2001/02/18, Rock City, Nottingham, UK

Exxile on Euphoria 2001

February 16
 York
February 17
 Leeds
February 18
 Nottingham
February 20
 Birmingham
February 22
 London
February 23
 London
February 25
 Deinze
February 26
 Hamburg
February 27
 Hamburg
March 1
 Berlin
March 2
 Erfurt
March 3
 München
March 5
 Stuttgart
March 6
 Köln
March 7
 Zürich
March 9
 Prague
March 10
 Vienna
March 17
 Oporto

This gig was rescheduled from 2000/08/30 on promoter's request due to problems with water tank (more details on the accident here); rescheduling it to this particular date shows how much in advance the 20th anniversary tour was planned.

Rock City is obviously a trouble venue: Speedy Dave reported that in addition to the water tank problems in early November 2000 it lost part or all of its roof during a storm. Despite rumors that it will take up to four moths to fix it, they did it really fast this time, although Placebo (scheduled for next night after the accident) had to cancel. It's also the standard Sisters venue in the city -- they played all their Nottingham concerts in it since the first one on 1984/05/02.

The gig itself was reportedly not too crowded and featured much participation from the crowd, all to the better of it. The setlist was a rearrangement of songs played in the two previous gigs, with tour premiere of Come Together and one-off performance of Kiss the Carpet, last played since the 1998/02/13 London gig. The show only featured 18 songs, making it -- together with the next gig in Birmingham -- the shortest shows of the tour.

Support acts: Tin Star, Dave Thomas and Two Pale Boys.

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Setlist

  • Kiss the Carpet
  • Ribbons
  • Come Together
  • Crash and Burn
  • Body Electric
  • Summer
  • Alice
  • Will I Dream?
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • We are the Same, Susanne
  • Giving Ground
  • Romeo Down
  • Dominion/Mother Russia
  • Flood II
    <break>
  • Capricorn
  • I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll)
  • Vision Thing
    <break>
  • Snubnose
  • This Corrosion
  • Thanks to r2865@btinternet.com, Simon Cardwell (s.cardwell@csl.gov.uk)

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    Reviews

    Written by Tina von Stein (t_von_stein@hotmail.com) for Dominion mailing list

    Yesterday we met at the Firkin in Nottingham to see The Sisters of Mercy perform at Rock City. They played "This Charming Man" and "How Soon is Now" in the pub!!! As this never happens in Germany I was absolutely happy about it!

    Now about the Sisters gig: for me it was the best concert so far and YES WE DID IT: I was on my husband's shoulders during "Summer"! Great feeling. Good energy up there! I will do that at each concert from now on - we will practice it at home, so next tour you will maybe se me standing on his shoulders.

    The concert opened with "Kiss the Carpet"! Yeah!! Body Electric was played, Amphetamine Logic wasn't. Mr. Eldritch seemed in a good mood too, he smiled a lot. He wore a black leather jacket with "Chicago police" on the left arm. As he wore pink glasses we could see his eyes. There must have been some communication with someone in the front because AE said: "Is it really your birthday today? It's my birthday too." (while pointing at his York shirt).

    The evening was so great again, I look forward to seeing you all in London on Thursday at the "George". Today special thanks to Pete: when I was back on the floor again he came to me and said "well done" (or "welcome"?). This was so nice and I felt so good...

    That's all for now. We are in Manchester right now and I am excited like hell! Morrissey-town! Maybe more about that tomorrow.


    Written by John Lynch (greenmurphy@btinternet.com) for Dominion mailing list

    Well tonight was fantastic! A Perfectly judged set-list from the lads included Alice , Body Electric and Crash and Burn early on which got loads of people on-side and after that the whole thing rocked bells.

    Terrific chemistry on the night, I got totally lost in the atmosphere - I haven't had such a good night in many a year. Well done Sisters, well done tour regulars, well done locals - a superb night. Big respect to everyone I lurched around with - top crowd, big smiles, loony dancing - perfect!


    Written by Simon Cardwell (s.cardwell@csl.gov.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    The Nottingham gig last night was way above expectations as it was so much better than last time. Opening with Kiss was a nice surprise, good to hear that one again and Come Together made a welcome return to the set. We also got the most rousing versions of Capricorn and Glitter so far with a lot of punters singing along. Although the venue was busy, there was actually room to move this time which was an added bonus.


    Written by sadnerd@heartland.karoo.co.uk for Dominion mailing list

    What was said to Andy tonight down at the front? I've never seen him lost for words when heckled? Later on he asked the audience where his girlfriend was, was it something to do with that? Stonking gig. Andy more relaxed than ever.

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