Radio Disney will present an exclusive interview special, "Nick Jonas & The Administration, Total Access Weekend," with guest hosts Kevin and Joe Jonas interviewing their brother, Nick Jonas, regarding his new side project, upcoming Hollywood Records album "Who I Am," his concert tour and future plans for the Jonas Brothers. The special will air in eight segments SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 (5:00 p.m., ET/2:00 p.m., PT), followed by the premiere single "Who I Am."
The interview, recorded earlier this week, includes Nick’s comments on his inspiration for the new project. He said: "I’m kind of modeling it after Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. It’s kind of the look we were going for stylistically on the album cover and just the project in general… He (Springsteen) pours so much passion and emotion into all of his songs every night, and I hope I can capture that too."
Nick Jonas & The Administration’s upcoming concert tour, set in mid-size venues for a more intimate experience, begins January 2 at The House of Blues in Dallas, Texas, and winds up January 30 at Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, California. Regarding the tour, Nick said: "This show will definitely be more about the music… I have three buses and one truck, instead of 17." Tickets are on sale now on LiveNation.com. More details are available at www.nickjonasandtheadministration.com.
Regarding his first live stage performance with The Administration recently, Nick told his brothers: "It made me feel a lot more comfortable looking out there and seeing you guys … in the audience." Joe replied, "I’m going to come to a show, or eight of them." Kevin added, "I’m going to make a homemade t-shirt that says ‘Nick Jonas Be My Brother!’"
On the topic of inspiration for his new songs, Nick said: "I try to paint pictures and tell stories from personal experience … or just observation and … relating it to whatever I’m talking about in the song. I think the prime example of that is ‘Who I Am.’ In the verses where it sounds like I may be talking about losing a relationship or a girl … I’m actually talking about myself and … saying, ‘Look there’s a disconnect. What happened? I’ve changed. I want someone to love me for Who I Am.’"
Commenting on the decision to do a side project, Nick said: "We’ve [Kevin, Joe and Nick] had long, honest conversations about it, and the truth is that this project and the Jonas Brothers can co-exist … Come mid-February, we’re going to be back in production with the TV show and we’ll be working on plans for another [Jonas Brothers] world tour next summer."
The album "Who I Am" will be released February 2 on Hollywood Records. Nick’s band, The Administration, is made up of some of the world’s most accomplished musicians: John Fields on bass, Michael Bland on drums, Tommy Barbarella on keyboards (the latter two played in the New Power Generation). Guitarist David Ryan Harris played on the album and another former NPG member, guitarist Sonny Thompson, will join Nick & The Administration on tour.
Season two of "JONAS" is scheduled to begin production in Hollywood in February for debut in mid-2010 on Disney Channel. For all of 2009, "JONAS" is #8 among all TV series in Kids 6-11 and #7 on cable TV among Tweens. In its first season, the series also won a Teen Choice Award in the Choice TV Breakout Series category.
Source: Radio Disney
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