Terri Nunn and Andrew Eldritch | via YouTube
Just days after Berlin served as a last-minute replacement for The Motels at the Cruel World festival in Pasadena, California, Terri Nunn popped up Tuesday night for the first song of the encore at The Sisters of Mercy’s second concert in eight days at the Hollywood Palladium.
But Nunn didn’t perform the Sisters song she actually appears on — 1993 single “Under the Gun” — and instead joined Andrew Eldtrich to sing “Temple of Love,” the 1983 single the band re-recorded in 1992 with singer Ofra Haza. Both songs appear on the Sisters’ 1993 best-of A Slight Case of Overbombing.
Tuesday night’s duet on “Temple of Love” ended with a hearty shout of “Terri Nunn!” from Eldritch before the two embraced, he said something into her ear — and then Nunn planted a kiss on Eldritch’s lips. “We have history,” he told the crowd as she walked off stage. Then, after a pause, “But not like that.”
Nunn commented on the performance in post on Berlin’s Facebook page:
“What an EPIC night last night. Singing again with Andrew and the Sisters of Mercy. It’s been 30 years since we stood on a stage together. He looks and sounds amazing and the band’s incredible! Andrew threw me a curveball asking me to sing Ofra Haza’s part in Temple of Love. NO ONE sings like her, but he said “Make it your own” so I went with it. Thank you Andrew, Ben, Dylan and Dave in the band and Stumpy, Rob and Teresa in crew for a stellar experience and everyone there for your LOUD support! I’m BEYOND WORDS FOR THIS!!!”
Here’s the full setlist from Tuesday night’s Sisters show, part of the band’s first U.S. tour in 15 years.
See the full performance below via fan-shot video.
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