BURBANK, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Nick Jonas & The Administration announced tour dates for their upcoming tour. The dates kick off January 2, 2010 in Dallas at House of Blues and wind up January 30 in Berkeley, CA at Zellerbach Auditorium. 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.
Earlier this year, Nick flew to Nashville's Blackbird Studios with 3 years worth of song ideas not quite right for the Jonas Brothers, and recorded his side project, Who I Am. He enlisted producer John Fields, and they quickly pulled together an "A-Team" of musicians, which they gave the moniker "The Administration." The Administration is made up of some of the world's most accomplished musicians. John Fields plays bass, and he's joined by drummer Michael Bland and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, both of whom played in the New Power Generation. Though guitarist David Ryan Harris played on the album, another former NPG member, Sonny Thompson will join Nick & The Administration on tour. Fans can catch a glimpse of their dynamic performance on the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Special airing Wednesday, December 2 on CBS at 9PM.
The tour will feature the songs from Nick Jonas & The Administration's Who I Am as well as some surprise cover songs and a handful of Jonas Brothers songs that are personal to Nick. Says Nick Jonas, "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."
S-Curve recording artist Diane Birch will be the featured special guest (www.dianebirch.com).
Diane's critically acclaimed debut album, 'Bible Belt' is in stores now.
January 2 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
January 4 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
January 6 – Washington, DC – Warner Theater
January 7 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
January 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
January 12 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
January 16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
January 17 – Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theater
January 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
January 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
January 21 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
January 23 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
January 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
January 30 – Berkeley, CA – Zellerbach Auditorium
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers