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Spotlight: The Sisters of Mercy Return To New Zealand In October 2022

Spotlight: The Sisters of Mercy Return To New Zealand In October 2022

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Lara Aimée / Tuesday 20th September, 2022 1:40PM

True icons of darkness-dwelling UK rock for more than 40 years, The Sisters of Mercy are returning to Aotearoa for two spellbinding events, headlining Auckland's The Powerstation and Wellington's Hunter Lounge in late October. Fronted by the incomparable Andrew Eldritch, who co-founded the group in Leeds back in 1980 "to satisfy their desire to hear themselves on the radio," The Sisters of Mercy's ever-changing lineup has bestowed upon the world three classic studio albums — with Eldritch and his famed drum machine 'Doktor Avalanche' being the uniting thread throughout First and Last and Always (1985), Floodland (featuring contributions from Jim Steinman, 1987), and Vision Thing (1990).

Last here during the pre-pandemic days of 2019 (cast your eyes on Dave Simpson's fog-enshrouded photos HERE), attendance at The Sisters of Mercy's forthcoming NZ shows is mandatory for local night creatures of all kinds. Don't miss them bringing the power and the melodrama at the following dates...

"It howls, it's grindingly beautiful, and it's probably heading your way... New and hence unreleased songs make up half of any Sisters’ set these days, although the classics get a good thrashing in rotation. Having derived their light show from the Big Bang (gleefully inventing rave lighting in the process), the Sisters see no reason to tone it down, and will be exploding in all their usual glory".

The Sisters Of Mercy
with special guests Elko Fields

Tuesday 25th October - The Powerstation, Auckland
Wednesday 26th October - Hunter Lounge, Wellington

Tickets available HERE

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Press release:

UK’s dark rock legends The Sisters of Mercy will be returning to Australia & New Zealand this October/November, playing shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland & Wellington.

Recently celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Sisters of Mercy are one of the most important bands to emerge from the post punk scene, with the imposing presence and the heavily melancholic voice of Andrew Eldritch giving their mark. They are a reference point for the dark rock sound and the dark culture in general with their music gaining cult status and has since been cited as a major influence by the likes of Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and My Chemical Romance.

Over the course of four decades The Sisters of Mercy released three, utterly brilliant and hyper influential studio albums scaling the charts around the globe and have amassed a legion of devoted fans who flock to see classics such as 'Lucretia My Reflection', 'Temple Of Love' and 'This Corrosion', a testament to their incredible live shows.


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The Sisters Of Mercy
Tue 25th Oct 7:30pm
The Powerstation, Auckland