Gisteravond naar het optreden van The Sisters Of Mercy geweest in Amsterdam. Vorige keer (alweer bijna 10 jaar geleden!) zag ik ze in 013 en toen begonnen ze bijna een uur te laat, wat helaas betekende dat we het eind moesten missen om de trein te kunnen halen. Ik hield nu dus ook rekening met het ergste, maar het viel reuze mee.

Slechts iets meer dan een kwartier na de geplande start van 9 uur ging het zaallicht uit en de rookmachine aan. Vervolgens werden in sneltreinvaart de nummers gespeeld.

Van de oorspronkelijke bezetting is alleen zanger Andrew Eldritch over, vanavond vergezeld door 2 gitaarjongens en uiteraard de drumcomputer. Ik lees hier en daar klachten over het slechte geluid, maar misschien omdat wij aan de zijkant stonden, kan ik me daar niet in herkennen. Hoewel wat aan de korte kant (nog geen anderhalf uur), heb ik me toch bijzonder goed vermaakt. En als bonus hadden we ook nog redelijk op tijd de trein naar huis. Wat wil een mens nog meer?


I attended the Riverside show in Paradiso (Amsterdam) last night. You will soon be able to the entire show on It was the third time I was able to attend one of their shows, so not too many surprises. Just a great, solid performance. They even played Rapid Eye Movement (from the bonus dics) which is such a great song!

Whilst queuing for my coat, I noticed The Sisters of Mercy will be playing Paradiso Feb 24th. I’ve had the pleasure of attending one of their shows in 2005 and would really like to attend this show. However that’s the week I’ll be returning from Riga.. so I think I’ll have to skip it. Might keep it in mind though, in case I return home all energetic! šŸ™‚


Don’t you just love it when you come home and there are goodies waiting on the doormat? I ordered bandshirts recently, a black one (what else..) with the Sisters of Mercy logo and another one for Alice in Chains.

I also ordered CDs, but that’s a different experience. These I already found online, so the anticipation I usually had before the arrival of new material is gone. I do still buy the releases from a select list of bands though. To show support I guess, and because I just like to own the originals of my favourite bands. This round I got the new Opeth – Watershed (Special edition), Moonspell – Night Eternal and Tiamat – Amanethes.

The Sisters of Mercy

Andrew Eldritch

Just got back from Tilburg, from the The Sisters Of Mercy show. Really didn’t know what to expect beforehand, but it turned out to be a great show. Despite the fact that they kept us waiting for quite some time. The ticket said the show was due at 21:00, but they didn’t start till around 22:10, after the smokemachine had been on for about fifteen minutes. But luckily that was all quickly forgotten once they started playing. I’d better get some sleep now, the trainride back home wore me out.

Update: the setlist and a bunch of reviews can be found at