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Minus The Bear Officially Announce Farewell Tour, Final EP Set For October Release


Minus The Bear have confirmed the news that they will indeed be hanging it up following a farewell tour. In addition to that the group are preparing to release one last EP titled “Fair Enough” on October 19th through Suicide Squeeze with the title track available below. Pre-orders for the EP have also been launched here. The band addressed their decision to call it quits with the below statement:


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After almost two decades of writing and touring the world together, we have decided to close this chapter of our lives as Minus the Bear.

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 could have never predicted the wild journey about to begin. We’ve accomplished so much over the past 17 years, and we are grateful for the experience.

Undoubtedly we owe all of these adventures to you, our fans. Without all of you, the memories of traveling the world, exploring different cultures, and witnessing the delight of your beautiful faces singing along wouldn’t have been possible. Your support weathered us through storms that easily could have scuttled the band. Throughout the years, it’s you who kept us going. We cannot thank you enough.

This Autumn we head out on our final tour in support of our upcoming 4-song EP “Fair Enough” courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records.

These final shows are a celebration for the community of fans who gave us so much through years of dedication. We’ll be digging deep in the MTB catalogue and we are honored for the opportunity to play our hearts out for you one last time.


Alex, Cory, Dave & Jake

This latest song “Fair Enough” was a b-side from the sessions for “Voids“, while other tracks set for the EP include “Viaduct“, “Dinosaur” and a remix of “Invisible” done by Sombear. Dates for the group’s farewell tour can be found below:

With Caspian:

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

With Tera Melos:

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