2016 sees THE MISSION celebrating 30 years since the UK gothic rock band first set foot on the stage at the intimate Alice In Wonderland club in London in January 1986.
To celebrate this milestone, THE MISSION will set out upon their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011 — to coincide with this they will also release a brand new studio album.
The 30th anniversary tour starts in Dublin on October 1st and will include O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London on October 8th.
The Mission will also play the Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5th.
Wayne Hussey told us: “30 bloody years! Who would’ve thought it, eh? As we were well renowned for our, ahem, lifestyle choices, shall we say, I remember Melody Maker ran an office pool betting which member of The Mission would die first. I seem to remember Mick was the favourite with yours truly running a close 2nd. ”
“Well, we’re still here, alive and well and still going strong. It seems to me that anyone who survives past the age of 50 in this business these days is given honorary legendary status. It’s cheaply given, in my opinion, but we’ll take it...”
“I seriously never thought I’d see this day but 30 years is a remarkable achievement. Not one we could have achieved without the support and patronage of our brilliant audience. This celebration is for them as much as it is for our retirement funds.”
On January 22nd there is an exclusive ticket pre sale over at http://the-mission.tmstor.es which includes a free download of ‘Father‘ by Wayne Hussey.
The Mission UK and Ireland Tour Dates
Sat 1st Dublin O2 Academy
Sun 2nd Belfast Limelight
Mon 3th Glasgow O2 ABC
Wed 5th Manchester O2 Ritz
Thu 6th Nottingham Rock City
Fri 7th Bristol O2 Academy
Sat 8th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 5th Whitby Goth Weekend
There are VIP experience packages for all UK and European shows available from the-mission.tmstor.es