Seattle rockers Minus the Bear have announced they are breaking up. The Seattle-based group—which currently consists of Jake Snider, Dave Knudson, Cory Murchy, and Alex Rose, as well as touring member Joshua Sparks—was originally founded in 2001, releasing sixth full-length albums over the course of their career. “We’ve accomplished so much over the past 17 years, and we are grateful for the experience,” the band wrote in a statement, thanking their fans. “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.”
In addition to the news, Minus the Bear have announced a farewell tour, which kicks off October 9 with a show at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, Tennessee. The band are also releasing one last EP titled Fair Enough, which is out October 19 via long-time label Suicide Squeeze. “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,” their statement concluded.