2006 was a good year for New York’s four-piece outfit Grizzly Bear. The band’s second album Yellow House—a collection of sweeping, poignant melodies and gently strummed guitars—topped charts and garnered phrases like “classic in the making,” “one of the year’s best,” and “masterpiece.” Which is to say Grizzly Bear has come a very long way since the days when it was a one-man acoustic act accompanied by field recordings and a drum machine.

Next year will start strong for Grizzly Bear, with its first major US tour, an extensive trip to every corner of the country with barely a day of rest in between show dates. The band will be joined by fellow New Yorkers Dirty Projectors and San Francisco’s Papercuts.

Yellow House is out now on Warp Records.

Tour Dates
02/01 Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
02/02 Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Arts
02/03 Northampton, MA, Iron Horse
02/04 Montreal, QC, Main Hall
02/05 Ottawa, ON, Barrymore’s
02/06 Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace
02/08 Ann Arbor, MI, Blind Pig
02/09 Chicago, IL, Subterranean
02/10 Minneapolis, MN, 7th St Entry
02/11 Iowa City, IA, The Picador
02/13 Denver, CO, Larimer Lounge
02/14 Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court
02/16 Seattle, WA, Neumo’s
02/17 Vancouver, BC, Plaza Club
02/18 Portland, OR, Mission Theatre
02/20 San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
02/21 Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour
02/23 Tucson, AX, Plush
02/24 Marfa, TX, Ballroom Marfa
02/26 Norman, OK, Opolis
02/27 Dallas, TX, Club Dada
02/28 Austin, TX, Emo’s Jr
03/01 Baton Rouge, LA, Chelsea’s