The Jonas Brothers kicked off the O Music Awards on Wednesday night (June 19), with a special unplugged set for fans watching live at home — and in the audience. Screaming fans welcomed the trio to the Times Square stage for their three-song set, which sparked the start of the MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO-hosted “Live Music Day.” That is 24 consecutive hours of great music from 50 great bands.
The Jonases sprinkled their show with an oldie-but-goodie and shared their excitement for the trio’s upcoming summer tour. Their position on the lineup was a “huge honor,” Kevin told MTV News just hours before they took the stage playing “Pom Poms” as their opener. The single sounded even more bluesy as Kevin and Nick slowed it down on acoustic guitars.
And although their next single, “First Time,” isn’t out officially until June 25, their loyal fans sang along to every word and got especially loud during the “ohh” part of the tune. That could help explain why “Team Jonas” is nominated in the O Music Awards’ Best Fan Army category.
“Our fans are the best,” Nick, the youngest JoBro, said between songs. The brothers also shared they were “happy to be here at this amazing award show” and to be nominated.
Middle brother Joe, rocking his short new haircut, got fans even more excited when he mentioned the tour. “It’s about freakin’ time. We can’t wait,” he said. Rehearsals begin in three to four weeks, and Joe jokingly said he would let everyone know the location so they could come hang out.
The Best Instagram Artist winner then went on to make a special dedication to someone in the room — though it wasn’t who you might have guessed. It turns out “Lovebug,” off their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, was dedicated to Pearl … a goat. Still, during the final moments of the song, fans seemed to have butterflies as they giggled and clapped for the brothers.
Stay tuned for another brother/band trio, Hanson, who are set to perform at the O Music Awards tonight. Who knows, the Jonas Brothers may even cross paths with the Hanson brothers! Kevin told MTV News earlier,”I have not personally met all three of them. I would love to take a picture with the three of us and the three of them finally. We’ve never been able to do that. I think it’d be cool.”