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 [email protected] 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.
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