1997/07/18, Forestglade festival, Wiesen, Austria

Distance Over Time 1997

March 28
 Birmingham (cancelled)

June 3
 Leeds
June 7
 Glauchau
June 9
 London
June 10
 London
June 11
 Manchester
June 13
 Dublin
June 28
 Philadelphia
July 10
 Athens
July 12
 Dour
July 18
 Wiesen
July 20
 Rendsburg

After Dour gig Andrew promised that Wiesen will be "very bad". Reportedly, it wasn't.

This was the first gig since 1991 to open with First and Last and Always. This song was the standard opener of shows up until the 1992 summer tour when the place was taken by More, Comfortably Numb, Ribbons, Kiss the Carpet and -- just once, in Philadelphia -- Vision Thing. First and Last and Always was returned to standard opener position next year in Event Horizon tour (1998).

Some people list this gig as Vienna -- Wiesen is very close to the capital, and thus the location was sometimes incorrectly attributed to the bigger city.

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  • First and Last and Always
  • Ribbons
  • Come Together
  • Train/Detonation Boulevard
  • Giving Ground
  • Amphetamine Logic
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • Dominion/Mother Russia
  • Summer
  • Anaconda
  • War on Drugs
  • Flood II
  • Temple of Love
    <break>
  • Comfortably Numb/Some Kind of Stranger
  • This Corrosion
    <break>
  • Something Fast
  • Vision Thing
    <break>
  • Jolene
  • Thanks to Bernhard Lukas (lutz@sbox.tu-graz.ac.at)

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    Written by Bernhard Lukas (lutz@sbox.tu-graz.ac.at) for Dominion mailing list

    WOW! Kewl! It was really awesome! Andrew entered the stage during the continuing beats of Afterhours greeting us with "Schoenen Guten Abend" and immediately they began to play First And Last And Always. He also announced that "We are THE Sisters Of Mercy" and the complete gig was absolutely brilliant! It was even much better than Ochtrup 96, the Sisters played PERFECTLY well and Mr.Eldritch & Mr.Pearson looked perfect either (this was at least my girlfriend's opinion).

    During the last encores there were some stupid people screaming for Marian and Amphetamine Logic (!) and before the gig I shocked some others announcing that Eldritch has bleached his hair...


    Written by Chris Beal (Chris.Beal@uk.Sun.com) for Dominion mailing list

    Wiesen was not so hard to find thanks to Pete's map, but I did not think they were at their best there at all. The first half just didn't Gel. However the second half was pretty good. I was just dead tired by that point so went and stood at the back and watched the pretty lights (nice one Nigel).


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