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  • -Jonas brothers are back.

  • Oh, my gosh, how exciting.

  • [ Cheering ]

  • "Happiness Begins."

  • I want to say it was almost 10 years ago to the day

  • that you guys -- -Really?

  • -We planned it all. -On our show, yeah.

  • -Specifically to come back here 10 years later.

  • -Yeah. That's what it was all about?

  • The whole thing? -No break-up.

  • -I mean, this is -- [ Laughter ]

  • A lot has happened since then. I mean, yeah.

  • I mean, you did -- you broke up.

  • You had solo careers.

  • Kevin, you had two kids. -I know. It's insane.

  • -I mean, a lot. -The best thing ever.

  • -They are. They change you.

  • It's the greatest thing. I mean, do they --

  • I mean, do they know who dad is? [ Laughter ]

  • Do they know who these guys are? [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -They definitely don't know who that guy is.

  • -Do you guys know who these guys are?

  • -No. [ Laughter ]

  • -I mean... -A real bad dream right now.

  • -Oh, gosh. -Anime characters, I think.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -What would you say to yourself, Nick,

  • if you had to talk to yourself back then?

  • What would you say to yourself?

  • -I would tell myself to find some scissors and cut that hair.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -I think it's a good look, man.

  • -Also, to, like, go in the sun.

  • We're extremely pale. [ Laughter ]

  • -You look very -- yeah. -That was during

  • the "Twilight" phase, so we're trying to fit in.

  • -Is it "Twilight"? [ Laughter ]

  • -Joe, can we even discuss this?

  • -I could put somebody's eye out with that hair right there.

  • -Yeah. What was that inspired by?

  • -Flat irons, mostly. [ Laughter ]

  • Actually, there's a band, Tokyo Hotel, from Germany,

  • that I love, and we met them recently again,

  • but I kind of just thought the lead singer just had it all.

  • And his hair was so straight and spiky.

  • And I was trying to emulate that.

  • I'm not sure why, but...

  • [ Laughs ] You did it.

  • You emulated it. You absolutely nailed it.

  • -Thank you. -I'm so happy.

  • I love the new album. -Thank you.

  • -Congrats on the great reviews. -Thank you, thank you.

  • -And all the singles have been fantastic so far.

  • "Happiness Begins."

  • Very kind of personal album, as well.

  • I mean, some of the songs on here,

  • you wrote, Kevin, "Come Back."

  • -Yeah, well, we wrote it together.

  • But that song, specifically, I think, meant a lot for --

  • in many different ways. You know, I think from the --

  • to the fans but as well from traveling for the first time

  • in a long time away from my family and the girls.

  • Like, that was a big deal, obviously.

  • And so -- -How old are your girls now?

  • -They're 5 and 2.

  • -So they don't know you as a Jonas Brother?

  • -They do now. [ Light laughter ]

  • But it was, you know, touch and go there for a minute.

  • They didn't really know who that was and all that stuff.

  • But they got to come to their first show the other day,

  • which was amazing. -Oh, really?

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I have a very cute clip of your daughter.

  • You talking to your daughter about you being --

  • Anyway, here's Kevin's 5-year-old daughter

  • being very excited about her dad as a Jonas Brother.

  • Take a look at this.

  • -I'm Alena, and this is my dad.

  • Should I say it? -Mm-hmm.

  • Yeah, you can say it. -[ Laughs ]

  • -This is one of the Jonas Brothers.

  • -What? Who let him in this house?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -"Who let him in this house?!" [ Cheers and applause ]

  • So cute. -They're so proud.

  • It's so awesome. And she did tell

  • her entire school that, you know, the Jonas Brothers

  • were coming back before the Jonas Brothers were.

  • -No! -Oh, yeah.

  • -She spoiled everything?

  • -We were trying to keep it a secret for basically a year.

  • We're making this documentary, making the album.

  • And we were like, "We got this is on lock.

  • No one's gonna tell." Kevin comes home and says,

  • "Guys, Alena told her whole class."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -She told the whole school, and it's out.

  • -Luckily, those 5-year-olds, tight-lipped.

  • -Yeah, they kept the secret for us.

  • -You gave me a little inside scoop, and I was like,

  • "All right, I'm just gonna cross my fingers."

  • -Oh, I did, yeah, yeah. -Appreciate that.

  • -It couldn't have been better. -What did you tell him?

  • -I told him that we were coming back.

  • -He told us the four of us were gonna release an album together.

  • -Wow! -I never got the phone call.

  • -"You told me a little scoop."

  • "I told him that the band's getting back together."

  • -Just a little scoop. It's a big scoop.

  • Yeah, he trusted me. -I forgot about that.

  • -But since then, you got married.

  • -Yes. -Is there pressure writing songs

  • about your wives? -No, it's the best.

  • I mean, we -- I think we looked a long time

  • for the kind of inspiration that we have,

  • whether it's kids or wives and fans.

  • Also, this journey we went on together

  • over the course a year and a half, two years,

  • making the film, coming back together.

  • It's all in there, but it's the best thing in the world

  • to be able to write a love letter to your wife

  • in the musical form. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -Yeah. It's incredible. -Yeah.

  • And, I mean, Sophie, we love her, as well.

  • But, yeah, you just -- [ Cheers and applause ]

  • You said to me that you got married to her

  • just so you could find "Game of Thrones" spoilers.

  • -Exactly. -That's good for you.

  • -Good move. -That's such a good move.

  • -Just trying to figure out if I could write a song

  • for the next season, and she'll tell me -- Oh.

  • -Oh. Oops. Spoiler alert right there, guys.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Wait. -Wait, wait. What?

  • -He's joke. -Yeah, he's just joking.

  • -My heart stopped. -Everyone in the room was like,

  • "Wait a second."

  • -Everyone's loving the new record,

  • but this is pretty funny.

  • There's one person out there that is not a fan of this.

  • -Who?

  • -Someone's getting apparently text messages?

  • -Oh! -Oh, yeah.

  • -So, explain what's happening right now.

  • This is your fault?

  • -I guess. -It's all your fault.

  • -So, basically, I changed my number.

  • -Yeah. -Maybe seven, eight months ago.

  • Some people got my number.

  • They were calling me all the time.

  • So, finally, I just changed it.

  • But I forgot to text a few people.

  • So when the album came out,

  • my brothers and I were all in a group text together,

  • but it was the old number.

  • So a few people that I had forgotten

  • to text the new number to.

  • So, this person somewhere in the world

  • is getting text messages congratulating them

  • on a new album. -From probably a lot of numbers.

  • -A lot of people. And the last one that we saw

  • in one of these group texts was really hostile.

  • So you should probably show it.

  • -The last one here says, "Congrats, dude.

  • The album is sick. Excited to watch you go."

  • This person says, "Stop texting this number!

  • You have the wrong number!

  • If you continue to text this number,

  • I am going to give it to the police!"

  • [ Laughter and applause ]

  • -So I just -- I love the idea that

  • there's someone in the country so mad that lots of people

  • are trolling them that they have a new album out.

  • -Yeah. -I would love to see

  • how that conversation would go with the police.

  • "People out here congratulating me!"

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -"Can you believe what's happening in this world?"

  • Congrats on that documentary, by the way, as well.

  • -Thank you. -I did not know about that,

  • and it is fantastic. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I loved it. And I just didn't really know

  • as much of the history as I thought about you guys.

  • Was that why you wanted to make one?

  • -Yeah. That was one of the reasons.

  • I think, you know, the whole idea

  • initially was just a documentary.

  • And then, from there, it kind of evolved to

  • wanting to do this again.

  • And it's all there in the doc. But it also shows, you know,

  • our childhood, our upbringing,

  • you know, both in church and then into

  • performing together and all that.

  • And it's a pretty in-depth look and, you know, has been

  • just phenomenal to see people writing and messaging us

  • about connecting family again.

  • That was the intention, really, more than anything

  • was just to try to create something that hopefully,

  • you know, brother or sister calls their family and says,

  • "Listen, you know, it's been a while,

  • but I love you, and we can get through this."

  • You know, it was kind of our story.

  • -Yeah. But it's --

  • But you also see how much you lived together.

  • And, I mean, you're doing all these malls

  • out in New Jersey and all this stuff,

  • and you go, "Oh, the Jonas Brothers

  • didn't just come out and just do arenas."

  • -We'd be at a mall at like 7:00 a.m.,

  • and there's this thing called mall walkers that --

  • [ Laughter ] Oh, yeah.

  • -Go to the mall, and you do laps around the mall.

  • And it's like -- I guess mostly when it's,

  • like, snowing outside and it's pretty difficult

  • to go for your morning walk.

  • And we're performing at 7:00 a.m. in a mall

  • where these people are covering their ears or booing.

  • It's like... That's how we got started.

  • -At one point -- At one point,

  • you weren't gonna be named Jonas Brothers.

  • -No, there were some other names.

  • -Yeah, we had a few.

  • -Actually, Jonas Brothers came up,

  • 'cause in our first show ever,

  • Joe just got up on stage and said,

  • "We're the Jonas Brothers."

  • But before that, it was Sons of Jonas...

  • -J3. -...J3, which was never right.

  • -Run, Jonas, Run. -Jonas Jonas Jonas.

  • -Oh! Jonas Jonas Jonas is not bad.

  • -I like that. -I like that one.

  • -Jimmy Jonas. -No, that wasn't...

  • -Oh, man! I got so excited.

  • Oh, my gosh. [ Laughter ]

  • -That didn't make the cut.

  • -There's one scene in the documentary.

  • It's you guys playing a drinking game.

  • -Yes. -And, basically,

  • through that drinking game, you kind of --

  • It's almost like therapy. -Almost.

  • -Our version. -It kind of is.

  • -Tequila-infused therapy. -You were kind of

  • asking each other, like, "Why did the band break up?"

  • -Oh, this is the heaviest clip in the whole doc.

  • -Yeah. Isn't that weird that --

  • -The one that you chose to show? -Yeah, exactly.

  • -Well, I loved it, 'cause I think it is really personal,

  • and you go, "Wow. That was fascinating."

  • The whole thing is fascinating.

  • If you weren't a fan of the Jonas Brothers before,

  • watch this documentary, and you'll be like, "Wow."

  • Really, hats off to you guys.

  • I want to show everyone a clip from the documentary.