TORONTO - The Jonas Brothers brought thousands of screaming teens to their feet with a surprise performance at an event in Toronto called We Day.
Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas were first seen on a taped message on the big screen, only to step out on stage moments later to perform live to throngs of exuberant fans.
An estimated 16,000 student leaders were at the Air Canada Centre on Monday for the youth empowerment event organized by Free The Children.
We Day featured an all-star roster of activists, speakers and performers and is an annual event aimed at celebrating the power of young people to change the world.
Former prime minister Paul Martin, environmental activist Robert Kennedy, Jr. and musical newcomer Justin Bieber were among those on hand.
Monday's We Day event follows a similar event staged in Vancouver last week where the lineup included the Dalai Lama and singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan.