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Grizzly Bear To Release New Album “Painted Ruins” August 18; Global Headlining Tour Begins October 5

(New York – May 17, 2017) Today, Grizzly Bear has announced the August 18 release of PAINTED RUINS, their highly anticipated fifth full-length album, and first for RCA Records.  In addition, the band has shared new album track “Mourning Sound.”  That song follows “Three Rings,” another track from PAINTED RUINS released earlier this month and hailed as “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “insistent” (The New York Times), and “a sonically ambitious return” (Pigeons & Planes).

Listen to “Mourning Sound” here:

Listen to “Three Rings” here:

Grizzly Bear – Chris Bear, Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor – spent the better part of two years writing and recording the eleven new compositions on PAINTED RUINS.  Taylor produced the album with sessions taking place primarily at Allaire Studios in upstate New York, and at various locations around Los Angeles, including his own Terrible Studios (Three members of Grizzly Bear now live in Los Angeles; Rossen lives in Santa Fe, NM).

Grizzly Bear will embark on a worldwide headlining tour following the release of PAINTED RUINS – full itinerary below.


PAINTED RUINS follows 2012’s Shields, which was a critical and commercial breakthrough. Debuting at #7 on the Billboard 200 and named the #1 Album of the Year by Apple iTunes, Shields earned the band Pitchfork Best New Music and four star Rolling Stone reviews; performances on Colbert, Fallon, Letterman, Austin City Limits and Ellen; and sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.



  1. Wasted Acres
  2. Mourning Sound
  3. Four Cypresses
  4. Three Rings
  5. Losing All Sense
  6. Aquarian
  7. Cut-Out
  8. Glass Hillside
  9. Neighbors
  10. Systole
  11. Sky Took Hold

Grizzly Bear Tour Dates

Oct 5 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street

Oct 6 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

Oct 8 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC

Oct 9 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton

Oct 12 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle

Oct 13 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg

Oct 14 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique

Oct 16 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia

Nov 1 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

Nov 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Nov 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Nov 7 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

Nov 9 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine

Nov 12 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre

Nov 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

Nov 15 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues

Nov 16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore

Nov 19 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital

Nov 26 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis

Nov 27 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

Nov 28 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

Dec 1 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre

Dec 3 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

Dec 7 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre

Dec 8 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

Dec 9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre

Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater

Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern


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More Info on Grizzly Bear

For more information, please contact:

Matt Hanks ([email protected]), Ally Norton ([email protected]) or Spencer Foster ([email protected]) at Shore Fire Media, (718) 522-7171

Sarah Weinstein Dennison ([email protected]) at RCA Records Publicity 212-833-5593.

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