The Sisters of Mercy’s relatively low-key 30th anniversary tour will end the year where it began 2011 — in Europe — with 15 more dates planned for November and December, although the band’s first-ever trip to Australia and New Zealand was scuttled after this week’s Soundwave Revolution touring festival fell apart.
Andrew Eldritch, Doktor Avalanche and the rest of the group are set to open the fall trek Nov. 11 in Dublin, then hit London before 13 more shows in mainland Europe, wrapping up Dec. 3 in The Netherlands. The run of anniversary shows follows an initial series of dates this past spring, and a number of festival appearances, including the Sisters’ first trip to Japan, over the summer.
This week, the band was to have made its inaugural trip to Australia as part of the Van Halen-headlined Soundwave Revolution touring festival. The tour was canceled, however, when a yet-to-be-announced co-headliner pulled out, organizers said. The band also canceled a planned New Zealand concert after the Austrlian tour collapsed.
As for what lies ahead, the Sisters of Mercy have confirmed at least one live date next year: an appearance at the Amphi Festival 2012 in Koln, Germany, on July 21.
The Sisters of Mercy tour dates:
Nov. 11: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 13: The Roundhouse, London, England
Nov. 15: USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway
Nov. 16: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 18: Brewhouse Arena, Gothenburg, Sweden
Nov. 19: Kulturmejereit, Lund, Sweden
Nov. 20: Munchen Bryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 23: X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
Nov. 24: Les Docks, Lusanne, Switzerland
Nov. 26: Razmatazz 1, Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 27: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Nov. 29: La Coop de Mai, Clermont Ferrand, France
Nov. 30: Le Bikini, Toulouse, France
Dec. 2: Tivoli, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dec. 3: De Oosterpoort, Gronigen, The Netherlands
July 21: Amphi 2012, Koln, Germany