photos by Joseph Xu

Bear vs Shark at Third Man Records

Bear vs Shark began their BrooklynVegan-presented reunion tour in their home state of Michigan over the weekend. The first announced show was on Saturday (6/25) at Flint Local 423, and it was a benefit for those affected by the water crisis in Flint, MI. But the day before that, they played a surprise show at Third Man Records in Detroit. We've got pictures of both of those shows in this post.

The tour really begins in full this September, and there are some updates to it. They added additional shows in San Francisco and Grand Rapids, MI, which are both on sale now, and openers have been announced.

The tour comes to NYC at the end of September, and according to the NY Post they should feel right at home, assuming they like Detroit-style pizza. The openers for the NYC shows are All Dogs and Caveman Woodman on September 28 at Market Hotel, and LVL UP and Pink Wash on September 29 at Bowery Ballroom. Both of those shows are sold out.

All Dogs also play a headlining NYC show the day after their show with BVS at Silent Barn (9/29) with Mannequin Pussy, Outer Spaces and Katie Ellen (good bill all around). Tickets are on sale now.

Other openers on the tour include Restorations, Child Bite, Signals Midwest, Heart Attack Man, Bong Mountain, Pink Lightning and Golden Torso. Updated dates are listed below.

Check out photos from Flint in this gallery:

Bear vs Shark -- 2016 Tour Dates
Sep 9 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch w/ Pink Lightning & Heart Attack man
Sep 10 - Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch (SOLD OUT) w/ Signals Midwest & Golden Torso
Sep 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Market Hotel (SOLD OUT) w/ All Dogs & Caveman Woodman
Sep 29 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) w/ LVL UP & Pink Wash
Oct 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church (SOLD OUT) w/ Restorations & All Dogs
Oct 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ LVL UP
Oct 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (SOLD OUT) w/ LVL UP
Oct 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex w/ LVL UP
Oct 29 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Oct 30 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (SOLD OUT)
Nov 12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme w/ Child Bite and Bong Mountain