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4th July 2016

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The Mission circa 2013

The Mission head out on their 30th Anniversary UK shows in October and November this year and have announced Bauhaus frontman Pete Murphy and The 69 Eyes as their special guests for the eleven date tour, their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011.

The 30th Anniversary European leg of the tour starts in Dublin on October 1st and includes the Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5th with Pete Murphy playing the October UK shows and The 69 Eyes the November dates.

The Mission mainman Wayne Hussey told us: "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."

The 69 Eyes' singer Jyrki 69 said: "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."

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Peter Murphy was clearly delighted about the news when he spoke to us from Istanbul: "I met Wayne Hussey when touring in Brazil four years or so ago. He came along to play my show on two occasions. Not only was I seeing him live for the first time but I was genuinely drawn to listen as he transfixed the audience out there by himself alone. I then discovered what a fine chap he is when we socialized after.

"To my surprise I received The Mission's invitation to play with them on their 30th birthday shows in the UK, for which I'm not only delighted but gearing up for a unique event all around. Look out!"

The Mission UK and Ireland Tour dates
Sat 1st Dublin Academy
Sun 2nd Belfast Limelight
Mon 3rd Glasgow ABC w/ Pete Murphy
Wed 5th Manchester Ritz w/ Pete Murphy
Thu 6th Nottingham Rock City w/ Pete Murphy
Fri 7th Bristol Academy w/ Pete Murphy
Sat 8th London Shep 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

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