Edward Droste of Grizzly Bear displays his 'favorite band ever' (*Ethel)
Ed Beach House

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever illegally shot and killed what officials say was one of Montana's largest grizzly bears.

The carcass of the big grizzly, called Maximus because he stood 7 1/2 feet tall and weighed about 800 pounds, was found Aug. 12 on a ranch in northern Montana. The bear had been dead about a month.

Special Agent Brian Lakes said Friday that he didn't know what the exact size of the reward would be but it would be "substantial."

"We are following up on some leads at this time," Lakes told the Great Falls Tribune." [AP]

Grizzly Bear play with Ed's 'favorite band ever' (not his wording), Beach House, this Sunday (8/30) at the Williamsburg Waterfront. The show marks the end of the 2009 season of free Pool Parties in Brooklyn ('VIP' tickets are also available).

On Saturday you can catch Grizzly Bear at the Virgin Festival in Ontario. On September 25th, GB & BH hit the road together to play a series of shows that not only includes the Austic City Limits Festival, but an ACL Aftershow at Emo's on October 3rd as well. Updated tour dates below...

Grizzly Bear - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 29 - Virgin Festival Ontario (Molson Amphitheatre) Toronto, Ontario
Aug 30 - Williamsburg Waterfront [free!] Brooklyn, New York
Sep 25 - Skidmore College [Sport & Rec Center] (w/ Gang Gang Dance) Saratoga Springs, New York
Sep 26 - Michigan Theater (w/ Beach House) Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sep 27 - Metro (w/ Beach House) Chicago, Illinois
Sep 28 - Metro (w/ Beach House) Chicago, Illinois
Sep 30 - First Avenue (w/ Beach House) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 1 - Blue Note (w/ Beach House) Columbia, Missouri
Oct 3 - Austin City Limits Festival Austin, Texas
Oct 3 - Emo's [ACL Aftershow] Austin, Texas
Oct 5 - Variety Playhouse (w/ Beach House) Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 6 - The NorVa (w/ Beach House) Norfolk, Virginia
Oct 7 - Electric Factory (w/ Beach House) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 8 - Orpheum Theatre (w/ Beach House) Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 14 - Vogue Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 15 - Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Oct 16 - Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington
Oct 18 - Treasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, California
Oct 20 - Hollywood Palladium (w/ Beach House) Los Angeles, California
Oct 21 - Belly Up Tavern (w/ Beach House) Solana Beach, California
Oct 31 - SOLD OUT: Barbican Hall (with the LSO) London
Nov 1 - Vicar Street Dublin
Nov 2 - ABC Glasgow
Nov 4 - SOLD OUT: Cathedral Manchester
Nov 5 - Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds
Nov 6 - Anson Rooms Bristol
Nov 8 - Cirque Royal Brussels
Nov 9 - Melkweg Amsterdam
Nov 10 - Grunspan Hamburg
Nov 11 - Postbahnhof Berlin
Nov 12 - Theaterfabrik München
Nov 14 - Sala Verdi del Conservatorio Milano
Nov 15 - Fri-Son Fribourg
Nov 16 - WuK Wien
Nov 17 - Volkshaus Basel
Nov 19 - Kulturkirche Köln
Nov 20 - Crossing Border Festival (Royal Theatre) The Hague
Nov 21 - La Cigale Paris
Nov 24 - SOLD OUT: Vega Musikkens Hus Copenhagen
Nov 25 - Rockerfeller Oslo
Nov 26 - Debaser Stockholm