Jonas Brothers Cancel Tour, Cite ‘Deep Rift,’ Arguments Over 'Music Direction'
The Jonas Brothers were due to kick off a 19-date tour on Friday, but announced on Wednesday that they were scrapping it entirely.
The trio – Kevin, 25, Joe, 24, and Nick, 21 – are apparently having creative differences that they’ve been unable to reconcile. "There is a deep rift within the band," the band’s spokesperson, Jesse Derris, told People. "There was a big disagreement over their music direction."
Kevin, Joe and Nick signed with Hollywood Records in 2007 and went on to become a huge success story, cornering the tween market with their family friendly persona and music. To date, they’ve sold over 20 million albums world wide. Kevin, the eldest, settled down and married Danielle, whom he recently announced is pregnant with their first child and stars with on E!’s Married To A Jonas. Meanwhile, the younger two pursued solo careers.
Despite their separate undertakings, the Jonas brothers have also been collaborating on their project V and released two new singles together – “Pom Poms” and “First Time.” With the tour canceled, it lends to speculation that the album might go unfinished as well. When asked how things look for the future of the group, publicist Derris said, “It remains to be seen.”
Full refunds are being issued to concert ticket purchasers.
– Chelsea Regan