Band to take "a considerable amount of time off"

Mumford & Sons are set to go on hiatus following a lengthy period of touring.

When Mumford & Sons first released debut album 'Sigh No More' few could have predicted that this bunch of dungaree clad vagabonds would go on to conquer the globe.

But that's exactly what's happened. Across the space of four years and two studio LPs, Mumford & Sons have enjoyed enormous international success, topping charts in countries around the world.

Almost driving themselves to the point of exhaustion, Mumford & Sons are now planning some time off. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Ben Lovett revealed: "There won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday's show."

Asked how long the band will be away, the keyboard player said: "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."

Finishing, 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."

Speculation around the band continued across the weekend, with Mumford & Sons posting a photo of a sunset on their blog with the accompanying message:

Well thank you everybody, once again, for an incredible tour. We cannot begin to tell you how much we love what we do and how lucky we feel that we’ve got to spend these past 6 years touring around the World, playing our songs to good people who have supported us the way that you do.

Much Love!

Ben, Marcus, Win & Ted

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