joe jonas britney spears Joe Jonas in talks to join Britney Spears tour, replacing Enrique IglesiasWhen Enrique Iglesias bowed out of Britney Spears‘ upcoming Femme Fatale tour (Big mistake. Huge.) just hours after she announced their joint venture on “Good Morning America,” we immediately began brainstorming a list of possible replacements for the “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” singer.

Apparently, so did Team Britney. This morning, sources tell Zap2it that a top candidate to join Britney on tour is Joe Jonas, who is taking some time off from the Jonas Brothers (the band, not his actual family) to make a solo record that’s a little more nightclub and a little less Mickey Mouse Club.

From what we’ve heard about Joe’s solo stuff, he may be the perfect match. “The dance element is where my heart is,” he says. “Most of the songs
are love-related, but I put the responsibility on myself to try to grab
their ears again.” The Britney tour may be the perfect opportunity for Joe to reach a more adult audience that still maintains that old-school pop sensibility.

Iglesias would have had a full production on the tour — in other words, he would have been more than just an opening act — but according to our sources, Joe’s set would be more scaled back, focusing only on his solo material.

Of course, talks are only in very early stages. Joe’s album still doesn’t have a release date, but he expects it to be ready to drop in late summer or early fall, which would make the timing of the summer tour perfect for generating buzz.

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Posted by:Carina MacKenzie