The years 2011 and 2012 were highlighted by The Sisters of Mercy's 30th Stage Anniversary Tour.
As The Sisters of Mercy initially had never thought to make it much further than their first single release The Damage Done and only thought things over after the plaudits they gained with Alice, the event of their 30th Stage Anniversary clearly called for adequate festivities. And The Sisters delivered. The main birthday party took place in Leeds, the spiritual home of the band, and was appropriately celebrated with two successive gigs @The Stage of Metropolitan University SU on February 16th and 17th. The audience were welcomed with fire artists and cupcakes at the doors, and everybody received a set of postcards on entrance.
What followed was a surge of concerts in North and Western Europe, Scotland and the UK (including the first festival appearance in the UK for 20 years), reaching as far as Japan, and in 2012 to New Zealand, Australia and Latin America.
- Information and links to reviews, photos and everything can be found under each gig as listed down below.
- Complete audience audio and/or video recordings are in circulation among the fanbase for all gigs marked ***.
- As to all other shows various video links might also be available within the according threads @Heartland Forums Archives Sisters 2010/2011 Tours and Sisters 2012
SISTERS XXX - Part I - 2011
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 - 013, Tilburg ***
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 - C-Halle, Berlin ***
SISTERS XXX - Summer Festivals and beyond - 2011
Thursday, 7 Juli 2011 - Glasgow, O2 abc blueroom ***
Friday, 02 September 2011 - Crammerock Festival 2011, Groeneputte, Stekene ***
New Zealand - cancelled (and rescheduled)
Thursday, 22 September 2011 - The Powerstation, Auckland
Australia - cancelled (and rescheduled)
24th September 2011, Soundwave Revolution Festival, Brisbane
25th September 2011, Soundwave Revolution Festival, Sydney
30th September 2011, Soundwave Revolution Festival, Melbourne
1st October 2011, Soundwave Revolution Festival, Adelaide
3rd October 2011, Soundwave Revolution Festival, Perth
SISTERS XXX - Part II - 2011
SISTERS XXX - Part III - 2012
- Saturday, 25th February 2012 - Brisbane - RNA Showgrounds
- Sunday, 26th February 2012 - Sydney - Olympic Park ***
- Friday, 2nd March 2012 - Melbourne - Showgrounds
- Saturday, 3rd March 2012 - Adelaide - Bonython Park
- Monday, 5th March 2012 - Perth - Claremont Showgrounds
Additional Club Gigs
- Tuesday, 28th February 2012 - Melbourne - Corner Hotel
- Thursday, 1st March 2012 - Melbourne - Corner Hotel
Gigs cancelled for organistional and logistical reasons
- Thursday, 08 March 2012 - Teatro do Bourbon Country - Porto Allegre - Brazil
- Friday, 09 March 2012 - Curitiba Master Hall - Curitiba - Brazil
END of The Sisters' XXX 30th Stage Anniversary Tour We thank you all for your support !!!