Do you hear that? All over the world, Mumford & Sons fans are sighing in disappointment—and for good reason. The band has announced that they will be taking a hiatus. They played their last tour date in support of Babel this weekend in Bonner Springs, KS. “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show,” keyboardist Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone.
It’s been a hectic year for the band, which won plenty of Grammys and had to take a scary hospital break for bassist Ted Dwane. “We’re just going to rest up,” Lovett said. “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.”
As far as the length of this hiatus, Lovett said that the band doesn’t know how long it’s going to last. “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. … I think everyone’s excited about being free of schedules.”