Following in the footsteps of bands like PWR BTTM and Speedy Ortiz, Modern Baseball wants their fans to be as comfortable as possible at shows. Not only are they making the bathrooms gender-neutral at all 34 dates on their Holy Ghost tour, but they have created a hotline for fans to text if they are feeling unsafe at any show date.
The Modern Baseball Tour Hotline was created because the band wants their fans to feel safe and secure while attending a show, ultimately creating a safe space for fans of all ages to enjoy the show and have a great time. If fans are feeling unsafe, they can text (202) 731-MOBO (6626). Their concerns will then be relayed to their tour manager, who will work with venue security to help make the show safe.
Brendan Lukens and Jacob Ewald spoke in greater detail with MTV‘s Patrick Hosken about the hotline, which drew some inspiration from Speedy Ortiz creating a hotline of their own last fall for their tour. Shows should be safe places, and there’s no reason why fans shouldn’t be afraid to attend a show. By enacting a help and safety hotline, the band is setting an example for future generations to come.
The members of Modern Baseball also teamed up with Marissa Paternoster and Perry Shall to make a short, informative video about the hotline, which features monsters, the Modern Baseball Safety Dog and dates for their entire tour!