After a warm up appearance January 26 at NHL Rockin’ Skate 2008 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, the brothers Jonas will launch the trek in earnest January 31 at the Tucson Convention Center in Arizona

Other newly announced stops include Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles (February 2-3), Wells Fargo Theatre in Denver (February 9), Toyota Center in Houston (February 14), Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. (February 21), the Fox Theatre in Detroit (February 23) and the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. (February 27).

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Kevin Jonas, who along with his brothers is featured as this week’s Hotstar, said the constant touring the band has done for the past three years was a lot of work, but the rewards are well worth it.

“It’s been absolutely amazing,” Jonas told Pollstar. “The [] tour’s been phenomenal – knowing when you wake up in the morning in a city that you’re going to be playing a sold-out arena every single night is definitely nothing to complain about.

“I’ve been on a tour bus for the last two-and-a-half or three years now constantly, and we started in vans and trailers and moved from there to – well, we started in rental vans and moving vans, then a trailer and finally we got our first bus…no hotel rooms. It’s been a journey, but now we’re on our own designated family bus. We have a security bus and we have our band [bus], then we have our crew’s bus. It’s pretty intense, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s really one huge family on the road.”

Jonas said he and his brothers realize who’s responsible for their good fortune and have done their best to say acknowledge that.

“We definitely try to. We try to go on our MySpace. Of course it’s a little difficult with the number of people on our MySpace interacting with us, but we try as hard as we can to reach out to our fans.

“That’s why we wanted to do these special things [in-stores, signings, shows after the show] in each city, because the tickets were so hard to get for this tour, we wanted to be able to reach out to as many of our own personal fans that couldn’t get tickets [as we could.]

“We have to thank our fans. Our fans have really proven to us what a fan base is and surpassed our imaginations of who we would be as a band.”

Kevin also filled Pollstar in on the new album the band has been recording while on tour.

“We pretty much finished up. We had a Gibson tour bus retrofitted to be fully customized for a studio inside. There are amps on the walls and guitars everywhere and a grand piano and keyboards and ProTools and all that stuff put into the bus so that it could roll behind us and we could work out on the road.

“We had so many great songs ready to go that we now have about 14 songs recorded for a brand new record. And for us, to be able to just finish up a record, in the sense of being able to get as much done as possible, it’s huge. It’s not spending another month on hiatus from the road while you’re recording.

“What we wanted to be able to do with Band In A Bus was make our fans be a part of it. We would bring the bus to the venues and park it and the fans would come out and we’d bring them onto the bus at a certain time and play a little clip of something, maybe show them the bus, let them watch everything. It’s pretty amazing.”