Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas perform at the National School Choice Week kick-off event that was held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona on January 25, 2013. The setlist included: SOS, Still In Love, BB Good, Last Time Around, Let’s Go, Give Love A Try, Gotta Find You, Fly With Me, When You Look Me In The Eyes, Lovebug and Burnin’ Up.
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The Jonas Brothers will perform at National School Choice Week’s official Kickoff Celebration on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The internationally-renowned Jonas Brothers will perform a set at the conclusion of the event, which will be held at 6:30 pm at the Phoenix Convention Center. More than 7,000 students, parents, teachers, and leaders from across the country will attend the private event.
The Jonas Brothers are known around the world for their amazing music. The Grammy nominated band has sold a combined 20 million units worldwide, earned over 40 Gold and Platinum record certificates, and won nearly 50 awards across the globe.
National School Choice Week (Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2013) shines a spotlight on the need for effective education options for children. Participants support expanding access for families to high-quality public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online/digital learning and homeschooling. Following the Official Kickoff, National School Choice Week will feature 3,500 independently-planned special events across all 50 states.
In addition to the performance by the Jonas Brothers, the Kickoff Celebration will include remarks by students and teachers. Lisa Graham Keegan, an education reform pioneer and the former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, will emcee the event. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will deliver remarks and officially welcome guests to the city, and Andrew Campanella, National School Choice Week’s president, will speak to the crowd live via satellite from the ‘National School Choice Week Special’ whistle-stop train tour.
This is a private, invitation-only event and seats are free, but you must RSVP to attend.
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Jonas Brothers Return To Latin America For 2013 Tour
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 13, 2012) — Following the immediate sellout of their October performance at Radio City in New York and three sold out back-to-back nights in November at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, the Jonas Brothers announced today a 12-date Latin American tour for 2013. The band will perform their hits, including highly anticipated new music set to release next year.
Tickets will be available at select Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster phone charge at 1-800-745-3000, online at livenation.com, and ticketmaster.com beginning Saturday, December 15, at 9:00am (local time). Team Jonas will launch pre-sales for these concerts beginning Friday, December 14 (check the TOUR page for start times). If you’re not a Premium member and would like to participate in upcoming pre-sales, click here for full info.
“We can’t think of a better way to start off the New Year than being on the road again,” said the group. “We’re excited to see our Latin American fans again and share our new music with them!”
The Jonas Brothers burst onto the music scene in August 2007 with their self-titled debut album, which included the hit single, “S.O.S.” The song soared to #1 on iTunes while the CD made the top five albums on the Billboard charts and was soon certified double platinum. With the release of the band’s second album, A Little Bit Longer, the Jonas Brothers became the first artist ever to have three albums on the Billboard Top 10 at once – Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer and the Camp Rock Soundtrack. In 2009, they released Lines, Vines And Trying Times, a global hit that became their second #1 album in one year.
Since then, the Jonas Brothers have sold a combined 20 million units worldwide and achieved the Guinness World Record for Most Singles to Enter Straight into the US Top 20 in a year by a group (five singles in 2009). They received their first Grammy nomination in 2008 for Best New Artist, and have won nearly 50 awards across the globe, including an American Music Award.
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Jonas Brothers play their first of three nights at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
The concert will be livestreamed at vyRT. You need to purchase a ‘ticket’ to the concert, which costs $9.99. To buy access to the livestream, go here. When you log back into the site on the night of the concert (8PM EST), the livestream will be available to you.
Mentors Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, Nelly and John Rich from the CW’s ‘The Next’ filmed a live taping on August 7, 2012 in Dallas, Texas which included a performance from Nelly and Joe Jonas. Make sure to tune in to the premiere of ‘The Next’ on August 16th on the CW!
Joe Jonas performs at Philadelphia’s Welcome America 4th of July Jam on July 4th, 2012!
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Joe Jonas and his band of brothers may already be hinting at a Jonas Brothers reunion, but the new solo artist is definitely doing his thing — and on his own terms. This past fall, the 22-year-old dropped his debut solo album ‘Fastlife,’ a CD full of songs co-written by the singer. To make ‘Fastlife’ a sound all his own, JJ collaborated with the likes of Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and producers like Danja and Rob Knox. The result? An edgy, all-grown-up sound … and the image to go along with it. Have you seen his steamy and mostly shirtless ‘Just in Love’ music video?!
Jonas performed an exclusive Sessions set at AOL Music’s New York studios and afterward, the singer sat down for a candid Q&A about breaking away from his fam, forming his fantasy super group and writing tell-all lyrics about his famous exes. Check out our interview with the JoBro-gone-solo!
What was your biggest fear when it came to leaving your brothers and going solo?
Probably the biggest fear was doing this on my own, taking that step, that leap of faith to try something on my own without them there. Whether it was for writing songs or even performing, I was all by myself … a very vulnerable state. But having their support made it a lot easier and having the fans’ support, knowing that they are excited by the new music and liking the stuff, it’s been a very overwhelming experience.
What creative sacrifices did you have to make as a member of a group that you don’t have to make now as a solo artist?
I think probably the biggest thing is when we write songs, I would say a lot of the time there are three different ideas of what you want the song to be about. For me, I’m able to write about experiences that I’ve gone through personally that my brothers or other writers haven’t really experienced. So I get to really go there and it can be hard too, because you really have to be honest with your lyrics. You can’t really hold anything back. That was probably the biggest difference.
When it comes to being honest with your lyrics, you’ve had some high-profile relationships. Does that affect your songwriting at all?
Yeah, sometimes it’s interesting. You know, I don’t like to say names of who I write songs about just so that way the audience can relate. Though, that said, it’s interesting to hear what other people may think. You know, sometimes they’re totally off. They go, “Is this about this person?” and they try to juggle which song is about whom. But as for me, it’s really satisfying when somebody goes, “I’ve been through that situation. I know where you were when you wrote that song.”
So you leave things anonymous for your fans, not for your own personal privacy … ?
I mean sometimes I try to keep it quiet for myself too, because I just know that I’m still pretty cool with those I’ve been in relationships with. So if it’s a really mean or upsetting song, I don’t want to make anyone upset.
Have any of your exes’ songs made you think, “That’s about me”?
Not really. I’m just more so focused on what I’m doing … It could be flattering if someone wrote a song about you.
What inspired your album title?
‘Fastlife’ was one of the names of the songs on the record and also just this crazy busy life that I live, traveling city to city. I went to Paris like three weeks ago, and the next thing you know you’re in New York, then you’re in Los Angeles the next day. So, it’s a crazy life. It’s busy and it’s exciting too and it’s a lot of fun, so I wanted to bring people into that world that I live to experience it for themselves.
Speaking of living the fast life, do you ever regret that you stepped into the spotlight at such a young age?
The experiences that I’ve had are so amazing, so I don’t know if I really want to give back any of those amazing experiences. At the same time, there are things that I missed. I mean sporting events, being at school — they’re small things, but at the same time, I really love what I’ve been able to do in my career.
Where do you see yourself at one of those slightly arbitrary milestone ages? Let’s say 30.
I would say when I’m 30, I’ll hopefully have done a couple of records, solo records and with my brothers. More acting. I’ve got a couple opportunities coming my way so I’m hoping to further that acting career. And then, who knows, do something different. I love cooking, so open a restaurant or something!
What acting opportunities are you working on?
I’m trying to develop a movie with a buddy of mine back in L.A. We have this idea to create this film. I don’t want to give away the idea too much, because it’s so bare bones, but it’s a very exciting, exciting project. [I'd be] producing and acting in it.
What three songs would be on the soundtrack to your life?
Wow, that could be really difficult. Well I guess there are songs that affected me the most throughout my life. I would say ‘Blackbird’ by the Beatles, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ by Keane, and then wow, third one. I would probably go with the whole album ‘The Joshua Tree’ by U2 [laughs], if I can do that.
You’ve had a lot of nice things to say about working with Chris Brown. Who else would you like to work with?
I have to say, Chris Brown was a lot of fun to work with. He’s a really talented artist and the music he’s coming out with is incredible. Recently, he has worked with so many different artists, so when I worked with him I was really thankful. And another artist I would love to work with? I mean, I love Adele. I love people like Kid Cudi and Kanye West. There’s something about working with an artist who is totally different from what you do that’s intriguing.
Is collaborating with other artists something that there is more opportunity for now that you’re outside of the group?
It can be easier to work with one person one-on-one rather than one-on-three, so we’ll see.
If you could create a super group, like Mick Jagger’s SuperHeavy, who would you choose to be in your band?
My super group? Chris Martin from Coldplay. The lead singer of Muse, Matthew Bellamy, he plays base so he can play the base in the band. I would say Paul McCartney, and then Tommy Lee on the drums. I mean, we’d all share lead vocals [laughs]!
Joe Jonas performed Just In Love, See No More, Love Slayer, Sorry, and Fastlife for the AOL Sessions.
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JoBro-gone-solo Joe Jonas hit AOL Music’s New York studio to perform an exclusive live Sessions recently … and we know you’re all dying to see the crooner live in action! But before we premiere Joe’s Sessions performances tomorrow (March 2), here’s a preview of the 22-year-old ‘Fastlife’ creator’s song set, interview and photo shoot in our Behind-the-Sessions video here. Check it out! And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Joe’s full Sessions debut.