The Mission are hitting their thirtieth birthday in style with a brand new album and an extensive tour. Back in 1986 the band were coming off a run of #1 independent singles, signing to major label Phonogram (now part of Universal Music) and going on to sell several million albums through the 90s before taking a break in 1997. The band reconvened in 2001 to begin a similarly successful career back in the independent world, releasing #1 albums in Germany and several European territories, touring the world and expanding their incredibly loyal fan-base from S. America to Asia.
That fan-base is what now brings The Mission into PledgeMusic and the new 30th Anniversary album is available to pre-order at Pledge, alongside special offers including deluxe 2 x CD + DVD and vinyl editions, handwritten lyric sheets, anniversary merchandise, VIP touring experiences and even a very special visit to the band’s rehearsal studio. All of this and more can be found on The Mission’s PledgeMusic campaign page http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-mission
Speaking of the new campaign The Mission’s Wayne Hussey says;
“I never dreamt all those years ago as we first set foot on stage at the tiny Alice In Wonderland club in London that we would be celebrating our 30th birthday with a brand new album produced by Tim Palmer and extensive world tour. I am really happy with the new songs and I feel that our audience are going to really love this record”.
Wayne Hussey (left) with Producer Tim Palmer (centre)
To celebrate their 30th Anniversary The Mission set out on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011. The tour starts in Dublin on October 1st and includes the Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5th.
The Mission UK and Ireland Tour dates
Sat 1st Dublin O2 Academy
Sun 2nd Belfast Limelight
Mon 3rd 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
Thu 3rd LeedsO2 Academy
Fri 4thLondonO2 Forum Kentish Town
Sat 5th Whitby Goth Weekend
Sun 6Birmingham O2 Institute