Modern Baseball have pulled out of this weekend’s Reading & Leeds festivals, along with their forthcoming Australian tour.
Posting an honest and open statement via the band’s Facebook page, vocalist/guitarist Brendan Lukens explains:
“I just wanted to thank everyone for being so understanding and supportive during this time.
“It is with much difficulty to announce that we unfortunately have canceled our upcoming plans of playing Reading and Leeds as well as our upcoming Australian tour with Iron Chic.
“I’ve spent most of my life struggling with anxiety and depression, and after the last few months it’s evident that it’s time to put everything else aside to focus on making steps towards positive mental health. Like I said before, thank you to everyone who has been so understanding through all of this, the continuous support Modern Baseball and myself have received since 2011 is so amazing; and I (we) could never thank you all enough. We promise to make it to the UK and Australia soon, until then keep doing what you’re doing yall.”