"LiVe" is the second live album by Jonas Brothers. It was released on November 26, 2013 in the US exclusively on their website. The album was stylized as LiVe, with a "V" as number five in the Roman numeral, a reference to the original project, the cancelled fifth studio album. It was recorded between July 23 and August 16, 2013 at Mohegan Sun Arena and Gibson Amphitheatre during the final tour.
On August 2012, Jonas announced a reunion to release a fifth album. On October 3, 2012, a preview of the song "Meet You In Paris" was released on Cambio. On October 11, 2012 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where they performed several songs from their previous albums along with a new song entitled "Let's Go", intended to be on their fifth studio album. During the reunion concert, they also performed a new song entitled "Wedding Bells". Another new song, entitled "First Time" was also debuted during the reunion concert. On October 29, 2012, it was announced that the Jonas Brothers would hold two concerts at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. A third date was announced on November 2, 2012. The concerts took place on November 27, 28, and 29, 2012, respectively. They performed at Jingle Ball at L.A. Live on December 1, 2012, and announced several tour dates to take place in South America in February and March 2013 as part of their 2012/2013 World Tour, their first concert tour since the 2010 World Tour. They performed at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival on February 28, 2013 in Chile.
Their fifth studio album, which would have been their first not to be released through Hollywood Records since 2006 and their first record since 2009's Lines, Vines and Trying Times, was scheduled to be released in 2013.
The lead single, "Pom Poms" was released on April 2, 2013. The music video for the song was filmed in February 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana and premiered on E! on April 2, 2013. "First Time", the second single from their fifth album, was released on June 25, 2013.
On July 10, 2013, the group announced that their fifth studio album would be titled V (pronounced: Five), the Roman numeral for five.
On October 9, 2013, the group cancelled their highly anticipated comeback tour days before it was slated to start, citing a "deep rift within the band" over "creative differences". Following the tour cancellation, the Jonas Brothers' Twitter page went offline and the brothers' individual accounts became temporarily obsolete; causing several media outlets to report that a break-up was imminent.
On October 29, 2013, the Jonas Brothers officially confirmed their split and announced that the release of V had been cancelled.
During an interview, Nick Jonas stated that the album wouldn't be released but decided to release 16 recordings to their Team Jonas fan club members. "We want to do something special for our fans because they've been so supportive of us for so many years. What we've decided to do is package an album with 10 live tracks from the summer tour and four of the songs that would have been on 'V', and if you count 'Pom Poms' and 'First Time', it's actually 6 songs that would have been on 'V'. We’ll be sending that out soon for the fans."
The album was released with the title "LiVe", noting the letter "V" in caps as a reference to their would-be fifth studio album of the same name.
– Credits for LiVe:
Nick Jonas – lead vocals (all tracks), production (all tracks), guitars (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–13, 15), keyboards (tracks 1, 11, 13–15), drums (tracks 1, 15), piano (tracks 6 and 12), bass (tracks 11, 12, 13, 15), all programmed instrumentation (tracks 11–15)
Joe Jonas – lead vocals (tracks 1–5, 7–12, 14, 15), background vocals (11–15)
Kevin Jonas II – guitars (all tracks except 6), lead vocals (track 1), background vocals (all tracks)
John Taylor – guitar and background vocals (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
Ryan Liestman – keyboards and backing vocals (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
Jack Lawless – drums (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
Greg Garbowsky – bass and backing vocals (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
Paris Carney-Garbowsky – backing vocals (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
Megan Mullins – violin (tracks 1–5, 8–10) and backing vocals (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
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