Minus the Bear Announces Fall Tour Dates and PledgeMusic Campaign

Minus the Bear Announces Fall Tour Dates and PledgeMusic Campaign

Adventurous rock quintet Minus the Bear are finally following up their well-received 2008 acoustic EP Acoustics with a new full length LP titled Acoustics II. The new release features eight reimagined and elegantly pared down Minus the Bear standouts, in addition to two brand new songs, "Riddles" and "The Storm." The release is a rare chance for fans to experience the group's songwriting and innovation in its purest form. Physical copies of the band's first installment, Acoustics, is currently out of print, having sold out 5,000 copies of its limited edition run on both vinyl and CD.

Minus the Bear is Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), David Knudson (guitar), Cory Murchy (bass), Alex Rose (keyboards, saxophone, vocals, programming), and Erin Tate (drums & percussion). The Seattle-based band formed in 2001, and has since released five full length LPs and eight EPs, totaling an excess of 400K in sales and all the while staying true to its uncompromising artistic ideals. The group's tireless work ethic has helped build a robust live following with the band headlining countless sold out shows across the globe, as well as sharing the stage with such diverse and respected artists as Soundgarden, Jimmy Eat World, and Foo Fighters. In a recent episode of "Live From Daryl's House" featuring Minus the Bear, Daryl Hall jammed with members of the band further illustrating the depth and singularity of the band's songwriting.

Recorded in early 2013, Acoustics II was produced by former MtB bandmate, and longtime creative collaborator, Matt Bayles. The group is offering fans exciting incentives through PledgeMusic such as signed CDs & vinyl, an exclusive poster and disposable cameras with one of a kind band photos. Higher tier exclusives include a signed acoustic guitar and a private Skype Sneak Preview of the record via a personal live performance. The track "Hooray" is available immediately as a download with every pledge.

Minus the Bear will be promoting Acoustics II release on the road this Fall, highlighting the show with a special acoustic mini-set featuring tracks from Acoustics II in addition to the full plugged-in rock show. The tour kicks off on September 8 in Sacramento, CA and tickets go on sale this Friday and Saturday.

Since 2009, PledgeMusic has been committed to nurturing a broad range of talent through innovative methods that yield career-making results. The company has become the leading international direct-to-fan company. PledgeMusic is highly regarded for interactive innovations that offer artists and fans direct and unique ways for each to share in the music making experience.

Pledge your support now at http://www.pledgemusic.com/minusthebear

Minus the Bear Fall 2013 Tour Dates

9/8/13 - Sacramento, CA at Launch Festival

9/9/13 - San Francisco, CA at Slim's**

9/10/13 - Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda Theater**

9/11/13 - Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up Tavern**

9/12/13 - Las Vegas, NV at The Pool at the Cosmopolitan

9/13/13 - Phoenix, AZ at Marquee**

9/14/13 - Santa Fe, NM at Railyard (Tera Melos only)

9/16/13 - Austin, TX at Emo's East**

9/17/13 - Houston, TX at House of Blues**

9/18/13 - New Orleans, LA at Tiptina's**

9/19/13 - Dallas, TX at Granada**

9/20/13 - Lawrence, KS at Granada**

9/21/13 - Denver, CO at Riotfest

9/22/13 - Salt Lake City, UT at The Depot**

9/24/13 - Pomona, CA at Glass House**

10/10/13 - Minneapolis, MN at Varsity Theater##

10/11/13 - Milwaukee, WI at The Rave##

10/12/13 - St Louis, MO at Plush##

10/13/13 - Indianapolis, IN at Vogue##

10/14/13 - Dekalb, IL at Otto's##

10/15/13 - Cleveland, OH at House of Blues##

10/16/13 - Grand Rapids, MI at Intersection##

10/17/13 - Chicago, IL at Metro##

10/18/13 - Detroit, MI at Majestic##

10/19/13 - Niagara Falls, NY at Rapids Theatre##

10/20/13 - Toronto, ON at Opera House##

10/22/13 - Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls##

10/23/13 - New Haven, CT at Toad's##

10/24/13 - Boston, MA at Royale##

10/25/13 - New York, NY at Best Buy##

10/26/13 - Philadelphia, PA at Electric Factory##

10/27/13 - Baltimore, MD at Soundstage Live##

10/28/13 - Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club##

10/29/13 - Richmond, VA at The National##

10/30/13 - Asheville, NC at Orange Peel##

11/1/13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution##

11/2/13 - Orlando, FL at Beachum Theater##

11/3/13 - Atlanta, GA at Masquerade##

11/8/13 - Seattle, WA at Showbox

** w/ Tera Melos and The New Trust
## w/ INVSN and Slow Bird