Published Jul 17, 2018After nearly two decades of music-making, Seattle indie outfit Minus the Bear are breaking up.
The band confirmed their split in a Facebook post, writing, "what started as a silly inside joke inside the dingy confines of Seattle's original Cha Cha Lounge back in 2001 quickly snowballed into years of adventures, creativity, and friendship...We've accomplished so much over the past 17 years, and we are grateful for the experience."
Minus the Bear have also mapped out an extensive farewell tour that's set to kick off in October of this year, in conjunction with the release of a final four-track EP titled Fair Enough. The effort will arrive October 19 through Suicide Squeeze.
Fair Enough brings together a trio of songs that were worked on during the sessions for Minus the Bear's 2017 LP VOIDS, in addition to a remix of that record's "Invisible" by Sombear.
A lone Canadian stop on the band's farewell tour will bring them to Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre on October 21. Pore over the tour itinerary below, where you'll also find the band's statement on their split.
Minus the Bear formed in Seattle in 2001 and went on to release six studio albums.
10/09 Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
10/10 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/11 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10/12 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
10/13 Kansas City, MO - The Truman
10/14 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
10/15 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
10/17 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10/18 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
10/19 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
10/20 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
10/21 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/23 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/24 Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore
10/25 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10/26 Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
10/27 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10/28 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
11/27 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
11/29 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11/30 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
12/01 Austin, TX - Emo's
12/03 Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theatre
12/04 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
12/05 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex Grand
12/07 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
12/08 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
12/09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
12/11 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
12/12 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
12/13 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
12/14 Seattle, WA - The Showbox