Jonas Brothers Bring More Than A Decade Of Music To Life With Happiness Begins Tour

And the Orlando audience couldn't have been more grateful!

August 10, 2019

(Photo by Norrel Blair)


If you happened to catch the Chasing Happiness documentary on Amazon Prime, chronicling the highs and lows of Jonas brothers Nick, Joe and Kevin, you could truly appreciate what was happening at the packed Amway Center tonight. The Jonas Brothers have risen once again, and this time presumably for a long time to come, as a premiere American pop group.

Following an energetic opening performance by Bebe Rexha, the Jonas Brothers descended from above to the stage amidst deafening roars from the predominantly female audience, launching into "Roller Coaster" from their new album Happiness Begins. It is a song that nicely sums up the sometimes bumpy ride of their career so far and was met with loud vocal approval from the audience.

But that vocal reaction was nothing compared to the eruption of the crowd as they pulled out their classic "SOS". This was a crowd well-schooled in every facet and every phase of the career of the brothers Jonas.

Switching between songs of days gone by and current singles like "Cool" was effortless for the guys and the extensive set maintained a nice flow.

In fact, they ended up incorporating the majority of the songs from the new album into the show, including the lesser known "Only Human," "Strangers" and "Hesitate".

But it was ultimately Jonas Brothers classics like "That's The Way We Roll", "Fly With Me" and the glorious "Lovebug" that had the audience pumped the most.

New song "Used To Be" was used for the guys to transition to a stage at the rear of the house (making their way there through an aisle on the floor) which would eventually rise above the crowd during "Hesitate". 

"Orlando, we've missed you," Nick said.

Joe, who was making eye contact with wife Sophie Turner, who happened to be in the audience along with the Jonas parents and younger brother Frankie, thanked the crowd for showing up. "You guys are loud tonight. I'd be embarrassed if I was Miami right now," he said before the guys polled the crowd on what songs to perform next. The gorgeous "Jersey" got a rather tepid response, but the next "fan favorite" had the crowd going crazy. "It seems appropriate we do a Disney song," he said since they were in Orlando, prompting "Gotta Find You" from Camp Rock.

Video throughout effectively showed the brothers reconciling with their younger selves. Such video served as a nice intro for Nick to showcase his solo career with "Jealous" (with a little help from Joe) and for Joe to represent his time with DNCE as he performed the hit "Cake By The Ocean" (with a little help from Nick).

All of the reconciliation videos culminated with a video of Kevin and the brothers performing their ultimate song of reconciliation, "Comeback".

"It's been a long road to get here but I'm glad we're back, I really am," explained Nick. "Tonight is all about love, so sing it out with us."

They raised shot glasses to make a toast with the audience before launching into an energetic medley intended for "all the old school Jonas Brothers fans." There were plenty in the house, singing along to songs like "Paranoid" at the top of their lungs.

They have now, rightly so, completely embraced the part of their career that originally made them household names but for so long had wanted to distance from themselves.

Critically acclaimed album A Little Bit Longer was strongly represented at the end of the show with "Lovebug" and their encore opener "Burnin' Up".

The 90 plus minute show concluded with their current hit "Sucker" and proof that the Jonas Brothers are bigger than ever in the realm of pop music. 

If you happened to miss this show, don't despair. You will have a chance to catch them once again when they return to the Amway Center in November.