Overbombing Tour 1993
The summer festivals in 1993 were followed by another tour in winter to promote the release
of the Under The Gun single and the release of The Sisters' second singles-compilation
A Slight Case Of Overbombing - Greatest Hits Vol. 1.
The German leg of this tour was promoted as a festival event called "Superbang '93",
None of these bands did play all the venues, not even The Sisters. While The Ramones played a final
Superbang gig with Monster Magnet and Type-O-Negative on December 18th in Trier, Germany,
The Sisters of Mercy and La Costa Rasa were on their way to the UK leg of the Overbombing Tour.
Remarkably, at the beginning of the tour, Type-O-Negative were accused to be a fascist Nazi-band
and Eissporthalle Kassel were threatened with a bomb attack should they let Type-O-Negative perform
their set. Consequently, the band did not appear for this gig and passed on the concerts in Hamburg,
In addition, they were not booked for the final gig of the tour at the Brimingham NEC. Special guests
on that bill were the then popular UK electronic rock band Curve.
Band / Line-up
As keyboardist and background singer Suzanna Josefowicz had left the band after the summer festivals,
she was replaced by Hermine Karo, also known as Hermine von Wiro. There is, however, hardly anything
known about Hermine Karo and she, too, left the band again after the tour.
On second guitars was - like during the summer festival gigs already - Adam Pearson.
left The Sisters of Mercy after this tour to follow other perspectives.
- Andrew Eldritch - vocals
- Andreas Bruhn - guitars
- Adam Pearson - guitars
- Doktor Avalanche - drums, bass
- Jovanka von Wilsdorf - backing vocals
- Hermine Karo - backing vocals
- Nurse to the Doktor - not known
Most concerts of this tour were recorded from the audience
and are in circulation among the fanbase. These are marked ***.
Audience video recordings of the gigs in Vienna (see Donau So Blau),
Essen and the London gigs (see Brixton 93) do exist as well.
- Thu, 02-Dec-1993: Vienna - Austria - BA Zelt ***
- Sat, 04-Dec-1993: Kassel - Germany - Eissporthalle ***
- Mon, 06-Dec-1993: Stuttgart - Germany - Böblingen Sporthalle
- Tue, 07-Dec-1993: Berlin - Germany - Deutschlandhalle
- Thu, 08-Dec-1993: Frankfurt - Germany - Festhalle ***
- Fri, 10-Dec-1993: Munich - Germany - Terminal 1
- Sun, 12-Dec-1993: Hannover - Germany - Eilenriedehalle ***
- Mon, 13-Dec-1993: Bremen - Germany - Stadthalle ***
- Tue, 14-Dec-1993: Hamburg - Germany - Sporthalle ***
- Thu, 16-Dec-1993: Essen - Germany - Grugahalle ***
- Fri, 17-Dec-1993: Halle - Germany - Eissporthalle ***
- Mon, 20-Dec-1993: London - England - Brixton Academy
- Tue, 21-Dec-1993: London - England - Brixton Academy ***
- Wed, 22-Dec-1993: Birmingham - England - NEC ***
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Our thanks for the first four shirt pictures go to ribbons69.
A Selection Of Bootlegs Derived From This Tour
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