Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom
Date of establishing :
Gothic, Gothic Rock
Biography:After leaving the Sisters of Mercy in 1986, Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams formed The Mission UK. It was apparent that The Mission UK would become legendary, for even before they were signed to a label, a buzz began circulating around their self-released "Serpents Kiss" and "Like a Hurricane".
After releasing their first single in 1986, "Stay With Me," The Mission UK found themselves sitting on the UK chart at number 30. Their debut album, "God's Own Medicine", followed later that year and entered the UK chart at number 14. The Mission UK were on their way to becoming 'cult' legends.
Over the next six years, The Mission UK released six more albums and increased their fame with ten more hit singles, including: "Wasteland," "Tower of Strength," "Beyond the Pale," "Deliverance," and "Butterfly on a Wheel". Countless tours with U2, the Cure, Robert Plant, and many more notables, along with headlining the infamous Reading Festival in the UK twice, The Mission UK enhanced their reputation as one of the best and most exciting live bands in the world. Their total worldwide album sales skyrocketed to over 3,000,000 units.
1994 proved to be a crucial year for The Mission UK. After releasing the "Sum & Substance" greatest hits compilation, The Mission UK parted ways with Phonogram Records and signed with Sony Dragnet Records in Germany to release the Neverland album. Two years and two albums later, The Mission UK decided to leave all the craziness behind and disbanded for a little r&r.
Reuniting in 1999, fully reinvigorated, The Mission UK performed several spectacularly successful shows. The reaffirmation was incredible.
Leaving behind everything the band had done in the previous ten years, The Mission UK returned to their trademark sound and in the process reawakened the sensations thought to be buried forever. With guitars, mystic hymns, sticky lyrics, and intricate electronics, musician The Mission marked an exciting new era for the art/goth/rock band.
Music The Mission, not only does have the potential to reach a new generation of black-clad admirers, but break though to the mainstream as well, tugging for the attention of fans of The Cult, Aerosmith, Sisters of Mercy, The Wallflowers, and U2.