The Mission have embarked on their rescheduled ‘Deja Vu’ UK tour, showcasing material from their incredible back catalogue spanning more than three decades.
Initially set for May 2020, then April 2021, the band will finally return to Leeds to perform at the O2 Academy on April 17.
Salvation released their first live album, We Gave You Diamonds… Live at De Casino, last year – a recording from their first European tour in March 2020, where they supported The Mission at gigs in France and Belgium.
“We go back a long way,” Salvation guitarist Ben Farvak said.
“In fact, Wayne Hussey of The Mission produced ‘Jessica’s Crime’, one of our early records.
“Over the years, we have played with them many times including the gigs in Europe just before the first lockdown.
“We always have a great time when doing gigs with The Mission and we are very grateful to them for once again offering us a number of dates as ‘Special Guests’ on their upcoming tour.”
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The tour is the first time that Salvation have performed together since the pandemic hit and they are excited to get back on stage.
“It’s always a special occasion when we play at home,” Ben added.
“We share many fans with The Mission and Rose of Avalanche and it’s nice to see familiar faces in the crowd whenever we get to play Leeds.
“We have done a lot of rehearsing especially for this show and it will be a ‘crowd-pleasing’ set with all the ‘classics’ as featured on our latest album.”
Tickets for The Mission at O2 Academy are available here