Jonas Brothers Split Up ‘For Now’
The Jonas Brothers have officially broken up following the cancellation of their 19-stop tour earlier this month.
Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas have unanimously agreed that now is the time to call it quits, after they’ve struggled to put the pieces back together following disagreements about the creative path of the band. The beginning of the end began during an Oct. 3 meeting, where Nick, 21, voiced his feelings regarding the band’s future.
“I was feeling kid of trapped,” he told People. “I needed to share my heart with my brothers.”
“It’s really hard to say ‘forever,’” Nick added, “We’re closing a chapter for sure."
Nick’s brother Kevin, 25, was similarly candid about the band’s end, but vaguely optimistic about the possibility of a reunion in the future, telling the magazine, “It’s over for now.”
Middle brother Joe, 24, revealed that the split “was a unanimous decision.”
On Oct. 9, Jonas Brothers fans who had purchased tickets for the band’s upcoming tour were sorely disappointed to learn that the shows would not go on as planned. According to their spokesperson Jesse Derris, the brothers had been unable to reconcile following a creative dispute.
“There is a deep rift within the band,” Derris told People at the time. “There was a big disagreement over their music direction.”
Nick released a self-titled solo album in 2010 and has dabbled in acting, as Joe released his solo album in 2011. Kevin, meanwhile, has been busy starting a family with Danielle and starring in reality show Married to Jonas.
The Jonas Brothers, formed in 2007, have sold 20 million albums worldwide.
– Chelsea Regan
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