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Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato Look Far Into the Future With 2016 Dallas Gig

Everyone’s favorite former-Disney-star-duo-turned-record-label-business-partners are going on tour together next year. We are pumped, and you should be too.

If you’re older than 17, there’s a good chance you aren’t aware who we are referring to, but Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato announced on Good Morning America on Monday that they want to be “living in this moment” — Jonas’ words, not ours — during their upcoming Future Now tour, which will stop at American Airlines Center in September 2016.

The name of the tour suggests that the future is now and we should probably forget about the past. But to catch you up anyway, Jonas, formerly of the Jonas Brothers, and Demi Lovato, a Dallas native whose new album Confident debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200, first worked together on the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock.

Throughout the years, they have slowly dominated pop radio with songs like “Jealous” and “Cool for the Summer.” They have publicly remained friends as well as business partners, with Jonas working behind the scenes on Lovato’s 2013 Neon Lights tour. Most recently, they combined efforts to start and run Safehouse Records, a record label focused on its artists' emotional and artistic needs.

Now, they will both be center stage, taking the country by storm on a tour that actually makes a lot of sense. We have seen both of them grow up in the spotlight — Jonas got his start in the family band when he was just a preteen and Lovato first warmed our hearts as a cast member on Barney and Friends. However, they have successfully, for the most part, shed any memories of Mickey or Barney or any other life-size mascot and sold millions of records. After impressing us with what they can do at venues like the Verizon Theatre (Lovato) and the House of Blues (Jonas), we know the production and performance will be bigger and better at the American Airlines Center.

Of course, we still have quite a while to wait before the pair actually make it to town: They stop in Dallas on September 12, 2016, at the AAC. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, November 7.
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Paige Skinner has written for the Dallas Observer since 2014.
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