The legendary British gothic rock band The Mission, formed in 1986 by former The Sisters of Mercy members, is returning to Slovenia after several decades! The band, whose every return to the scene justifies their reputation as a vital, unpredictable and always excellent group, say they’re heading on tour during a time of global division with the aim of bringing people together through music, and are promising a comprehensive review of their expansive discography.
The Mission was formed in 1986 by the former members of The Sisters of Mercy, singer Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig Adams, soon recruiting drummer Mick Brown and guitarist Simon Hinkler (Pulp). That very same year, the band headed on tour with The Cult, conquered the British charts with a couple of singles, and signed a deal with Phonogram. In the following years, they made new hits and successful albums – they’ve sold over four million of the latter around the world so far –, and solidified their reputation as one of the best and most exciting live bands through constant touring, as well as lurid tales and fanatical followers. Among other things, they sold out seven consecutive shows in London, headlined the famed Reading Festival twice, and performed with U2, The Cure and Robert Plant, as well as playing Ljubljana’s Tivoli Hall in 1988.
Over the past three decades, The Mission went on hiatus several times, lineup changes and other projects came and went, but they won over fans and critics alike whenever they returned – not just with the still amazing performances, but also with new material, some of their best work ever. The latest release, 2016’s Another Fall From Grace, which features Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Gary Numan and Ville Vallo (HIM), among others, was unanimously well-received and again climbed the British charts. After another break, during which Hussey also focused on his autobiography, the original lineup with new drummer Mike Kelly will be heading out on a European tour in spring 2020, coming to our parts in March.
Organisation: Kino Šiška in co-production with ŠKUC Ropot.