In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, members of the musical group Mumford & Sons, from left, Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall, pose backstage with the best long form music video award for "Big Easy Express" and the album of the year award for "Babel" at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
(USA TODAY) Don't expect any new Mumford & Sons music for a while.
The group played their last scheduled tour date on Friday in Bonner Springs, Kan., and keyboardist Ben Lovett tells Rolling Stone, "There won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday's show."
He says the group needs a break and isn't sure when they'll be back from the hiatus.
"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."
It's been a busy time for the band, whose bassist, Ted Dwane, was hospitalized in June with a blood clot in his brain. And there was the report a few weeks ago of the band being kicked out of an Atlanta strip club.
It will be the band's first real down time since hitting it big with 2009's Sigh No More. "We're just going to rest up," Lovett says.
Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY