Welcome to another installment of the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes headlines about Simple Minds, R.E.M, The Wedding Present, Adam Ant, The Mission, Deep Wound and New Order — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.
Tag: The Mission
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.
This week’s new releases include a new HD, career-spanning box set from This Mortal Coil, plus new albums from The Mission’s Wayne Hussey and former Ministry member Chris Connelly, plus a new Brian Eno EP.
This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about about Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, The Mission, Big Country, New Order, Robyn Hitchcock and much, much more, plus news on how to score a free Slicing Up Eyeballs sticker.
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.
This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included a lot of big news about The Cure, plus items on The Mission, Erasure, Gary Numan, The Sisters of Mercy, R.E.M., Lou Reed (and Metallica) and The Jesus and Mary Chain, plus a new Bangles contest.
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.’
Mission frontman Wayne Hussey this fall will release an album with All About Eve lead singer Julianne Regan featuring ‘strange and interesting interpretations of already loved songs alongside new songs’ — including covers of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and David Bowie.
The Mission have extended their 25th anniversary reunion beyond a single London concert to now include a second newly announced U.K. date plus 10 European concerts in October and November.
It’s Wayne Hussey’s birthday today — he’s 53 — and to honor the co-founder of goth-rock luminaries The Mission, we present this 1990 concert filmed in Dusseldorf during the ‘Carved in Sand’ tour and broadcast on German television.
Frontman Wayne Hussey has tapped goth-rock contemporaries Fields of the Nephilim and Gene Loves Jezebel to open The Mission’s upcoming 25th anniversary concert in London — and recently announced plans to add a second U.K. performance and ‘some mainland European shows’ in October.
Not only is The Mission reuniting for a 25th anniversary concert this fall, but Wayne Hussey and two of the band’s other original members — plus ex-Siouxsie and the Banshees drummer Budgie — are currently in a British studio recording a brand-new album.
This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from R.E.M. (‘Collapse Into Now’), Blancmange (‘Blanc Burn’) and Exene Cervenka (‘The Excitement of Maybe’), plus a new EP from The Primitives, two mid-period reissues from The Mission and a new KMFDM single.