PUP drops off Modern Baseball tour due to illness; Sorority Noise to replace them


Bad news for PUP fans: The band’s singer, Stefan Babcock, is suffering from an “aggressively haemorrhaging” vocal cord that, if untreated, could cause permanent damage. Babcock says that with 2-to-3 weeks’ of rest, he will be healed up and good as new, however. Because of this, PUP is dropping off the remainder of their current tour with Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock and Tiny Moving Parts.

“I’m really sorry for any disappointed fans,” Babcock said in a Facebook post. “I truly apologize, and hope we can make it up to you.”

Replacing PUP for the remaining five dates of the MoBo tour will be Sorority Noise. The band commented, “We could not wish him a speedier recovery, I was so looking forward to seeing them in Philly. That being said, we will be hoping on the tour for the last five shows of tour starting tonight, see you there.”

This has not been the first hardship on Modern Baseball’s current tour—earlier in the tour, Jeff Rosenstock and his band were robbed of their instruments and personal items.

Modern Baseball w/Jeff Rosenstock, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts
12/8 – Providence, RI – The Met
12/9 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
12/10 – Amittyville, NY – Rev Bar
12/11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
12/11 – Philly, PA – Union Transfer