Mumford & Sons hiatus: Band takes considerable amount of time off - Reverb

Mumford & Sons goes on hiatus for a “considerable amount of time”

After a big 2013 that included a Grammy in February for “Babel,” Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone that “there won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future.”

The band wrapped up its tour in Kansas on Friday, and that show will be the last for some time. The year also saw a number of canceled tour dates when bassist Ted Dwane was being treated for a blood clot on the surface of his brain. These cancellations included Mumford & Sons’ headlining spot at Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Lovett told Rolling Stone:

“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.”

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  • Paul Schubitzke

    Best news I’ve read in a week. Maybe they will take the rest of the ‘hipster’ movement on hiatus with them.

    • Prasanna

      Whether they’re on hiatus or not, I’m pretty sure the whole “hipster” movement, will be over in like a year or two. Or perhaps Mumford and Sons predicted hipsterdom dying soon, and they wanted to call it quits while they’re on top. I mean I know they said hiatus, but that could mean anything. Especially since they are a bandwagon band that timed themselves perfectly for when this trend was on the rise. So from a marketing standpoint, this is pretty genius. That being said, Mumford and Sons are horrible musicians.