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Modern Baseball cancel tour to focus on ‘mental health and friendship’


It’s sad but it’s true: Modern Baseball has decided to call it quits on their US tour dates, but we love them for it.

Modern Baseball has stolen our collective hearts so how could we be mad when Jake Ewald released a statement on their Facebook page saying that they need this time to focus on their friendship and mental health? I think we can all agree that we want Modern Baseball to continue making albums we can all jam and sometimes cry to…(re: Pothole) So this break is necessary if we want to watch the MOBO empire grow.

Mental health is a growing concern among youth and it’s pretty phenomenal to be able to be honest to such a huge fan base about their struggles. These Pennsylvania pop punk boys have set an example for people everywhere that mental health and unseen illnesses need to take a priority.

So, it turns out we CAN love Modern Baseball even more than we initially thought. We have faith that they will make it up to us and ultimately; we have to champion them for focusing on the things in life that really matter.

We’ll eagerly be waiting for their return to see what they do next. Congrats boys, we’re in your corner.

You can read the band’s statement here.

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Keyena Smith
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Keyena Smith is a Toronto based writer and poet. Her blog focuses primarily on her poetry, however, she often writes on astrology, music and women's experiences. Keyena is a reiki master, tarot reader, astrologer and ASMR YouTuber. She is also half of the cosmic punk band and art project "Goodbye, Friends".