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Published: 2013/09/21

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.


There are 11 comments associated with this post

slammin sammin September 21, 2013, 20:33:36

Thank the good Lord..Terrible band that have sounded the same since the beginning .Hopefully they will realize they are a bunch of cheddar balls and never grace the stage again.

Slammin Salmon September 21, 2013, 22:52:14

Don;t thank the Lord! Great band that has sounded different from the end. Hopefully they don’t realize they and are a bunch of beer nuts and we see them stumble on stage again.

drasticjasper September 22, 2013, 01:12:30

I’m gonna go with column A if you wanna see new bluegrass try Railroad Earth not these schmoes

yeah. September 22, 2013, 02:37:39

Maybe they got as tired of themselves as the rest of us are.

BigMuff September 22, 2013, 05:42:03

I will say the fact this band was able to take over mainstream music is impressive and shines a bit of hope in the creative-lull that is iphone induced edm molly fests. You got admit these boys did something new. Fact is, they were a one trick pony. See them in a year when the offers to play some festival gives them a nice pay day. Going on a hiatus is very good for business.

jimmy September 22, 2013, 23:56:32

could not tell you the name of one of their songs… from what i know they are not a jam band. please stick to JAM BANDS @

dankerator September 23, 2013, 09:54:17

that singer horrible voice. The billy corgan of blue grass winey !!! Best blue grass band OLD MAN MARKLEY! DEBUT AT #1 ON BLUEGRASS BILLBOARD!! AKA SLAMGRASS VERY GOOD BAND!! Hopefully they will get back togeter in 20 years or more!!

jazzfester September 23, 2013, 10:03:51

I will keep my opinions about the music to myself because opinions are like …holes. However, I do not think that one should call these guys “bluegrass.”

john September 25, 2013, 04:22:09

Come on people. Whether or not they’re your cup of tea, at least give them props for being real, organic music. Think about it. I band that plays real, honest to God music has made it to the top of the charts. They aren’t some pre-packaged, over produced, pop diva. Nor are they a boy band, nor are they dude with a couple of turn tables and massive samples. you have to admit, this is real progress.

dk70 September 27, 2013, 16:42:23

Real band, real singers, real music. What a concept in 2013. Yeah it runs together after awhile, but so does 90% of the music on this website.

Joe September 27, 2013, 23:20:47

Sorry Powerful Soul not Pathetic

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