[UPDATE] Jonas Brothers: burnin’ up San Diego

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You’ve seen Kevin Jonas on reality TV with his E! show, “Married to Jonas.”

You saw Joe Jonas stretch out as a solo act with his album “Fastlife.”

And Nick Jonas, the first of the trio to go solo with his band The Administration in 2010, has been everywhere from Broadway to television.

But whatever happened to the Jonas Brothers, the three-member group that gained worldwide success after its hit Disney television movie “Camp Rock” and made being a boy band cool for the first time since ’N Sync?

Well, now in their 20s, the brothers have cut ties with their record label and have somehow managed not to fly off the handle as so many Disney-bred teens have done in trying to set themselves apart from everybody else. They’re label-less and out on their own, with the self-produced album “V” in the works and a tour that will stop in San Diego on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Viejas Arena.

Let’s catch up with the Jonas Brothers, shall we?

Nick Jonas and the selfie seen around the world

Hellooooooo, Nick! Whether you think the shirtless photo the youngest Jonas posted on Instagram last month is a ploy for attention or a generous gift from the boy band gods, there’s no denying that Nick has never looked hotter. Even Neil Patrick Harris took notice. “The more shirtless selfies @NickJonas posts, the better my day gets,” Harris tweeted in response.

#BabyJonas

Forget the Kardashian-West baby, or even the royal baby. There’s a new baby watch happening, and it’s for the future offspring of Kevin Jonas and his wife of four years, Danielle. Just look up the Twitter hashtag #babyjonas and witness all the excitement yourself. The future Jonas heir or heiress even has its own parody accounts on Twitter, such as @BabyJonasProbs and @lilbabyjonas.

Their sexy new single: “First Time”

The group dropped a single for its upcoming album in July, and it has a “we’re grown up but we still have morals” feel to it. The accompanying music video looks as if it could be a deleted scene from “The Hangover,” with the band partying it up in Las Vegas — but in its own Jonas Brothers way — with a few drinks and a few girls, but nothing that Bradley Cooper or Zach Galifianakis would be too jealous of.

The wise old sages of teen pop

Now spanning in age from 20 to 25, the Jonas Brothers feel they have some advice to offer younger male pop stars who might be following in their footsteps. And considering the Jonases haven’t really had any major breakdowns or tabloid moments like others before them, they might be worth listening to. To the troubled pop prince Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas said in a recent interview that he just needs to step back and go through a “period of growth” like the Jonas Brothers did.

Source –  UT San Diego

[UPDATE] Jonas Brothers rock the Cruzan Amphitheater like the first time

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After a three-year break, the all-grown-up Jonas Brothers returned to the stage at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on Aug. 2.

Their international tour, called “Like The First Time,” brought together an audience of brand-new fans and longtime devotees who have been patiently waiting for the Jonas reunion.

The show kicked off with the YouTube famous DJ Mike Tompkins, who impressed the crowd, adding a unique twist to popular songs by mixing in beats and drops purely with his vocals.

By the end of his performance, the crowd was pumped and ready for the brothers to take the stage.

In honor of the diversity in the crowd, the night’s set list included throwbacks such as “When You Look Me In The Eyes,” covers of songs such as “Thinking ’bout you” and new Jonas Brothers singles like “Pom Poms.”

A reflection of their three years of solo work was included with a performance by Joe Jonas singing his single “See No More” and a funky track off the Nick Jonas and the Administration album.

A highlight of the night was the presentation of their new song, “What Do I Mean To You?” The heavy drum-and-bass-filled performance created a contrast to the typical Jonas alternative pop music and reinforced the idea of grown-up Jonas Brothers.

As a result of the fans chanting for more, the night ended with an encore performance the Jonas classics “SOS” and “Lovebug.”

Overall, the night was an energized spectacle that provided a new experience for fresh Jonatics and a trip down nostalgia road for the older fans, who were able to relive their love for the brothers like the first time.

Source – Sun-sentinel.com

[VIDEOS] Jonas Brothers sing “Australia” at soundcheck + concert videos

The boys sang Australia at the concert soundcheck in Tampa, Florida. They’ve been singing Australia a lot lately during soundcheck, and have been mentioning Australia during interviews, so hopefully we’ll get a tour? Anyway, check out the other videos below for the boys singing!

The credit to the videos go to whoever recorded them at the time! I do not own these videos.

[UPDATE/PHOTOS] Jonas Brothers: Palm Beach Radio Stop

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The Jonas Brothers wave to the cameras while arriving at a radio station on Friday afternoon (August 1) in Palm Beach, Fla.

The guys — Nick, Joe and Kevin — stopped by to chat about their upcoming album, tour and more.

“I think the hardest thing about getting back on the road, to be honest, each of us outside of what we do together have our own world now, which I don’t think was the case three or four years ago when we were touring and all of that,” Nick recently shared with JJJ.

He added, “So we’ve spent significant time the past couple of years building that world up and sort of building our circles of friends and our homes. I know I value now sleeping in my own bed way more than I did in the past. I think that’s just something that happens over time when you sort of set up your home. So being away from home can be tough. Luckily we get to be with our family, so that’s not so much the issue, but more just being in your own space. That’s hard to get used to. But it’s all good, we love what we do and we love being in front of our fans.”

Source – Just Jared Jr

I’ve added 24 HQ photos of the boys while stopping at the Palm Beach radio station.

  

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– Candids > 2013 > 1/08 – WiLD 95.5, FL 1/8

[UPDATE/PHOTOS] Jonas Brothers: Private Concert in Rockville

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The Jonas Brothers sing a couple of songs for a special concert with Hot 95.5 on Monday afternoon (July 29) in Rockville, Maryland.

The brothers — Nick, Joe and Kevin — performed for some special fans and snapped some pictures with them after the intimate concert.

“Right now were listening to the Final mastered album #V its here,” Kevin tweeted afterwards. We can’t wait to hear it!

V is due out in stores and on digital retailers later this year.

Source – Just Jared Jr

 

I’ve added 16 HQ photos of the boys at there private concert in Rockville.

  

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– Appearances > 2013 > 29 July – HOT 99.5 in Rockville, Maryland

[GALLERY UPDATE] MTJ, The Next, Backstage @ Jingle Ball, Danielle for Jovani & More

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– Photoshoots – 2012 ; Backstage at the Jingle Ball

 
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– Photoshoots – 2012 ; Jingleball 2012

 
GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots – 2012 ; The Next Promoshoot

The other photoshoots are down below in the links. (I couldn’t be bothered putting all of the thumbnails in)

Married to Jonas Promoshoot
Unknown – Peggy Sirota
Danielle Jonas – Jovani

JBs Talk New Music & Tour with JJJ!

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Just Jared Jr.: So where did the concept for the “First Time” video come from?

Joe Jonas: It was originally a bigger budget video that we had a concept for, and then the song accidentally leaked. So we had to find a way to film a video in a three-day span and try to beat the big push of the song. So we called all of our friends from west coast to east coast, and it was kind of our idea along with a younger group of guys that are doing some directing and cinematography stuff. We got together and just came up with this concept and flew all of our friends into Vegas and just hung out for a weekend. Obviously there was staged stuff so it wasn’t just us partying or anything like that, but it came out way better than we expected because we were just having so much fun.

JJJ: Tell us what makes V different from your previous albums?

Nick Jonas: I think the biggest difference in this new album is the fact that it started with us and it finishes with us as well as far as how we release it. We are our own label, we’re in control of our destiny, and it gives a lot of freedom on the creative side. But also, with how we release it, and what we can do there to have a better connection with the fans. To use this new age to release the music and it’s been great so far. And once we dive into the different sound of the record, I think that a lot of different inspirations over the three and a half, four years that we took off, and we kind of all brought our own inspirations and influences to this, it made it very different.

JJJ: Any idea what the next single will be?

Kevin Jonas: We have ideas, but we’re just really focused on “First Time” right now. But we’re playing a lot of the new songs on the tour, and we’re starting to feel what may or may not be the next one.

JJJ: Do each of you have a favorite from the new songs to perform?

Joe: There’s a song called “What Do I Mean to You” that we’ve been playing, it’s a little bit more of a rock song with a kind of dub-step influence. Or as Nick says, post-traumatic stress…

Nick: Post-traumatic dub-step.

Kevin: Dub-stress!

Nick: I think I’ve got a different song every week that becomes my favorite. “What Do I Mean to You” that’s one of them, a song called “Sandbox” is another one that I love. It really just kind of depends where my head’s at that week and I go for it.

Kevin: For me there’s one called “The World” that I really love. It’s really fun, we play it live. We’re gonna play it tonight!

JJJ: What’s the best part about being back on the road again?

Kevin: Just being able to be in front of the fans again and being able to interact and being able to make the music live. We worked so hard in the studio for the last year, year and a half, so to be able to be on stage performing those songs that we worked so hard for and seeing the response has just been incredible.

JJJ: Is interacting with fans different now as opposed to three years ago?

Nick: Completely.

Joe: Yeah. I think the biggest difference is that they’re a lot older, and it’s cool to see fans in every city. Not any city in particular, but the first twenty rows that we can see clearly, cause everything else is kind of difficult to see, but the majority of the fans have like beers in their hands or drinks. It’s nice to see that they are aging up with us, our core audience that has been supportive throughout time. But also we’re even asking people, ‘Is this your first Jonas show ever?’ and the majority of the crowd raises their hand. It’s nice to see that it’s not just a recycled group of fans, it’s new fans that are also coming to our shows. At this stage in our career that’s really great to feel.

JJJ: What’s the hardest thing about getting back on the road after so long?

Nick: I think the hardest thing about getting back on the road, to be honest, each of us outside of what we do together have our own world now, which I don’t think was the case three or four years ago when we were touring and all of that. So we’ve spent significant time the past couple of years building that world up and sort of building our circles of friends and our homes. I know I value now sleeping in my own bed way more than I did in the past. I think that’s just something that happens over time when you sort of set up your home. So being away from home can be tough. Luckily we get to be with our family, so that’s not so much the issue, but more just being in your own space. That’s hard to get used to. But it’s all good, we love what we do and we love being in front of our fans.

JJJ: What’s the best advice you could give a young artist trying to make it in the industry today?

Nick: Two things: I think the first is, it is true that practice makes perfect. It’s not even so much practice that you’re thinking about, where you say I’m gonna take an hour out of my day every day to work on my instrument. It’s more about, you know, finding ways to just grow and be better that are actually inspiring and fun for you. And surrounding yourself with people that are more talented than you so you can try to pull from them. I think the other part of it is that the minute you see a little bit of a success or something good happen, don’t believe your own hype. It’s way easy to get in your own head and think more of yourself than you should. It’s just good to keep it low-key.

Source – Just Jared Jr

[UPDATE] We Saw the Jonas Brothers’ Comeback Show on a Yacht

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Last Thursday night, I was sipping free prosecco on a 210-foot yacht named the Hornblower Infinity, awaiting the arrival of the Jonas Brothers. We were docked close to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, where Nick, Kevin, and Joe had just played their first hometown show in three years. Now they were running late, in part because the yacht had to relocate after too many people found out about the after party and stormed the marina. On the floor below me, one of the attendees—telling anyone who would listen that she was in a Jonas Brothers music video—was already throwing up in the bathroom.

The day before, the Jonas Brothers’ publicist emailed me to ask if I wanted to exclusively cover the band’s “sexy” after party on a yacht, and almost as an afterthought, to attend their concert. When the JoBros make you an offer it’s hard to say no, so I scrapped my pre-existing plans and agreed to meet her at the corner of 12th and A the next night, where a black Suburban would be sent by the label to drive us to Holmdel.

Source – Noisey (Read full article at source)

[UPDATE/AUDIO] Nick Jonas on Shirtless Photo: ‘It’s Been a Pretty Hilarious Reaction’

We were lucky enough to chat with the 20-year-old about the infamous pic, how he got that body, and maybe most importantly … who took the photo?!

Nick tells us he went back and forth about posting the shirtless pic and is honestly shocked by the attention it ended up getting. “There’s a lot of people running around without their shirts on these days, so I just didn’t want to add to the noise, but I felt like as a diabetic … it’s twice as hard for us diabetics to stay in shape. I’ve met a lot of diabetics recently who have come to me and said, ‘Thank you for being so vocal about fitness and health’ because it’s helping them. I just wanted to give some inspiration to those people … It’s been a pretty hilarious reaction.”

But it wasn’t just health that inspired Nick. He also has a few love scenes with actress Isabel Lucas in the upcoming film, Careful What You Wish For, and “I wanted to look ok.”

Of all the crazy reactions and questions he’s received about the photo, Nick says the most-asked is: Who took it? ”That was the funniest part of the reaction … people trying to figure out who took it. There’s a self-timer setting on the camera.”

And not only is Nick’s body perfect, but so are his photo-taking abilities … he says he only snapped one pic before getting it just right. ”I’m not lying here … it was one picture … I debated [posting] it with my brothers and people in our band. I was like, ‘Should I do this?’ and they were like, ‘You have to!’ So I did it.”

But don’t get your hopes up for more, unfortunately. ”I don’t know if it’s something I’d do again,” he admits. “People will just have to go see the movie for more of that.”

Until then, fans can see Nick in the flesh and catch the Jonas Brothers as they tour America (find all the dates, venues, and ticket info HERE). Two upcoming shows are especially important — August 14 at Viejas Arena in San Diego and August 16 in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk — because they fall in between Joe‘s 24th birthday on August 15.

So far, Nick says, being on the road has been an incredible experience. “After three-and-a-half years away from touring, to have fans coming out like they are and supporting us feels amazing.”

For more from Nick’s fitness, his feelings on becoming an uncle soon, and a very special offer he received from the Calvin Klein brand, listen to his entire interview:

Source – Ryan Seacrest

[UPDATE/VIDEO] Montville-Based Band Takes Stage With Jonas Brothers

A Montville-based rock band that brings together student mentors with students who have disabilities took the stage with the Jonas Brothers at PNC Bank Arts Center last week.

Pathways’ Rock Band sang “Burnin’ Up” with the Jonas Brothers during a sound check party Thursday evening before the Jonas Brothers concert.

Source – Montville.Patch

[UPDATE] Jonas Brothers stop by Holy Angels’ restaurant in Belmont

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While in town for a concert at uptown Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday, The Jonas Brothers paid a surprise visit to a restaurant in nearby Belmont that has a special cause, according to WBTV.

The pop stars stopped by Cherubs Café and Candy Bouquets on Main Street, a vocational program of Holy Angels Inc., taking time to pose for photos with some of the staff.

Holy Angels is a private nonprofit organization that offers programs, including residential services, for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The musicians have roots in Belmont and may be considering opening their own restaurant there, according to WCNC-TV.

The Jonases were also spotted at String Bean Fresh Market and Deli in Belmont, the Gaston Gazette reports.

Source – Biz Journal

[UPDATE] The Jonas Brothers are back in town

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We were all so innocent back then. Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas — and, from the look of this snapshot, “Creepy Uncle Sean Jonas,” gripping Joe’s shoulder like I never wanted the moment to end. (Security alert!)

No one was hotter than N.J.’s JoBros that autumn, in the midst of a sold-out tween-dream tour and riding the sugar-pop surge of Disney Channel smash Camp Rock. The shaggy sibs owned the globe, and their media-heavy visit to Tampa Bay was swarmed by fans — not to mention an excitable scribe from the Times.

But then, like many child phenoms, everything went wrong for the Jonas Brothers, headline after dishy headline of Bieber-esque bad-boy behavior.

Oh, wait. No it didn’t.

Their worst crime? Joe Jonas broke Taylor Swift’s heart.

To which I say: Who hasn’t?

No, the Jonas guys merely grew up — with class. They lost some fizz, scrambled for reality-show work. Nick and Joe tried solo projects to middling success. Kevin is trying to make it as a reality show star. But through ups and downs, they’ve gone about their business without being total creeps.

Their current back-to-brotherly tour is a comeback shot, but they know how the game is played, so who knows? On a recent Bravo talk show, Nick said Justin Bieber — on a malcontent blitz of urinating in restaurant buckets and assaulting the paparazzi — needs to go through “a season of growth.” To which the host reminded the Jonas Brothers that they never acted like punks. Yep, that’s my boys.

The Jonas Brothers perform 7 p.m. Saturday at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$79.50. (813) 740-2446.

Source – Tampabay.com

[UPDATE] Jonas Brothers break for lunch in downtown Belmont

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One of America’s most famous pop music trios dined alfresco at a Belmont restaurant Tuesday.
The Jonas Brothers sat around a table with friends around 1 p.m. at the String Bean Fresh Market and Deli on North Main Street.
More than a dozen fans gathered, hoping for snapshots with the group, which is known for a loyal following among children and teenagers.
Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas obliged autograph seekers and iPhones users who wanted to pose for pictures with the guys.
The group was scheduled to perform at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte on Tuesday night.
Linda Smith, director of the child development program at First United Methodist Church in Belmont, heard from a friend the Jonas Brothers were in town.
She loaded 15 children — 14 girls and one boy — onto a bus and drove downtown in search of the stars.
They spotted the brothers and pulled up to the String Bean just as the Jonas Brothers were beginning their meal.
When the pop stars spotted their young fans, they walked over to pose for a picture with them.
“I said, ‘Oh (for) these girls, it would be the highlight of their summer,’” Smith said.
The Jonas Brothers have roots in Gaston County.
Their father, Kevin Jonas, was raised in Belmont. He graduated from South Point High School in 1984.
They have cousins who also live in Belmont. The Gazette reported in 2007 that their grandmother, Cecelia Lucas, lived in Mount Holly.
The Jonas Brothers’ visit marks the second celebrity sighting in Gaston County in less than a week.
Rock musician Dave Matthews was spotted July 23 buying coffee at Starbucks inside the Target store on Cox Road in Gastonia.

Source – Gaston Gazette (Read the full article at the source)