The Manhattan, Bradford, England
The first concert of The Sisters of Mercy's UK touring activities in 1983, not yet very far from Leeds ...
For a long time, this concert was thought to have taken place one day later and it is listed as such
in the official Sisters Gigography as well. An error, as has meanwhile reliably been proved...
- and might well come from the same source as used for the Rough Diamonds LP or even be ripped from the latter.
- Bradford Manhattan 03-01-83 (complete), which features the full show, has surfaced only recently
- and as a matter of fact, Body Electric is lacking a few seconds
- possibly the reason why it was omitted from the Rough Diamonds bootleg LP release
An interesting read on this concert with pictures and lots of additional information is available in the blog
I Was A Teenage Sisters of Mercy Fan under the entry First, we take Manhattan - Bradford, January 1983
Check also the entry The Sisters of Mercy gigs in Bradford area 1982/83 - an update, which features all the circumstances
around the revelation of the actual concert date and from where we have captured the link to this flyer listing the present concert
for January 3rd, 1983 by the promoter Nick Toczek.