Tag: Simon Hinkler

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths remake ‘Tower of Strength’ for COVID relief

Wayne Hussey has enlisted current and former members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Smiths for an all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit “key workers dealing with COVID-19 globally.” Full details right here.

The Mission to release new 5-song ‘Different Colours’ EP — plus new best-of

The Mission to release new 5-song ‘Different Colours’ EP — plus new best-of

The Mission is following up last year’s reunion album The Brightest Light with a brand-new EP that will feature four new songs that each are sung by a different member of the band — plus, for those who purchase the digital version, a bonus fifth track in the form of a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.”

The Mission’s ‘The Brightest Light’ streaming on Spotify a week ahead of release

The Mission’s ‘The Brightest Light’ streaming on Spotify a week ahead of release

With their first new album in six years — and first to feature original band members Wayne Hussey, Simon Hinkler and Craig Adams since 1990 — due out next week, The Mission has begun streaming the full 12-track The Brightest Light via Spotify. Here, you can check out the full album.

Stream: The Mission, ‘Drag’ — first track released off ‘The Brightest Light’

Stream: The Mission, ‘Drag’ — first track released off ‘The Brightest Light’

We’re still more than a month out from the release of The Mission’s The Brightest Light, but the band this week premiered the first full track off the record: “Drag,” a song Wayne Hussey describes as a “throwaway” blues rocker that was so fun to play that he ended up finding a place or it on the album.

The Mission teases fans with ‘The Brightest Light’ album sampler — stream now

The Mission teases fans with ‘The Brightest Light’ album sampler — stream now

Following the announcement this week that The Mission will release its new studio album The Brightest Light this September, the band today has shared a streaming sampler to let fans get short tastes of the album’s 11 songs. The new album is due out Sept. 17 in North America.

The Mission to release ‘The Brightest Light’ following U.S. tour this September

The Mission to release ‘The Brightest Light’ following U.S. tour this September

The Mission this September will release its new studio album The Brightest Light, an 11-song collection that marks the first time original band members Wayne Hussey, Simon Hinkler and Craig Adams have recorded together since the sessions for 1990’s Carved in Sand.

The Mission begin work on new album, sign deal with U.S. label for September release

The Mission begin work on new album, sign deal with U.S. label for September release

Eight months after first announcing plans for a new album, The Mission have convened in England to begin recording with producer David M. Allen — who has worked with The Cure, Depeche Mode, Wire and The Sisters of Mercy — and this week announced a new record deal and plans to release the album in September.

The Mission unveils first U.S. tour in 11 years — plus U.K. dates with Fields of the Nephilim

The Mission unveils first U.S. tour in 11 years — plus U.K. dates with Fields of the Nephilim

Next September, two years after reuniting to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary, The Mission will tour North America for the first time in 11 years, playing a short run of 10 concerts set to take place mostly on the East and West coasts of the United States, with a lone Canadian date thrown in, the band announced today.

The Mission to mark 25th anniversary reunion tour with ‘Silver’ 3-disc CD/DVD set

The Mission to mark 25th anniversary reunion tour with ‘Silver’ 3-disc CD/DVD set

The Mission will document their ongoing 25th anniversary reunion this fall with a limited-edition 3-disc CD/DVD set called Silver that features two full concerts recorded last year and part of a third on either DVD or Blu-ray, plus a bonus CD featuring near-complete audio from one of the gigs as well.

Wayne Hussey: The Mission to record new album over next year for fall 2013 release

Wayne Hussey: The Mission to record new album over next year for fall 2013 release

The ongoing 25th anniversary reunion of goth-rock legends The Mission will lead to new music after all as frontman Wayne Hussey this week announced that he and his bandmates plan to write and record a new album over the next year with an eye toward a fall 2013 release.

The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke team up for 5-date U.K. arena tour this September

The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke team up for 5-date U.K. arena tour this September

With their first new album in five years, ‘Choice of Weapon,’ coming out in May, The Cult this morning announced a five-date arena tour of the U.K. this September that’ll see the rockers enlisting a pair of freshly reunited contemporaries — The Mission and Killing Joke — to fill out the bill.

The Mission taking 25th anniversary reunion tour to Mexico, South America this spring

The Mission taking 25th anniversary reunion tour to Mexico, South America this spring

Wayne Hussey will extend the 25th anniversary celebration of The Mission — featuring a reunited lineup of original members Simon Hinkler and Craig Adams, plus new drummer Mike Kelly — by taking the band to Latin America late this spring and performing at least one European festival date this summer.

Video: The Mission opens 25th anniversary reunion tour in Bristol, U.K. (setlist)

Video: The Mission opens 25th anniversary reunion tour in Bristol, U.K. (setlist)

Check out the setlist and a generous serving of video highlights from The Mission’s concert in Bristol, England, on Monday night — the first date on the reunited band’s 25th anniversary tour of Europe and the U.K. Includes video of ‘Beyond the Pale,’ ‘Tower of Strength’ and more.

Video: The Mission rehearses ‘Beyond the Pale’ for 25th anniversary reunion tour

Video: The Mission rehearses ‘Beyond the Pale’ for 25th anniversary reunion tour

With their 25th anniversary tour opening in 10 days, The Mission has shared footage of the reunited band — original members Wayne Hussey, Simon Hinkler and Craig Adams, plus new drummer Mike Kelly — rehearsing Thursday. Check out footage of the band playing ‘Beyond the Pale.’