Sisters Of Mercy have announced three London shows to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary.
They’ll play London’s historic Roundhouse on September 11, 12 and 13, slotting the shows into the band’s European tour, which was postponed last year and rescheduled in December.
The special, three-night engagement in London however, has some added significance. A statement accompanying the news of the event reads, “It howls, it’s grindingly beautiful, and it’s probably heading your way.”
The statement continues, “New and hence unreleased songs make up half of any Sisters’ set these days, although the classics get a good thrashing in rotation. Having derived their light show from the Big Bang (gleefully inventing rave lighting in the process), the Sisters see no reason to tone it down, and will be exploding in all their usual glory at the next suitable opportunity.”
2021 will see founder Andrew Eldritch joined onstage by guitarist Ben Christo (who joined the band in 2005), guitarist Dylan Smith (who replaced Chris Catalyst last year), Ravey Davey (nurse to the Doktor since 1996) and Doktor Avalanche his/her/itself.