They’ve been away pursing solo careers that include stints on Broadway (Nick), a reality TV series (Kevin) and an album launch (Joe). Now they’re reuniting and the Jonas Brothers promise that they’ve still got what it takes to rock and roll.
The band of brothers
This 24 October the Jonas Brothers will be bringing their brand of pop, plus promises of some new material to Malaysia. As they kick off their World Tour, which begins in Australia, Kevin, Nick and Joe expressed in a recent Skype interview that they are really excited about making a comeback.
It has been three years since their last big get together and the Jonas Brothers are in top form, and assure fans that there will be no ‘puking’ on stage (ala Justin Bieber), though Nick did joke that they were “tempted to add that bit into the show.” Here’s a little bit more insight on the Jonas Brothers and what’s in store.
What prompted this decision to reunite?
We felt that it was about time and the right time in our lives. We’ve been doing separate things in our careers but coming together is really exciting and we want to focus on the brothers again.
Coming back together has there been a shift in dynamics within the group?
I think if anything there has been more of an evolution. We’re coming into this reunion with an open mind. But it’s been great to rediscover how to work together to create music and perform again.
There is a lot of talk about your new album, what can you tell us about it?
It’s been a great journey. We’ve been working on loads of material and we’re still putting things together but for our show in Malaysia we’ll be playing three of the songs from the new upcoming album, which includes the single Meet You In Paris.
What’s the album going to be like?
The best way to describe the upcoming album is that it is all us – from what we wanted to put out there, the music to the production. We are in control of our destiny now and the album is representative of who we are as artiste at this point.
This will be your first trip to Asia together, isn’t it?
We’ve been individually to different parts of Asia but as a group this trip be a first for us. We’re really looking forward to seeing our fans and spending some time with them. To go to a new territory that we haven’t been is an incredible feeling.
What can we expect from your World Tour?
The concept of the tour is to show off our new dynamics and to focus on the music. We’re going to play a ton of the old songs and some new ones. We want to give fans as many of our hits as possible. We’ve had a lot of requests on Twitter and Facebook for songs so we’ve taken what was said and incorporated all that, and beyond, into the show.
Semua pembaca GUA sedia maklum kehadiran tiga jejaka adik-beradik popular, Jonas Brothers ke Malaysia. Mereka akan bertemu peminat di ibu kota pada 24 Oktober 2012 setelah lama bercuti panjang. Hari ini (Selasa, 9 Oktober), GUA bertuah dapat bertentang mata dengan Kevin, Joe dan Nick Jonas di alam maya. The WonderLand+ menganjurkan temu bual menerusi Skype dengan sekumpulan media pagi tadi.
Penampilan tiga adik-beradik itu sungguh ringkas dan begitu petah melayan soalan-soalan diajukan. Kevin dan Nick lebih banyak memberi jawapan dan komen manakala Joe di tengah-tengah banyak mengiakan sahaja tetapi sesekali dia mencelah. Setelah masing-masing muncul dengan projek solo, penyatuan semula Jonas Brothers kali ini adalah untuk menwar-warkan projek terbaru mereka.
Menurut Nick, ia adalah masa paling tepat dan mereka tidak sabar-sabar lagi bertemu peminat. Joe pula menganggap mereka berbesar hati dapat melakukan aktiviti paling digemari bersama (menghiburkan peminat). Setiap persinggahan adalah mengalaman paling indah. Menurut Joe lagi, ini adalah evolusi sementelah mereka bakal muncul dengan album baru—Secara terbuka minda akan bekerjasama mencipta muzik dan melakukan persembahan.
Perkembangan baru mengenai album, mereka masih memilih lagu dan ada beberapa sudah dipilih termasuk lagu Meet You In Paris. Proses itu mengambil masa demi mendapat lagu terbaik dalam album kelima. Ikuti temu bual GUA bersama Jonas Brothers;
Bagaimana dengan projek solo sebelum ini?
Walaupun kami sibuk dengan projek solo masing-masing tetapi kami tidak pernah berpisah. Ia adalah pengalaman paling berharga buat kami.
Konsep album baru yang kelima ini?
Straight from the heart.
Rancangan realiti Marriage To Jonas terbitan Ryan Seacrest mendapat sambutan di Channel E!. Apakah pendapat Kevin khususnya?
Bagi saya ia menakjubkan, menarik dan menjadikan kami berkomunikasi lebih baik. Lebih-lebih lagi saya punya banyak waktu bersama sahabat baik saya (isteri). Seluruh keluarga, saudara dan teman-teman muncul dalam rancangan ini.
Ini adalah konsert pertama di Malaysia. Apakah harapan Jonas Brothers?
Ini adalah bab baru buat kami membuat comeback tour dan semestinya kami mahu menawan teroteri baru seperti Asia.
Pernahkah Jonas Brothers menerima pesanan-pesanan dari peminat Malaysia?
Kami teruja mahu bertemu peminat Asia buat kali pertama. Kami percaya peminat tegar kami ada di Malaysia juga tak sabar bertemu kami. Kebanyakan peminat menghantar permintaan lagu untuk kami nyanyikan menerusi facebook dan twitter.
Ada tak Jonas Brothers terdengar mengenai mana-mana artis Malaysia? Contohnya Yuna yang kini berada di US?
(mereka terdiam seketika sehinggalah Kevin menunjukkan cover Yuna di telefon bimbitnya dan memainkan lagu Yuna) Oh, saya patut dapatkan album ini.
Masih gugupkah setiap kali muncul di pentas?
Sesekali. Tetapi kami seronok setiap kali membuat persembahan di pentas. Itu adalah perkara kami adik-beradik suka lakukannya. Harap-harap konsert berjalan lancar.
Sepanjang tour, adakah Jonas Brothers punya permintaan tertentu perlu disediakan di belakang pentas atau dressing room?
Kami jalani kehidupan yang sihat jadi tiada makanan ringan disediakan. Hm, kebanyakannya semua benda sihat. Tak ada benda-benda gila yang kami minta (ketawa).
Apakah senarai lagu bakal diperdengarkan?
Sebanyak mungkin. Dan, ada tiga lagu baru akan didendangkan.
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Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005, at the age of 13, instantly forced Nick Jonas to grow up. But recently, the soft-spoken youngest member of those teen-pop princes, the Jonas Brothers, has had to stand on his own two feet more than ever before.
For starters, the 18-year-old singing and songwriting phenom kicked off 2010 by launching a solo career with his band, Nick Jonas & the Administration; the group released its debut album, Who I Am, and headed out on the fledgling front man’s first tour without his siblings. Jonas also returned to his Broadway roots last summer, starring in the London production of Les Mis and performing in the show’s 25th anniversary concert, before hitting the road with the Jonas Brothers, teen queen Demi Lovato, and the cast of their hugely popular TV movie Camp Rock 2.
In addition, while Nick still lives at home with his parents, he has taken more of the lead in managing his diabetes—and in serving as a role model and advocate for other young people with the condition. And that’s all while handling the normal ups and downs of life as a (famous) teenager, including his tabloid-fodder love life.
Just before the New Year, Jonas returned to Los Angeles to decompress from life on tour and to get back into the studio, where he’s working on a “top-secret” new music project. Mature, humble, and always to the point, he took a break to chat with Diabetes Forecast. He talked about all of the growing up he’s done of late, and how it’s influenced his career, his health, andhis advocacy work—but also about why he’ll always be a Jonas Brother, no matter how independent he gets.
Q. You’re now five years into your type 1 diagnosis. How have things changed, from age 13 to 18?
Over time, naturally, you learn how to best manage your diabetes. I’ve had it for five years, and you just learn how to deal. . . . Right now, I specifically feel very confident about it, because I’m in the best health I’ve been in since before my diagnosis. It’s been a real blessing that over the years, my A1C has come down and down and down [from 12.1 percent, at diagnosis]. At my last checkup, it was the lowest it’s ever been.
That said, as I’ve grown into a young man and my body has changed, I’m definitely noticing changes in my diabetes. It’s continually changing—it’s not like I get in a good place and it stays there. Every day I have to watch, to look at it, to make sure that everything is cool and still intact, to make sure I’m doing the best I can to manage it. There are definitely times, though, that I feel like saying, “I don’t want to deal with this; I just want to have this Gatorade or slice of pizza and not have to deal,” but I have to take it one step at a time, and I do.
Like I said, I’m in my best health ever, and it helps now to be active like I am. I’ve always been really athletic and active, but today, it’s really just working towards making sure that every part of my goal to keep my diabetes in check is there—from things like how I eat to how much time I spend in the gym or in a chair in the studio. The smallest things, like sitting in a chair in the studio all day, will cause my blood sugar to spike—it will just go high—so I have to be active in some way. So I go in the live room, play drums for a while, come back, and it’s all good.
Nick Jonas lets out a soulful tune as he performs during “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House” program on Thursday night (February 24) in Washington, D.C.
The 18-year-old musician was joined by good friend Jordin Sparks, who also performed at the event. Other performers included Smokey Robinson, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Natasha Bedingfield, and Seal.
Earlier in the day while heading to rehearsals, Nick and Jordin both were stopped by fans for pics and autographs — which they gladly took! So sweet.
Nick Jonas entertains suburban D.C. kids with a secret show
Today we have a report from a secret Nick Jonas show last night in Northern Virginia from USA WEEKEND’s Kaitlin Crowe. According to Kaitlin, Jonas tweeted yesterday afternoon that he’d be playing an acoustic outside of Washington, D.C., at the small Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va. (The thing was kept so under wraps that there was a sign outside the building that stated the line was for “The New Hilario.”) By the time he went on stage at 11 p.m. with Jonas Brothers band director and guitarist, John Taylor, the place was packed with 200-300 kids — mostly between 10 and 17 — coming from everywhere, even as far as New York and New Jersey. Kaitlin said she spoke to some girls who found out about it on their way home from school and then immediately hopped in cars with their parents.
The show was taped for the website Cambio, and Jonas performed for about an hour, including his songs with his band The Administration, Jonas Brothers’ hits like Lovebug and SOS, a medley of top-40 pop tunes including Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and Bruno Mars’ Just the Way You Are (he didn’t know all of the words to some of the songs he played and relied on the audience to sing them), and even an original entitled London Foolishly, which was inspired by reading his Bible. (He wrote that one while on a tour with Les Miserables in England, where Jonas also learned that pineapple juice is good for one’s voice. That’s one to grow on, kids!)
Jonas will be doing some Motown tunes tonight at a White House concert in D.C. in honor of Black History Month, and he said that a night with fans who he knows loves him would help calm him down and prepare him the big show. Jonas told a bunch of stories before the show was over, too — he regaled fans with what it was like seeing President Obama’s helicopter land, and how he wrote SOS when he was 13 following a particularly bad date. “I look back now and realize, like, this song is so dramatic,” Jonas said, laughing. “I was listening to a lot of emo music then.”
Source: USA Weekend