Demi Lovato Enlists Nick Jonas as Musical and Creative Director for Tour
By Annie Reuter
Just because the Jonas Brothers have broken up doesn’t mean they’ve stepped away from music on an individual basis. Today (Feb. 4) Rolling Stone revealed that Nick Jonas has accepted a new day job of sorts: the musical and creative director for Demi Lovato‘s upcoming Neon Lights Tour.
“I’m overseeing video content, wardrobe, lighting and staging,” he said. “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.”
Jonas said that he began working on the tour months ago, just around the same time the Jonas Brothers announced their split.
“Demi and I have the same manager,” Jonas said. “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.”
In an interview with Radio.com in December, Nick explained that there were no hard feelings between the brothers after the split.
“I think we’re all in a good place,” he said. “We know we made the decision as a group and now we’re each excited about our own opportunities and what can happen there and prioritizing being brothers first. And it’s a little scary, and a little sad, but more than anything it’s a nice next step we’re focused on.”
After helping Lovato’s tour, Nick Jonas will return the focus on his upcoming solo album.
“Some of it is done and ready to be released,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of things in the pipeline right now and I’m waiting to release some news about my music and my next steps. It isn’t quite locked in yet, but I have started making some music and now it’s all about lining up the pieces.”
Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour kicks off Feb. 9 in Vancouver.