Not a good day for the JB superfandom, as the (erstwhile “Camp Rock”) Jonas Brothers World Tour 2010 appears to have undergone some hasty restructuring, even as tourmates rehearsed away and Kevin & Danielle were prepping their packing plans.
The Sibling Revelry community appears to be particularly impacted by the reshuffling. We may not be the ones panting that a tweet from one of the Bros will make our lives, or sneaking into meet & greets, or other demanding, frenzied activities of the fickle tween demo that is the commonly imagined JB fan – but we ARE the superfans with itchy trigger fingers at the first second of the earliest presales – we travel, buy tickets for multiple shows – and a number of us live outside of the favored Northeastern and West Coast markets.
Clearly a day of huge disappointment for many, and I know our hearts go out to each other. There’s always been much talk of the powers-that-be of JB management (“the PTB”, thanks for that one, Shelley!) and we can add this to the list of days when we wonder if the PTB have a clue (or care) about WDT (“we discerning types”, thanks for that one, SR charter readership! ;)).
To be fair…I’ve been reading a lot of Bob Lefsetz since Garbo & Papa J let that cat out of the bag and if I’ve learned anything from it – if the reason behind all this is indeed weak sales – the JBs are in no way alone in the struggle to repeat their previous bang-up summer sales (though the Camp Rock angle surely did NOT help). They have some pretty healthy company in price drops and show cancellations. We understand their struggle to run a viable tour and business, but it seems like there has to be a better way to deal with whatever is going on than cutting off your very biggest, heartland fans at the knees. So as some of us suspect, is there more at play than the bottom line? Is there really a good reason for a revised schedule that leaves so many fans in the lurch?
Please feel free to continue to voice your most honest concerns and frustrations and thoughts here, over the jump, where – if this is all news to you – I’ve posted the text of the Brothers’ (via Team Jonas) letter of announcement/apology and the (irksome to some of us) PRNewswire release that went out in support of the tour revamp/cancellation/expansion.
Letter from Jonas Brothers/Team Jonas:
We wanted to take the time to let you know how thankful we are to have the best fans in the world. Our goal from the very beginning has been to create music and share it with as many people around the world as possible. We have been blessed to have been able to continuously live out our dreams–thank you!
Every year we have been able to visit new cities and fans, and this year is no different. As you may have heard there are some changes that have been made to the routing of the tour that now includes European and Central and South American dates. As part of our effort to bring the best concert experience to you, we’ve had to reorganize some of the North American tour dates. If we’re missing your city, please know that we love you and we will be back soon. If any of the changes have inconvenienced you in any way we are truly sorry. However, we wanted to take the time to let you know how excited we are to see as many of you as possible on this tour.
For so many years now Team Jonas has been the number one place that we feel loved, and it’s so great to know that as the years pass you are still 100% behind us. We love you with all our hearts, and are so thankful to have you in our lives. Looking forward to another amazing summer with all of you.
Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas
Jonas Brothers Update Tour Schedule With New Latin American and European Dates
TOUR EXTENDED THROUGH WINTER 2010 NOW INCLUDES SECOND SHOWS IN MAJOR MARKETS INCLUDING NEW YORK, BOSTON AND TORONTO
LOS ANGELES, July 2 /PRNewswire/ — Jonas Brothers announced today an all-new world tour schedule that now includes additional shows in both Latin America and Europe as well as second shows in major U.S. markets. The tour, spanning three continents, will feature special guest and Hollywood Records label mate, Demi Lovato, and will combine spectacular production with unrivaled performances of both artists’ biggest hits. The tour will also feature music from the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Camp Rock,” and its highly anticipated sequel as well as the Disney Channel series, JONAS L.A. Produced by Live Nation and sponsored by OfficeMax, the Jonas Brothers Live In Concert tour will now launch in Chicago, IL on August 7 at First Midwest Amphitheatre.
Recent changes in the Jonas Brothers schedule and the addition of several international tour markets have shifted the previously announced routing for 2010. The Live In Concert tour will now kick off two weeks later in August and includes second shows in several North American cities including Holmdel, NJ, Jones Beach, NY, Boston, MA and Toronto, ON. Some previously announced North American Live In Concert tour shows are no longer on the 2010 routing, however the Jonas Brothers will look to return to these markets as soon as possible.
On an international level, the tour also now includes several new Latin American dates including shows in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The tour will also be extended through major markets in the UK and Europe with shows soon to be announced in France, Spain and Italy. Additionally, the full Jonas Brothers tour production configuration and staging featuring 6 columns of moving video screens creating a massive 40′ x 24′ HD video wall, three catwalks up to 40′ feet long as well as other thrilling special effects will be taken to both Latin America and Europe, resulting in an even more exciting concert experience to Jonas Brothers fans around the world.
Also announced today are the “Camp Rock” film stars that will join the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato on the Live In Concert world tour including Alyson Stoner, Matthew “Mdot” Finley, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Roshon Fegan and Jordan Francis.
Dates and cities below are subject to change.
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