to scan and submit them as soon as
We look forward to seeing you and having you
participate in our production of “COIN FLIP”. Register
JONAS, Episode 16, "Forgetting Stella's Birthday"
"What Did I Do TO Your Heart" Explanatory Video
Latest Tweets: "JBHEARTVIDEO"
New Jonas Brothers Tour Dates
The Jonas Brothers 12 Days of Christmas Tour
Tue, 12/01/09 Bank Atlantic Center
Wed, 12/02/09 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Mon, 12/14/09 New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, LA
JONAS Merchandise At Hallmark!
Hallmark stores are now selling ‘Jonas’ merchandise, there is
more merchandise in the stores but above is a picture of some of
the things you can buy at their website.
You've Been JO BRO'D!!!
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (Teaser)
JONAS, Episode 15, "Home Not Alone"
What Nick Jonas Got For His 17th Birthday!
For Nick Jonas, what a difference a day makes.
"It's exciting," Jonas told PEOPLE on the set of Camp
Rock 2 The Final Jam about turning 17 on Wednesday. "I
feel 24 hours different than when I was 16."
Busy working on The Disney Channel movie sequel, the singer did
not have time for an extravagant party, but says that's the way
he likes it.
"I tend to keep things low key for my birthdays in general," he
said. "It's so much attention that it can be a bit overwhelming.
But it's nice when people do things to celebrate. I have tonight
off and I think we have something planned. We'll see how it
With his entire family on set, including his youngest brother
Frankie, the cast and crew sang "Happy Birthday" to him and
presented a light blue vanilla cake with cream filling.
And what did the Jonas brother get for his birthday? A piano.
"It's actually the piano I wrote 'A Little Bit Longer' on. It's
definitely got a special meaning for me," he said. "I originally
wanted to get a plaque just to put on the piano when I got there
saying that I wrote the song on, but the family just decided to
get it for me."
The piano was originally located at a hotel in Halliburton,
Ontario, where the
Brothers filmed the first
Camp Rock. It was
there where Jonas wrote the song about his diagnosis with
diabetes. "I think I'm going to put it in our office where our
management team works. So that will be nice. It's a nice piece
of memorabilia with lots of meaning."
Besides a piano, the film's production team presented him with a
Kettler ping-pong table.
"Nick is a sports fanatic and what he loves to do on tour
besides Wiffle Ball, and softball is ping-pong," said
Camp Rock's producer Alan Sacks. "He's a ping-pong
Minutes after presenting him with the ping-pong table, Nick was
busy paddling away.
JB Will Not Tour With Miley
Miley Cyrus has denied The Jonas
Brothers are to join her on tour.
The singer-and-actress made a guest appearance at the
trio's Dallas show in June but insists they will only be part of
her 'Wonder World Tour' as audience members.
She told MTV News: "I went and saw the Jonas' show and it
was cool being able to go to a Jonas Brothers concert. It was
"We don't have time for any guest appearances or anything.
I think a lot of my friends will be able to come and visit. You
know, the problem is a lot of my buddies are busy working too,
but I hope they all can at least catch a show. That'd be really
great. It was cool to be able to see the Jonas Brothers' show
and I hope they'll be able to come here."
Kevin Jonas Sneaks Into Toronto Film Festival
It's not all work and no play for Kevin Jonas
as he and his famous brothers shoot the sequel to Camp
Rock up in Canada.
The oldest JoBro was able to
slip away from the set for a bit to hit the Toronto Film
Keep reading to find out where he went and what he did…
Kevin was a surprise guest at a special screening of
Youth in Revolt, a comedy starring Michael
Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Ray
Liotta and newcomer Paula Doubleday,
at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre.
"Kevin came in a side door to let the stars of the movie
be in the spotlight," reports a fellow premiere-goer. "Backstage
before the movie started, he talked with the cast and the
Despite having woken up that day at 7 a.m. for a full day
of shooting, Jonas showed no signs of sleepiness. He was dressed
in jeans, V-neck T-shirt and tuxedo jacket.
"He was chatting about his engagement, how he loves golf
and about how he has a house in L.A. but their home base will
always be Texas," the source said.
Meanwhile, the youngest brother of the musical trio,
Nick, celebrated his 17th birthday with a new
piano. People magazine reports the family
surprised him by buying the hotel piano that he used to write "A
Little Bit Longer." Camp Rock producers gave him
a ping-pong table.
JB, Chelsea Staub, & Nicole Anderson Interview
A Fan's Trip To the Set of Camp Rock 2
Jonas Brothers & Demi Sing On Top of a Truck
Jonas Brothers On Tour with Miley?
On Miley Cyrus’ Wonder World Tour the singer has props like
tractors, boats and motorcycles, but everyone wants to know:
Will the Jonas Brothers be joining the show?
know,” she told MTV News. “I went and saw the Jonas’ show and it
was cool being able to go to a Jonas Brothers’ concert. It was
super fun.” But she noted that if the boys do make an
appearance, it’ll be as audience members — her tour doesn’t
allow for special appearances like the one she made at their
show in June in Dallas.
“We don’t have time for any guest appearances or
anything,” she added. “I think a lot of my friends will be able
to come and visit. You know, the problem is a lot of my buddies
are busy working too, but I hope they all can at least catch a
show. That’d be really great. It was cool to be able to see the
[Jonas Brothers'] show and I hope they’ll be able to come here.”
And just in case her friends think they have seen it all
before, Cyrus promises that this tour will be a lot different
than her Best of Both Worlds trek and that her look — which
includes a costume change that has her donning a bejeweled
bodysuit — will be “pretty wild.” “It’s something that I
couldn’t do for a while,” she explained about the show, which
kicked off September 14 in Portland. “It’s definitely more
mature. It’s super fun. It’s kind of for everybody.”
Camp Rock 2 Promo!
Jonas Brother Pre-Tonight Show Interview
Life has been quite exciting
recently. As you are all well aware we are up in the
Toronto area now, and we can’t say enough about what a
beautiful city this is. In fact we played our largest
show this summer right here at Rogers Center!
The city has been packed for the festival this
week so it’s kinda cool for us to be star watching as we
go about our days. We’ve seen quite a few people that we
respect and admire in the entertainment industry and
some have had us even star struck!
I know we say it all the time but still, even
amongst all the excitement here in Toronto we just can’t
wait to get back on tour.
Everyday we get to discuss what city’s and dates
we’ll be playing.
What venues we’ll be revisiting and what country’s
will be our first.
We talk about how we are stoked to see cultures
from around the world, try new foods, and of course…
Meet the fans we have yet to meet!
Kevin, Joe & Nick
[Jonas Brothers' MySpace]
JONAS 'Home Alone' Preview
Nicole Anderson Talks 'JONAS'
Message About 9/11
Joe's Message About 9/11
Nick's Message About 9/11
Reserve your JONAS dog!!!
decided to show their love for Kevin and got #WeLoveYouK2 as a
Trending Topic. It was the seconds highest one, the last time I
Pointless post? Yes. But didn’t it just put a big smile on your
Miguel Talks To JB
Just to catch you up, Miguel Gandelman is one of the players in
the horn section.He's the Brazilian saxophonist of the group.
Abril.com: How is it to travel with the Jonas Brothers?
Miguel Gandelman: They’re very young. Around them it’s
always business, their father is their manager, but the boys are
still young. They feel the need to be with young people. They’re
always there with us, playing ping pong, playing baseball. And
they’re always together.
Have you ever worked with a phenomenon like them?
I had never worked with an artist that was a teenage
phenomenon. I played with Diana Ross, Sting, Michael Jackson,
people that weren’t this phenomenon where the person is bigger
than the music and the kids are screaming and go after you.
Is it always like that?
It’s a lot of screaming, and the funniest part is that
it’s unbelievable. I was on stage and there girls trying to grab
me, this girl came and untied my shoelaces. The other day one
girl got my glasses. It’s something unbelievable, a loud mess.
We went to Brazil and played for 60.000 people. For me, as a
Brazilian, it was unbelievable, everybody sang all the songs.
And how are they as musicians? Is Nick really the most
They’re all very talented. The oldest one [Kevin] plays
the guitar, the middle one [Joe] is a very good singer and Nick
is the maestro of the situation. They’re very professional.
Nick, I could say, is their musical director, but they’re all
very talented. Their father is a musician too, he was a pastor,
singer and pianist.
How long are still going to play with the Jonas Brothers?
We’ll stop in September, because they’ll make a movie. We
already have a proposition from Quincy Jones, who’s completing
50 years of career. We tour again with the Jonas Brothers in
November, and we’ll go to Europe until the end of December. In
2010 we’ll be with them again. And we just received a
proposition from Rod Stewart to record an album with him.
Niagra Falls - New JB Blog
Just got back from a
mini-family vacation! All we have now are 6 more
Wonders of the World to see.
It was nice for us to get away together as a
family and enjoy the
beauty that nature has to offer on this incredible
weekend, but we
can’t wait to get back into the swing of things. We’ve
to count the days until we kick off our winter portion
of the tour!
We also want to thank all of our fans last night
that checked out our
premier of the “Keep it Real” video. It meant so much to
the feedback we did last night on our Say Now line, and
talk one on one with our fans… You guys are the
Kevin, Joe, Nick
[Jonas Brothers' MySpace]
New JONAS Episode!!!
Keep It Real Music Video
New House For the Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers have a new crib to
According the Dallas Morning
News, the boys bought a six-bedroom home in the
Dallas suburb of Westlake. Price tag: $2.8 million! City
documents show Kevin, 20, Joe, 18, and Nick, 15 closed on
the house June 12. Mom Denise acted as their power of
attorney. The home is located inside a gated community known
as "Vaquero." Neighbors include former Dallas Cowboys
quarterback Drew Bledsoe, major leaguer
Mark Teixeira and former British Open
champion Brian Watts. (A real estate agent
confirmed the sale, but the band's rep declined to comment.)
Nick was born in Dallas, but grew up in New
Jersey with his brothers. They currently reside in Los
Angeles. The Jonas Brothers' third album A Little
Bit Longer hits stores Aug. 12; they're currently
touring through September. The group is also slated to film
a sequel to Disney hit Camp Rock. The
original airing drew 8.9 million viewers for its June
premiere, making it Disney's second-most-watched TV movie of
Kevin's Best Man Turns Into Best Men
Joe and Nick Jonas now know just who is going to be the best
man at Kevin's wedding to longtime girlfriend Danielle Deleasa.
And, no, he didn't decide to pick littlest brother Frankie.
"They both are [my best man]," Kevin said in a radio
interview with Canada's Hot 89.9FM Radio during a tour stop in
Ottawa. "[Deleasa] actually has two sisters, kind of the same
age as well. It works out really well because there are two
maids of honor and two best men."
Last month, Nick tried to play it cool when asked if Kevin
had picked which brother was going to be his best man. But he
did reveal that Kevin and Danielle were possibly planning a
winter wedding. "They have not set a date yet, but I think that
it'll be sometime around the end of the year, beginning of the
year — something like that," Nick said. "We've talked about it a
little bit [about who is going to be best man]. He's working it
all out, but we'll see what happens."
But Joe revealed in an earlier interview that he had his
hopes set on being Kevin's best man. "I want it. I'll be the
best best man ever," he said, also revealing the best man plan
for any future Jonas weddings. "Eventually if I get married,
[the best man is] gonna be Nick, and when it's Nick, [the best
man is] gonna be Frankie."
SayNow Message From Joe Jonas
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!!
So it was a whirlwind of a summer,
seeing our fans all across the US, Canada and Mexico. We
couldn’t have asked for a better reception. It was unforgettable
and our favorite tour yet. To think of the new friends we’ve
made, Jordin Sparks (and her band), Wonder Girls and Honor
Society we can’t wait to see you guys again soon.
It’s been a bit of an adjustment waking up with no
schedule, flight or amazing fans outside the venue to welcome us
to a new city.
We also want to thank our incredible crew and support team
for the hard work during the summer. We couldn’t have done it
without you guys and will always remember all the fun we had.
And last but not least…. To all the Road Dogs fans…”WHO
LET THE DOGS OUT!!!!” Keep your hopes up for a great 2010
And for all those, you know who you are, I’m keeping a
game of catch phrase ready for you!
Kevin, Joe and Nick
[Jonas Brothers’ MySpace]
Recent Tweets From the Boys:
had a great run, turn into an adventure, turn back into a great
an amazing sunrise
Jonas Brothers Sign & Give Guitar To Fan
My daughter, Kiarra, made a sign saying ‘I gave up presents
for a year to sit here’ and Kevin noticed it at the Toronto
Soundcheck. They invited her up to the stage to play musical
chairs and then serenade her and four other girls. At the end of
the song, Nick came out with a gift for her. I figured it would
be a t-shirt or something simple. But no, it was his Gibson,
replica of the 1959 Melody Maker. All the boys signed it and
gave it to her. They gifted my daughter with the most exciting
day of her life. They are the sweetest and will always hold a
very special place in my heart.
[Jessica - JonasHQ]
JB Delivers Summer Treat
Every audience wants to believe it’s unique and the
Jonas Brothers, like most touring acts, did their darnedest
to make last night’s Rogers Centre crowd feel special.
They delivered the typical “we love coming here”
shtick and lauded the “familiar and new faces” greeting them
since they were in town for the MuchMusic Video Awards in
June. But there was an authentic air of novelty when Kevin
Jonas declared “this is the biggest crowd we have performed
for on this tour,” which concludes in Ottawa today.
It’s true: Toronto loves them some Jo Bros at least
56,000 strong. And for the naysayers been chattering about
the group’s decline in popularity – their concert film only
grossed a third of Miley Cyrus’s, and the new TV show got
off to slow start – that’s the second-most concert tickets
sold here this year. That’s just behind U2 (estimated
58,000-60,000 for each of their two Sept. dates) and ahead
of Coldplay (45,000).
Of course many of those seats belonged to chaperones
of the 7-to-12-year-old girls who comprised the bulk of
However, the New Jersey trio of Nick, 16; Joe, 20 and
Kevin, 21, dressed in shades of black and grey, put on a
show with much more musical depth and maturity that fan base
There were a few neat party tricks – massive rotating
in-the-round stage with a trampoline in the middle and
runaways out into floor seats, a white piano that rose out
of the floor, a smaller hydraulics-pumped stage – but no
fancy choreography, multiple costume changes or fireworks.
Heralded by a tape of Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” the
fellas rose up through the middle of the stage and launched
the tasteful, music-focused 100-minute set with “Paranoid”
from current disc Lines, Vines & Trying Times, followed by
“That’s the Way We Roll” and “Poison Ivy.”
Not that you could actually hear the band, given the
feverish fans who were either screaming or singing as loud
as they could.
Those rock-star parents who shelled out $15.50-$95.50
for an end-of-summer treat should also have been entertained
by the purity ring-wearing sibs.
For one thing, the ensemble’s live sound is more rock
‘n’ roll than kiddie pop, plumped by a driving 10-piece
band, including four horns and two violinists. Then, playing
solo piano on “Black Keys,” Nick spun a moving tale about
being diagnosed as diabetic four years ago and asking the
doctor “Am I going to die?” The upshot of this was not to be
defeated by challenges, which may come in handy as a
teaching tool. And how about that cover of Neil Diamond’s
Unexpected treats included the appearance by singer
Demi Lovato for “This Is Me,” and a bouncing version of the
Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.” Nick, the crowd
favourite, also played drums and guitar. Kevin concentrated
on guitar and did most of the speaking, while somersaulting,
microphone-jumping Joe was the most exuberant.
The Jonas Brothers are hard workers, churning out four
albums in the past four years, with a massive, young
following that’s theirs to squander
Ottawa Concert Review
The Jonas Brothers will have to be declared a threat to
healthy hearing if this fan screaming thing keeps up.
More than 17,000 fans, mostly female teens and their mothers and
BFFs, were at their decibel-breaking peak last night as the
Jonas Brothers put on one of the most theatrical concerts to
ever hit Scotiabank Place.
It was a good thing that 21-year-old Kevin, 20-year-old
Joe and 16-year-old Nick came with plenty of amplification (and
a 10-piece band) because they needed every watt just to be heard
over the incredibly loud cheers of fans.
Note to self, bring earplugs and Aspirin next time teen
idols come to town.
In case you haven’t heard about these young phenoms, the
Jonases are more than fresh-faced popstars who starred in the
movie Camp Rock and a 3-D concert film as well as their own
television series for Disney called JONAS.
They are an entertainment machine. From the opening chords
of Queen’s We Will Rock You that opened their show, the three
brothers proved to be unrelenting showmen.
Perched on a revolving turntable at centre ice with two
smaller stages at either end, they opened with Paranoid off
their new album Line, Vines and Trying Times with Nick and Kevin
playing guitars while Joe rallied the crowd to cheer. Nick also
sang That’s Just the Way We Roll and Poison Ivy before giving
the mic to Joe for Hold On and Play My Music.
“This is our last stop on the tour,” Kevin explained while
Nick disappeared, only to re-emerge at centre stage at a white
grand piano playing their romantic Fly With Me accompanied by
two violinists, and Little Bit Longer all by himself, before
telling the touching story of how he discovered he had diabetes
four years ago with almost tragic sincerity.
Joe lightened the mood singing Much Better and Year 3000
and Tonight while Kevin rocked his guitar like Peter Townshend
and their 10-piece band took turns jumping on a trampoline where
the piano used to be.
That constantly revolving stage was a thing of beauty,
giving the band and concert a sense of energy, especially when
And even though Nick seemed to be the shyest of the three,
he was by far the strongest and most natural musician, even
playing the drums during Live To Party.
Joe was the most colourful, playing the host,
complimenting the girls on their signs and running back and
forth across the constantly revolving stage.
“I feel like going real crazy tonight,” Joe added.
Of course, going crazy meant singing another song — in
this case, Gotta Find You featuring violins while their
hydraulic stage rose high into the air.
Those boys don’t miss a trick. They included a tune for
the parents, with Joe singing a cover of Neil Diamond’s Sweet
Caroline and later, thanked their father for being such a good
That must have sounded sweet to all the parents in the
Jordin Sparks joined them to sing Battlefield after which
Kevin performed his own version of singing in the rain to
virtual showers on Lovebug.
Occasionally, they tried to make the show look more
spontaneous, but in reality, it was a tightly choreographed
concert with no element left to chance. I haven’t seen this much
theatrical technology since Pink Floyd. But don’t forget,
they’ve got the Disney corporation behind them, and with that
kind of showbusiness firepower behind them, how can The Jonas
Earlier last night, Sparks heated things up for the Jonas
The sixth season American Idol winner got glowsticks
waving with her single SOS and her Grammy-nominated hit No Air
Jonas Brothers Rock Toronto!!!
The Jonas Bros won't be attending the MTV VMAs this year --
but that's not because Russell Brand is hosting again.
The guys were slammed by the British comic for wearing purity
rings and remaining virgins in 2008, but they don't hold it
against him. Nick says he wouldn't mind -- too much -- if
Brand digs on him and his brothers again.
"As far as his comments were concerned, what we said from
the beginning was that he seemed to run out of material -- but
if we're the butt of his jokes, it's kind of a compliment in a
bizarre way," he tells the BBC.
Hosting the show, which airs Sept. 13, is "great for him,"
Nick adds. "He has form and ultimately he does a great job.
"We hope he has a good time this year," Nick goes on.
Pink, Taylor Swift and Green Day are
expected to perform.
Jonas Brothers Rock Toronto!!!
Jonas Brothers pulled into Rogers Centre last night,
delighting 55,000 shrieking, screaming fans as the teen pop
phenoms brought a huge production with them.
And despite poor box office earlier this year for their
3-D concert film, the three wholesome-looking, well-scrubbed
siblings -- singer-guitarist-pianist-drummer Nick, 16, singer
Joe, 19, and singer-guitarist-pianist Kevin, 21 -- still managed
to sell out the massive stadium.
It appears the Disney Channel juggernaut act, who appeared
earlier in the day at MuchMusic drawing hordes of yet more fans,
still have some life left in them after all.
Known as much for their music and TV and film projects as
their love lives -- Nick has previously been involved with Miley
Cyrus, Joe dated both Taylor Swift and Camille Belle and Kevin
is engaged to his longtime sweetheart -- the Jonas Brothers
first came to mainstream attention as guests on Cyrus' Disney
Channel show, Hannah Montana, before hitting it big in last
year's Disney movie, Camp Rock. (They said last night that they
would begin filming the sequel in about a week.)
Since then they have sold millions of records and broken
as many hearts along the way. (They all wear purity rings
promising to abstain from premarital sex.)
The Queen anthem We Will Rock You heralded the trio's
arrival from beneath their huge in-the-round, rotating stage
which boasted a UFO-like lighting rig and a circular video
screen as they opened the night with Paranoid, the catchy first
single from their most recent album, Lines, Vines and Trying
"Toronto! Let's get this party started right," said Joe
before launching into the second song of the night, That's Just
the Way We Roll.
But it was the third song of the night, Poison Ivy, that
really ramped up the action as the band of brothers was joined
by a four-man horn section while steam blasted all around them.
Mindless teenage pop songs with titles like Hold On, Play
My Music, Year 3000, Live to Party, BB Good, World War III,
Lovebug, S.O.S. and Burnin' Up (with bodyguard Big Rob making an
appearance), encouraged massive singalongs and the slightest
movement by one of the brothers -- like when Kevin simply spun
around with his guitar flying behind him -- prompted major
"It's good to be back in Toronto," said Joe. "We love it
here. We started our last tour here in Toronto. This is the
biggest crowd we have performed for so far on this tour."