Jonas Brothers Cancel Tour: Is Sibling Rivalry to Blame?

What could have possibly caused the band to let down fans, just days before the tour was set to kick off?

The Jonas Brothers are having one heck of a family feud.

In a statement given to People, the group's spokesman, Jesse Derris, says they have decided to cancel their tour due to a "deep rift within the band."

The 19-date tour was set to begin on Friday, but People reports that an argument broke out between Nick, Joe and Kevin over the weekend, leading the brothers to decide that touring together wouldn't be the best idea. Ticket buyers' money will be fully refunded.

The guys are now focusing on solo projects, with Derris saying the future of the Jonas Brothers as a band "remains to be seen." He elaborated by saying, "There was a big a disagreement over their music direction." And although the exact cause of the argument has yet to be made public, another spokeswoman confirmed the cancellation stems from "creative differences"  

The Jonas Brothers have been global mega-stars since signing to Hollywood Records in 2007. Earlier this year, they released the new singles "Pom Poms" and "First Time," both off of their new album, V.

Over the last few years, Nick and Joe have released solo albums and have done some acting, while Kevin married Danielle Deleasa, which led to a reality show for the couple, E!'s Married to Jonas. Kevin and Danielle are now expecting their first child.

Could these personal successes have something to do with the rift? Are the brothers content with pursuing individual projects from now on? 

Perhaps Danielle is the next Yoko Ono, Nick wants to become a country star, and Joe never shares the Xbox.

Or maybe they're brothers who have spent their entire lives working, eating and sleeping together, and the idea of sharing one more tour bus together is simply too much. Anyone who has gone on a single family road trip with a sibling could understand that!

Isha Thorpe is an iVillage contributing writer. Find her on Twitter and Google+

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