By RITA CHARLESTON
For 21st Century Media
Tell your teenagers to hold their screams. Instead of singing, this time around Kevin and Joe Jonas will be talking to the audience when they get to the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on June 7.
In addition to sharing stories they’ve never told before, Kevin Jonas says the evening will also feature a Q&A with the audience, providing a forum for fans to connect with the brothers in an intimate theater-setting like never before.
“We’re inviting our fans to come out and share some laughs, experience never-before-seen video footage, photos and more,” Kevin Jonas said. “Much has been made of our breakup, and now we’d like to set the record straight.”
Kevin Jonas is the oldest member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he helped create with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Actually, it was Nick’s vocal abilities that got the ball rolling.
The band started as a solo project for Nick Jonas, who began performing on Broadway at the age of seven and continued on from there. Nick Jonas also produced several albums over the years, but it was not until early 2005 that Columbia Records’ new president, Steven Greenberg, listened to one of Nick’s recordings and while be did not like the album, he did like Nick’s voice, according to a press release. So after hearing the song “Please Be Mine,” written and performed by all the brothers, the three were signed as a group act.
After a slow start and the release of several other albums, the Jonas Brothers finally caught on, with their music, their acting, and their wild appeal to young followers.
In 2007, the brothers guest starred in an episode of Hannah Montana, as well as the new Disney Channel. Their reality short series, “Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream,” premiered in 2008.
In 2009, they hit it big with their album “Lines, Vines, and Trying Times.” It peaked at number one on the Billboard 200.
“In 2009, I married my wife, Danielle Deleasa, with both my brothers serving as best men,” Kevin Jonas said. “Today, we have a daughter, Alena Rose.
But nothing, it would seem, lasts forever and after several years as a successful band and loving brothers, the Jonas’ parted ways with each headed off in their own direction following their own dreams.
“And that’s why now we decided to tell our story — a story we never got to tell before,” Kevin Jonas said. “It’s our story about how even though we parted ways, in the end, we decided it was more important to be a loving, caring family, not just a band. Greed is what definitely ended our relationship, and now we realize that family is the most important thing in the world.”
IF YOU GO
WHAT: The Jonas Brothers, Kevin and Joe
WHERE: Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. in Glenside.
WHEN: June 7.
PLEASE NOTE: Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or approved chaperone.
INFO.: For information and tickets, call (215) 572-7650.