The Sisters On This Day

THE place for your Sisters-related comments, questions and snippets of Sisters information. For those who do not know, The Sisters of Mercy are a rock'n'roll band. And a pop band. And an industrial groove machine. Or so they say. They make records. Lots of records, apparently. But not in your galaxy. They play concerts. Lots of concerts, actually. But you still cannot see them. So what's it all about, Alfie? This is one of the few tightly-moderated forums on Heartland, so please keep on-topic. All off-topic posts will either be moved or deleted. Chairman Bux is the editor and the editor's decision is final. Danke.
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Yesterday was a missed opportunity, the Sisters have played many gigs on the 29th June.

As for today, the Sisters played in Kingston (South West London, not Jamaica) - https://sisterswiki.org/Thu,_30-Jun-1983, and then this date remained a gig free zone until 2006, when they played the Festival of Metal (https://sisterswiki.org/Fri,_30-Jun-2006), in Helsinki. So maybe this belongs in the Heartland Metal thread?!
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Mothra wrote:Yesterday was a missed opportunity, the Sisters have played many gigs on the 29th June.

As for today, the Sisters played in Kingston (South West London, not Jamaica) - https://sisterswiki.org/Thu,_30-Jun-1983, and then this date remained a gig free zone until 2006, when they played the Festival of Metal (https://sisterswiki.org/Fri,_30-Jun-2006), in Helsinki. So maybe this belongs in the Heartland Metal thread?!

Wasn't there an interview with AE from Kingston Poly?

And of course, Helsinki ... The Sisters on stage in full sunshine ... must have been a wonderful gig ...
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Being645 wrote: Wasn't there an interview with AE from Kingston Poly?
Aye, it's the one when he asks the interviewer if he knows his cousin who is a student there.
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:
Being645 wrote: Wasn't there an interview with AE from Kingston Poly?
Aye, it's the one when he asks the interviewer if he knows his cousin who is a student there.
Hihi, yes. Right at the end.

As for The Sisters on this day,
there was one of the very first concerts on July 2nd at Leeds Warehouse, a famous gig that has been mentioned by various sources like here and here ... :D ...
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On July 3rd in 1991, The Sisters played a summer festival in Austria together with Billy Idol

... some really great pictures from the show are here ...


Oh, that was yesterday ... :eek: :oops: :lol: ...

No matter, The Sisters did another summer festival on the 4th in Stavenhagen, Germany ... and it was recorded from the audience... ;D ...
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Awesome pics!

Is that...a bass player? :eek: :lol:
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tony james?

https://www.mediafreedom.at/foto/12566- ... ritch.html

technically yes, I suppose :lol: :wink:
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Quiff Boy wrote:tony james?

https://www.mediafreedom.at/foto/12566- ... ritch.html

technically yes, I suppose :lol: :wink:
Harsh! :lol:
TJ did his job and did it well.
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My guess is he helped the Sisters 'rawk' out to try and batter America. The lure of haddock and scraps proved too strong thankfully
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Four years ago (hell, already) during the summer leg of their Ever Forward Tour in 2014,

The Sisters of Mercy played their second gig at Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth Park ... ;D ;D ;D ....

Check here for reviews and stuff ... :D ... or watch this 20-minute video ... :D ...
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On this very day in 2007 at 0:15 am, The Sisters started their gig at the Battle of Metal Festival in Geiselwind, Germany ... one of only three concerts that year...

Plenty photos were taken and the gig got recorded. There is even a full-show video on YouTube...... :) ...

Reviews and more are in this thread - https://www.myheartland.co.uk/viewtopic ... 774#346774
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Plenty gigs on July 7th ....

the first of all was Rock Zottegem in 2007 ... see this thread https://www.myheartland.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=14896


and then two concerts at Glasgow's O2 ABC in 2011 and in 2014

:D :D :D
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On 8th July 2014, The Sisters of Mercy played their ever first gig in Northern Ireland at Belfast's Mandela Hall organised by the Students Union of the beautiful Queen's University , which was right on the other side of the road ... a lovely location and an absolutely great concert ... unfortunately recordings have so far remainde unavailable.

But check the reviews and everything here:
https://www.myheartland.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=23995
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July 9th saw The Sisters of Mercy play their first festival in the UK for 20 years at Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth House
during the SISTERS XXX 30th Stage Anniversary Tour in 2011 ... ;D ;D ;D ...
check this thread for more info ... https://www.myheartland.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=21422


Three years on, in 2014 it was Vicar St., Dublin ...
Photos and reviews are available here https://www.myheartland.co.uk/viewtopic ... c&start=50
though unfortunately, no recording from this concert has surfaced as yet.
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July 10th, a day of many Sisters gigs starting with

- the Zig Zag Club, London in the early days when The Sisters were yet touring the UK and had at least reached the capital.
... a lovely and well informing read about this event can be found here ...

- 1993, Leysin Rock, Switzerland - the first concert with Adam Pearson ...

- and finally so far, Rockwave Festival, Athens, Greece in 1997
... The Sisters headlined Day Two after NMA, who performed just before them.
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Thanks for keeping up with this, I've been away for a few days - home again now and you can probably guess what I'll be sticking to listen to tonight.
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Being645 wrote:July 10th, a day of many Sisters gigs starting with

- the Zig Zag Club, London in the early days when The Sisters were yet touring the UK and had at least reached the capital.
... a lovely and well informing read about this event can be found here ...

- 1993, Leysin Rock, Switzerland - the first concert with Adam Pearson ...

- and finally so far, Rockwave Festival, Athens, Greece in 1997
... The Sisters headlined Day Two after NMA, who performed just before them.
Those links are practically impossible to see on the Alice theme :lol:
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Pista wrote:
Being645 wrote:July 10th, a day of many Sisters gigs starting with

- the Zig Zag Club, London in the early days when The Sisters were yet touring the UK and had at least reached the capital.
... a lovely and well informing read about this event can be found here ...

- 1993, Leysin Rock, Switzerland - the first concert with Adam Pearson ...

- and finally so far, Rockwave Festival, Athens, Greece in 1997
... The Sisters headlined Day Two after NMA, who performed just before them.
Those links are practically impossible to see on the Alice theme :lol:
:lol: :lol: ... BLACK on BLACK ... ;D ...
OK, thank you for the hint . No further links in black colour, then... :kiss: ...
while the Alice theme is nice ... :) ...
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Just like the wonderful "Utterly B Groovy" tee shirt of yore. More black on black needed, as well as a reprint of these shirts.
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Being645 wrote: :lol: :lol: ... BLACK on BLACK ... ;D ...
OK, thank you for the hint . No further links in black colour, then... :kiss: ...
while the Alice theme is nice ... :) ...
The purple & blue ones are a bit tricky too. Looks a bit like this
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:eek: :lol:
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Pista wrote:
Being645 wrote: :lol: :lol: ... BLACK on BLACK ... ;D ...
OK, thank you for the hint . No further links in black colour, then... :kiss: ...
while the Alice theme is nice ... :) ...
The purple & blue ones are a bit tricky too. Looks a bit like this
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:eek: :lol:
... well, in THAT size ... :lol: :lol: ...
unfortunately "yellow" and "white" don't work with the Heartland Forums theme ... or "cyan" ... a few more colours were nice, anyway ... 8) ...
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Image ... July 11th, so here we go to Sweden, Arvika Festival in 1998 ...


and quite a while later - the second appearance of The Sisters @Rock Zottegem for their final gig of the Ever Forward Tour in 2014

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So, July 12th...

We have:
Popular Creek Music Centre, Chicago 1991 (https://sisterswiki.org/Fri,_12-Jul-1991)

The Dour Festival in Belgium, 1997 (https://sisterswiki.org/Sat,_12-Jul-1997)

and a return to Arvika in 2001 (https://sisterswiki.org/Thu,_12-Jul-2001)
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Mothra wrote:Arvika in 2001 (https://sisterswiki.org/Thu,_12-Jul-2001)
Mosquitoes, drinking, boisterous crowd.
Adam running around filming in the crowd after the show.
Bit of filmed performance on breakfast tv the next day.

I have a gig poster somewhere, kindly donated by a local recordshop.
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this is such an awesome thread! helps my memory of which tour in which year in which country did i go to.

credit where it's due ~ Being645 wow woman your effort in all this is outstanding. huge respect! :notworthy: :notworthy:
here we go again....
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