From left: Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas
Settle down Jonas Brothers
fans: Despite rumors to the contrary, the band is not breaking up. "We plan to make music together for as long as we can," the brothers said in a letter to fans that they shared with PEOPLE.
The speculation started after word spread Nick Jonas, 17, formed a band called Nick Jonas & the Administration and intensified since Kevin, 21, is getting married. But to clear things up, the band wrote a letter to their fans just before taking the stage in Venezuela, where they are performing as part of a world tour.
"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," Nick writes of Nick Jonas & the Administration, which is releasing an album next year. "My brothers are my biggest supporters, and were on the phone with me everyday while I was in the studio asking how it was going, and telling me they couldn't wait to hear the record."
In a joint message, Joe and Kevin write, "We are so proud of our brother Nick. We know that we will be doing music together for the rest of our lives. But we are thrilled for you to hear these songs that were on his heart."
They add: "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. You are truly the best fans in the world, and we love you with all our hearts."