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Mumford & Sons announce indefinite break from performing

Mumford & Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett said they’re taking a break from ‘commitments’ and ‘pressure.’

Mumford & Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett said they’re taking a break from ‘commitments’ and ‘pressure.’

Mumford & Sons, we will wait for you.

The beloved British band is planning a long hiatus, bassist Ted Dwane confirmed to Rolling Stone magazine.

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“There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show,” keyboardist Ben Lovett also told the magazine just before their Sept. 20 performance in Kansas  the last stop on their “Babel” tour.

“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,” Lovett added.

The Grammy-winning band say they plan to ‘rest up’ and ‘be with other people’ for a while.

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The Grammy-winning band say they plan to ‘rest up’ and ‘be with other people’ for a while.

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“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 quartet has had an eventful year, capped by taking home two major Grammys for Best Album with “Babel” and Best Rock Song, “I Will Wait.”

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They also dealt with a derailing health scare for Dwane, 28, who had to undergo brain surgery in June for a blood clot. The news sidelined several summer performances.

Frontman Marcus Mumford has been touring steadily since his wedding to actress Carey Mulligan in April 2012.

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Frontman Marcus Mumford has been touring steadily since his wedding to actress Carey Mulligan in April 2012.

“We definitely want a little break,” Dwane told the magazine earlier this year. “We’re going to have a little rest.”

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“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,” Lovett added.

Perhaps especially for newly married frontman Marcus Mumford, who wed “Great Gatsby” actress Carey Mulligan in April 2012, but has been touring steadily since then.

Hopefully, the folk-favorite band crawls out of their cave soon.


Music & Arts – NY Daily News

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