2001/03/03, Colosseum, München, Germany

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 was mentioned by many followers as being the very best gig in this tour, right up there with Leeds (and, in some minds, York). The energetic performance to actively participating crowd included Comfortably Numb/Some Kind of Stranger, the live classic which wasn't played since the To the Planet Edge tour in 1999. It was the first time Chris Sheehan played this song with the Sisters.

With this gig First and Last and Always returned to the set as an opener, where it remained throughout the end of the tour. Flood I was not played, in contrast with all later gigs. The set is in a variation of set played in two previous gigs, the last time such set was used.

Support act: Paradise Lost.

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  • First and Last and Always
  • Come Together
  • Ribbons
  • Crash and Burn
  • Body Electric
  • Summer
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • We are the Same, Susanne
  • Giving Ground
  • Will I Dream?
  • Dominion/Mother Russia
  • Train/Detonation Boulevard
  • Alice
  • Romeo Down
  • Flood II
  • Temple of Love
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  • Capricorn
  • I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Till I Saw You Rock'n'Roll)
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  • Comfortably Numb/Some Kind of Stranger
  • Snubnose
  • Vision Thing
  • Thanks to Jochen Upheber (mercyman@t-online.de).

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    Reviews

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

    Munich was an absolute stormer of a gig with both band and audience in full swing. Out of the 8 gigs I've seen on this tour, I reckon Munich just surpasses Leeds as the best. The sound and lights were perfect, the amount of smoke onstage was just right and Von appeared to be in a good mood, grinning like a Cheshire cat near the end.

    The venue was packed out and looked quite rough down the front from where I was. The band were obviously enjoying themselves, and as a result we got a slightly longer than normal setlist (although the absence of the excellent War On Drugs was noted), finishing with Temple which had the whole crowd moshing. And at both this and Erfurt gigs we got the proper, hairy-arsed version of Body Electric rather than the slow (and frankly inferior) dirge-like version played at a couple of the other gigs.

    After a short break they came back on and let rip with the storming Capricorn / Glitter medley before going off for the 2nd time. Chris came back on with his 12 string acoustic and at this point I thought maybe Something Fast was in store for us, but no - it was Comfortably Numb/Some Kind of Stranger. A great surprise and a superb version of it too.

    Then the band left the stage again and Adam and Chris came back on for the 3rd and final time, blasting through the riff-tastic Snub Nose, before Von re-appeared, uttering his now-usual "sad but true" comment, before closing the night with Vision Thing.

    Nice one!


    Written by Andreas Krinke (akrinke@hotmail.com) for Dominion mailing list

    I have been at the Munich gig, and I have to say it really was an excellent gig. The crowd was in a very, very "euphoric" mood.

    The venue was sold out, on the way to the venue we met many people searching for cards. At the beginning I had some goffs standing beside me, who were really looking shocked and probably thinking "What's happening here! Am I on the wrong gig, or what?" But later there was a goff girl also in the mosh pit, moshing with us to Temple of Love. I was surprised.

    But back on topic: Paradise Lost was not bad, but not kickin. Compared to the Sisters it seemed like "Kindergarten".

    The new Intro was very cool, it fitted good to the smoke flooded stage. They started with First and Last and Always and was a stormer as usual. Come Together was a little downer, but Ribbons was better. There was a big moshpit in the first rows, and getting sometimes really hard. But the crowd around it were very friendly.

    This year they used a more varied setlist during the tour. In every venue they play (for Sisters standard) different song orders and songs as well. Highlights were certainly Alice, Dominion and for me the Glitter song, which was really superb! Capricorn from Motörhead is really cool, but the Sisters version was not so good. Maybe I'm too used to the original. Absolute Highlight was Comfortably Numb/Some kind of Stranger!! I was surprised to hear that song. It's two years ago, I think, they last played that! And on this evening it was the best version I ever heard, especially the Some Kind of Stranger part. I got a "Gänsehaut"(don't what's this in english-original translated it is goose-skin).

    The band also was in a good mood! It was Pearson's Birthday, so the crowd was singing Happy Birthday and also Andrew mentioned it.

    After the concert I wanted to go in a pub or something, on the way we saw a big white tour bus! So I shouted "Andrew". Immediately the couch door opened and a guy came out! I asked for an autograph from Andrew, but he refused. After some time he was convinced to give one, so he got inside and came back with my signed Sisters photo pass which I bought earlier. But looking to the autograph I realized, that wasn't Andrew's!! So I said: "Hey, I wanted an autograph from Andrew Eldritch" And he replied: "Hey, we are Great White and we are playing here tomorrow!"

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHH!!

    This was a bit of a downer! First I was happy to get an autograph, and then I ruined this photo pass, with an autgraph from this ugly 80ies Power Metal Band. OK, now you can have laugh on me!

    But nevertheless it was a excellent gig. The Sisters still alive and kickin' Later I read some critics in local newspapers (with nice, big photo's) and I was surprised, they were quite good. Before, I saw excellent concerts and the press critics were always bad.

    But for the Cologne gig, my brother said there was a live review in radio station 1 Live. And it must have been totally negative. They were talking about one of the worst concerts (no sound, no voice) and also the crowd was booing. Can't really imagine that, after the Munich gig, but I wasn't there.

    OK, now let's go on waiting for the album.


    Written by Jochen Upheber (mercyman@t-online.de) for Dominion mailing list

    Just got back home from the Erfurt and Munich gigs. I have been to Praha one week before those gigs so I'm absolutely tired at the moment.

    Many people I talked to after the Munich gig said it was the best so far on the tour besides York and Leeds. As I haven't seen all the gigs of the tour I can only confirm that it was as good as York and Leeds. Andrew was on top form, same to Adam and Chris. They did both Floods and also Comfortably Numb/Some Kind of Stranger! Yes, you heard that right! The first time they played it on the tour. It was brilliant, Adam played a wonderful solo.

    Erfurt was also good but not as good as Munich. Although: we had problems with the security at Munich. At first they - as usual - didn't want us to build pyramids and sit on shoulders. Andrew tried to help us by talking to them. But suddenly two of them were right beside us in the audience, they were very rude and destroyed the pyramids. A real surprise that nobody got injured as they just tore the people standing on shoulders down on the floor. Terrible! At least they couldn't change our good mood.

    See you at Cologne.


    Written by Marge (godgirl@twisted.org.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    Indeed Munich was definitely the best Euro-gig. The crowd were fabulous, as was the band.

    I'll leave it to Pete to write the so-called "coherent" review, I could tell you all about wine prices in Europe and give recommendations on Chinese restaurants.

    More crucially, the gigs wouldn't've been half as much fun without all the people we met and stayed with and stuff - shame the numbers kind of trickled off as we went eastwards... you were missed.

    *hugs* to all of you!


    Picture taken from LAUT webzine; full version, along with German language review, is here.

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