The Jonas Brothers will perform live at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day football game in a halftime show on November 27. The performance will officially kick off the 2008 Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas campaign, which runs nationally through Christmas Eve, December 24.
The Jonas Brothers — Kevin, Joe and Nick — will perform songs from their platinum third studio album “A Little Bit Longer,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in August. The brief appearance comes near the end of their 2008 tour with two shows scheduled for November 29 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV, and November 30 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA.
For the past 11 years, the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game halftime show has officially launched the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign on a national stage, becoming an annual holiday tradition. Since the partnership began in 1997, the annual Red Kettle campaign has raised more than $1 billion, which has helped the Army to serve 30 million people each year nationwide. Last year, the campaign raised a record $118 million.
“I was born in Dallas, which makes performing with my brothers at the Cowboys halftime on Thanksgiving an in credible honor,” said Nick Jonas in a statement.
“This year, more than ever, the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign will make a huge impact for families at Christmas and throughout the year,” added brother Joe Jonas. “It’s very important for us to give back.”
“There are no other artists more in touch with America’s youth than Jonas Brothers,” added Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones. “So, this is a great chance for us to get the word out about The Salvation Army’s vital work to a whole new generation of donors.”