Mumford & Sons Announce Indefinite Hiatus
Mumford & Sons fans are likely to have had a melancholic weekend, after the folk-rock band announced that they’d be taking an indefinite break from music.
As of Friday, the band had finished their most recent tour in support of second album, Babel, with a show in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
Earlier in the week, however, keyboardist Ben Lovett (he loves it), told Rolling Stone:
“There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show.”
When asked about how long “foreseeable future” actually meant, he responded, “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 also added,”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.”
The whole thing kind of makes sense, to be perfectly honest – Mumford & Sons must be the most overworked band on the planet, having seemingly headlined every festival on the planet this year.
Marcus Mumford, the band’s singer and contrary to popular belief, not actually the father of the other members, posted a statement on their official website, thanking fans for their reaction to the band’s most recent tour:
“Well thank you everybody, once again, for an incredible tour. We cannot begin to tell you how much we love what we do and how lucky we feel that we’ve got to spend these past 6 years touring around the World, playing our songs to good people who have supported us the way that you do.”
Mumford & Sons fans: Please step down off the ledge. I promise the boys of modern bluegrass will be back.