Live Nation signs Jonas Brothers to touring deal

Fri Jan 4, 2008 9:45am EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Concert touring company Live Nation on Thursday said it reached a two-year, multimillion dollar, worldwide touring deal with tween rockers Jonas Brothers.

Live Nation caused a stir in October when it lured pop star Madonna from her long-term music label Warner Brothers with an estimated $120 million multi-album, touring and merchandising global partnership.

The Los Angeles-based company said the deal calls for the band, comprised of three siblings from New Jersey, to play more than 140 theatres and arenas around the world.

The first wave of tour dates kicks off in Tucson, Arizona on January 31.

The announcement follows the band's appearance on the sold out tour led by Hannah Montana, the fictional pop star played on the Disney Channel TV show by Miley Cyrus.

That tour generated $36 million.

Both Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers are signed to Walt Disney Co's Hollywood Records.

(Reporting by Sue Zeidler, editing by Leslie Gevirtz)

 
<p>The Jonas Brothers arrive at the 2007 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 18, 2007. Concert touring company Live Nation on Thursday said it reached a two-year, multimillion dollar, worldwide touring deal with tween rockers Jonas Brothers. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>