Mumford & Sons has announced that it is planning a long hiatus.
Bassist Ted Dwane confirmed to Rolling Stone magazine before their September 20 performance in Kanas that the British band will be taking a break. He said: “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show. 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.”
Dwane adds: “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 four-piece band is taking a break on a high note. They took home two major Grammys this year: one for Best Album with “Babel” and the other for Best Rock Song, “I Will Wait.”
The rest is much needed, especially for Dwane, since the 28-year-old had to undergo brain surgery in June for a blood clot. Also, newly married Marcus Mumford (who tied the knot with Carey Mulligan in April 2012) could use some honeymooning, since the band has been touring steadily since the wedding.
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