Nearly three weeks after the Jonas Brothers announced they were canceling their tour due to a "deep rift within the band," the brothers tell PEOPLE that they've decided to call it quits.
"It's over for now," Kevin Jonas says.
"It's really hard to say 'forever,' " says Nick. "We're closing a chapter, for sure."
"It was a unanimous decision," says Joe.
It came after a meeting on Oct. 3, where Nick Jonas confessed to his brothers that he had serious concerns about the future of the band.
"I was feeling kind of trapped," he said. "I needed to share my heart with my brothers."
For more on the Jonas Brothers' decision to call it quits, including Joe's reaction to false reports he had drug problem, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Sigh. I'm not surprised....but I wonder why Nick was feeling trapped, seeing as he was the one who was in charge of the music and was producing the new album, so they gave him all the creative freedom he wanted. I'm glad I got to see them multiple times this summer and meet them twice, but I'm sad we won't get their new album after all. They should at least put it up on their app for streaming.
ETA: They are also scheduled to appear on Good Morning America tomorrow to discuss this. And probably put to rest the rumors that they aren't speaking to each other, etc.