Minus The Bear schedules ‘Menos El Oso’ 10th anniversary tour with Murder By Death, O’Brother

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photo: Ryan Russell

Stop the presses, because shit just got awesome: Minus The Bear just announced they will conduct a 10th anniversary tour for their groundbreaking sophomore LP Menos El Oso, originally released in 2005 by Suicide Squeeze Records. MTB isn’t new to the 10th anniversary tour game, either; they’ve previously celebrated 2002’s Highly Refined Pirates and 2004’s They Make Beer Commercials Like ThisEP the same way. But this trek is going to be extra-special, as they’re bringing along Murder By Death for the majority of it—the two bands first toured together in 2004 opening for Braid’s reunion tour, so it is especially exciting to see them hooking up again. The first week of the tour will feature O’Brother in place of MBD, which certainly isn’t a downgrade—O’Bro is one of the best, most thought-provoking bands in modern metal. All shows will be opened by Aero Flynn. VIP tickets will be available starting July 22 here, with public onsale starting this Friday, July 24. Now, the dates, but not before I make you listen to my favorite Menos song:

NOVEMBER
03 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s (w/O’Brother)
04 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (w/O’Brother)
05 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater (w/O’Brother)
06 – Orlando, FL – The Social (w/O’Brother)
07 – Orlando, FL – The Social (w/O’Brother)
09 – Washington, DC – The Howard Theater (w/O’Brother)
10 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (w/Murder By Death)
11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (w/Murder By Death)
12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony (w/Murder By Death)
13 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (w/Murder By Death)
14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (w/Murder By Death)
15 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (w/Murder By Death)
17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater (w/Murder By Death)
19 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre (w/Murder By Death)
20 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (w/Murder By Death)
21 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory at North Park (w/Murder By Death)
22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (w/Murder By Death)
23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (w/Murder By Death)