by Bill Pearis
The Mission UK in their mid-'80s heyday
Well, it's been 10 years since the band last toured in the North America and we've been receiving a fair few requests via our website and Facebook page for us to visit the ol' colony again. And who are we to disappoint? My last time there with the band in 2002 wasn't a particularly happy experience so I'm looking to rectify that situation this time around. On long ago previous North American tours, both Simon and Craig have left the band mid-tour, so we are tempting fate by returning but to address that possible eventuality we are only playing a few shows this time so it's not really long enough for us to crack up, get sick of each other and fracture. Anyway, we're all older and more moderate in our behavior and whilst not particularly wiser we do see this as an opportunity to show the natives what they've been missing this last year or so since we got back together. God bless you, America. You don't know what you've let yourselves in for.Anthemic goth rockers The Mission UK (genuine UK hitmakers in the '80s and early '90s where they are just known as 'The Mission') are gearing up for their first North American tour in what will be over ten years. Wayne Hussey and crew will head over next fall, including a stop at Irving Plaza on September 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/7) at 10 AM.
- Wayne Hussey
A list of all Mission UK tour dates and a few classic videos, below...
The Mission UK - "Wasteland"
The Mission UK - "Tower of Strength"
The Mission UK - Deliverance
The Mission UK - 2013 Tour Dates
Tue 3-Sep - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club:
Wed 4-Sep - Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Thu 5-Sep - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Fri 6-Sep - Toronto, OR - Lee's Palace
Sat 7-Sep - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Tue 10-Sep - Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Wed 11-Sep - Las Vegas, NV LVCS
Fri 13-Sep - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
Sat 14-Sep - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Sun 15-Sep - Seattle, WA - Showbox Theater