DNCE’s Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle posed with a puppy on stage while appearing on NBC’s Today Friday.

DNCE On Today

In between songs, Jonas seemed happy to cradle a black puppy in his arms on stage in the middle of New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza. The former Jonas Brothers singer was flanked for the photo op by his DNCE bandmates – Lawless, Lee and Whittle. When the band got behind their mics for Today’s summer concert series, they played their hit singles “Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush” – two of Jonas’ favorite songs to play for a crowd.


“Playing [“Cake by the Ocean”] live, everyone goes insane,” Jonas told Entertainment Weekly backstage at the Today event. “Now “Toothbrush” too. It’s cool to see the reaction [because] you would think that they would be a little bit too [quirky] for everyone, but it’s cool to see everyone connecting really well, even in the international markets where English isn’t their first language.”


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The success of “Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush” had a lot to do with DNCE opting to delay the release of their debut album.

“Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush” had been doing really well for us on radio, so we needed more time to focus on [promoting] those,” Jonas explained. “We didn’t want to keep people waiting for too long, so it’s just two more months. We’re playing a lot of the new songs on tour, so we’re able to get feelers of what works and what doesn’t.”

So what’s coming up next for DNCE? More touring.

“We have a fall tour lined up, then that brings us into the radio shows in the winter,” said DNCE frontman Jonas. “Next year we’re going to try to do a really big international tour. We love that the most, and we always look forward to that.”

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