Watch: The Sisters of Mercy play ‘Walk Away’ for first time in 32 years, cover Mission of Burma

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The Sisters of Mercy opened their month-long European tour with a two-night stand at London’s Roundhouse on Friday and Saturday nights, offering setlists that traded in the band’s most well-known material and some rarities, including covers of Mission of Burma and Link Wray, and performances of two 1984 singles not played live since the ’80s and early ’90s.

On the first night, Andrew Eldritch and Co. dusted off “Walk Away,” the 1984 single co-written by Eldritch and then-bandmate Wayne Hussey, for the first time since 1985. The band also debuted a cover of Mission of Burma’s 1981 post-punk classic “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver.”

The second night, the Sisters played “Walk Away” and “Revolver” again, and also debuted a cover of Link Wray’s 1958 instrumental hit “Rumble.” The band also performed 1984 single “Body and Soul” for the first time since 1991. At both shows, the Eldritch included a number  of the as-yet-unreleased tracks he’s been performing live with the Sisters since the late ’90s.

Check out video of those, and more, below, as well as the full setlists from both nights.

The Sisters’ tour continues tonight with the first of two concerts in Brussels.

 

“Romeo Down” and “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” (starts around 6:15)

 

“Walk Away”

 

“Body and Soul”

 

“Rumble”

 

“Lucretia My Reflection”

 

“This Corrosion”

 

“More”

 

Setlist: The Sisters of Mercy, Roundhouse, London, UK, 9/1/17

1. “Lucretia My Reflection”
2. “A Rock and a Hard Place”
3. “Walk Away” (First time live since 1985)
4. “Crash and Burn” (Unreleased)
5. “Doctor Jeep”/”Detonation Boulevard”
6. “Amphetamine Logic”
7. “Marian”
8. “When You Don’t See Me”
9. “Arms” (Unreleased)
10. “Dominion/Mother Russia”
11. “Summer” (Unreleased)
12. “Alice”
13. “Jihad” (The Sisterhood cover)
14. “Flood II”
15. “More”

Encore:
16. “Kiss the Carpet”
17. “Vision Thing”
18. “Temple of Love”

Encore 2:
19. “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” (Mission of Burma cover)
20. “First and Last and Always”
21. “This Corrosion”

 

Setlist: The Sisters of Mercy, Roundhouse, London, UK, 9/2/17

1. “More”
2. “Ribbons”
3. “Doctor Jeep”/”Detonation Boulevard”
4. “Crash and Burn” (Unreleased)
5. “Body Electric”
6. “No Time to Cry”
7. “Body and Soul” (First time live since 1991)
8. “We Are the Same, Susanne” (Unreleased)
9. “Walk Away”
10. “Amphetamine Logic”
11. “Dominion/Mother Russia”
12. “Summer” (Unreleased)
13. “Rumble” (Link Wray cover)
14. “Flood II”
15. “Vision Thing”

Encore:
16. “Something Fast”
17. “Lucretia My Reflection”
18. “Temple of Love”

Encore 2:
19. “Romeo Down” (Unreleased)
20. “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver” (Mission of Burma cover)
21. “This Corrosion”

 

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1 Comment

  • deadair666

    there was an interview, somewhere, when in andy e stated that if the D-Lump got in as prezzie, he’d feel compelled to release new music.

    well, now that the you ass eh? has the cheat-in-cheif… where’s the music?

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