Mumford & Sons Announce Hiatus
Mumford & Sons have announced that they will be taking “a considerable amount of time off” now that they have wrapped up their current tour. Keyboardist Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone that, “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activites for the forseeable future following Friday’s show.”
Lovett explained that the hiatus would be indefinite, saying, “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.”
The band wrapped up their tour last night in Bonner Springs, KS, and last week they surprised thousands of fans when John Fogerty showed up at their Gentlemen of the Road show in St. Augustine, FL at the last minute following fun.‘s cancellation. Last night’s show marked the end of a big year for Mumford & Sons, who have been playing arenas pretty consistently in support of their latest album, Babel.
You can read the cover story on Mumford & Sons from the October/November 2012 issue of Relix here.