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We’re Going To Miss You Dearly, Modern Baseball – 18/02/2017 | Live Review

Though one man down on their recent UK tour, Modern Baseball’s live show was nothing short of greatness. Here’s what we thought of their London gig.

Modern Baseball

Source: Graham Berry

Modern Baseball‘s recent jaunt across the UK was different than any of their previous tours, with Brendan Lukens announcing that he would not be joining the band so he could stay home to focus on his mental health. Though one man down, their spirits were not dampened and neither was the crowd’s. Wearing their heart on their sleeves in their incredibly direct and honest lyrics has resulted in  a fanbase that prove time and time again just how dedicated they are. While vocal duties are split in the band, a lot of it does fall on Lukens but that just meant the band enlisted help from support bands Thin Lips and The Superweaks and of course, the crowd.

In all honesty, you know what to expect at a MoBo gig. Production is simple, no flairs to hide the fact that what was people are drawn in by is that personal sense. Even in a venue as large as the Kentish Town Forum, it felt like a basement show where you are singing along with a couple thousand of your closest friends (granted, this is assuming you have a very big basement). With their lively personalities shining through in between performing hits like ‘Wedding Singer’ and ‘Tears Over Beers’ as well as rarer gems such as the extremely lengthy titled Alpha Kappa Fall Of Troy The Movie Part Deux’.

Modern Baseball

Source: Graham Berry

Clearly fans of music themselves, Modern Baseball treated the crowd to not one, but two covers that night – The Weakerthans‘Reconstruction Site’ as well as set closer The Killers‘When You Were Young’. Now, a The Killers cover is very much a regular occurrence when you catch these guys live and it’s always a damn good time. Maybe it’s because it’s not the type of cover you expect from the band and they easily make it their own, but you best believe that 95% of the crowd will happily jam to it.

Following their stint on our side of the pond, the band have announced that they are cancelling their upcoming US tour and embarking on hiatus to focus on their mental health. So now more than ever, it is a truly privilege if you’ve managed to catch them on this last tour. MoBo forever.

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