We are very excited to be playing with Buckcherry in Milwaukee, Wi at the legendary Rave.
We are very excited to be playing with Buckcherry in Milwaukee, Wi at the legendary Rave.
Very excited to be back in Des Monies...Catch us at Lefty's on Wednesday July 19th w/ Digisaurus from the U.K.!
On March 17, The Missing Letters performed at the historical Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, with XIII Arrows, Hazer and If Eye May to a packed house. The show was epic. Here is a link to Twin Cities Media's review Click Here
We are beyond stoked to be joining Adelitas Way on their Pray for Peace tour. If we are in your neck of the woods, come hang!!
More dates to be announced soon!
"Lucille available now on iTunes and streaming on Spotify!
THE MISSING LETTERS will once again be teaming up with Nathan Yaccino to record their 2016 release in Seattle this month. The guys have been working hard honing in their new material
TML is incredibly excited to join SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS on several of their midwest MASTER BLASTER tour dates. The LETTERS will be joining SW in Clear Lake Iowa Friday November 13 at the legendary SURF BALLROOM in Clear Lake Iowa and The Medina Entertainment Center in Medina MN on Thursday December 3. Stand by for more news soon...
We are very pleased to announce that we get to go on tour with the band IAMDYNAMITE in August/September 2015. To see if we are playing near you head over to our UPCOMING SHOWS section of the website!!!
THE MISSING LETTERS will be touring this May and June...
The band will be doing dates in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas in May and many more East Coast dates in June... Details to come...Stay Tuned
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This week, THE MISSING LETTERS have partnered with Andrew Goodfriend and TKO Booking. We are very excited to start this new relationship!
We are very honored to be able to announce that The Missing Letters will be performing this year at The Bridge School Concert at Shoreline Ca in Mountain View, CA. This very special event raises proceeds and awareness to a cause that founding partners Neil Young and Pegi Young have championed since the mid 80's. This years event will mark the 28th year of the event.
The Bridge School is an innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of:
The Bridge School is composed of four interrelated programs: Education, Transition, Outreach and Research. Their ongoing programs, projects, and activities work to move all people closer to a life without barriers to education, participation and communication.
TML will be performing at The Tonic Room on this Saturday August 30th with Minneapolis peers THE MODERN ERA.
The Missing Letters have released LET ME SHINE on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Xbox Music, iHeartRadio, Sony Music Unlimited, Shazam, Juke, and Target Music. The new track is available as of August 26th
Thanks to all who came out to the Fine Line tonight! And huge props to Fifth Hour, Emergent, and of course Throw the Fight for their legendary farewell. Great rock show all around!
The Missing Letters performed on Saturday night at The Meadows Stage for the Great Lakes Burning River Festival on the shores of Lake Eerie in Cleveland July 26th!
Jake, Shannon, Cole and Matt continue their summer tour next week with shows in Minneapolis, Des MOines, Chicago, New York and more places to be announced. Plan on an EP release very soon! Also, in the news, The band recently did an interview with "Meet the Locals", from Ready or Not Entertainment...Look for it online soon!
Last night TML treated the crowd to a smokin set....
11 QUESTIONS WITH THE MISSING LETTERS 1. What is your favorite letter? Which letter would we be most screwed if it went missing?
JAKE: X, the Xylophone community would be up in arms.
SHANNON: K….It has smething to do with Japanese Hippos... and unless you are my sister it might be hard to comprehend… But trust me it is so very important!
COLE: T. the most common non-vowel in Wheel of Fortune. Would really change up the metagame if it left us.
2. How/when did you form your band?
JAKE: October of 2012. Shannon threw a post up on a local rock Facebook group looking for musicians and I hit him up. After a few months we started adding more people to the band.
SHANNON: It's not all that interesting of a story...but I can tell you that Mark Zuckerberg played a role in the whole sordid tale.
COLE: I was late to the party so to speak.
3. Living in Minneapolis, so rich in music history, do you feel the pull to either coast? what would make you leave the Midwest?
JAKE: I love the authenticity of the Seattle scene, so that's something I would love to explore further someday. On the other end, New York ALWAYS has something cool kicking, and it's fun to watch what jumps from their melting pot of a music scene. I don't think there's anything specific that would cause me to ditch the Midwest though. When I feel it's time to move along, I'll move along. The Midwest sound will always be my focus.
SHANNON: More toward the West Coast, primarily because of our influences.
COLE: Do you feel the pull to the Minneapolis? Cuz it's there.
(interviewer's note: Oh yes, Prince & Low pull me there)
4. If you could have written one song that exists today in the world, what would it be and why?
JAKE: Your Time is Gonna Come - Led Zepp. Such a simple tune, but so much power. It's awesome.
SHANNON: Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan, I lived through a similar situation that is described in those lyrics.
COLE: What is Love? Baby, Don't Hurt me.
5. What sound do you wish to achieve?
JAKE: My goal when writing and playing has always been about honesty in the music. I want each song to sound like I mean what I'm playing and that my hearts in it, and I want it to sound like four people sitting in a room playing instruments.
For me, some of the most authentic music was the alternative scene in the nineties. All the way from Meat Puppets and Stone Temple Pilots to Third Eye Blind and Eve 6 and so on, there was just such a cool vibe in music rom that time. I tend to try and package that vibe up with a kick of Minneapolis soul and let it ride.
I usually don't write for a specific style generally, but that's the feel I strive for with every song.
SHANNON: Pure rock and roll. Finding the essence that made Led Zeppelin, the Foo Fighters and MC 5 different from the others
COLE: The kind that goes BRRRRNNNNGHH. If that makes any sense.
6. Your favorite thing about touring is...?
JAKE: The openness of the ride, and the feeling of freedom that comes with knowing you're out grinding with the band to do what you love.
SHANNON: Being in a smelly van with your brothers and embracing everything from everyone
COLE: Van smell.
7. What's the weirdest thing that ever happened to you with a fan?
JAKE: No Answer
SHANNON: No weirdness… I really enjoy meeting people. Especially people that like our music. People thought I was weird my whole life…I suppose that's perspective.
All sorts of people come to our shows, and I think that's one of the cool things about what we do… I like to think of a show with The Missing Letters as a coming together place… Where it doesnt matter what your scene is. We (meaning us and our fans) make up our own scene. So if someone wants to come to one of our shows dressed in a green guerilla outfit, thats cool. Not weird. Ya know?
COLE: I had a really cute girl come up to me once. I got nervous and walked away.
8. Your band is strongly involved in important social issues esp. missing kids, how would you like your fan base to help?
JAKE: In any case or situation, just look for your own way to help. With missing children or anything else really, there's always awareness to be raised, and a number to call. Just do what you can personally to be a solution.
SHANNON: No one tends to think about touchy subjects because they're uncomfortable. We dont think that each of us is a possible victim until it happens to us. That goes for crime, natural disaster or anything really.
The reality is we all need to be more aware about what is happening in our communities, our country, and our world. The more in touch we are, the closer we are to a solution. Its not hard. Just be aware. Open your eyes and your mind. When I was young I had a classmate of mine named Alexis Patterson go missing. As far as I know, she was never found. It really affected me, as she was there, and my friend one day playing with us at recess, and then the next day... gone. There was lots of TV crews at the school the first few days when everything first happened. Then everyone went away, the reporters were gone, and it was like nothing ever happened… but Alexis never came back.
COLE: The success of a campaign like Amber alert requires a broad awareness from the public. All I can ask of anybody is to take a few minutes and look over some pictures from their local area It's very much a hivemind effort.
9. You have one superhero power, name it.
JAKE: Burritos out of thin air.
SHANNON: To be like the human torch, because who wouldn't want to be able to snap their fingers and make a flame?!?
COLE: The power... to move you.
(*interviewer note: did you just quote Tenacious D to me??!)
10. How do you see yourselves in five years? Where would you like to be?
JAKE: Part of the fun of music is that I really have no idea where it could take me in any period of time, but I dig that. The unknown is my greatest motivation.
SHANNON: I want to be successful and happy doing the thing I love the most, and that's playing rock and roll.
COLE: Shooting off flares and sexing up the ladies; you know? Like men do.
11. The question we really wished you had asked us is:_____
JAKE: Whats for dinner?
SHANNON: What was your first interaction with rock n roll?
COLE: Nah, You did fine.
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