It must be something about "Jonas Beach."
Though tough economic times have led to scaling back many summer tours, including the current outing of the Jonas Brothers, the trio took the unusual step of extending their Jones Beach bash to two shows at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater this weekend.
Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas - who are working on a full-fledged Jonas Brothers album for next year to follow the summer soundtrack releases for "Camp Rock 2" and "Jonas L.A." - outlined some of their plans on a recent conference call.
Kevin on what to expect this tour
"Each year, when we set up a new tour, we kind of push ourselves to come up with new ideas and new exciting things. The thing we're trying to do on this tour is we're really trying to incorporate video. There are so many new ways to use video in a show - through LED screens or iMac, whatever it may be, and maybe some interactive video."
Nick on picking the set list
"It's been really difficult to try to figure out what songs we're going to do from our albums, what songs we're going to do from ["Camp Rock 2"] and what songs we're going to do from the TV show ["Jonas L.A."]. There's a lot of projects that we have to take into consideration when making the setlist. But I think we're going to try to play whatever kind of hits that we have, and hopefully the fans respond positively."
Joe on staying power
"I think the one that we look up to the most is probably Bono. And since he's pretty much been doing this for a very long time and been very successful at it, we listen to what he has to say. He just told me 'continue to do what we're doing. And you know, you're seeing that it's working. And, I think when you are just true to who you are and your music, and you're honest with your lyrics, your age group will grow up with you, but also a new set of ears will listen.' "
The JoBros set list
Here's what fans said the JoBros played to kick off the tour in Tinley Park, Ill.
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"Play My Music"
"Heart and Soul"
"Gotta Find You"
"This Is Me"
"I Wouldn't Change a Thing"
"This Is Our Song"
"Drive My Car"
"Who I Am"
"Fly With Me"
"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
"Please Be Mine"
WHO Jonas Brothers
WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh
INFO $47.50-$97.50; 516-221-1000, livenation.com