Minus the Bear readies Planet of Ice for late summer

Posted March 20th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

With a remix record (Interpretaciones del Oso) having just hit shelves a few weeks ago, Minus the Bear is finishing up the follow-up to 2005’s Menos el Oso with former member, Matt Bayles, behind the desk. Bayles left the band last year to focus on production and has recently worked with Mastadon and Isis. Progress is steady according to guitarist David Knudson, “So far, we are working on roughly 14 tracks and are still working on finishing up a few more”, speaking, strangely enough, to his own website, as though he were somehow unattached.

The band is hitting the road well in advance of its new record with The Honorary Title and Chin Up Chin Up.

The dates:

April 26: Seattle (Vera Project)

April 27: Portland, Ore. (Hawthorne Theatre)

April 28: Eugene, Ore. (Indigo District)

April 29: Reno, Nev. (The New Oasis)

May 1: Orangevale, Calif. (The Boardwalk)

May 2: Santa Cruz, Calif. (The Catalyst)

May 3: San Francisco (Great American Music Hall)

May 4: San Luis Obispo, Calif (Downtown Brew)

May 5: Los Angeles (Ex Plex)

May 6: Solana Beach, Calif. (Bely Up Tavern)

May 8: Las Vegas (House of Blues)

May 10: Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Black Sheep)

May 11: Lawrence, Kan. (Granada Theatre)

May 12: Iowa City, Iowa (Picador)

May 13: Champaign, Ill. (High Dive)

May 14: Sauget, Mo. (Pops)

May 15: Chicago (Beat Kitchen)

May 16: Milwaukee (Pabst Theatre)

May 17-18: Minneapolis (Triple Rock Social Club)

May 21: Omaha, Neb. (Sokol Underground)

May 23: Denver (Bluebird)

May 24: Aspen, Colo. (Belly Up)

May 25: Salt Lake City (Club Sound)

May 27: Quincy, Wash. (Gorge Amphitheatre)

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