This is how I can tell I’m an old fart now because I remember years ago when The Jonas Brothers performed with Stevie Wonder at the Grammys and I said to myself, “Who the hell are these kids trying to sing with Stevie??!” I was appalled, having no clue who they were. Now, I’m so old that they’ve had the opportunity to go away and come back to announce a reunion tour, and though I’m sure their fans are creaming their jeans with anticipation at this news, I’m still that same oldhead trying to figure out if I know any of their songs.
Us Weekly reports that after stomping on their fans’ hearts by disbanding in 2013, Nick and his brothers Joe and Kevin are in the planning stages of a reunion, though they’re keeping quiet about it at this point. However, the brothers did recently fly to London to discuss a possible tour, new music and a documentary. Another change they will bring into the mix is dropping the Brothers portion of their band name and going by, simply, JONAS which sounds a lot better. The Jonas Brothers sounds like a group of traveling salesman who try to sell insurance through the power of song.
This hype isn’t anything new because rumors have been circulating about a reunion since last year.
Rumors that the JoBros were getting back together were first sparked in January 2018 after their original Instagram page was reactivated for the first time in four years. However, Nick shut down speculation that a comeback was imminent. “I mean, it is not happening right now,” he later told W magazine. However, he did keep some hope alive, saying, “Never say never. I think that there is some great things happening in all of our lives individually still and we are all focusing on that at the moment.”
When this tour happens, everyone who leaves their concerts are going to be deaf for the rest of their lives from the amount of screams they’ll be surrounded by. And I have a newfound respect for Jonas (see, I respect them so much I’m calling them by their new name). I had no idea that news of their reunion would cause this type of pandemonium. I haven’t seen this much excitement since Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Jesus announced their world tour last year. Wait, I think that may have been something I imagined while I was smoking the good shit. Because their tour would have caused far more hype than anything Jonas could have put together.