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The Sisters Of Mercy Announce Rescheduled Auckland Show

The Sisters Of Mercy Announce Rescheduled Auckland Show

Thursday 20th October, 2011 9:25AM

The Sisters of Mercy have announced a new Auckland date in the new year. Originally announced to play their first ever NZ show in September,  they had to cancel after  Australian festival Soundwave Revolution in Australia was called off. Now on the Soundwave Revolution 2012 bill, they have announced a rescheduled side show...

Press Release:

The Sisters of Mercy
Rescheduled show
Wednesday 22nd February 2012
Tickets available Thursday 27th October 2011

The Sisters of Mercy will play the Powerstation!
We are pleased to announce after the cancellation of this years nearly sold out show show, The Sisters of Mercy are now confirmed for Wednesday 22nd February 2012.

Pre-sales available Tuesday 25th October 9am – sign up at to receive password & pre sale info.
General tickets on sale Thursday 27th October 9am from Ticketmaster.

“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.

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 February.


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