Jonas Brothers fans who were looking forward to their tour kickoff this Friday will have to find alternative plans. People revealed today (October 9) that the band has cancelled the tour due to “a deep rift within the band.”
“There was a big disagreement over their music direction,” Jonas Brothers spokesperson Jesse Derris told People.
An argument between the three brothers — Nick, Joe and Kevin — allegedly erupted over the weekend and led the band to cancel their 19-date tour. The tour was to kickoff this Friday in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and run through November. All who purchased tickets to the shows will be refunded.
The future of the band remains to be seen. Earlier this year, the Jonas Brothers released two new songs, the cheerleader anthem “Pom Poms” and party-infused jam “First Time,” off their upcoming album V. Though they’ve pursued solo careers in recent years, the brothers have not released a new full-length since 2009′s Lines, Vines and Trying Times.
The Jonas Brothers have parted with Hollywood Records after six successful years together.
The hugely popular band released three albums with the Disney-owned company and has sold 17 million albums worldwide.
The trio – Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas – insist the split was amicable, and admit they were emotional after cutting ties with the label.
Nick tells The Hollywood Reporter, “This was a decision that we made as a group. Naturally, as with any partnership, when you do part ways, there is emotion tied to it. We’ve been blessed to have a lot of success with Hollywood and with Disney, but speaking on behalf of my brothers and our team, we’re all looking forward to this next chapter. We’re ready for that next step as a group, and being able to take our work with us was so important.”
The band has bought back the rights to its master recordings and merchandising for an undisclosed sum.
A spokesperson for Hollywood Records hailed the “amazingly successful partnership” with the pop stars and wished them “all the best in their future endeavors.”
TV bosses are turning pop star Kevin Jonas‘ upcoming reality show about married life into a real family affair. They’ve roped in his siblings Nick and Joe to star on the program too.
The oldest of the Jonas brothers began filming footage for a new E! network show in September 2011, documenting his day-to-day activities with his new wife Danielle Deleasa.
But the program will now also feature Nick’s turn in hit Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and cameras will follow Joe as he works on his solo career.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is producing the as-yet-untitled series, which was first reported by the New York Post.
Jonas and Deleasa wed in December 2009.