Nick Jonas is headed East this October. The singer, who just dropped a new single, has been busy helping Demi Lovato promote her latest release. But he’s apparently had his team scheming in the background, as Nick’s been announced as a performer at a big festival half a world away. He’ll be in Dubai for Fiesta De Los Muertos, a day of the dead festival in the gleaming super city.
Nick is a more consistent and less anxious option than another R&B/pop singer who broke away from his boy band in search of success. One Direction quitter Zayn Malik has famously cancelled a big show in Dubai despite his family’s Middle Eastern roots. Zayn’s ongoing struggle with “extreme anxiety” has made it difficult for him to stick to his performing commitments.
That’s not the case for Joe Jonas and his band, DNCE. They performed at this festival in Dubai last year, but caught some virtual heat after Joe and guitarist JinJoo Lee shared pics featuring some local head gear in the dessert. Joe still recommended Dubai to Nick very highly.
“Joe told me it was one of his favorite shows,” Nick says. “He told me I should not miss this opportunity to come down to Dubai, see the fans and play for them. My friends who have been to Dubai have given me a list of places to visit.”
Nick hasn’t performed in Dubai as a solo artist ever. His last gig there was as a member of the Jonas Brothers in 2010.
(Photo credit: Nick Jonas VEVO YouTube account)