Washington state based post-rock outfit Minus the Bear are calling it quits on a 17-year career in music. The band took to Facebook on Tuesday afternoon to announce their departure, along with a farewell tour. The statement reads:
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. You can hear the title track and read our interview here: https://bit.ly/2utoQ1d
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”
Before wrapping up, Minus the Bear will embark on a final farewell tour starting in October and going through to December, support on the tour will come from Caspian and Tera Melos.
Minus the Bear — 2018 Farewell Tour Dates
10/9 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
12/1 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
12/3 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
12/4 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex Grand
12/7 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/8 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
12/9 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