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Old 05-07-24, 08:56 PM
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Sisters of Mercy

Has anyone seen them in the 10 years or so? Is he as bad as they say he his. Eldritch was a goth god back in the day, now he looks like Uncle Fester. No bass player either, just two guitar players and “Doktor”. Shitty phone videos are tough to judge. The crowds in the vids dont help either. Are they dead because Eldritch is bad or is it he dont give a shit when the crowd dont care.

Tickets for the us tour go on sale tomorrow morning and just wondering if it is worth it or not.

Seen TSOM late 80s and early 90s, and wanted to take my kids to see one-of my all time favorites. And they love listening to my old albums. Just dont want them to be turned off if the shows are bad.

Few have said if I have seen them back in the day and go now, I will be very very disappointed.
Old 05-07-24, 10:05 PM
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Re: Sisters of Mercy

I was never a big enough fan though I liked their one "hit "album. Those rumors are enough to make me realize that I probably won't be going to see them when they come through my town.
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I'm a fan and have most of the albums (can't wait until the new one comes out! Yeah, right! ). I've heard negative reviews of recent shows, so I'll likely pass. I sure wish I saw them back in the day.
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Just noticed that they will be playing in Toronto in October, damn I'm really debating about if I should pick up some tix.
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Just noticed that they will be playing in Toronto in October, damn I'm really debating about if I should pick up some tix.
i passed as of now, the prices are insane. Ill check the week of to see if they lowered.
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Re: Sisters of Mercy

Forgot where I read it, but some college radio DJs said they'd put on "This Corrosion" simply because they wanted the time to go outside and smoke a bowl or something.
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i passed as of now, the prices are insane. Ill check the week of to see if they lowered.
Yeah, once I saw the prices it was hard pass. Almost 100 bucks for general admission floor, which at my age I don't do anymore, or if I want an actual seat in the mezzanine, almost $300. Yeah, fuck that.
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Re: Sisters of Mercy

$70 bucks here, $120 for mezzanine seating (not counting service charges) but still not interested.
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I love when I look through my old ticket stubs and see what I used to pay for concerts. I saw Metallica in 1988 for just fifteen bucks! We're really getting screwed these days.
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Old 05-13-24, 11:23 PM
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I just did a little digging, pressing seats to see how much. Granted it is upper balcony, but they have the $25 special going on now and at least the detroit show had some of these tickets sprinkled in. Got 4 front row if balcony for $100 flat, with no fees. Im not gonna complain about those prices, (i looked last week at other shows part of this sale and all the ones we would have gone to, were only lawn tickets for amphitheaters) not many of these seats. Most were 1 here ,2 there. I guess i lucked out at the right time and found 4 together.

I can’t remember when the sale stops, but its worth checking and pressing on almost all the seats to see if they are part if it. If he sounds like shit, no biggie, and kids and wife can say theyve seen him, and me a third time, and if he sounds good, well thats a plus. Heres hoping since its the first stop of the tour, so just maybe.
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Shit, $25 for front row upper balcony? I'd go for that, I'll have to try some digging myself.
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It's Live Nation, and I think the sale ends today. $25 for certain LN shows in town. I got my Stiff Little Fingers final tour Tix, originally $48, for just $25.

And here's the part you won't believe:
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No fees

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No such luck at the Toronto show, just the $100 floor tickets and almost $300 mezzanine tickets (and only a few of those left so they probably don't feel the need to reduce the prices on them).
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I got my Stiff Little Fingers final tour Tix, originally $48, for just $25.
Went to see SLF last Friday here in Chicago. Great gig. I often see Jake Burns in my friend's bar on Saturday mornings watching soccer. He's lived in Chicago the last 20 years. He's a big Newcastle fan. Nice guy too.
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Re: Sisters of Mercy

I know the band has never really had a stable line-up, but it just seems like An Evening with Andrew Eldritch at this point.

Maybe if he could coax Patricia Morrison back it might be worth it.
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It's really been the Andrew Eldritch show since the split and the other two guys formed The Mission. I know that Morrison is on the cover and music videos for Floodland but I don't believe she even played on the album. Did she play live with the band at the time? (other than the lip-synced British television performances)

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