In the heart of Atlanta, the Jonas Brothers (Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas) proved that the journey is not just cherished — it is the very essence of their story. The trio took the stage at the State Farm Arena on Oct. 1 as part of “The Tour,” captivating the audience with remarkable performances and a guide through their 18-year journey.
A sudden blackout hit the audience at 7 p.m. as the sibling duo Lawrence (Gracie Lawrence and Clyde Lawrence) emerged on stage as the opening act. The pop-soul duo, backed by trumpet musicians and guitarists, performed a set list consisting of their original songs and covers of early 2000s hits, including *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” (2000) and Sean Paul’s “Get Busy” (2002). While the band performed for a brief time, they brought infectious energy and great stage presence, interacting with the crowd on all sides of the stage. Moreover, they explained the meaning of each song and the significance the songs hold to them, engaging the audience with their relatability.
Following Lawrence’s electrifying performance, the Jonas Brothers emerged from under the stage, enveloped in swirling clouds of fog. Their opening number, “Celebrate!,” set the exuberant tone for the entire evening. The brothers left the crowd in awe by incorporating fireworks and confetti into their performance. It was evident that the concert was meticulously planned and unfolded over an impressive two-and-a-half hours. Their long show featured a repertoire of 35 songs spanning all five of their albums. While much of the live music industry is focusing their attention toward Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” and Drake’s “It’s All A Blur Tour,” the Jonas Brothers’ tour is gaining traction from fans due to a nostalgic ride through their eras.
Unsurprisingly, the stadium collectively erupted when the unmistakable chords of “Lovebug” (2008) rang out. Kevin Jonas kicked the song off with an enchanting acoustic intro, and the crowd eagerly joined in, lending their voices to the first few verses. However, the Jonas Brothers swiftly transformed the performance into a truly magical experience. Just as the audience took over the second verse, Kevin Jonas unleashed his iconic electric guitar riff, sending shockwaves of excitement through the stadium. In perfect synchronization with his electrifying solo, the entire venue came alive with a mesmerizing pyrotechnic display of recurring fireworks, making this moment a highlight of the evening. Joe Jonas directed the cameras toward people in the crowd while they connected with the song’s beauty.
When the Jonas Brothers played “Year 3000” (2006), the crowd immediately roared in excitement upon recognizing the throwback. The song brought many members of Generation Z in the crowd back to their childhoods. It is a fun and lighthearted song that people can sing at the top of their lungs when they want to let loose and groove to the music.
The Jonas Brothers’ supporting band emerged as an unexpected but delightful highlight of the evening, elevating each song to a harmonious fusion of captivating instrumentation, especially during standout tracks such as “Celebrate!” and “Leave Before You Love Me” (2021). Although the original studio versions of the songs do not possess a pronounced jazz influence, the band’s surprising addition brought a refreshing and welcome twist to the performance. Consisting of more than 10 talented musicians, the supporting band’s seamless coordination underscored the immense effort the Jonas Brothers’ invested in making this tour extraordinary.
The Jonas Brothers marked an end to an unforgettable night with crowd pleasers “Sucker” (2019) and “Leave Before You Love Me.” The trio bowed, and the crowd roared for one final time, louder than ever before.
The brothers will return to Atlanta on Oct. 18. While the tour builds on their latest album “The Album,” it ensures an enjoyable night for those who were fans since the Jonas Brothers’ teenage era. The Jonas Brothers’ lengthy set list and great stage performance displays their willingness to build a connection with their fans. The crowd reciprocated with enthusiastic support and acknowledgement. As we left the State Farm Arena, we felt that the Jonas Brothers organized an experience where nostalgia met symphony.