The Jonas Brothers couldn't wait a little bit longer.
“We're anxious to get back onstage,” Nick Jonas told Newsday Monday afternoon. “We've all gone and done things on our own – which have been great and we're happy that we've had the time to do that – but we're looking forward to being back onstage together.”
That's why Nick, along with his brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas, announced the unusual step of playing a concert before releasing (or even finishing) their new album. The Jonas Brothers will play Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 11, their sole American concert of the year. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. Friday. Fan club members can start buying tickets at 10 a.m. Tuesday through jonasbrothersfanclub.com.
The trio plan to prepare for the concert and work on their album during a short break between their other gigs. Kevin's reality show, “Married to Jonas,” debuted on E! Sunday night, while Joe's music competition show, “The Next,” debuted on The CW last week. And Nick, who has done several Broadway shows as well as heading his own side project The Administration, says he's still waiting to find out if he'll become one of the judges on the next season of “American Idol.”
Fans got a glimpse into the recording process on the first episiode of “Married to Jonas,” as they worked on lyrics to a new song, “Meet You in Paris.” Kevin said the short clip accurately showed their writing process, adding “It's literally like taking a handful of darts and throwing it at a wall... One word can lead to something else and we really have that flow as brothers.”
The Jonases say they will play several new songs, as well as their hits and some covers at the Radio City show. They say fan feedback on the new material will help influence what songs they keep on the record, but mostly they want fans to hear what they have been working on together.
“We want fans to get familiarized with the new stuff,” Joe said.
“We also think it will help us to be in front of our fans again to finish the creative process,” Nick added.