Nick Jonas And The Administration To Be House Band At Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

Group will perform mix of originals and covers during awards show airing on VH1 on January 15.

Smack in the middle of their tour , Nick Jonas and the Administration will play the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in January. The group will be the house band for the night, VH1 announced, performing a mix of their own songs and covers in between awards and as the show comes in and out from commercial breaks.

The show, hosted by [movieperson id="254888"]Kristin Chenoweth[/movieperson], will air on January 15 on VH1 at 9 p.m. “We could not be more excited to have Nick Jonas and the Administration on our stage at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards,” VH1 president Tom Calderone said in a statement. “We pride ourselves at VH1 on presenting high-energy performances by top artists during our live events. Nick and his band will certainly continue that tradition, revealing another side of Nick that his fans haven’t seen yet.”

The Critics’ Choice Awards honor films from the past year. The 2009 nominees, which were announced on Monday, include “Avatar,” “An Education,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Nine” and “Up in the Air.”

Recently Nick and the band performed at the Grammy Nominations concert, which he described for MTV News . “It definitely was different,” Nick said of performing without brothers Joe and Kevin. “But I think going into it, knowing they were supportive made it all right.”

As for his January tour , Nick said he’s not sure if he’ll have any special guests on the road with him. “I think that this show is all about me expressing myself,” Nick said. “So, as far as special guests go, I think we might keep it me and the Administration. I’m up for whatever, but we’ll have to see what happens.”