Turn Up Minus The Bear’s Acoustics

To go along with Minus The Bear’s new full-length album, “Acoustics II,” the indie rock band is playing a special acoustic mini-set of tunes from the LP on tour this fall in addition to its full plugged-in show.  

Acoustics II, which is the follow-up to the 2008 EP Acoustics, features eight “re-imagined and elegantly pared down” Minus the Bear songs along with two brand new tracks. The album is described by the band’s PR reps as “a rare chance for fans to experience the group’s songwriting and innovation in its purest form.”

Photo: John Davisson
"The Hangout Beach, Music And Arts Festival," Gulf Shores, Ala.

Fans can show their support for the new album via the band’s Pledge Music project. Pledge range from $10 for a download of Acoustics II to $1,000 for a signed Ibanez guitar that comes with handwritten lyrics to one of the album’s songs as well as a YouTube video of vocalist/guitarist Jake Snider or guitarist David Knudson playing your guitar with a shoutout to you. All pledges come with an immediate download of the track “Hooray.” The band has not yet revealed the release date for Acoustics II.

The fall tour kicks off in September with four nights in California. Here’s the plan:   

Sept. 8 – Sacramento, Calif., Cesar Chavez Park ()
Sept. 9 – San Francisco, Calif., Slim’s     
Sept. 10 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda     
Sept. 11 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern     
Sept. 12 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Pool At The Cosmopolitan     
Sept. 13 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee     
Sept. 14 – Santa Fe, N.M., Railyard Park     
Sept. 16 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s     
Sept. 17 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues     
Sept. 18 – New Orleans, La., Tipitina’s Uptown     
Sept. 19 – Dallas, Texas, Granada Theater     
Sept. 20 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
Sept. 21 – Byers, Colo., May Farms (
Sept. 22 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot     
Sept. 24 – Pomona, Calif., Glass House     
Oct. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Varsity Theater     
Oct. 11 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave     
Oct. 12 – St. Louis, Mo., Plush St. Louis     
Oct. 13 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue     
Oct. 14 – Dekalb, Ill., Otto’s     
Oct. 15 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues     
Oct. 16 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection     
Oct. 17 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar     
Oct. 18 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre     
Oct. 19 – Niagara Falls, N.Y., Rapids Theatre     
Oct. 20 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue     
Oct. 22 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre     
Oct. 23 – New Haven, Conn., Toad’s Place     
Oct. 24 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston     
Oct. 25 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater     
Oct. 26 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory     
Oct. 27 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage     
Oct. 28 – Lancaster, Pa., Chameleon 
Oct. 29 – Richmond, Va., The National     
Oct. 30 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel     
Nov. 1 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution     
Nov. 2 – Orlando, Fla., The Beacham     
Nov. 3 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade     
Nov. 8 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox At The Market

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, July 12.

For more information visit MinusTheBear.com and click here for the band’s Pledge Music page.