Review of the Jonas Brothers concert (Happiness Begins Tour) on February 22, 2020, AccorHotels Arena, Paris, by Florentine Pautet

Ten years. This is the time it took for Jonas Brothers before returning to France. And this time, it is in a very full Bercy that the brothers perform. Highly anticipated (and it’s a tautology), a new album released last year serving as a comeback, they don’t have much to do to win over their audience.

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So it’s 9:30 p.m. when the lights go out. The fans are already boiling and screaming before the trio even show up. On an elevated basket, the group arrives with firecrackers in the background, and begin “Rollercoaster”, a title from their latest album, “Happiness Begins”. The atmosphere then rises exponentially when the Jonas Brothers start the intro of “SOS”, real hit of the year 2007, and probably the track that made them known to the general public. The complicity of the three brothers is felt more on stage, between little looks, smiles and high fives.

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Then, there are three other titles from the last opus which follow one another (“Cool”, “Only Human” and “Strangers”), before leaving in 2007 with “That’s Just The Way We Roll” and its catchy riff. Nick Jonas, the youngest, settles later on the piano and plays the very beautiful ballad “Fly With Me”. On the sound side, nothing to complain about, everything is impeccable. It must be said that the Americans saw things in a big way, and on stage, we can see two drummers, a chorister, a keyboardist and several guitarists / bassists in addition. “What A Man Gotta Do”, Jonas’ latest single, is much more powerful live and we notice that the natives of New Jersey have not lost their luster during all these years.

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Then comes the moment of tributes to solo projects. The group descends from the stage and approaches the back of the room, on a small stage provided for the occasion. Joe Jonas then sings “I Gotta Find You”, taken from the film “Camp Rock”, in which the Jonas Brothers are the main heroes. A unique moment, where the whole crowd sings in chorus with the brothers. It is then Nick’s turn to sing one of his personal songs, “Jaleous”. Then, inflatable men appear for “Cake By The Ocean”, by the group DCED of which Joe Jonas was a part.

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It is then to Kevin Jonas to have his moment of grace, and we see him on the giant screen with his two daughters. He then joins Nick and Joe near the piano to play the very pretty “When You Look Me In The Eyes”. For this song, the fans had planned to light up the room with the flashes of their phones in red. A moment of incredible communion and where emotion is in order. The band then continues, but this time stronger, with a mix of many of their energetic hits: “Mandy”, “Paranoid”, “Got Me Goin’ Crazy”, “Hold On”, “Tonight”… All of their albums have pretty much their own tributes, much to the delight of fans, especially veterans.

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After a cover of “Year 3000” by Busted, one of the biggest hits of the Jonas Brothers (2007), it’s already time for an encore. And it is with a fiery scene that the group returns to play the famous “Burnin’ Up”, pyrotechnics in the background. The pit is in a trance, and literally sings all the lyrics. Then, it is with the single “Sucker” that the three brothers will leave, and will end their Parisian stage of the “Happiness Begins Tour” brilliantly. After all these years of absence, we can say that the return of the Jonas Brothers was one of the best events of the last 2 years. Still just as fascinating live, with impeccable stage acting and gifted musicians, the American group did not miss their return to the front of the stage. The fans leave won over, and we can’t wait to see him live.

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Review of the Jonas Brothers concert (Happiness Begins Tour) on February 22, 2020, AccorHotels Arena, Paris, by Florentine Pautet

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