English goth/rockers The Mission have announced that the band will be joined on the UK/Ireland leg of the 30th anniversary tour by special guests Peter Murphy and The 69 Eyes. Peter Murphy, who will play the October dates, states that he is, “Not only delighted but gearing up for a unique event all around. Look out!” The Mission’s Wayne Hussey comments that he is thrilled that “Peter’s appearance will help make these shows the special events that we always wanted and hoped they’d be.” The 69 Eyes will play the November shows, including Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5. Singer Jyrki 69 says that The Mission was a big inspiration, and that The 69 Eyes “wouldn’t sound like we do without The Mission.”
The tour kicks off October 1 in Dublin with the release of The Mission’s eleventh studio album to coincide. Tour tickets and album pre-orders are available now.