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The Mission and Lili Refrain join The Cult

The Mission and Italy’s Lili Refrain are joining The Cult for two huge outdoor shows.

Yorkshire’s very own gothic rock legends The Mission and Italy’s Lili Refrain are joining The Cult for two huge outdoor shows.

Rock icons The Cult are bringing their ‘Under The Midnight Sun’ European Tour to The Piece Hall, Halifax, on Wednesday July 5 and Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday July 6.

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Founded in Leeds back in the 1980s, The Mission have sold more than four million albums and won legions of fans around the globe.

Since their landmark 1986 debut album, God’s Own Medicine, the band has released a stunning catalogue of hit albums and singles including anthemic classics Wasteland, Tower Of Strength, Beyond The Pale, Deliverance and Butterfly On A Wheel.

The band remain one of the most exciting live acts around. They have twice headlined Reading Festival and toured the world with the likes of U2, The Cure and Robert Plant.

The Mission’s 2023 ‘Deja Vu Tour’ sees them playing venues across Europe, USA and Canada.

Rome native Lili Refrain has been producing incredible music for more than 15 years, constantly touring and refining her craft.

Refrain uses electric guitar, vocals, percussions, synth and loops in real time, without using any computer or pre-recorded tracks and her stunning live shows have helped her build a cult following across Europe and beyond.

Beginning in 2007 with her self-titled debut album, it was Refrain’s third LP KAWAK that sparked widespread recognition before 2022’s Mana wowed fans with its trance-like songs and overriding message of hope.

She described it herself as “a trip towards the unknown… Mana is a hope, it is a little gift shared with anyone who needs strength”.

The Cult’s 13-date ‘Under the Midnight Sun’ European Tour starts in June. Together with the two dates in Yorkshire, they play a third UK date at Cardiff Castle on Tuesday July 4.

The UK dates are the band’s first shows on home soil since last year’s six-date co-headline arena tour with Alice Cooper.

Frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist and song-writing partner Billy Duffy continue to be The Cult’s creative driving force. 2022 saw the band release Under The Midnight Sun – their acclaimed seventh UK Top 20 album.