Jonas Brothers: We're "Choosing to Simply Be Brothers"
The Jonas Brothers continue their "farewell tour" with a new letter to fans posted at the group's Facebook page that focuses on the three siblings' futures.
The group writes that "The time has come for us to move forward on individual career paths. We have been a band of brothers for 10 years and are now choosing to simply be brothers. Going forward, you can expect exciting things from each of us, and we will of course continue to support each other in all things."
The brothers also wrote that the decision to split up "has not come lightly" and was made "with heavy hearts," and it expressed thanks to fans for their support over the years.
The message also confirms that a new album featuring four studio recordings and 10 live tracks would be available as a digital-only set to Team Jonas fan club members; a wider release was not mentioned.
The Jonases performed several brand new songs on the road last year and this, including the singles "Pom Poms" and "First Time."
Oldest brother Kevin Jonas told us at the time that the trio had high hopes for what was to be the "V" album:
"In my opinion it's a beautiful album, and we're just really, really lucky that we are able to spend the time we needed, especially with the new songs you're hearing... We really wanted to make the best album we could make. We wanted to make something that represented who we are and where we're at now."
None of the brothers have announced their future plans yet.