Nick Jonas to Hit the Road — Without His Bros

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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).

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"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.

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"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.

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