Nick Jonas to Hit the Road -- Without His Bros
Nick Jonas will be hitting the road early next year -- without his bros, Kevin and Joe.
The youngest Jonas, 17, has announced five concert dates for his side project, Nick Jonas & The Administration, to go on sale Saturday.
Performing in intimate venues rather than the arenas he's used to, Nick will sing tracks from the group's upcoming debut disc, Who I Am, out Feb. 2. Dates have already been announced for shows in Dallas (Jan. 2), Nashville (Jan 4), Washington, D.C. (Jan. 6), New York City (Jan. 7) and Chicago (Jan. 17).
And while Nick is hard at work on his new record, The Jonas Brothers insisted in October they were still together as a band.
"We've said from the beginning of our career as the Jonas Brothers that anything we do outside of the group is a side project because you can't break up brothers. My brothers are my biggest supporters, and were on the phone with me every day while I was in the studio asking how it was going, and telling me they couldn't wait to hear the record," Nick wrote on the group's MySpace blog.
Kevin, 21, and Joe, 20, couldn't be prouder of their little brother.
"We know that we will be doing music together for the rest of our lives," Kevin and Joe wrote in a joint statement. "But we are thrilled for you to hear these songs that were on his heart. A three-chord strand is not easily broken, and one thing's for sure...this three chord strand is stronger now than it's ever been."
Nick Jonas & The Administration will make their performance debut at Wednesday's Grammy Nomination Concert, airing live at 9p.m./ET on CBS.