Future Now. That is a very bold statement when you’ve got more than an easy 15 years to gain Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Status. Yet, With the Future Now tour staring Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, I must say, they took quite an approach to deliver something that maybe we all need to tune into. After Mike Posner’s amazing opening set. It was time to really get the show going. A big clock would project onto the main stage curtain to count it down.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…
There’s levels to your love and I keep on climbing up!
That’s right ladies and gents, it was Nick Jonas approaching the stage. In the weeks leading up to the show, I was kind of hoping I could get an in person view of what Bear Grylls saw on Running Wild. Sadly, there was no moments that could cause that kind of hysteria. Yet, as maybe one of the oldest “fans” inside the arena (seriously, you could cut the pre-teen hormonal tension in there with a knife!) you truly got a taste of what kind of artist Nick Jonas is without his brothers by his side. Boy, has he grown since those years.
Within this past year we’ve seen a maturing of the former child star into one superstar. Throughout the Jonas segment, Nick didn’t rely on theatrics like many artists would today but the power of his own song. This would become quite a recurring theme during the night.
Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of Nick’s latest album. Even for me, who is a little apprehensive of the maturing sound got something positive out of it. I saw a showman in his prime. He hit every emotion that makes a concert complete. He ripped you in two with his heartbreaking ‘Chainsaw’, he brought you to your feet to dance with ‘Levels’, even showed us that he can make it a little intimate when he hit the piano with Demi on her spine tingling vocal ‘Stone Cold.’
The only downside of the night was that the stage was quite small for a show that contained so much talent. Yet, that did not hinder Nick. The way he worked the stage it felt like the room was smaller. The show became intimate. It was easy to become lost in the best way.
The Future Now Tour tour was nothing more than two friends who are bound to change the vision of popular music for the better. They just took a step back and showed the power of music. If I only had one hope out of this entire endeavor, these two need to cut a duets album – stat.