Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are taking their friendship to a new level. It has been confirmed that Nick will serve as musical and creative director of Demi’s upcoming Neon Lights tour.
The Jonas Brother was the first to break the big news.
“I’m overseeing video content, wardrobe, lighting and staging,” he told Rolling Stone. “And then I’m extending into the musical side of things, which includes creating the arrangements for the songs. I’m building what Demi wanted, which is a show without stops and starts.”
Nick added that he began work on Demi’s tour around the time the Jonas Brothers split, and since they share a manager, things went smoothly.
“I was immediately excited when I was offered the position. The relationship that Demi and I had over eight years really gives me the insight into how to best communicate with her and her team.”
He added: “I’ve been in rehearsals with the band for the last two weeks. The biggest challenge has been just trying to rethink some of the music and see how we could compliment it with lights and video. I sat down with the band and said to them, ‘You need to step into this like it’s a new gig. None of these arrangements are going to sound like the originals, so you need to have an open mind.’”
The Neon Lights tour kicks off February 9 in Vancouver and ends March 30 in Indianapolis (see full tour dates), but don’t expect Nick to be at ever show. “I’ll get the tour up and running, make sure it’s running smoothly, and then check in every few weeks.”
Are you excited to see how Nick Jonas does as creative and musical director of Demi Lovato’s tour?
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