Excitement filled the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati as fans anxiously awaited seeing The Jonas Brothers perform live after their Happiness Begins tour ended in late February 2020.
To pump up the crowd, their first opener, Jordan McGraw, and his band performed his pop/rock set. His set included a lot of audience interaction, which notably helped get the crowd pumped up on this rainy Tuesday night.
Kelsea Ballerini and her band performed next, truly livening up the audience in their long-awaited quest for the brothers. She opened with her hit single, “Miss Me More,” and she proceeded to excite the crowd with her other hits such as, “Dibs,” “Peter Pan,” “Yeah Boy” and her newest releases, “Half of My Hometown” and “I Quit Drinking.”
The audience adored Ballerini because of her beautiful vocals and bubbly personality. Halfway through her set, she shared a video she had made herself as an audition for a Jonas Brothers Meet and Greet back in 2008. This video was the icing on the cake for making her performance memorable and her fans go wild.
Now the moment all of the fans had been waiting for: The Brothers. Kevin, Joe and Nick began the “Remember This Tour” with a background video talking about their most memorable moments and what it means to live in the moment and then later reminisce on the good times. They made small videos that were integrated throughout the show talking about each of their first musical memories.
After the video ended, the brothers opened with their hit song the tour is named after, “Remember This.” The crowd went absolutely wild in anticipation for what else was in store for the night. The band proceeded the concert playing some of their other hit songs from the past year and a half including, “Only Human,” “Leave Before You Love Me,” “Lonely,” “What A Man Gotta Do” and even their two newest tracks: “Who’s In Your Head?” and “Mercy”.
The brothers also took time throughout the night to perform some of their solo work. The brothers performed Joe Jonas’ band’s hits, “Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush.” Not only was hearing DNCE’s hits a treat enough, but the brothers also surprised the audience by having JinJoo Lee, DNCE’s guitarist, perform these songs with them as well as play backup guitar for the rest of their set.
After performing another few songs, they did a Jonas Brothers rendition of Nick Jonas’ solo work by performing “Jealous” and “Close,” with Kelsea Ballerini making her second appearance of the night by singing the female vocals in the latter.
Memorable moments of the night include when the brothers took time to thank the audience for being there for them. After thanking them, they opened up the back of their piano which included a full bar inside then raised a toast to the crowd. To finish the toast they sang a very intimate and unplugged version of “When You Look Me In The Eyes” to the crowd.
Another unforgettable moment of the night was when the band performed “Burnin’ Up.” Any fan of the Jonas Brothers know that Nick’s solo of the lyrics “red dress” are somewhat of a meme now to the internet community. When this part came up in the song, instead of singing it, he grabbed someone’s sign from the front row that had read “red dress” on it in all block letters. The crowd roared in laughter.
All of the performances were iconic with the brothers performing a balanced mix of their older music as well as songs released after the band got back together in 2019.
The fans seeing this tour will definitely remember it. Throughout the night the crowd was completely engaged and happy watching the brothers do what they love most. The simplistic choreography, stylish clothes and synchronized guitar solos were just part of the long list of amazing parts of this concert. Overall, the charm, humor and not to mention the talent of the band made the night a success.