The Sisters of Mercy continue to expand their summer touring plans, this week adding three more shows in the U.K. and Ireland onto the end of their growing itinerary, which already was hitting Europe for a 12-date run and now goes beyond what had appeared to be an isolated July appearance at the U.K.’s hard-rock/metal-themed Sonisphere festival.
The new dates include shows in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin, and immediately follow the band’s appearance at Sonisphere, according to the Sisters’ official website.
The concerts will be the Sisters’ first performances since wrapping up 30th anniversary dates in the summer of 2012. Andrew Eldritch, 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.
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, UK
July 7: ABC, Glasgow, UK
July 8: Mandela Hall, Belfast, UK
July 9: Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
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