Touring Is Dangerous!

February 23, 2008

Above: [ Joe Jonas’ Suit from the American Music Awards ]

“Joe Jonas was pumped after giving a high-energy show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, recently. Backstage, he and his brothers, Nick and Kevin, celebrated by getting a little crazy and shooting a goofy YouTube video for their fans. But things quickly got out of control. ‘Joe hit a crate backstage,’ his rep told J-14. ‘He received a few stitches in his forehead and is doing great.’ Joe was a total trouper and even performed the next night. Joe knows firsthand that you have to be tough in his business. Two months earlier, the Jonas Brothers  took the stage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles to perform “S.O.S.” The screams of thousands of excited fans filled the Nokia Theater, no doubt giving the brothers a huge adrenaline rush. Caught up in a rock-star moment, the JoBros took the stage by breaking through glass screens. But as their performance began, Joe slipped and fell in the shattered glass. Nick and Kevin kept the show going, while Joe discovered his hand was badly cut and bleeding. Again, the show went on. ‘Just a little blood,’ Joe said. ‘Whatever, rock and roll!’ IT seems that’s all in a day’s work when you’re a rock star.” -[ page 26 ]

“In front of a large, energetic crowd at the Voodoo Music Experience festival in New Orleans last fall, Pete Wentz lost control, jumping wildly on stage as Fall Out Boy rocked out. But he took one jump too many, leaping 10 feet of a stack of speakers and breaking and badly bruising his foot. ‘I ended up breaking the bone that connects my shin to my foot,’ explains Pete. Not only did Pete continue his concert schedule without missing a beat, he even had a sense of humor about it. ‘Currently, my foot is the size of a small car,’ he blogged. ‘If you see me at a show, come sign my cast!’ We’d love to, Pete!” [ page 27 ]

“Last Summer, Beyonce commanded the stage at her show in Orlando, Florida, wearing a bold red trench coat and stiletto heels for her performance of ‘Ring the Alarm’. Her infamously wild dance moves didn’t disappoint, but as she started down a flight of long, steep stairs from the upper stage to the lower stage, she lost her footing and dramatically tumbled head first! The crowd gasped, but B got up and finished the song. After that number, she quickly exited the stage to be treated by medical professionals before continuing the concert. She’s a survivor!” [ page 27 ]


Article taken from J-14, March 2008 issue.