Posted on | October 13, 2009 | No Comments

jonas-brosJohn Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation, contacted TicketNews after deadline, around 5 p.m. on October 13. He credited the Jonas Brothers concert listings on the company’s site to an “employee error” but denied to reply additional questions about the position.

A couple weeks ago, fans of Jonas Brothers were overjoyed to see 11 seemingly affirmed tour dates pop up on Live Nation for their favorite sibling trio, complete with presale and public onsale times. However, the pop sensations latterly stepped forward to say they have no such tour plans whatsoever.

In a befuddling turn of events, brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick said that there would be no Christmas tour, though event pages created by Live Nation would seem to suggest otherwise. The Jonas Brothers statement stopped short, though, of denying that a tour had been in the works.

“It has come to our care that dates for a potential December concert tour somehow detected their way onto the internet. Due to programming emerges we are sorry to inform you that this won’t be possible,” the sibling trio said in a statement on their official fan club Web site. “We look forward to a wonderful touring season in 2010.”

The sibling trio continued, “At this point we have no particular events designed and no plans for any… If that changes we will of course include the fan club. So we’ll keep you posted there.”

A spokesperson for Live Nation did not respond to requests for comment.

In late September, TicketNews reported that dates for a Jonas Brothers tour seemingly leaked from Live Nation. Though the 11 announced “12 Days of Christmas Tour” dates were rapidly pulled from Live Nation’s concert directory, they could still be accessed through a simple Google search.

It seems that Live Nation not only jumped the gun in encouraging the concert on its own site, but elsewhere on the Internet as well. Dates for the “12 Days of Christmas Tour” are listed on the popular music community, where they are marked as having been “Imported by Live Nation” rather than added by an unverified source. The event pages, searchable on the site, also admit direct links back to Live Nation’s now-defunct Jonas Brothers concert listings to buy tickets.

The date-pull is an especially strange mix-up for Live Nation, considering the company holds a long-term touring deal with Jonas Brothers. The deal, signed into effect for late January 2008, was expected to span at least two years and more than 140 concerts around the world. Since the deal is still standing, it seems that Live Nation would be the first to know — and accurately confirm — any touring plans for the trio.


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