Electronic rock duo Missio from Austin, Texas brought their Loner Tour to the Foundry stage in The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA in support of their debut studio album, LONER which was released back on May 19th, 2017 via RCA Records. Missio is made up of Matthew Brue on vocals and David Butler the multi-instrumentalist, Although Brue also uses a keyboard throughout their set, the duo both take equal parts in producing their sound. The duo’s 15 song set of almost 70 minutes of infectious jams was full of high energy and sing-a-long moments.
After spending much of last year (2017) on the road supporting Nothing But Thieves and Blue October, the celebration of their new album LONER continues on their first headlining tour, although the band did headline a few shows in 2017 themselves. Missio’s vocalist Brue told the sold out crowd of 700 people, during their set that they “took a huge risk” doing a headlining tour this early in their career but Brue continued to tell the sold out crowd, “here we are, it’s a Sunday night in Philadelphia and were f-cking sold out.”
The duo launched their set with a haunting introduction to the stage with very dark moody lights bursting into a new song “Temple Priest,” the song was a strong start to the show and it’s a song that has been stuck in my head since. Brue, later told the crowd that it’s his “favorite song that he’s ever written.” The duo commanded the audience’s attention dressed in all white with Brue wearing a oversized white robe establishing a very powerful stage presence. The White attire signifying Brue’s complete and pure, addiction free lifestyle. The duo’s sound was very infectious from start to finish with anthem like songs and inspiring songs all which fans knew every word to and belted out the lyrics with the duo. The band’s setlist included the entirety of their 2017 release, LONER, showcasing fan favorites like “KDV,” “I Don’t Give A…,” and “Everybody Gets High” and included a beautiful rendition of Lana Del Ray’s “West Coast” which they brought back due to a high volume of requests for it from fans.
The onstage dynamic between both frontman Matthew Brue & multi-instrumentalist David Butler is impeccable and a force to be reckoned with, you would have thought they were touring for at-least 10 years, but it proves that they have mastered their incredible showmanship. Their touring drummer Jaydon Bean added a great live vibe to the bands set with his incredible amount of energy while playing his all white drumkit. The bands incredible production barely fit on the stage of the Foundry as they had a flawless light show with their logo present in the backdrop of lights.
A highlight of the bands set was their RCA Records debut single was “Middle Fingers,” a song which peaked at No. 9 on the Alternative Songs chart upon its release. As soon as I heard the single “Middle Fingers” I immediately became addicted to the bands sound and had to check them out more. The energy during this song was extraordinary and the sold out crowd had their middle fingers while belting out the lyrics to the song like a church choir. The band ended their set with a new single to be released on their new album called “Black Roses.” I would highly recommend checking out Missio’s live performance, their infectious sound is even better live, with the great musicianship between the duo on stage.
Check out our exclusive photos of the show from our photographer, Andrew Wendowski.
March 7th – Atlanta, GA – The Loft*
March 9th – New Orleans, LA – The Parish at House of Blues*
March 10th – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
March 21st – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall**
March 23rd – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf**
March 24th – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom**
March 26th – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon**
March 27th – Anaheim, CA – The Parish at House of Blues**
March 29th – San Diego, CA – House of Blues**
March 30th – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour**
March 31st – San Francisco – CA – Great American Music Hall**
April 2nd – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre**
April 3rd – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
April 5th – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge**
April 6th – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen**
April 7th – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
April 9th – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club**
April 10th – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar**
April 11th – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room**
April 13th – Dallas, TX – Trees**
April 14th – Austin, TX – The Parish**
* with Welshly Arms
** with Morgan Saint
For more information on the band check out their website: missiomusic.com