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With new music, Jonas Brothers reunite and return to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 31

With new music, Jonas Brothers reunite and return to Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 31
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From a press release:

Today, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Jonas Brothers announced the details of their 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests and fellow pop stars Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. This coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the powerhouse trio’s highly anticipated comeback album, “Happiness Begins.”

Produced by Live Nation, the Happiness Begins Tour Presented by American Airlines and Mastercard kicks off Aug. 7 in Miami, Florida and will make stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas, and more before wrapping on Oct. 20 in Los Angeles, California at the Hollywood Bowl. It will come to Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

This marks the first headlining tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.

Tickets for the Hershey concert, which start at $35 (processing fees apply), go on sale next Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

American Airlines AAdvantage Mastercard credit card holders will be among the first to have access to tickets through an exclusive pre-sale beginning on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Cardholders will also have the chance to purchase the ultimate Jonas Brothers experience, from the best seats in the house to early access and exclusive premiums.

“We’re so excited to announce this tour and get in front of our fans again! To kick things off, we’ve partnered with American Airlines and Mastercard to offer their cardholders special access and experiences throughout our tour. We can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned!” the Jonas Brothers said.

The Jonas Brothers have also partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to ensure tickets get in to the hands of their fans, not scalpers or bots. Fans can register now through Monday, May 6 at 10 p.m. at verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com for the Verified Fan pre-sale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, May 9 at 10 p.m.

Jonas Brothers VIP packages will be available and sold exclusively through Host VIP.

The “Happiness Begins” pre-order will include instant grat downloads of the band’s latest hit singles “Sucker” and “Cool,” produced by Ryan Tedder, Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic. The third instant grat, titled “Only Human” and produced by Grammy-winning producer Shellback, will follow. Not only will this be the group’s first album since 2009, but it stands out as one of 2019’s most anticipated records.

These announcements set the stage for the boys to light up the Billboard Music Awards tonight on NBC with what promises to be a blockbuster performance. The band is expected to perform their first No. 1 hit on Top 40 radio “Sucker,” which has just clenched its second consecutive week at No. 1. Next up, they will appear on “Saturday Night Live” on May 11.

“Sucker” now exceeds 445 million global streams to date. During release week, it clinched No. 1 on Apple Music, No. 1 on Spotify, and No. 1 on iTunes in North America. Globally, it reached No. 1 on Apple Music, No. 1 on YouTube, No. 1 on Twitter, and No. 2 on Spotify, as well as the No. 1 streaming song and No. 1 digital song. The rollout of “Sucker” marked the first time a band debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this century. Continuing the runaway success, “Cool” has notched 70 million global streams and soared to No. 1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Music Videos Chart.

The road to new music for Joe, Kevin, and Nick Jonas began more than a year ago, with discussions about what form a reunion might take. But before those discussions could get too far, some healing was necessary. The New Jersey natives announced a split in 2013 after four studio albums, two Disney TV movies, two seasons of a TV series, and nonstop touring that made them into a phenomenon that, more often than not, drowned out the music itself. But though all three agree good things have come from the split, there were still a lot of feelings to work through.

“We were having conversations we’d never really had,” Joe said. Nick added, “We did a lot of healing as a family – healing that was long overdue.”

All three brothers are quick to say that from the moment they picked up some acoustic guitars and sang together again, a feeling they’d missed for far too long instantly returned. “That’s when everything became clear to us: how we were going to write songs and what they were going to be about,” Kevin said.

“When I’m next to my brothers again, even just in a living room playing old songs, I can’t express the happiness it brings me,” Joe continued. “I get emotional. Sometimes I want to laugh, sometimes I want to cry. There’s a joy that it brings.”

“I think our fans will be surprised by how much joy we’re bringing this time around,” Nick said. “We don’t want take ourselves too seriously. We really want to have as much fun as we hope they have. We want that to reflect through our music. There is so much negativity in the world today that I feel like if you have the opportunity to bottle up some happiness, that’s an honor and privilege. That’s what we want to do.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on May 10. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.