Mumford & Sons Announce Break

Mumford and Sonspublicity2012English folk rockers Mumford & Sons have revealed they will be taking a hiatus. The announcement follows their final tour date in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Keyboardist Ben Lovett revealed to Rolling Stone that the band is looking forward to being free of the commitments, pressures, and strict schedules that come with creating music and touring. He emphasized that they seek to enjoy their lives outside of the band and “do very little – especially when it comes to Mumford & Sons.”

To say it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride for Mumford & Sons would be an understatement. Within the past two years, the band has faced more than most do in their entire music careers. In September 2012, Babel, the band’s sophomore album, was released and debuted at the number one spot on both UK and US charts. The band toured nonstop around the globe in support of it. In 2013, they performed at the Grammy Awards and even took home the trophy for Album of the Year. Things took a turn this past summer when bassist Ted Dwane underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on the surface of his brain. The band was left with no choice but to cancel their remaining tour dates, including a headlining spot at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Mumford & Sons have not specified how long their break will be for, stating that “We just know we’re going to take a considerable amount of time off.” Until then, fans eagerly await their revival.

By Amanda Weisman

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