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Review: Jonas Brothers fire up fans, Ford Center

By Heather Warlick and Amber Gillmore Modified: July 9, 2008 at 4:18 pm •  Published: July 9, 2008

ginning their set with "That's Just The Way We Roll," the band sounded amazing from the start.

A beautiful 8-piece string section accompanied them on many of their tunes, including "Shelf," "BB Good," and "Hello Beautiful." About halfway through the 21-song set, Nick rose from center stage seated at a white Baldwin grand piano and sung the heart-breakingly beautiful song "A Little Bit Longer" which he wrote about his struggle when life threw an unexpected curve ball at him a few years ago. During soft piano solos, he told his story of being diagnosed with type-1 Diabetes in 2005.

"When I was in the hospital that night, I made a promise to myself not to let it slow me down. And let me tell you, it hasn't," he said. I almost started crying right there, the song was so beautiful and sad.

Demi Lovato returned to the stage, joining the brothers for "This Is Me," a song from the movie, Camp Rock. Throughout the show, balls of flame burst from the stage, nearly scorching our eyebrows!

Fireworks exploded from all angles as the Brothers danced and sang their way up the 40-foot catwalk. At one point, the brothers grabbed what looked like t-shirt guns and sprayed the front sections with white confetti-looking foam.

They performed some pretty impressive acrobatics and made sure to take opportunities to reach out and touch their fans when they weren't towering above them, perched on 20-foot high platforms that slowly lifted them skyward. Most of the songs they played were from their newest album, "A Little Bit Longer," which is set to officially debut August 12: "Video Girl," "Love Bug," and of course, "A Little Bit Longer," just to name a few.

After about an hour and a half, JB wrapped up with an excited rendition of "Burnin' Up," and a finished off with a bang of even more pyrotechnics and lasers. Much to the joy of their fans, the Brothers rocked an encore of "When You Look Me In The Eyes" and "S.O.S."

I thought Jonas Brothers were absolutely fantastic. Yes, they're a bit of a diversion from my usual choice of music, but I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of their set.