UK Gothic Rock legends The Mission are showing their love for the brotherhood of the British Isles with the EU by announcing their career-spanning “United European Party” Tour for 2020.

Regarding the tour, The Mission’s frontman Wayne Hussy, still steeped in promotion of Salad Daze—an autobiographical book chronicling his journey through the post-punk and goth scenes of the 80s—has stated:

“Asking me to write about the anticipation of touring Europe whilst in the throes of a 12-week solo slog around the continent & British Isles is a bit like asking me to explain the taste of egg soufflé after being force-fed boiled eggs every day for 3 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 & Brexit’ed UK in early spring next year. 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 & 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 more a statement about how people can be united regardless of where they are born or where they live or their politics.
Music is about people, emotions, feelings, togetherness; not division, borders, extreme right or left or wanker politicians. So let’s get together, have a sing-song, some fun, and let’s celebrate life and being part of the human family. One thing I wanted to do on this tour to ease the rigours of spending another solid 10-12 weeks on a tour bus is to play two nights everywhere we can. That affords us at least one night in two sleeping in a hotel bed. It also enables us to play completely different sets on each of the 2 nights.”

Regarding what kind of songs we can expect on each two night residency in each cityHussey Continues:

“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, & 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, & 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….”

Hussey then goes on to promise that more UK dates will follow, along with details regarding VIP Packages that available in the coming days as well.

Tickets go on sale here

The Mission “The United European Party Tour 2020”:

  • Sat 29th Feb 2020 Birmingham , England O2 Institute – Warm Up
  • Sun 1st Mar 2020 Frome , England Cheese and Grain – Warm up
  • Tue 03 Mar 2020 Paris, France Le Petit Bain
  • Wed 04 Mar 2020 Paris, France Le Petit Bain
  • Fri 06 Mar 2020 Sint Niklaas, Belgium De Casino
  • Sat 07 Mar 2020 Sint Niklaas, Belgium De Casino
  • Mon 09 Mar 2020 Valencia, Spain Sala Moon
  • Tue 10 Mar 2020 Valencia, Spain Sala Moon
  • Wed 11 Mar 2020 Lisbon, Portugal Lisboa Ao Vivo
  • Thu 12 Mar 2020 Lisbon, Portugal Lisboa Ao Vivo
  • Fri 13 Mar 2020 Porto, Portugal Hard Club
  • Sat 14 Mar 2020 Porto, Portugal Hard Club
  • Mon 16 Mar 2020 Madrid, Spain Sala Mon
  • Tue 17 Mar 2020 Madrid, Spain Sala Mon
  • Wed 18 Mar 2020 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2
  • Thu 19 Mar 2020 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2
  • Sat 21 Mar 2020 Milan, Italy Legend Club
  • Sun 22 Mar 2020 Milan, Italy Legend Club
  • Tue 24 Mar 2020 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
  • Wed 25 Mar 2020 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
  • Thu 26 Mar 2020 Munich, Germany Technikum
  • Fri 27 Mar 2020 Munich, Germany Technikum
  • Sat 28 Mar 2020 Vienna, Austria Szene Wien
  • Sun 29 Mar 2020 Vienna, Austria Szene Wien
  • Tue 31 Mar 2020 Ljubljana, Slovenia Kino Siska
  • Wed 01 Apr 2020 Zagreb, Croatia Boogaloo Club
  • Thu 02 Apr 2020 Budapest, Hungary Dürer Kert
  • Fri 03 Apr 2020 Budapest, Hungary Dürer Kert
  • Sat 04 Apr 2020 Prague, Czech Republic Futurum Music Bar
  • Sun 05 Apr 2020 Prague, Czech Republic Futurum Music Bar
  • Tue 07 Apr 2020 Warsaw, Poland Klub Proxima
  • Wed 08 Apr 2020 Warsaw, Poland Klub Proxima
  • Fri 10 Apr 2020 Berlin, Germany Columbia Theatre
  • Sat 11 Apr 2020 Berlin, Germany Columbia Theatre
  • Tue 14 Apr 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega JR
  • Wed 15 Apr 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark Loppen
  • Thu 16 Apr 2020 Oslo, Norway John Dee
  • Fri 17 Apr 2020 Oslo, Norway John Dee
  • Sat 18 Apr 2020 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen
  • Sun 19 Apr 2020 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen
  • Tue 21 Apr 2020 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia Club
  • Wed 22 Apr 2020 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia Club
  • Sat 25 Apr 2020 Brermen, Germany Tivoli
  • Sun 26 Apr 2020 Brermen, Germany Tivoli
  • Tue 28 Apr 2020 Bochum, Germany Zeche
  • Wed 29 Apr 2020 Bochum, Germany Zeche
  • Thu 30 Apr 2020 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Noord
  • Fri 01 May 2020 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Noord

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