If you didn’t love the Jonas Brothers then, you probably do now
The former teen pop-kings are on tour for the first time in six years, buoyed by a hit album, ‘Happiness Begins,’ and hit single, ‘Sucker’
Breaking up has paid off big for former teen-pop kings the Jonas Brothers, who split up in 2013 and reunited in February.
Indeed, the siblings — Nick, 27, Joe, 30, and Kevin, 31 — are having quite the comeback, thanks largely to their six-year hiatus.
Released June 7, their comeback album, “Happiness Begins,” this month went platinum after reaching the 1 million mark for sales. It’s their first new album since 2010. That was two years after English comedian and actor poked fun of the trio while he was hosting the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
In August, the trio won the 2019 MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video for their single “Sucker” (which bears a striking resemblance to the Portugal. The Man mega-hit, “Feel It Now”).
August also saw JoBros, as they are fondly known by fans, win the 2019 Teen Choice Award for Artist of the Decade, an intriguing achievement for a group that was inactive for the past six years.
Their seven-month “Happiness Begins” tour, which opened Aug. 7 in Miami, includes a nearly sold-out show here tomorrow at Pechanga Arena San Diego. Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw are the opening acts.
One key to the Jonas Brothers’ success was articulated by Joe Jonas in a 2017 Union-Tribune interview. “I think, honestly, it’s just being able to dare to suck, as we learned early on with songwriting,” he said. “Being able to work out all the ideas and be collaborative, enjoy every moment — and practice and practice and practice. Do as many shows as you can, that’s my advice.”
The Jonas Brothers, with Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District
Tickets: $44 to $524, plus service charges