The U.K.’s hard-rock/metal-themed Sonisphere festival won’t be the only place to see The Sisters of Mercy this year: Andrew Eldritch this week announced a 12-date European tour in May ahead of that festival, a run of dates that will bring the goth-rock giants to Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands.
The concerts, announced on the band’s website, will be the Sisters’ first performances since wrapping up 30th anniversary dates in the summer of 2012. Eldtritch, Doktor Avalanche and whomever else constitute The Sisters of Mercy these days were fairly active in 2011 and 2012, playing a number of anniversary dates across Europe, Japan, Australia, South America and Mexico.
It’s not yet known whether more 2014 concerts are planned.
See full dates below.
The Sisters of Mercy tour dates:
May 12: Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
May 13: Schlachthof, Dresden, Germany
May 14: Posthof, Linz, Austria
May 16: Czyżynalia, Kraków, Poland
May 17: Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
May 18: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
May 20: TonHalle, Münich. Germany
May 21: X-tra, Zürich, Switzerland
May 22: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
May 24: Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
May 25: Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 26: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
July 5: Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth Park, U.K.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy, Sonic Youth, Nitzer Ebb at Reading — 1991
- Vintage Video: The Sisters of Mercy in Chicago, 1984 — watch full 50-minute concert
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy’s Andrew Eldritch talks to Dave Kendall — 1990
- The Sisters of Mercy take 30th anniversary tour to Australia, Mexico, South America
- The Sisters of Mercy extend 30th anniversary tour with 15 more European dates this fall
- The Sisters of Mercy continue 30th anniversary tour with concerts in Europe, Japan
- The Sisters of Mercy set 30th anniversary concerts in U.K., Europe in early 2011