||THE MISSION'S CRAIG ADAMS: BACK TO THE SOUND OF THE BAND WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS
Johnny Main and Carlan Braid
The Mission are celebrating not only the release of their new album, 'Another Fall From Grace', but also thirty years since the band were formed.
Formed by Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams in 1985 after the duo had left the Sisters Of Mercy, Simon Hinkler on keyboards and guitar was recruited, along with a drummer and they played some shows under the banner of The Sisterhood.
In 1986, the band signed a seven-album deal with Phonogram in July 1986, changed their name and released the album 'God's Own Medicine'. Ten more albums followed, as did numerous world tours as The Mission became one of the leading lights of the Gothic rock genre.
Adams worked with Hussy from The Mission's inception until the early nineties when the duo went their separate ways, citing musical differences. Away from The confines of The Mission, he was recruited by Billy Duffy in 1993 to play bass with The Cult on their European tour and he stayed in the band long enough to take part in the recording of their self-titled 'Cult' album in 1994.
In late 1990s he collaborated with Duffy again, forming Coloursound along with Mike Peters of the Alarm and Scott Garrett, who released one self-titled album in 1999. Adams and Peters continued to work together, touring under The Alarm name until the mid-2000s whilst Adams rejoined The Mission for a short time, however, it wasn't until 2010 when he re-joined The Mission full time, where he remains to this day.
MetalTalk caught up with Adams for a quick chat before their gig at the ABC in Glasgow to promote their 'Another Fall From Grace' album and the band's thirtieth anniversary.
Remaining tour dates:
Thursday 3rd November: O2 Academy, Leeds (w/ The 69 Eyes)
Friday 4th November: O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (w/ The 69 Eyes)
Saturday 5th November: Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby
Sunday 6th November: O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ The 69 Eyes)
Tickets and VIP packages are on sale right here.
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