Last month, Modern Baseball guitarist and vocalist Brendan Lukens announced that he wouldn't be joining the band on its upcoming tour to focus on his mental and physical health. He ended the post, which you can see below, by highlighting that "mental illness is very serious and should never be taken lightly," providing a list of phone numbers for crisis hotlines.
While the band continued on with its tour this past month, Tuesday night, Jake Ewald - who founded the band alongside Lukens - announced that Modern Baseball is canceling its upcoming U.S. tour dates and that the band will be taking a break.
Citing the same concerns over mental health as Lukens, Ewald wrote about the anxiety the remaining band emmbers have started to feel, stating that they "have been championing the importance of mental health for a while now, and we recently realized it would be wrong for us to ignore our own health any longer." The post was shared with the same photo and numbers that Lukens originally shared.
The group's tour was meant to run in March and April with Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Sorority Noise and the Obsessives. Sorority Noise tweeted its support for the band, announcing it will still play shows this spring. Kevin Devine announced that he would be canceling his upcoming dates.
Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase. Jake Ewald's full statement can be read below.