Mumford & Sons announce hiatus: 'No band activities for the foreseeable future'

Band planning to take 'a considerable amount of tour off' now they have wrapped up 'Babel' tour

Mumford & Sons announce hiatus: 'No band activities for the foreseeable future'

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Mumford and Sons have announced plans to take "a considerable amount of time off".

The band completed their tour promoting second album 'Babel' in Bonner Springs, Kansas on Friday night (September 20). Speaking to Rolling Stone earlier in the week, keyboard player Ben Lovett revealed: "There won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday's show."

Asked exactly how much time the band are planning to take off, Lovett replied: "We have no idea. 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."

Mumford & Sons released their debut album 'Sigh No More' in 2009 and followed it with last year's 'Babel', which debuted at Number One on the UK's Official Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 in September of last year (2012). The band have toured extensively in support of both albums and delivered headline sets at Glastonbury and T In The Park earlier this summer.

Explaining how the band members intend to spend their break from Mumfords activities, Lovett said: "We're just going to rest up. 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."

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