Back in February, Modern Baseball announced they were to take an extended break. “We have been championing the importance of mental health for a while now, and we recently realized that it would be wrong for us to ignore our own health any longer,” they wrote in a statement, after guitarist Brendan Lukens had to pull out of the band’s scheduled UK/EU tour for mental health reasons earlier this year, while a US run was cancelled altogether.
“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,” Lukens continued.
The band have now announced a weekend of gigs at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer later this year, which Lukens reveals will be their last “for the foreseeable future”.
The gigs (obviously) come on the weekend of Friday 13th (October), with shows on the Saturday and Sunday too.
View the dates below.