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The Sisters of Mercy Announced To Play Auckland

The Sisters of Mercy Announced To Play Auckland

Thursday 30th June, 2011 7:43AM

Thirty years after their inception in Leeds, original goth-rockers The Sisters of Mercy are marking the occasion with a world tour including a just announced one off New Zealand show. Lead by the inimitable Andrew Eldritch and drum machine Doktor Avalanche, the band will play Auckland in September.

The Sisters of Mercy
Thursday 22nd September, The Powerstation

Ticketing details below - first lets look back on some videos...


"Lucretia, My Reflection"

"This Corrision" live on Top Of The Pops in 1987.

Here is footage from the film McCabe & Mrs Miller set to Sisters of Mercy by Leonard Cohen which inspired the bands name.

Press Release:


“Be advised that the Sisters are going on tour again. We will behave very badly. We will wear some very loud shirts. We will wear some very wrong trousers. We will perform some very legendary rock music. It’s what we do.”

Take these words as a warning – 30 years after The Sisters of Mercy premiered their dense soundscapes in their spiritual home of Leeds, the band is finally coming to New Zealand, playing one show only at The Powerstation on Thursday 22nd September.

The Sisters of Mercy’s first show at the Riley Smith Hall of the Leeds University Union building introduced their haunted industrial grooves alongside an audacious selection of rewired classics from the likes of The Velvet Underground and Leonard Cohen. This time The Sisters of Mercy will perform new material and reworked covers, while exploring the depths of a 30-year career filled with equal parts melody and menace.

The Sisters of Mercy have undergone line-up changes since their inception, but at the core of a synthetic sound powered by their resident drum machine Doktor Avalanche, there is the brooding baritone of front man Andrew Eldritch. Both Eldritch and the good Doktor will play The Powerstation, with Chris Catalyst and Ben Christo grafting hypnotic riffs onto their mechanoid foundations.

For three decades The Sisters of Mercy have operated according to a self-written manual, unbeholden to record company demands or narrow genre descriptions – don’t miss the band make history when they play their very first New Zealand show in September.

The Sisters Of Mercy’s 30th Anniversary Tour.

Pre-sales available from Ticketmaster Tues 5th July 9am, sign up at to receive password & pre-sale info.

General Public tickets on sale Thurs 7th July 9am from Ticketmaster & Real Groovy unless sold-out prior.


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