Singer/songwriter Nick Jonas will stop in Conway, Ark. April 22 during his self-titled tour. Nick Jonas, member of The Jonas Brothers, spent much of his early adulthood working on his solo career, after him and the band stopped performing together and confirmed their decision to split in 2013.
The tour, beginning April 10, is Nick Jonas’ second solo tour in the U.S. since becoming a successful solo artist. His third solo album, “Last Year Was Complicated,” became a multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated album in 2014 which included two hit singles, “Jealous” and “Chains,” that swiftly topped the U.S. charts at No.1.
In their teens, the Jonas Brothers gained fame for their music and appearances in Disney Channel movies such as the “Camp Rock” trilogy and their own television show, “Jonas L.A.” It was during that era that many current college students, also in their teens at the time, were big fans of the trio.
In a 2016 interview with Huffington Post, the eldest “Jo Bro,” Kevin Jonas, discussed the strain that was put on him and his brothers as a family unit because they were never able to get a break from one another. After the split, the brothers were allowed more freedom in their career paths to pursue their individual goals.
The split came in a time of realizing they were “different people” from when they began their careers together. The brothers’ relationship is “much better, stronger” since they have matured in their own careers according to Kevin Jonas.
Students have continued to express their excitement for the concert since it was announced in late March. For freshman Alli Morris, Nick Jonas has always been her favorite Jonas brother as a single artist, although she is still upset the trio broke up.
Morris’ favorite song by Jonas is “Bacon,” and she, along with a few other friends, purchased tickets as soon as they were open to the public for purchase.
Freshman Jaycie Fowlkes has also been a Nick Jonas fan since the beginning. Fowlkes described The Jonas Brothers’ split as tragic.
“Seeing them in concert in fifth grade was possibly the greatest highlight of my life,” Fowlkes said. “Nick is and always has been incredibly talented, beautiful and just the best, and I am absolutely pumped to see him in concert again.”
Jonas is set to perform on Sunday, April 22 at the University of Central Arkansas Farris Center. Tickets for the show are on sale for $25 and can be purchased at uca.edu/tickets or by calling 501-450-3265.