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10 years of Plant of Ice (Minus the Bear)

Posted by Loren on January 28, 2018

10 years of Plant of Ice (Minus the Bear)
photo by Shervin Lainez

In August 2007, MInus the Bear released Planet of Ice on Suicide Squeeze Records. Besides getting a rare three-author review here at Scene Point Blank, it's been a fan-favorite ever since. Now, to formally mark its 10th anniversary, the band will hit the road with The Coathangers and The New Trust to play the record in its entirety.

The group will also play select other songs in their setlists, including from last year's Voids. Dates are included below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
*w/ The Coathangers
^w/ The New Trust


20 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre*
21 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*
22 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre*
24 - Boston, MA @ Royale*
25 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony*
26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw*
27 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*
29 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat*

01 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*
02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
03 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot*
04 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
05 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room*
30 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall^

01 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk^
02 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^
03 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater^
04 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom^
06 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^
07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre^
08 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues^
09 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory^
10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom^
12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre^
13 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox^

10 years of Plant of Ice (Minus the Bear)
photo by Shervin Lainez

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