LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Live Nation the world's largest live music company known for its global tours with such pop culture icons as Madonna, The Rolling Stones and The Police, to name a few, has inked a long term worldwide touring deal with the platinum selling music phenomenon, Jonas Brothers. The deal, the first of its kind for an emerging act, is expected to play more than 140 theatres and arenas around the world during the span of the agreement.
The first wave of tour dates, which kicks off the aptly named "Look Me In The Eyes" tour for Jonas Brothers' new single "When You Look Me In The Eyes," will embark in Tucson, Arizona January 31. The announcement comes on the heels of a wildly successful year for Jonas Brothers, which included their first platinum album and their special guest appearance on the sold out "Best of Both Worlds" arena tour, massive internet and top 40 radio exposure, and countless TV appearances and magazine covers. Billboard magazine also named the group the pop tour break out pick for 2008.
"This band creates pandemonium wherever they go. They sell out dates instantly and always leave their loyal fans wanting more. We couldn't be more thrilled to be partners with them on their journey to superstardom," said Live Nation's Bruce Kapp.
Tickets for the dates announced today will go on sale beginning on Saturday, January 12th and can be purchased at www.livenation.com
"The Jonas Brothers are without a doubt one of the most promising young touring bands working today," said Live Nation's Brad Wavra. "Over the next two years we will work alongside the band, management, and their record label to grow Jonas Brothers' fan base and establish them as one of the most successful touring bands in music."
"The level of commitment and passion that everyone at Live Nation has shown for our band has been inspiring," said Jonas Brothers. "Together we are going to bring our show to millions of our fans around the world. We couldn't be more excited about our future together."
Jonas Brothers' self-titled Hollywood Records album was largely written by the brothers themselves, and debuted at # 5 on the Billboard Top 200. Their single "S.O.S." shot straight to the top of iTunes and the video straight into MTV's TRL Countdown. Jonas Brothers' CD was the first to be released in the CD-VU+ format, a 100% recyclable multi-media format. Jonas Brothers have already started work on their new album while on tour for a July 2008 release. Listed below are the first tour dates on sale Saturday, January 12:
Jan 31 Tucson, AZ TCC Music Hall
Feb 1 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood
Feb 2 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
Feb 5 Everett, WA Everett Events Center
Feb 6 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Feb 8 Salt Lake City, UT E-Center
Feb 11 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theater
Feb 12 San Antonio, TX San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo ***More dates to be announced soon.