Mission Launches a new Vintage 'World Crusade Vintage' T-shirt
After a successful couple of tours and to coincide with the release of the debut album, "Gods Own Medicine", the Mission went out on the road with the World Crusade Tour. Spread over the latter months of 1986 and well into 1987, this shirt has ALL the dates from that tour displayed on the back.
Wayne says; “It was quite the feat of research to get all these dates together for this shirt. Thanks to Mark Lee for his sleuthing. However we’re not entirely convinced here at MWIS that the list is definitive. What was it they said about the 60s? If you can remember it then you weren’t there? A fair amount of head scratching was definitely the case in trying to remember large swathes of this particular tour. Simon and I couldn’t even agree on whether we played Detroit or Pontiac on the 30th April 1987. If you see that we have any of the shows listed wrongly - wrong dates or venues or even cities - then please let us know and we’ll try to correct the t-shirt design before it goes to print."
The shirt is now available for pre-order HERE and will be released on 29th March.
So, we have a bit of good news for you. We are very pleased to announce that The Mission will be playing a short series of warm-up shows in the UK running up to their already announced headlining appearance at the Sinners Day Festival in Belgium on Saturday 30th October later this year. The UK shows are:
Tues 26th: Frome Cheese & Grain
Weds 27th: Cardiff Tramshed
Thurs 28th: Norwich Waterfront
Fri 29th: Brighton Chalk
Tickets go on sale this coming Friday, 14th March, at 10am. Available at: www.myticket.co.uk/artists/the-mission
Wayne Hussey commented: “As cabin fever is kicking in for most of us by now - there are only so many Netflix shows one can take - I can only surmise that by this time next year everyone will be absolutely desperate to get out of the house and congregate in a big room with a bunch of like-minded souls to watch and hear a bunch of blokes nearing retirement age making a right old unholy noisy din. In other words coming to see The Mission play the songs you know and (mostly) love and having a right ol’ knees-up and singalong. “You are a tower of strength” to me will hold extra potency. I dunno about you but I can’t wait.”
The Mission Announce the Deja Vu Tour 2022!
We’re sure you’ll remember us telling you a few week ago that our scheduled tour for this coming March-April had to be postponed (yet again) because of the global pandemic. We also promised to let you know the new dates as soon as we had all the relevant info.
So, all of us here at MWIS are very pleased to be able to tell you that - thanks largely to the hard work of our agent, Steve Backman and all the relevant promoters - the Mission’s tour has once again been rescheduled for the same time next year, 2022. The tour, originally entitled ‘The United European Party Tour’ and scheduled to take place last year and which, in fact, did kick off with the band able to play 10 of the scheduled 55 shows before the lockdowns were enforced has now been re-christened ‘The Déjà Vu Tour’ and will kick off on Saturday 5th March, 2022, at Het Depot vzw, in Leuven, Belgium and will culminate with two nights at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April.
Special guests as confirmed for the the previous dates will remain the same - The Rose Of Avalanche for the UK, Gene Loves Jezebel in Portugal and Spain, and Wires & Lights in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Holland.
All tickets previously purchased for the 2020 and 2021 dates will remain valid for the new dates.
Wayne launches TOS2020 with Friends
Wayne Hussey and friends remake the classic Mission anthem Tower Of Strength
In support of key workers dealing with Covid-19 globally
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