Thursday, October 10, 2013
Former Texas guys Jonas Brothers canceled tour over “creative differences”
A local stop had not yet been announced.
Uh-oh. There’s trouble in Jonas land, and the sobs of teen girls (and, let’s be honest, their older sisters and moms) are about to drown out all other sounds nationwide: The Jonas Brothers, according to The Associated Press, have canceled their upcoming tour over that seemingly inevitable effect of maturation: “creative differences.” People magazine broke the story first.
A local stop had not yet been announced, but it’s hard to believe they wouldn’t have come to their old stomping grounds — they once owned a home in Westlake, and their parents, Denise and Kevin Jonas Sr., still live there. So we mourn a concert that never was and now never will be (at least for the foreseeable future). But we’re luckier than most of the country in that we got to see them recently: The trio last appeared publicly hereabouts in mid-August, for the public memorial for radio DJ Kidd Kraddick and a concert at House of Blues benefiting Kidd’s Kids.
The AP’s story continues:
Brothers Joe, Kevin and Nick were scheduled to begin their 19-date tour Friday in Upper Darby, Pa. Spokesman Jesse Derris confirmed the cancellation and said fans can get a refund at the point of purchase. The group tweeted about the tour as recently as Tuesday, posting a picture of a poster for the Pennsylvania stop.
The New Jersey trio shot to fame in 2007 with the release of their self-titled debut. They were one of pop music’s biggest successes with TV shows and a Grammy nomination. They had been scheduled to release their first album since 2009 soon, but the future of that project is unclear.