Say Goodbye To Minus The Bear on 10/15 at The Varsity


Minus The Bear’s final tour will be making a stop at The Varsity Theater on Monday, October 15th.

Since 2001, indie rock band Minus The Bear has toured all over the world and earned acclaim from countless critics. Nothing can last forever, though. The band announced that they’re hanging it up after one last trek across North America. The final tour begins on Oct. 9, and it will include stops in The Truman in Kansas City on Oct. 13, Cleveland’s Agora Theatre on Oct. 19, Philadelphia’s Electric Factory on Oct. 27, Denver’s Ogden Theatre on Dec. 4, Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Dec. 9, and San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom on Dec. 11 before concluding things with a hometown performance inside The Showbox on Dec. 14. From Oct. 9 through Oct. 28, Minus The Bear be joined by Caspian, whose last release was 2015’s Dust and Disquiet. From Nov. 27 through Dec. 14, Tera Melos, who released Trash Generator last year, will be the opening act.

In a note on Facebook, the band said, “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.”

Over the course of their career, Minus the Bear released six albums and a smattering of EPs. The group’s mix of math rock, alternative, prog and emo made them Pacific Northwest mainstays, and eventually indie darlings with albums such as Menos el Oso, Planet of Ice and Infinity Overhead, the latter of which even managed to debut at Number 31 on the Billboard albums chart.

Tickets are still available here.

Tour Dates:

Oct. 9 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
Oct. 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 11 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct. 12 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Oct. 13 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman 
Oct. 14 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Oct. 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct. 18 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Oct. 19 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct. 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Oct. 21 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Oct. 24 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
Oct. 25 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Oct. 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory 
Oct. 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov. 27 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Nov. 29 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Nov. 30 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
Dec. 1 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Dec. 3 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
Dec. 4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre 
Dec. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Grand
Dec. 7 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Dec. 8 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Dec. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Dec. 12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Dec. 13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Dec. 14 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox