Mumford & Sons have announced that they are going on a hiatus. The group performed their final tour date of the year Friday night in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and then subsequently told Rolling Stonethat they will not be involved in any further activities together. Mumford & Sons does not have a timetable either, saying, "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."
Although their last album, Babel, came out in 2012, 2013 has been very eventful for the British band. In February, Babel won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The group followed up this major victory with extensive amounts of touring. Then in June, bassist Ted Dwane was hospitalized with a blood clot in his brain. He received surgery to remove the clot and subsequently was able to recover and get back on the road.
But it looks like the stress of performing arenas throughout the world has taken its toll on the band, at least for now. Hopefully this isn't the end of Mumford & Sons, and maybe we'll see a third album come out soon.
[via Rolling Stone]