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Minor Nine is number 5 in Knoxville

Over the last 6 weeks we have taken a short break and reorganized the music and the members. It wasn't easy stepping back and looking at our band the way we had to, but it was a necessary action. The summer of 2015 will be filled with new music, new shows, and new interviews from Minor Nine. Please stay tuned and spread the word. And if you haven't listened to a song lately. Visit the RN and the facebook page to see what we have in store for you. facebook.com/minornine reverbnation.com/minornine

2015 Dates and Shows

We have filled Jan and have begun to post shows for Feb. It will be great to start out on the road again and visit with all our friends and fans. If you are reading this and want to see our new website visit www.minornineband.com Thanks everyone, please come to a show and support local venues and musicians

100th Show

In a year and a half we have played 100 shows. Well, almost. In a few weeks we will surpass 100. Next week we are playing on the Woodbangers tour in Elizabethton TN and after that we are opening for Crobot in Clarksville, Tn. We don't know how people get famous or how they get a record contract. Heck, we don't know why we've been lucky enough to play this many shows. Most people we tell that we are almost at 100 don't believe us. But the proof is in the pudding, as they say. We want our 100th show to be a house party so it can be an intimate affair. However this might not work out the way we want because we play so many shows and also hold down day jobs. I'm writing this to tell everyone that being in a band is hard work and not always fun, It's milestones like the hundredth show that eventually turns into corverstones and holds up the next stage of production. If any of you have a clue as to how a band gets signed or discovered, please write us and let us know. We need all the support and help we can get. Peace

Interviews and new shows

We will be on 95.7 the X in Knoxville on Sept 21st with Oz Kirk. Then our shows begin in Chattanooga on the 26th and in Knoxville on the 27th. We have added a show in January at the Birdhouse with Richard Strater. We have always enjoyed playing shows with him and are looking forward to seeing him again. On Sept 15th (in just a few days) we are doing a Skype interview with Nikki Palomino you can check her out here: https://www.facebook.com/nikki.palomino.7 We hope to pack The Longbranch Saloon on Sept 27th. It's located at 1848 Cumberland Ave. (The Strip) in Knoxville Tennessee. This will be our first official video and we want everyone there. We are looking forward to Sept and can't wait for the fun to begin.

Sept 27th at The Longbranch Saloon in Knoxville

On September 27th, at the Longbranch Saloon in Knoxville Tennessee, we would like all our local fans, friends, and family to come down and see the show. We are going to record the music and make videos of the whole night. American Lesion is coming from Altanta to party with us and be party of this awesome night. We want everyone to be in the video and we want to see everyone again. We want thank everyone for all the support. Thank you Everyone. We will see you in Knoxville.

Minor Nine playing with Hawthorne Heights

Good friends of ours, On My Honor, is opening for Hawthorne Heights along with Minor Nine. This is the second national act we've opened for and we are super excited. In other news we finally got to play with Belfast Six Pack last night along with Imprint at Fannigan's Sports Bar in Maryville, Tennessee. If you are Knoxville on May 27th, please make your way to The Longbranch Saloon and check out the Hawthorne Heights show. See you there.

In the top 50 in the US metal charts for a week now

It's strange to see Minor Nine in the top 50 for over a week. We've been playing a bunch of shows and meeting some great people in really good bands. We played with The Acorn People last week at the Longbranch Saloon in Knoxville. Months back we played with American Lesion who are just really good guys. We will be playing a few shows with them coming up in April. With all the shows coming up we are going to meet many more bands and we can't wait. StoneLine, Ashes to Ruin, Through the Eye, and so many that I can't even begin a list without leaving many people out. This post is really meant to thank everyone. All the supporters who come to the shows and visit our pages because they enjoy the music, the bands who share the stage and the responsibilities with us, to the venue owners and operators who invite us to play, and the local groups who build the music scene from the ground up. We couldn't do this without all of you. We thank you.

First show at The Longbranch in 2014

Last time we played the Longbranch was before Nov 30th. We played at the Saloon many times last year. You could say it was our musical home away from home. Well, we are going back on March 1st with some friends of ours. The Acorn People will be joining us. We played with them twice before at RayderFest. Thank you to Willie Rayder for bringing our two bands together. And we will also be playing with Through the Eye. Now we really like these guys. We played with them first at the park in Harriman. It was supposed to be a blow out, but ended up just being a cool place to meet and become friends. So, if you are not busy on March 1st, please come to 1848 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville TN and bring $5 for the door man. He is a great guy and it wouldn't be happening if it weren't for him. A big thank you to Lucas Sams as well for opening the Saloon to us and our friends. See you there.

Thadd from

Minor Nine

Battle of the Bands Tonight!!!!

Tonight we are playing at The Bowery in Knoxville's Old City. We are playing against two other bands in the first round of The battle. We're very appreciative of the support and the fans that we've gained through this last year, the first year has been amazing. Thank you all for everything you've done and continue to do.

We owe it to our Friends, Family, and Fans

In the last year we have been on RN and it's been such a great experience. The idea of being number one wasn't even dreamed of and we certainly didn't think we would ever get in the top 100 in the United State. Presenty we are 139 in the nation, but we have stiff competition and it make it all more the challenge.

In the coming month we are playing a slew of dates in Tennessee and Georgia. I'm asking you all, bands, fans, friends, and family to come to the show. Because honestly, the only reason we get all these awesome shows is because of the crowd.

We've had many great nights and played with super bands. All I ask is you check out our shows schedule and if we are playing anywhere close to you, please come and check us out.

And while you are on our page, you can check out the music.

Thank you all for reading this.

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