Former Disney stars turned superstars in their own rights, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, are touring together for the first time on the "Future Now" tour. Before they hit the road, we chat with the duo about what it's like to work together as both artists and old friends.
1. Jay-Z and J.T.
Inspired by Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s 2013 stadium tour, Lovato and Jonas will weave their sets together, sharing moments on stage. “I thought it was really awesome how they came in and out of each other’s sets so we’re going to something similar to that," says the Lovato. Jonas adds, “[The show] seamlessly goes into Demi’s [set] and then mine, [then] together.”
Without his brothers by his side, Jonas says he dishes more of himself than ever on his new album “Last Year Was Complicated.” He credits Lovato for “encouraging me to really open up about some things that happened in my life that I think will help people get even more connected to me.” “ Nick has been so honest with his music. I’m really proud of him,” she says.
3. Why they canceled their N.C. dates
Jonas says their decision to cancel shows in North Carolina was to protest the state’s HB2 law. The singer compared it to Hamilton”’s Lin-Manuel Miranda penning an op-ed urging for legislation outlawing ticket price gouging. He says, “I think that anytime you are given a platform and whatever you say can effect positive change, then there is a certain responsibility to speak up. I have a lot of respect for [Manuel] for pushing for legislative change and going ahead with that.”
If you go:
July 20 at 7 p.m.
100 Legends Way
$24.45 - $95.45 , 800-745-3000
New York City
July 8 at 7 p.m.
620 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn
$39.95 - $125.95, 800-745-3000
July 14 at 7 p.m.
1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ
$29.95 - $89.95, 856-365-1300