Wayne Hussey has announced a forthcoming European tour in 2020 with The Mission after selling out his solo dates. The tour will lead The Mission through Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Wayne states; “Asking me to write about the anticipation of touring Europe whilst in the throes of a twelve week solo slog around the continent and British Isles is a bit like asking me to explain the taste of egg soufflé after being force-fed boiled eggs every day for three months. There is a world of difference between a boiled egg and one that is souffléd. As it is touring solo and touring with The Mission. Hence, we, The Mission, are heading out to tour Europe and Brexit’ed UK in early spring. Why? Don’t need a reason, we just fancy it.

Having just toured Europe it strikes me that one thing that unifies people of any and every culture and race is music. It brings people together to celebrate, to commune, to share the experience. This is why I’ve named the tour The United European Party Tour. Less a political statement (although my personal leaning, and I don’t speak for the rest of the band, veers toward Brexit being a huge backward step) but is more a statement about how people can be united regardless of where they are born or where they live or their politics.

“Our plan is to play songs one night exclusively from our 1st, 3rd, 5th and so on albums; First Chapter, Children, Grains Of Sand, Neverland, Aura, and The Brightest Light, whilst the other night will be songs exclusively from albums, 2, 4, 6 etc; God’s Own Medicine, Carved In Sand, Masque, Blue, God Is A Bullet, and Another Fall From Grace. Which set comes on the first night will be decided on the day, so you’ll never know which you’re gonna get first”, Wayne explains, “A little devious maybe but to ensure you don’t miss a beat you’ll need to attend both nights……Ah, come on, it’ll be fun….”

With the original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler being joined by drummer Mike Kelly in 2011 and armed by one of the most rabid fan bases in the world The Mission will continued to excite the legions with the announcements of their forthcoming shows The United European Party Tour in 2020.

TOUR DATES 2020

February

Date Venue
Sat 29th O2 Institute Birmingham

March

Date Venue
Sun 1st Cheese And Grain Frome

May

Date Venue
Sat 2nd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London
Sun 3rd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London
Tue 5th O2 Academy Bristol
Wed 6th Rock City Nottingham
Thu 7th O2 Ritz Manchester
Fri 8th Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow
Sat 9th O2 Academy Leeds

Tickets are now on sale

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