In a perfect world we would all be singing the songs that we love to musicians that are happily living out their dreams day in and day out — and oftentimes, that’s exactly the case. Sadly, and despite recent success, for Philly emo band Modern Baseball, it just wasn’t.
According to posts made by vocalist/guitarist Jake Ewald across the band’s social media channels, Modern Baseball is taking a break in order to focus on their health and mental well-being. As a result, their scheduled U.S. tour with Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives has been cancelled. Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase. Appearances at Boston Calling, Shaky Knees, and Forecastle have also been called off.
“Over the past few months the band has become an immense source of anxiety for me, and it wasn’t until I opened up to Sean, Ian, and Brendan about it that we realized we were all feeling the same way. The project we started as a source of joy and positive expression had become something that was slowly eating away at our mental health and our friendships” Jake wrote. Full post below:
Wishing all the best to Modern Baseball in these tough times. We’re sure we’ll see you again.
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