Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The Jonas Brothers have launched an online fan club, Team Jonas, to let fans purchase concert tickets before they are made available to the general public. The three brothers, Joseph, Nicholas, and Kevin, are best known for their Christian teen pop vocals. Their self-titled album, "Jonas Brothers", went platinum with songs like "SOS" and "When You Look Me in the Eyes" among the most popular.
The Jonas Brothers Fan Club has already begun offering presales of tickets to their Summer 2008 tour, which is called "Burning Up", for club members. Each member gets a code that they can use to redeem 4 tickets.
Their fame has already inflated their ego sufficiently that the privilege of joining their fan club is anywhere from $34.99 to $59.99 depending on what kind of membership you want.
Is listening to their music in person worth the expense of a club membership? Maybe for tweens. A review of the Jonas Brothers' album "It's About Time" says:
Nicholas Jonas still has an incredible voice that has plenty of room to grow, but in many areas of the album, it clashes with his brothers. When you add that to lyrics that are shallow and music that can't decide if it wants to be bubblegum pop or pop/punk, you don't get much that will appeal to anyone beyond the pre-tween crowd - no matter how "hot" the 6th graders think Nick is.
I don't know why the label decided to scrap Nick's solo album in favor of this, but I think it was a bad move.