Mumford & Sons
have announced that they will go on an indefinite hiatus.
The band revealed their plans for a long, undetermined break to Rolling Stone
, following a mammoth tour of their newest album "Babel
" which won several Grammy
s, broke sales records and ended with a tour date in Kansas this week.
"There won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday's show,"
said keyboardist Ben Lovett
on what will be their first break since finishing tour duties for 2009's "Sigh No More
" wrapped up
When asked how long they'd be on a break for, Ben replied: "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."
He continued: "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."
It's not the first sign that their relentless touring schedule was wearing them down. In February, Lovett said their success and the resulting bigger tour dates took some getting used to.
"These shows take a bit more out of us,"
said Lovett. "We have a bigger responsibility to be in better form. We can't be dropping the set 20 minutes because Marcus has tired legs."
When do you think Mumford & Sons will be back? Place your bets in the comments, and we'll check back when they finally return.