Tue, 10-Mar-1981

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Warehouse, Leeds, England

As the common and cooperative unrelenting and tireless research of Sisters historians, archivists and collectors have recently found,

The Sisters of Mercy played their so far unknown second gig - and the first concert ever in their hometown of Leeds - as support act

with the Reluctant Stereotypes including among others singer Paul King, who years later became a well-known MTV-video jockey.

Other performers at the event were Keeping Dark, according to Discogs, the rhythm section of the Yorkshire power pop band Just Frank.

Steve Smith, bass player in both sets, would later that year become one of the founding members of the Leeds-based post-punk ensemble Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.

Steve Smith is also known for guitars and backing vocals on the Ghost Dance single Heart Full Of Soul.

In 1985, another founding member of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, drummer Mick Brown, would join Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams to form The Mission.

For further interesting details on this first concert of The Sisters of Mercy in Leeds, we recommend,

you check the lovely I Was A Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan blog under Reluctant Stereotypes - March 10th 1981 ? ***

 *** from where we've shamelessly stolen the lovely announcement picture here on the right side, although it doesn't mention The Sisters of Mercy ... ;-)) ...

Announcement for the Reluctant Stereotype gig at Leeds Warehouse in March 1981


(most likely)


unknown, though very likely it consisted of:

  1. Teachers
  2. The Damage Done
  3. Watch
  4. Good Things
  5. Adrenochrome
  6. 1969
  7. Sister Ray