Mumford & Sons Announce They're Going On Hiatus
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.21.2013
No plans for the foreseeable future...
Rolling Stone reports that Mumford & Sons have played their last tour date to support Babel and will now be taking a break. The final concert took place in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The band's year has had its share of ups (like Grammy wins) and downs (bassist Ted Dwane's health scare).
Keyboardist Ben Lovett said: "There won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday's show. We have no idea. We just know we're going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure or anything like that. It feels like the last week of school right now, before school holiday when you're in high school. The atmosphere on the road is one of . . . I think everyone's excited about being free of schedules."
In February, the band said that learning to play arena sets has been a change. Lovett said: "These shows take a bit more out of us. We have a bigger responsibility to be in better form. We can't be dropping the set 20 minutes because Marcus has tired legs."
Dwane added: "We definitely want a little break. We're going to have a little rest."
This will be the band's first real break since 2009's Sigh No More. Lovett said: "We're just going to rest up. I don't think we've had actually much time in the process to be with other people and living a life outside of the band. I think that's what's in place at the moment, to do very little – especially when it comes to Mumford & Sons."