By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
I’ll admit I’ve never heard an entire Jonas Brothers record. Gasp! I know. In fact, the only songs I had heard before were from Camp Rock 1 and 2 (guilty pleasures) and very recently, “Pom Poms” when they performed it on Jimmy Fallon. Don’t ask me why it’s taken this long because I have absolutely no clue, but I am glad that I finally got around to checking out one of their shows.
Karmin was the opening act on this tour and that was quite surprising. I wouldn’t think of putting these two acts together, but it worked out pretty well. I was looking forward to seeing the duo live and they did not disappoint. In color coordinated blue outfits they were a burst of energy on stage. Amy’s vocal range is incredible. It amazes me how she can start out singing, jump into rapping and then go back to singing, flawlessly. Nick rounds out the duo’s sound and it’s obvious that their onstage chemistry is necessary to get the crowd hyped. They performed their hit “Brokenhearted”, their notorious cover of Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now”, their latest single, “Acapella” along with “Hello”, “Too Many Fish”, “Crash Your Party”, “Look At Me and “Pulses”.
It didn’t take long before the Jonas Brothers took their spots on stage. Joe and Kevin caused a commotion getting there by walking through the audience. Fans went crazy, but security had it under control and it was kind of a cool way for them to get up and close with fans that weren’t in the pit. They jumped right into their set and track by track I found them to be exceedingly engaging. They’re all very talented, but it was abundantly clear that Nick is multi-talented and very much at home on stage. I was impressed by the way they handled themselves and with their musicianship. This was their last show on the tour, so they made sure to make it as memorable as possible.
The best part of their show is how diverse all of their tracks are. It was like the genre continued to change with each song that was played. You had rock, pop, alternative, even some dubstep and also a bit of country. It was refreshing and for someone who didn’t know most of the songs it was easy to stay entertained.
The set list included: “First Time”, “Paranoid”, “Pom Poms”, “Found”, “Who I Am” (Nick Jonas & The Administration cover), “That’s Just The Way We Roll”, “Make It Right”, “Before The Storm”, “The World”, “Take A Breath”/ “Fly With Me” medley, “Wedding Bells”, “See No More” (Joe Jonas Cover), “What Do I Mean To You”, “Still In Love With You”, “Last Time Around” (Nick Jonas & The Administration cover), “Don’t Say”, “When You Look Me in the Eyes”, “Burnin’ Up”, “Gotta Find You”, “Lovebug” and “SOS”.
A few of those tracks are off their forthcoming album, V. One in particular, “What Do I Mean To You” is unbelievably awesome. I would mark down the release date, but unfortunately for all of us they haven’t even set one yet. I guess I’ll just have to reminisce until then.