By Gerrick D. Kennedy
2:32 PM EDT, October 29, 2013
The Jonas Brothers, as a musical entity, are no more.
A few weeks after shuttering an upcoming tour due to “creative differences on the music,” the trio have decided to call it quits, a rep for the band confirmed to The Times.
The brothers -- Nick, 21, Joe, 24, and Kevin, 25 -- didn’t issue a statement, but they told People magazine that the decision was mutual.
Growing tension among the brothers was first reported by People, which reported a “deep rift within the band” as the catalyst for canceling a 19-date tour two days before it was to have begun.
The trio had been working on their fifth album, “V” -- the tour was to have previewed tracks from the record -- but they were unable to mutually agree on their musical direction, the rep said.
The three had each explored solo paths as they transitioned into adulthood after 2009’s “Lines, Vines and Trying Times," their last album under Hollywood Records, the label that launched them into teen pop superstardom with their own Disney series and films.
Kevin got married and launched a reality show with his wife (they are expecting their first child), Joe and Nick went solo to drastically different results, and they’ve racked up their fair share of more adult-friendly headlines along the way (shirtless selfies, bombshell girlfriends, salacious rumors, etc.)
Earlier this year, they launched the first leg of the tour, which wrapped with a sold-out show at Gibson Amphitheatre in August.
The new music they previewed packed a harder punch than some of their earlier, sweeter pop melodies -- but there was an array of tastes present. Their driving, drumline-soaked single “Pom Poms” was steeped in the pure pop sexiness Joe flirted with on his solo debut, while “The World” showed Nick’s knack for bluesy, John Mayer-inspired pep, and crowd standout “What Do I Mean to You” was a moody rock-electro mid-tempo that could have easily been crafted by the Weeknd.
Last week, both Joe and Nick took to Twitter to ask fans to bear with them. But fans were already likely bracing for the end, as the official Jonas Brothers Twitter handle had been deleted a few days prior.
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