The Sisters of Mercy - 2002 - Summer 2002 Europe

TOURS

2005
the next one

2003
Smoke and Mirrors

2002
Summer 2002 Europe

2001
Summer
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Europe

2001
Exxile on Euphoria

2000
Trip the Light Fantastic

1999
To the Planet Edge

1998
Summer

1998
Event Horizon

1997
Distance Over Time

1996
Roadkill/ Goldkill

Other
Pictures
FAQ
Medleys
Humor

News (sort of)
Dates

June 28
 Bex
July 28
 St. Vith
August 10
 Hildesheim

Personnel

Andrew Eldritch
vocals
Adam Pearson
guitar,
backing vocals,
bass
Chris Sheehan
guitar,
backing vocals Doktor Avalanche
drums,
bass,
keyboards
and
Simon Denbigh
Nurse to the Doktor

Setlist
(as played in Bex)

  • Lucretia, My Reflection
  • Crash and Burn
  • Ribbons
  • Train / Detonation Boulevard
  • We are the Same, Susanne
  • On the Wire / Teachers / On the Wire
  • War on Drugs
  • Flood I
  • Will I Dream?
  • Dominion / Mother Russia
  • Summer
  • Anaconda
  • Giving Ground
  • First and Last and Always
  • Romeo Down
  • Flood II
    <break>
  • Never Land
  • Temple of Love
    <break>
  • Top Nite Out (ex- Snub Nose)
  • Vision Thing
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, another summer, another money raising campaign in European festivals. Can't blame them.

    In the interview to German magazine "Sonic Seducer" Andrew promised new songs, but none were heard in Bex. The outing did feature return of Lucretia, My Reflection after 10 years of absence, rework of Snub Nose (the name of the guitarists show-off is now seems to be settled on Top Nite Out) and - out of nowhere - oldie goldie Never Land.

    The return might be explained by its success as part of Sister Ray medleys from 1997/99). I do hope that Never Land's introduction has nothing to do with its last line's similarity with the apparent current Sisters state.

    Another summer, another festival tour AND  yet another t-shirt. Here's its description by Jürg Hochuli (tune_in_turn_on_burn_out@hotmail.com):

    Front: Left half of a ring/circle in orange with yellow lettering "summer 2002 europe" and an inner half toothed ring in white, like the new logo/shut the fuck up shirt logo. The half ring is closed by some white lines.
    Back: circle that reads The Sisters of Mercy Summer 2002 Europe. In the middle of the ring a quarter divides in 5 horizontal lines that read: sisters (white on black)/bex/st vith/hildesheim/and a star

    All of the above yellow on orange.

    The t-shirt is crap. Even more crap than the last one. Looks like the Reptile House did not provide enough money to the printing company and in order to that, the printing machine stopped after it finished 1/4 of the front ;)) The 2001 shirt had a complete front print at least.

    Last, thanks to Marika for colour scheme and Aura for its "there can never be too much orange" motto.