The Mission’s Wayne Hussey announces EU-UK tour & Schecter Guitar giveaway

Wayne Hussey, frontman for UK alternative rock legends The Mission, has announced a large chain of European tour dates with alternative rocker Ashton Nyte of gothic rock act The Awakening.

Hussey will be touring in support of his long-awaited ‘Salad Daze’ autobiography, out now via Omnibus Press. Ashton Nyte’s tour appearance follow up the release of The Awakening’s new music video for ‘About You’, featured on their new ‘Chasm’ album.

Nyte first performed with Hussey in South Africa in 2015 and then supported The Mission for 17 shows across Europe in 2016 with The Awakening. The ‘Salad Daze Tour’ will allow both artists to perform solo in a more intimate setting.

“I met Ashton and that beautiful baritone voice of his a few years back and we have since remained friends and supporters of each other’s work. Of course we both also continue to be heavily involved with Michael Ciravolo’s ‘Beauty In Chaos’ project. So it is with huge pleasure I can confirm that Ashton will be supporting me on the mainland Europe leg of my ‘Salad Daze’ tour,” says Wayne Hussey.

This leg of the tour covers Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece and Sweden. Nyte joins Hussey for over 30 shows, excluding shows in Greece and Sweden, and Leipzig and Whitby festivals.

For UK dates, announced a bit earlier, Hussey will be touring with London-based dark ethereal artist Evi Vine, who is supporting her new album ‘Black Light White Dark’.

Most recently, both Wayne Hussey and Evi Vine have been collaborating with LA-based supergroup Beauty in Chaos, a project involving members of The Cure, Ministry, Cheap Trick, King’s X, The Offspring, Van Halen, Marilyn Manson and Bauhaus, as well as Ice T, Tim Palmer and Rolan Bolan, among others.

Wayne Hussey’s book ‘Salad Daze’, chronicling Wayne’s life from childhood to his days with The Mission, is out now via Omnibus Press. A confessional, engaging and explicit account of life in the eye of rock’s storm conveyed with warmth, humour and laugh-out-loud moments, each chapter is accompanied by a curated playlist (via YouTube and Spotify).

Raised as a Mormon, Wayne had his epiphany as a young boy while watching Marc Bolan and T-Rex on Top Of The Pops. Seeing his destiny in a blinding flash of glitter, mascara and dark curls, he decided he was going to be a rock star. After moving to Liverpool, Wayne eventually gained recognition and notoriety as lead singer and principal songwriter in The Mission after stints as guitarist with Sisters Of Mercy, Dead Or Alive, and Invisible Girls.

Wayne Hussey has also announced a special raffle in cooperation with Schecter Guitars, the official sponsor of the Salad Daze Tour, who has kindly donated a custom-made 12-string guitar to be given as a prize.  Persons buying a ticket for European and UK tour dates will be entered for the draw.  Those attending more than one gig or buying more than one ticket will receive one raffle entry for each ticket bought. VIP ticket holders and anyone buying UK tickets through Songs of Preys will be entered automatically.  Anyone buying tickets for non-UK shows should send proof of ticket purchase to to be entered in the draw.

Events excluded from the draw include the Leipzig and Whitby festivals and the book-related events in London, Dublin and Manchester.

Tickets for UK tour dates can be obtained at Tickets for mainland Europe can be found at

Tickets for UK tour dates can be obtained at Tickets for mainland Europe can be found at
TOUR DATES  ^^ indicates dates with Evi Vine. *** indicates dates with Ashton Nyte
Aug. 26  Nuneaton, UK – Queens Hall  ^^
Aug. 27  Winchester, UK – Discovery Centre  ^^
Aug. 28  Bristol, UK – Hen & Chicken Club (H & C Club)  ^^
Aug. 29  Worcester, UK – Marr’s Bar  ^^
Aug. 30  Cardiff, UK – The Fuel Rock Club  ^^
Aug. 31  Oxford, UK – The Bullingdon  ^^
Sept 01  Hastings, UK – Black Market VIP  ^^
Sept 03  Krefeld, Germany – Kulturfabrik  ***
Sept 04  Köln, Germany – MTC  ***
Sept 05  Gießen, Germany – MUK  ***
Sept 06  Leipzig, Germany – NCN Festival
Sept 07  Prague, Czech Republic – Sing Sing Music Club  ***
Sept 08  Wroclaw, Poland – Old Monastry  ***
Sept 09  Warsaw, Poland – Poglos  ***
Sept 11  Berlin, Germany – BiNuu  ***
Sept 12  Hannover, Germany – MUZ  ***
Sept 13  Fulda, Germany – Kulturkeller  ***
Sept 14  Hamburg, Germany – Monkey´s Music Club  ***
Sept 15 Bielefeld, Germany – Movie  ***
Sept 17  Alkmaar, Netherlands – Victorie  ***
Sept 18  Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard  ***
Sept 19  Heerlen, Netherlands – Limburg Theatre  ***
Sept 20  Retie, Belgium – JK2470  ***
Sept 21  Arlon, Belgium – Entrepôt  ***
Sept 22  Eernegem, Belgium – B53  ***
Sept 23  Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage Club  ***
Sept 24  Karlsruhe, Germany – KOHI  ***
Sept 26  Paris, France – Le Bus Palladium  ***
Sept 27  Brest, France – Cabaret Vauban  ***
Sept 28  Angers, France – Le Joker’s Club  ***
Sept 29  Bordeaux, France – TBA  ***
Sept 30  Montpelier, France – Secret Place  ***
Oct. 01  Barcelona, Spain – La Nau  ***
Oct. 02  Valencia, Spain – Tonelados  ***
Oct. 03  Madrid, Spain – Stagesound  ***
Oct. 05  Lisbon, Portugal – RCA Club  ***
Oct. 06  Porto, Portugal – Hard Club  ***
Oct. 08  Lyon, France – Le Rock ‘n Eat  ***
Oct. 09  Milano, Italy – Ligeria  ***
Oct. 10  Bologna, Italy – Freakout  ***
Oct. 11  Pisa, Italy – Caracol  ***
Oct. 13  Budapest, Hungary – Robot  ***
Oct. 15  Vienna, Austria – Chelsea  ***
Oct. 16  Nürnberg, Germany – Der Cult  ***
Oct. 19  Athens, Greece – Second Skin Club
Oct. 22  Southend-On-Sea, UK – Chinnery’s  ^^
Oct. 23  Bedford, UK – Esquires  ^^
Oct. 24  Manchester, UK – Night People  ^^
Oct. 25  Blackpool, UK – Bootleg Social  ^^
Oct. 26  Newcastle, UK – Cluny  ^^
Oct. 27  Glasgow, UK – The Audio  ^^
Oct. 31  Sheffield, UK – Rehearsals with The Divine (strictly limited to 30)*
Nov. 01  Sheffield, UK – Rehearsals with The Divine
Nov. 02  Whitby Pavilion – Tomorrows Ghost’s Festival – sole appearance of ‘Wayne Hussey & The Divine’  ^^
Nov. 04  London, UK – Dublin Castle – Rock ‘N’ Roll Book Club Event
Nov. 05  London, UK – Nambucca  ^^
Nov. 06  Bath, UK – Komedia  ^^
Nov. 08  Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen Klubb  ^^

Nov. 10  Manchester, UK – Louder Than Words Book Festival

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!