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The Mission Announce New Zealand Support Act for Tour

Plus 1 presents:

The Mission

Supported by Wellington band
Disjecta Membra

On New Zealand 30th Anniversary Tour

Goth-rockers, The Mission are making their return to New Zealand shores this November, and today they are proud to announce New Zealand band, Disjecta Membra will support the UK legends on both New Zealand dates!

The Mission - 30th Anniversary Tour:
w/ support from Disjecta Membra
Wellington, Bodega - Friday 18th November
Auckland, Powerstation - Saturday 19th November

Tickets for both shows are available from Ticketmaster.co.nz and AAATicketing.co.nz, onsale now. A limited number of VIP Experience packages are available direct from themissionuk.com

Disjecta Membra

Formed in 1993, Wellington band, Disjecta Membra has survived through various reincarnations, with founder Michel Rowland remaining as the common thread. The band's 1997 debut album, Achromaticia solidified the band's profile and growing cult-like following within the international gothic rock and darkwave communities.

The band incorporates elements of folk and neoclassical music, experimental noise, bluesy swamprock, angular post-punk, melodic synthpop, ambient/drone and traditional Māori influences. 2013 marked the band's twentieth anniversary and a return from hiatus, with the first new single since 2007, "Death by Discotheque":

"Michel's gang is back with more force and charisma than ever - firing on every chord and drum... It's a sinister and scorching rock'n'roll tune" - Billyphobia, Virus G, Spain

"Fantastically wry and brooding... Wonderfully shadowy and snarky" - C. Haze, Six Noises, NZ

"(An) amazing mix of gothabilly and cybergoth dance... Super creative" - Ivy Silence, Extreme Darkness Radio, Alaska

Described as “hauntingly beautiful” (Cruel Britannia); “their most moving work yet... one of the most beautiful and deeply soul-stirring tracks I’ve heard in years” (Six Noises), The band's latest single, "Whakataurangi Ake" was released in December 2015 (composed by Maniapoto tribal elder, Pumi Taituha, and featured Rob Thorne) and featured play across 95bFM and Radioactive.

Over the years, Disjecta Membra have supported Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), and Mick Harvey (The Birthday Party/Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds).

The band in 2016 is made up of Michel Rowland, Kane Davey and Jaz Murphy.

The band's new EP, The Infancy Gospels is due for release on November 17th, the week of tour.

Disjecta Membra online:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Soundcloud
YouTube
Bandcamp

Plus1 is delighted to announce legendary post-punk goths The Mission will perform two New Zealand shows as part of their 30th Anniversary tour this November:

Wellington, Bodega - Friday 18th November
Auckland, Powerstation - Saturday 19th November

Tickets for both shows are available from Ticketmaster.co.nz and AAATicketing.co.nz, onsale now. A limited number of VIP Experience packages are available direct from themissionuk.com

Frontman, Wayne Hussey says: "It’s 26 years since the one and only time The Mission visited New Zealand. That’s an age and far too long. And we are going to rectify that situation by playing two shows later in the year, one in Auckland and one in Wellington."

Fans will appreciate the touring band still features three-quarters of the original line-up - Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Simon Hinkler – along with explosive new drummer, Mike Kelly.

The band’s memories of their last trip to New Zealand are hazy (they weren’t dubbed the kings of excess for nothing) but Hussey says of the 1990 tour: "What I remember most about the show in 1990 was that we’d just played 3 shows in Mexico City and flew to NZ expecting our equipment to follow. But the local authorities in Mexico impounded our backline - amps, guitars, drums etc - so we had to play the show with completely borrowed equipment. We were all playing guitars we’d never played before, using guitar amps & fx we never even heard of before. And because our 4 track tape machine which we used to run the backing tracks for Butterfly On A Wheel and Tower Of Strength, two of our most popular songs, was also in Mexico we had to borrow a little beatbox and a keyboard and I remember trying to program the rhythms at soundcheck and we got one of our roadies to play the keyboards for us. It wasn’t our best ever gig but it was made memorable by the problems and the fact that, between us and the audience, we prevailed and a good time was ended up being had by all... I also remember we played a 5 a side football match the day before the show against the NZ rugby team. We were being brutalised and bullied and were 2-0 down at half time but came back to win 4-2 with yours truly scoring a second half hat-trick... One of my better days! It’d probably kill me now to chase a ball around, I much prefer to watch others doing the chasing."
Back in late 1985, Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams left The Sisters Of Mercy and formed The Mission and in early 1986, embarked on their first European tour, supporting The Cult. They released 2 singles independently, both reaching No.1 in the UK alternative charts, before signing a worldwide record deal with Phonogram (now Universal).

Their first single for the new label, "Stay With Me", went straight into the UK chart at No. 30 followed by their debut album God’s Own Medicine at No. 14. Over the next eight years the band released six more albums and had a further 12 hit singles including anthemic classics such as "Wasteland", "Tower Of Strength", "Beyond The Pale", "Deliverance" and "Butterfly On A Wheel".

The Mission gained a hard-earned reputation as one of the best and most exciting live bands in the world, winning countless accolades, with highlights like seven sold out consecutive shows at the Astoria Theatre in London, and twice headlining Reading Festival. Total worldwide album sales are now in excess of three million.

This tour is proudly presented by Plus1, 95bFM and Radio Active.

More information available from plus1.co.nz and themissionuk.com

"See you soon,” - Wayne Hussey

Wellington, Bodega - Friday 18th November
Auckland, Powerstation - Saturday 19th November

Tickets for both shows are available from Ticketmaster.co.nz and AAATicketing.co.nz, onsale now. A limited number of VIP Experience packages are available direct from themissionuk.com

The Mission online:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter

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