Mumford and Sons to break up?

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Well, not exactly.

The band wrapped up their wildly successful Babel tour in Kansas a few days ago and as soon as they did, they made their future plans very clear: There aren’t any.

Keyboardist Ben Lovett told Rolling Stone this week that the band was planning to take a hiatus, declaring that there won’t be any Mumford and Sons activity, “for the forseeable future.”

When pressed as to how long that would be, he 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. I think everyone’s excited about being free of schedules.”

A source close to the band told CITC this week, “This is one of the hardest working bands in music today and they’ve been at it non-stop for the past few years. They’ll be back soon enough.”

“We’re just going to rest up,” Lovett told Rolling Stone. “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.”

—Alex Green

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