Joe Jonas chatted with Delaware Online about his upcoming show with Kevin and flopping young stars. How did you navigate through the TMZ/ tabloid world filled with iPhones? It’s out of your control. You just have to accept it and realize people will say what they want to say. There are going to be people who feel 10-foot tall behind a computer somewhere in the world.
Lionel Ritchie had a great quote about his daughter [Nicole] in her party days, saying something like, ‘If people could see what I was up to at her age, they would think what she is doing now is nothing.’ For the most part things are blown out of proportion, but there are a few out there who make choices that are pretty terrible regardless of when they made them.
Is this new event with your brother a situation where where you two go to Nick and ask him if he wants to do it if he’s not busy? Nick’s busy right now shooting a new TV show, but it kind of actually makes it more fun for comedic reasons. It will be interesting. We’ve come up with a few fun little schticks for the show.
Is that because after you broke up everyone is wondering what the relationship is like and whether you two still buddies with him? You’ll be playing with all the rumors and innuendo? Yeah. It’s a bit of a different situation for us. Being a family in a band makes it a little bit easier.
It can make it a little bit more difficult, I guess, to be cool with each other. But we’re actually really happy for each other. After 10 years of doing something together, eventually it’s going to get to you. We’re thrilled now that we all have our individual separate careers that we’re focusing on.
For this ‘Off the Record’ show, do you and Kevin sit down and hash out some fun memories and stories to tell or are you just going to go up there and let it fly? A lot of it is going to be improvised, but we did get together to game plan this. I met a fan out on the street yesterday and she asked me what to expect.
She asked if she was going to cry during it. It told her, ‘I hope not unless you’re crying from laughter.’ That’s our goal. We’re not trying to make this too heartfelt like we are talking things out or anything like that.
When you got up with Kevin to talk about this tour, did any stories pop out that you thought we definitely have to include this in the show? We have a lot of stuff we can talk about. We want to show pictures, break it down and talk about what we were thinking, whether it’s funny or serious.
Are these three dates it or are you going to see how these go and maybe do it want to do it on a bigger scale? We both have quite a bit of stuff going on and this is something that just kind of happened on the side of everything else. This is not necessarily something that we’ve decided we are doing from now on, but if people want more, then maybe we’ll try to do some different cities.
I know there have been plenty of screaming fans at Jonas Brothers shows over the years. Do you think you’ll be able to have a normal conversation with your fans at these shows? The first show will be a tell tale sign of what it’s going to be like, but I think it will go over smoothly. I think people know what to expect, it’s not a concert.