AceShowbiz - Nick Jonas and his side project The Administration will be touring beginning January 2, 2010 at House of Blues in Dallas. The youngest member of the Jonas Brothers will continue traveling across U.S. with his new band until January 30 at Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, CA.
"The shows will be intimate in their setting, reflecting the more raw and powerful feel of their upcoming album, 'Who I Am', which is due out February 2 on Hollywood Records," it was announced. Tickets for the gig are set to go on sale starting this coming Saturday, December 5. Serving as a special guest will be Diane Birch.
Nick will treat concertgoers with new songs from the forthcoming effort as well as some surprise cover songs and renditions of Jonas Brothers' tracks that are personal to him. "With this tour we're going to try to accomplish the same thing we did in the studio. That's capturing some heart and soul in the music, and having fun doing it," Nick said.
Nick Jonas and The Administration are comprised of Nick on vocals, John Field on bass, Michael Bland on drum and Tommy Barbarella on keyboard. Though guitarist David Ryan Harris played on the album, Sonny Thompson will join Nick & The Administration on tour. This musical project is begun earlier this year when Nick flew to Nashville's Blackbird Studios with 3 years worth of song ideas not quite right for the Jonas Brothers.
"It's a cross between my roots in R&B and soul with a kind of rock/pop music behind it," Nick previously said of the materials. "It's a very organic record. We weren't really thinking about format or whether a song was going to sound like a hit or not."
Before hitting the road next year, Nick and the band are going to rock "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" on December 2 at Los Angeles' Club Nokia alongside Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell and Sugarland. Their first on-stage performance will be introduced by Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas.
Nick Jonas and The Administration's tour dates: