Demi Lovato Launches Neon Lights Tour in Vancouver
21-year-old pop star Demi Lovato launched her Neon Lights Tour at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Sunday night (February 09, 2014).
Demi, who pulled out of a world tour with the Jonas Brothers in 2010 and checked into rehab to address “emotional and physical issues,” hired her close friend Nick Jonas as her musical and creative director for her upcoming performances.
She tweeted the following after last night’s concert:
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) February 10, 2014
He recently said: “I’m overseeing video content, wardrobe, lighting and staging. And then I’m extending into the musical side of things, which includes creating the arrangements for the songs.”
“I’m building what Demi wanted, which is a show without stops and starts.”
Jonas said he is marking this time in his life as a “season of transition” as he says goodbye to the Jonas Brothers, who split in October, and begins the next phase of his career, which includes his own music and acting. However, he decided to side-step that for the moment for this exciting opportunity.
Jonas said. “The fact that she asked me to come in and sort of help take her visions and her dreams and turn them into a reality onstage was an honor and the show looks amazing and I think this is going to be the best show she has put on for her fans.”
The tour will feature tracks from all four of Demi’s studio albums, including 2008’s Don’t Forget.
The “Skyscraper” singer, who battled a cocaine addiction in the past, has banned anyone from using drugs or alcohol around her on the tour.
She recently said: “Everyone on the team is required to stay clean and focused. It’s not about trying to party. It’s about putting on the best show and everyone needs to be in tiptop shape. That’s how it should be for every tour.”