Modern Baseball begin their North American tour with Joyce Manor and Thin Lips today. In an effort to keep their fans safe at shows, the band have unveiled a free help hotline. All fans have to do is text the hotline number if they feel unsafe at any point during the show. Check out an animated video featuring Screaming Females singer and artist Marissa Paternoster and artist Perry Shall explaining the hotline below.

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“I feel like enough people were just coming up to us after shows and hitting us up via Twitter in general and just giving us subtle hints or just flat-out telling us that they were having a weird time or an uneasy time at our shows. So after we saw bands like PWR BTTM and Speedy [Ortiz], all these sick bands, do really great things to help their fans out, we thought we could hopefully do something similar,” singer Brendan Lukens tells MTV news. Speedy Ortiz tried a similar program last fall, and PWR BTTM require all venues they perform at to have gender neutral bathrooms.

About how the hotline works, Lukens says, “That just goes to our camp, and obviously every situation will be different. Our tour manager will be in contact with the venue and security at the venue and the production manager, and so have you, to be able to report back to them about any serious issues. But if we’re able to handle anything that’s going on, we will.” The hotline number is (201) 731-6626.

Modern Baseball's newest LP, Holy Ghost, debuted at #53 on Billboard's Top 200 chart and #1 on the vinyl chart.


5/25 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
5/27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
5/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
5/29 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
5/31 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
6/1 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues 
6/2 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
6/3 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
6/4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
6/5 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
6/7 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
6/8 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
6/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
6/11 – Denver, CO – The Summit
6/12 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
6/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
6/15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
6/16 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
6/17 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
6/18 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
6/19 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House 
6/21 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
6/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
6/23 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
6/24 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
6/25 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
6/26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
6/28 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
6/29 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
6/30 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
7/1 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
7/2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
7/3 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

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