Goth icons THE MISSION have announced that BAUHAUS frontman PETER MURPHY and Finnish goth-rockers punks THE 69 EYES will join them as special guests on their 30th Anniversary Tour.
The 11-date tour takes place this autumn in two parts. The first part kicks off in Dublin on Saturday 1 November, winding up at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on Saturday 8 October. It will then resume on Thursday 3 November in the band's home city of Leeds, culminating with a performance at Whitby Goth Weekend on Saturday 5 November and a show at Birmingham Institute on Sunday 6 November.
Peter Murphy will be appearing on the October dates, while The 69 Eyes will join the tour in November.
Mission frontman Wayne Hussey exclaims, “It’s with absolute honour and delight that I am able to tell you that Peter Murphy has agreed to play these 30th Anniversary UK shows as very special guest of The Mission in October. Peter’s appearance will help make these shows the special events that we always wanted and hoped they'd be. And it’ll be great to reacquaint myself with an old friend………."
Meanwhile, The 69 Eyes' singer Jyrki 69 says, “I remember the first time seeing the 'Wasteland' video on TV. It hit me hard, I even got the issue of Smash Hits with Wayne on the cover. God’s Own Medicine is still one of my favourite albums and without no doubt, The 69 Eyes wouldn’t sound like we do without The Mission. Can’t wait to get back to play in the UK.”
The dates will coincide with the release of a brand new studio from The Mission - their 14th - which can be pre-ordered here.
The full tour dates are....
Sat 1st Dublin O2 Academy
Sun 2nd Belfast Limelight
Mon 3rd Glasgow O2 ABC w/ Pete Murphy
Wed 5th Manchester O2 Ritz w/ Pete Murphy
Thu 6th Nottingham Rock City w/ Pete Murphy
Fri 7th Bristol O2 Academy w/ Pete Murphy
Sat 8th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Pete Murphy
Thu 3rd Leeds O2 Academy w/ The 69 Eyes
Fri 4th London O2 Forum Kentish Town w/ The 69 Eyes
Sat 5th Whitby Goth Weekend
Sun 6 Birmingham O2 Institute w/ The 69 Eyes
Tickets are available here.
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