Following the demise of The Sisters of Mercy in 1985, Wayne Hussey (lead vocals/guitar) and Craig Adams (bass) formed a new band with Mick Brown (drums) and Simon Hinkler (guitar). They started touring under the name The Sisterhood, but their former band-mate Andrew Eldritch objected to their usage of the name and released an album under that moniker. Consequently, Hussey et al changed their name to The Mission (although they were known as The Mission UK in the United States, so as not to be confused with the Philadelphia based R&B group of the same name).
After releasing two singles on the independent label Chapter 22, they signed a deal with Mercury Records. They released their first album, God's Own Medecine, in November 1986. The following year they released their biggest hit single, 'Wasteland', which reached number 11 in the UK singles chart.
The Mission went on to release nine more albums with various line-ups. These include Children, which reached number 2 in the UK album chart, spawning two top 20 singles. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Hussey, Adams, and Hinkler have reunited for a series of concerts.
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