The Mission to play 25th anniversary show with original line-up and FOTN as support
In celebration of their 25th anniversary, proto-goth legends The Mission will play a special one-off show at Brixton Academy on 22nd October 2011 with their original line-up, and will be joined by Fields Of The Nephilim and Gene Loves Jezabel.
Mission vocalist, Wayne Hussey, comments; ‘with reluctant promises of no sex and no drugs and a treadmill on the tour bus I managed to persuade Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler to join me for the show. We’ll only be playing songs from the albums we actually recorded together so it’ll be all the early ‘hits’ and more and none of any of that recent bollocks and I promise, no new songs. If you want new songs then get yourself along to one of my solo shows next time I’m on tour. Yeah, this Mission show, it’s gonna be all about nostalgia.’
Having never shared the stage with them previously, Hussey refers to FOTN as; ‘A band that has a history and musical legacy as rich as ours, a band that invokes a dedication and attracts zealots just as The Mission does. A band that meant something in 1986 when we started and still does today’.
Carl McCoy, vocalist and FOTN founder, comments; ‘It is well known that Fields of the Nephilim are very selective about where and when we perform live. There is always a greater significance underlying our shows. On this occasion we simply felt that the time had come to show that there is unity for all those who support the scene we are involved in. This will be a unique gathering of forces and a very memorable event. On another level I have a personal connection with this area of London and the venue in particular, and I look forward to returning to Brixton Academy.’