Tuesday, 26 April 2016
2016 sees The Mission celebrating 30 years since they first set foot on the stage at the intimate Alice In Wonderland club in London on January 20th 1986.
To celebrate The Mission set out on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011, to coincide they will release a brand new studio album. Due to popular demand The Mission have added three further shows to the tour in November - 3rd Leeds O2 Academy, 4th London O2 Forum Kentish Town and 6th Birmingham O2 Institute.
The 30th anniversary tour starts in Dublin on October 1st and includes the Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5th.
Wayne Hussey exclaimed ’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.”
With the original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler being joined by new drummer Mike Kelly in 2011 and armed by one of the most rabid fan bases in the world The Mission have continued to excite the legions with a slew of successful shows and tours. The Mission has sold in excess of 4 million of their previous 13 studio albums and attendant singles, compilations and live albums. They have garnered headlines in the worlds music press and not always for the quality and strength of their music.
However, with a new studio album planned and this extensive tour The Mission enter their 4th decade in the rudest of health.
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 Leeds O2 Academy new show Fri 4th London O2 Forum Kentish Town new show Sat 5th Whitby Goth Weekend Sun 6 Birmingham O2 Institute new show
Tickets are now available from www.ticketweb.co.uk
There are VIP experience packages for all UK and European shows available from the-mission.tmstor.es
The limited bundle package includes:
- Exclusive Tour T-Shirt - Laminate & Lanyard - A3 Signed Poster - Attend Sound Check - Front Of Queue Access With Laminate
The greatest stories ever told have a tendency to start in a stable, and so it is with Steve ‘n’ Seagulls, the ‘Barnyard Boogiemen’ from rural Finland…
Not only are the five musicians a genuine YouTube sensation, notching up tens of millions of views, they have also taken their ‘badass bluegrass’ all over the world, showing that skilful re-workings of some of metal’s finest moments (all given the band’s signature red-neck stamp) can work extremely well both live and on record.
The latest / second ’S 'n’ S’ album (title tbc) is set to be released later this year via Spinefarm Records; the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Farm Machine’, also issued on Spinefarm, it will see these sons of the soil delving into the world of original material for the first time, although the majority of the tracks will continue to be covers of rock & metal classics.
The headline tour in support of the second album runs as follows:
14-Nov Brighton, Haunt 15-Nov London, Bush Hall 16-Nov Cardiff, Globe 17-Nov Glasgow, Cathouse 18-Nov Manchester, Deaf Institute
Never Mind The Bullocks. Let the bluegrass metal mayhem continue!
'YOU’RE SO CHEAP' - First Radio 1 play on Daniel P Carter’s show on Sunday night!
London, Alley Cat - 28/4 Great Escape - 19/5 - 21/5 Download - 10/6 - 12/6 Reading & Leeds - 26/8 - 26/8
DEAD! are a London based four piece that will be hurtling your way this year, if you haven’t already encountered them…you will! The band's new single 'You’re So Cheap' received its debut play on Dan P Carter’s Radio 1 show last night, they celebrate the release with a one off London show at Alley Cat in Soho this Thursday, April 28th.
The single is a dirty riff filled rock punk ode to the anxiety and discomfort of certain social situations. DEAD! possess the youthful charm and enthusiasm of every cool band you ever loved. They are the band to check out on the festival circuit this summer, see below dates.
DEAD! LIVE UK FESTIVALS
The Great Escape – May 19th The Hub & 21st Concorde 2 Slam Dunk - May 28th, 29th 30th – Leeds, Birmingham, London Download – June 11th 2000 Trees - July 9th Basingstoke Live - July 10th Y Not - July 30th Reading & Leeds – August 26th - 28th Gloucester Underground - Sep 25th