The only Florida stop on Minus the Bear's farewell tour is at The Ritz in Ybor City

Tera Melos opens on November 27.

click to enlarge Minus The Bear, whose farewell tour hits The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on November 27, 2018. - Chona Kasinger
Chona Kasinger
Minus The Bear, whose farewell tour hits The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida on November 27, 2018.

Minus the Bear has had enough, so the influential indie-rock band will release one more EP (Fair Enough, due October 19 on Suicide Squeeze) and embark on a two-month farewell tour of the United States.

The trek kicks off on October 9 in Nashville, and its only Florida date is on November 27 at The Ritz in Ybor City.

"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" the band wrote in a letter to fans. "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."

Tickets to the show — where Sacramento's Tera Melos opens — go on sale Friday, July 20, and will cost fans $25-$35. More information on the show — plus the full letter from the band — is available below. Listen to the title track from Fair Enough via Stereogum.

Minus the Bear Farewell Tour w/Tera Melos. Tues. Nov. 27, 7 p.m. $25-$35. The Ritz, 1503 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City. daddykoolrecords.com.

Here's what the band had to say about the breakup:

After almost two decades of writing and touring the world together, we have decided to close this chapter of our lives as Minus the Bear.

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.

Undoubtedly we owe all of these adventures to you, our fans. Without all of you, the memories of traveling the world, exploring different cultures, and witnessing the delight of your beautiful faces singing along wouldn’t have been possible. Your support weathered us through storms that easily could have scuttled the band. Throughout the years, it’s you who kept us going. We cannot thank you enough.

This Autumn we head out on our final tour in support of our upcoming 4-song EP “Fair Enough” courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records.

These final shows are a celebration for the community of fans who gave us so much through years of dedication. We’ll be digging deep in the MTB catalogue and we are honored for the opportunity to play our hearts out for you one last time.

Love,

Alex, Cory, Dave & Jake

About The Author

Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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