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The Jonas Brothers went on Good Morning America to talk about their break this morning. “I think it was time,” said Kevin Jonas. “And for us it took us a while to get there, but we think it is time that the Jonas Brothers came to an end.”
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It is almost certainly right. The Jo Bros have not been a real commercial force since sometime around 2009, and the rise of Justin Bieber and One Direction fact tremendously irrelevant to all but the most diehard fans.
Already in 2008, sold out arenas across the country in the second but last summer they were struggling to fill amphitheaters. A show last July in Toronto Molson Amphitheatre (capacity 16,000) sold just 6,000 seats, and many of those people got the discounted tickets through Groupon.
I’m sure the inevitable angry commenters in this article will not agree, but the Jonas Brothers were spiraling to the fair circuit and club status.
The singles from his (supposedly) new album V could not do much of anything, and the media do not pay any attention to the rumors began swirling that they were separating.
With ticket sales and album quickly disappearing, the Jonas Brothers are facing some tough decisions. They could continue playing a rapidly diminishing public and deal with any kind of situation of the Backstreet Boys, or could pull a fall out Boy and quits.
They went for the latter option, and for the first time in ages that were trending on Twitter and get inundated with media requests. What group is on Good Morning America days after breaking? That’s not usually how these things go down, unless it is part of a larger plan.
Once the group stops scoring successes, his best chance of continued success is to capitalize on the nostalgia. But nostalgia is a funny thing. It takes time to grow, and the growth rate is very different for the group – and develops much slower when the group refuses to go away.
‘(Super Short) N Sync reunion at the VMA’s was greeted by hysterical tweets earlier this year shouting, but the Backstreet Boys probably would have won only one part of the answer.
This is because the Backstreet Boys have finalized the old hits on the oldies circuit for years, while ‘ N Sync has been inactive. As each year went, the nostalgic factor grew. They could easily do a concert tour, and that probably would be the case even if Justin Timberlake had not become a superstar solo.
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The Jonas Brothers “musical differences “are declared, but if their recent singles had topped the charts imagine these differences could suddenly evaporate. This move opens the way for their inevitable reunion tour. Just have to wait for preteens 2007 start feeling nostalgic.
There will probably be sometime around 2020, but the odds are high that they will not be able to wait that long. Fall Out Boy have trigger fingers after only four years out of the spotlight,
but it is impossible to say how well the whole thing would have made had not released a new single murderer with “My songs know what you did in the dark ( light em Up ) . “ Jonas Brothers had very few songs that appealed to anyone over fourteen years,
so you have to really bring the goods if they want to be back on stage at any time before the 2020s.
Either way you slice it, a break was the best of the very bad choices at this point. (Let the flood of angry comments from fans of the Jonas Brothers start!)