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Minus the Bear part ways with drummer Erin Tate

minus the bear

Minus The Bear have decided to part ways with their drummer Erin Tate after fourteen years. You can read a statement from the band below.


It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform you that due to personal and creative differences Minus the Bear and Erin Tate have decided to part ways.

Erin is one of those rare talents and we consider ourselves lucky to have been able to share the past 14 years with him since this band first started. His creativity, talent, and drive undoubtedly helped get Minus the Bear to where we are today. We wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.

The band will continue touring and we are currently working on the follow up to Infinity Overhead. 2015 is going to be an exciting year and we look forward to sharing what we have in store.

– Dave, Jake, Cory, Alex

The band will continue to tour this May on their spring tour with Into It. Over It. to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their EP  They Make Beer Commercials Like This.  View dates for the upcoming shows below.

  • May 8 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom ^minus the bear
  • May 9 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley ^
  • May 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Shakey Knees Music Festival &
  • May 11 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
  • May 12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
  • May 13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre *
  • May 15 – Richardson, TX @ Wildflower Arts & Music Festival
  • May 16 – Helotes, TX @ Josabi’s*
  • May 17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
  • May 19 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
  • May 20 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre *

& – Menos el Oso Full Album Set
* – Beer Commercials Anniversary Set
^ – Special Surprise Set

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