Just one day after the Jonas Brothers confirmed that their band would be breaking up, Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the split. During their chat with Robin Roberts, the guys opened up about how things ended and what their plans are for the future.
Nick, the youngest of the three brothers, admitted that he was the first to voice concern over the direction of the band. “We’re family first, and that’s always been our main priority,” he explained. “So honesty within what we do as a group was really important. So I came to the table with the guys before we were about to leave on tour and shared my heart with them and my feelings.”
It was just two days before their fall tour was due to start that the Jonas Brothers announced to fans that all 19 dates were called off. Nick continued, “In a nutshell, I said, ‘Look, I feel like we’ve have some complications within the group for a long time without addressing them. I think this train will fall off the tracks without really getting real about some of the concerns and limitations that we may feel.” He added that the conversation was “tough,” and that it took he and his brothers a few days to work through the ultimate decision.
The bros didn’t get too specific about what their actual issues were, but Joe said, “It was just individual things that we were just butting heads about…whether it be how to set up a music video, to even just personal opportunities. At some point we decided it was best to just finish this and support each other in our own ventures along the way.”
In terms of personal ventures, the brothers are heading in a couple of different directions. Nick revealed that he plans to continue working in music, writing for himself, as well as other artists, while dabbling in acting and maybe even returning to the theater at some point (in 2012, he starred in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying). Like his younger brother, Joe also plans to continue work in music and acting.
Meanwhile, Kevin plans to change things up a bit. Of course, he and wife, Danielle Jonas, are expecting their first child soon, but while becoming a family man, he also wants to get involved in the business side of the entertainment industry.
Before they close things up completely, though, Kevin, Joe and Nick will give back to their fans as a trio one last time. Although their full fifth album won’t be released, they will share four songs from the new album, as well as live versions of songs from their summer tour. Check out the full interview: