Dec 4, 2007

Hit band Jonas Brothers may play a concert at LU

by Jenni Thurman

Teen sensations the Jonas Brothers may be playing a concert at Liberty in the near future. The three brothers, Kevin, 20, Joe, 18, and     Nick, 15, are currently on tour with Miley Cyrus of the popular Disney Channel television show “Hannah Montana.”
    The 54-date Best of Both Worlds Tour sold out within minutes, presenting a dilemma for Becki Falwell, whose daughter Caroline, 7, is a huge fan of Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.
    “I asked Charles Billingsley if he knew anyone who could get us tickets,” Becki said.
    Luckily, Billingsley just happened to know Kevin Jonas, the boys’ father, who was a pastor in New Jersey before he began traveling on tour with his sons. Billingsley was able to obtain six tickets and backstage passes for the Falwell family to see the concert in Greensboro, N.C. on Nov. 25.
    Coincidentally, the Jonas Brother’s bus driver attended Liberty University in 1984 with Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. According to Becki, Jerry spoke with the Jonas Brothers’ father, who said the boys “would love to play at LU.”
    “Normally, we only have groups who play Christian music, but these guys are all strong Christians who play pop music,” Becki said.     “We are considering it.”
    Chris Misiano, director of campus programming, is currently working on scheduling a concert date at Liberty in the spring or next fall, according to Falwell Jr.
    The Jonas Brothers’ self-titled second album reached number five on the Billboard Top 200 within a week of its date. They recently performed their single “S.O.S.” at the American Music Awards and appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Contact Jenni Thurman at jthurman@liberty.edu.


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