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The band cited Leonard Cohen, The Stooges, Suicide and Motörhead as among their influences. The group has made three original studio albums, of which the last was released in 1990.  
 
The band cited Leonard Cohen, The Stooges, Suicide and Motörhead as among their influences. The group has made three original studio albums, of which the last was released in 1990.  
  
Currently, the band is kept alive as a touring outfit. The only original member to survive the band's numerous lineup changes is singer and songwriter [[Andrew Eldritch]] (even [[Doktor Avalanche]], the drum-machine, is not an original member). All of the other original members had left the group by 1985, the same year as their first studio album, [[First and Last and Always]], was released. At the time of the second Sisters album, the majestic [[Floodland]] (1987), The Sisters were essentially a studio-bound outfit, although by the time of [[Vision Thing]] (1990) Eldritch had again formed a fully-working band to take the album on the road. This incarnation was short-lived, and the band have toured irregularly with a variety of personnel since.  
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Since then, the band is kept alive as a touring outfit. The only original member to survive the band's lineup changes is singer and songwriter [[Andrew Eldritch]] (even [[Doktor Avalanche]], the drum-machine, is not an original member). All of the other original members had left the group by 1985, the same year as their first studio album, [[First And Last And Always]], was released. At the time of the second Sisters album, the majestic [[Floodland]] (1987), The Sisters were essentially a studio-bound outfit, although by the time of [[Vision Thing]] (1990) Eldritch had again formed a fully-working band to take the album on the road. That incarnation was short-lived. Nonetheless, the band have been touring regularly with stable long-time varieties of personnel ever since.  
  
The band is one of the most popular and influential among the gothic rock scene, although since the late 1980s Eldritch has tried to disassociate both himself and the band from that scene.<br/>
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The Sisters of Mercy are one of the most popular and influential bands among the gothic rock scene, although since the late 1980s Eldritch has tried to disassociate both himself and the band from that scene.<br/>
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''<font size="4">Recent Events''</font><br/>
 
''<font size="4">Recent Events''</font><br/>
 
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Under the title of [[Gigography#Ocean_to_Ocean|Ocean To Ocean]] the latest world-wide tour started in Autumn 2008 with 26 concerts in the USA <br/>
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Under the title of [[Gigography#Ocean_to_Ocean|Ocean To Ocean]] The Sisters started a world-wide tour in Autumn 2008 with 26 concerts in the USA continued from February 2009 on<br/>
and continued from February 2009 on as [[Gigography#Mechanised_Europe|Mechanised Europe]]  
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as [[Gigography#Mechanised_Europe|Mechanised Europe]] with a further 40 gigs all over Europe, including Russia, the Middle East (Lebanon, Israel) and [[Gigography#South_America|South America]] (Argentina, Brazil, Peru).<br/>
with a further 40 gigs all over Europe, <br/>
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including Russia, the Middle East (Lebanon, Israel) and [[Gigography#South_America|South America]] (Argentina, Brazil, Peru) ...
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2010 saw a short summer tour called [[Gigography#Europe_2010|Europe 2010]] with a gig at [[Tue, 03-Aug-2010|The Assembly in Leamington Spa, England]] followed by three festival appearances<br/>
 
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at [[Thu, 05-Aug-2010|Lokerse Feesten, Belgium]], [[Sat, 07-Aug-2010|M'era Luna Festival, Germany]] and a final concert on August 13th [[Fri, 13-Aug-2010|at the Artmania Festival in Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Romania]].<br/>
On August 13th, 2010 The Sisters of Mercy finished their '''Europe 2010''' Tour of  [[Tue, 03-Aug-2010|England]], [[Thu, 05-Aug-2010|Belgium]],<br/>
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and [[Sat, 07-Aug-2010|Germany]] with a concert [[Fri, 13-Aug-2010|in Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Romania]].<br/>
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For 2011, The Sisters got up to their [[SISTERS XXX|'''''SISTERS XXX 30th Stage Anniversary Tour''''']] all over Europe and a series of first performances in New Zealand and Australia. <br/>
 
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The latter got however postponed to February/March 2012. For the dates of these as well as for further Tourdates in 2012 please see the [[Current events|Current Events]] page.<br/>
For the tour dates of The Sisters 30th Anniversary Tour in 2011, please go to [[Current events|'''Current Events''']].<br/>
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<font size="4">''Further Information</font><br/>
 
<font size="4">''Further Information</font><br/>

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A Brief Overview


The Sisters of Mercy are a rock band that came out of the British post punk scene in 1980-1981.

The band cited Leonard Cohen, The Stooges, Suicide and Motörhead as among their influences. The group has made three original studio albums, of which the last was released in 1990.

Since then, the band is kept alive as a touring outfit. The only original member to survive the band's lineup changes is singer and songwriter Andrew Eldritch (even Doktor Avalanche, the drum-machine, is not an original member). All of the other original members had left the group by 1985, the same year as their first studio album, First And Last And Always, was released. At the time of the second Sisters album, the majestic Floodland (1987), The Sisters were essentially a studio-bound outfit, although by the time of Vision Thing (1990) Eldritch had again formed a fully-working band to take the album on the road. That incarnation was short-lived. Nonetheless, the band have been touring regularly with stable long-time varieties of personnel ever since.

The Sisters of Mercy are one of the most popular and influential bands among the gothic rock scene, although since the late 1980s Eldritch has tried to disassociate both himself and the band from that scene.


Recent Events


Under the title of Ocean To Ocean The Sisters started a world-wide tour in Autumn 2008 with 26 concerts in the USA continued from February 2009 on
as Mechanised Europe with a further 40 gigs all over Europe, including Russia, the Middle East (Lebanon, Israel) and South America (Argentina, Brazil, Peru).

2010 saw a short summer tour called Europe 2010 with a gig at The Assembly in Leamington Spa, England followed by three festival appearances
at Lokerse Feesten, Belgium, M'era Luna Festival, Germany and a final concert on August 13th at the Artmania Festival in Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Romania.

For 2011, The Sisters got up to their SISTERS XXX 30th Stage Anniversary Tour all over Europe and a series of first performances in New Zealand and Australia.
The latter got however postponed to February/March 2012. For the dates of these as well as for further Tourdates in 2012 please see the Current Events page.


Further Information




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