The Jo-Bro’s craze continues to keep teenyboppers and old-er fans happy this summer. On August 12 the singing siblings will release A Little Bit Longer. It will be their follow up to platinum selling Jonas Brothers CD, which debuted at number five on Billboard’s Top 200 last August.

The Jonas Brothers have spent the last year and a half working on this album and growing as a band worldwide, prompting Oprah Winfrey to compare the mania of the Jonas Brothers to that of the Beatles. It is true that they have become THE ‘boy band’ of today, with pop-rock tunes that attract a variety of audiences.

The first single from A Little Bit Longer will be “Burning Up,” and the video will be James Bond-esque theme mini movie. “Burning Up” is also the name of Jonas Brothers’ upcoming tour, which kicks off July 4 in Toronto with special guest Demi Lovato. Most of the dates for the tour sold out in record time, including two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Jonas Brothers recorded much of the new record while on tour last fall in a specially outfitted Gibson tour bus. John Fields returns as executive producer of their new CD. The band previewed three new tracks from A Little Bit Longer on their recently wrapped When You Look Me In The Eyes tour. Of the songs, “Burning Up” is a funky, rhythmic dance and guitar driven number, while “Little Bit Longer” is a poignant account of Nick Jonas’ life as a diabetic, and “Pushing Me Away” is pure Jonas-emo. The band’s songwriting on the new album shows their musical growth.

Leading up to the release of the new album, the brothers will have a busy summer already. Following their Disney Channel reality series Jonas Brothers, Living the Dream, and their Disney Channel movie Camp Rock, they will begin their first tour of Europe late May through June, then embark on the “Burning Up” tour and release A Little Bit Longer.

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Bessie King is a Blast contributing editor. She can be reached at [email protected]

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