1998/01/20, Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany

Event Horizon 1998

January 14
 Erlangen
January 16
 Vienna
January 17
 Prague
January 18
 Chemnitz
January 20
 Berlin
January 21
 Herford
January 22
 Duesseldorf
January 24
 Munich
January 25
 Hamburg
January 26
 Brussels January 30
 New York
January 31
 Washington (cancelled)
February 1
 Toronto
February 3
 Chicago
February 5
 San Francisco
February 6
 San Francisco
February 7
 Los Angeles
February 12
 London
February 13
 London

Calm audience, much too active photographers. And sceptic press. Im Westen nichts Neues.

Sold out in mid-December.

Support acts: Think About Mutation, Scoda Blush.

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Setlist

  • First and Last and Always
  • Ribbons
  • Come Together
  • Train/Detonation Boulevard
  • Giving Ground
  • (We Are the Same) Suzanne
  • Amphetamine Logic
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • Dominion/Mother Russia
  • Summer
  • Anaconda
  • War on Drugs
  • Flood II
  • Temple of Love
    <break>
  • Romeo Down
  • This Corrosion
    <break>
  • Something Fast
  • Vision Thing
    <break>
  • Jolene
  • Soundcheck

  • Flood II
  • Giving Ground
  • Flood II
  • Ribbons
  • Giving Ground
  • Detonation Boulevard
  • Dominion
  • Something Fast
  • Ribbons
  • (We Are the Same) Suzanne
  • (We Are the Same) Suzanne
  • Dominion
  • Thanks to Tobias Dorf (heartwork@wtal.de)

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    Written by Jan Barz (jan_barz@hotmail.com) for The Sisters of Mercy Tours site

    I don't know how long I've been a fan of Sisters but it would be for more than 10 years. In December 1993 I saw Sisters live for the first time in the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin. It was at the "Go Bang" festival. There also played the Ramones and some others. It was a great concert and so I hoped that Sisters will be back next time. But I had to wait 'til this year.

    On January the 20th they played in the Huxley's in Berlin. When I came in a band called "Think About Mutation" was playing very good music. But that was not which I was coming for. As Sisters came they build the whole stage in the Sisterslike fog. So you couldn't see who and how much people were standing on stage. And then they began to play. First they played the title song from the "First and Last and Always" album.

    It was a pity, but for the whole concert the technician let the amplifiers at half power, or so I felt. It was very quiet and as Sisters played many slowly songs at the beginning the visitors were very quiet and don't danced or sang and so on. But then came some well known and powerful songs like Temple of Love and Under the Gun -- and at the same time the people were on 180 degrees. I was impressed how much new songs they played. My favorite was "Jolene". With "Temple of Love" the official part ended. And then they came back on stage for four times.

    But all in all it was a great concert and I'm thinking hopeful of the next. I hope I will not have to wait so long like the last time.


    Afterparty ticket scanned by Christer Andersson (christe@nada.kth.se).

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