Win Tickets ($150): The Sisters of Mercy @ Crystal Ballroom | UK Goth Rock Legends, Post Punk, New Wave, w/ Blaqk Audio

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Sisters of Mercy @ Crystal Ballroom on October 11. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 7.



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The Sisters Of Mercy
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October 11-12, 2024
6:30PM Doors, 8PM Show | $70 ADV, $75 Doors | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

The Sisters of Mercy are inextricably tied to 80s gothic rock, even if vocalist Andrew Eldritch isn’t always thrilled that his band is associated with the movement. However, it’s impossible to deny the midnight-dark vibe of “This Corrosion” and “Lucretia My Reflection,” both of which embody the group’s drum-machine-aided, maximalist music. Eldritch and guitarist Gary Marx formed The Sisters of Mercy in Leeds, England, in 1980 and promptly issued their debut single,

“The Damage Done.” After some lineup shuffling-most notably the addition of said drum machine, dubbed Doktor Avalanche-the band started playing live and released seminal singles including 1982’s “Alice” and 1983’s “Temple of Love.” Wayne Hussey (later of The Mission) joined The Sisters of Mercy and appeared on their 1985 full-length debut, First and Last and Always, though both he and Marx left the band after the LP’s release. The addition of Patricia Morrison kicked off the band’s most commercially successful era, highlighted by a pair of well-received albums, 1987’s Floodland and 1990’s Vision Thing. These proved to be their final recorded offerings before sporadic reunion tours, including one in 2022.

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12 Comments

  1. Josh on June 4, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Would love to win. I have yet to see the Sisters live and totally missed out last time they were in town.

    • Trey on June 7, 2024 at 11:14 am

      Been listening to sisters since middle school in the 90s, and haven’t seen them play live since 2008 I think. Needless to say I would be stoked to win some tickets.

      • Michael Pendlebury on June 11, 2024 at 3:33 pm

        I’ve always wanted to see Sisters Of Mercy live and never had the chance. It works be a dream come true if I won!

  2. Jessica on June 4, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    Seeing either of these bands live would would be a huge deal for me, but both in one night would be a once in a lifetime experience. This Corrosion by Sisters is one of my favorite songs of all time. Davey Havok has been a personal idol of mine since I was a freshman in high school. I would genuinely lose my mond if I won. Thank you for you consideration.

  3. Joseph on June 5, 2024 at 12:51 am

    Give up the dark and press your eyeliner, I need me some chance to dance.

  4. C. R. on June 5, 2024 at 1:58 am

    Give me something fast!

  5. Susan D on June 7, 2024 at 12:22 pm

    I’d love to see the Sisters live!

  6. Trey on June 7, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    Been listening to sisters of mercy since for a good while, and haven’t seen a live show since 2008 I think, so naturally would be super stoked to win some tickets.

  7. Violet on June 7, 2024 at 4:14 pm

    The Sisters of Mercy at The Crystal Ballroom was my very first concert age 14! It was my introduction to live music and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Adult me is still spooky and entranced by SOM 🦇 It would be full circle to see them again. 🖤

  8. Sean J on June 7, 2024 at 9:16 pm

    I would love to take my brother to this show!

  9. Ryan on June 9, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Another band I never seem to catch when they’re here but that I’ve been listening to for 30 years!

  10. Korey on June 11, 2024 at 11:25 pm

    This would be a great show!

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