2019-10-30 Forum Theatre, Melbourne Australia

Gig news, reviews, set lists, thoughts, comments and observations on The Sisters live in 2019
User avatar
Planet Dave
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5307
Joined: 22 Apr 2003, 23:51
Location: Burley Park 6.40am

That bottom photo is magnificent :notworthy:
User avatar
Being645
Above the Chemist
Posts: 12965
Joined: 09 Apr 2009, 12:54
Location: reconstruction status: 59%

COOL !!! ... That setlist looks like Von's with the extra big letters ... :lol: ;D ... thank you for posting it here ... ;D :notworthy: ...


Purple Light wrote:My mate got a vid of Dylan saying hello to me!!! Cloud 9! Ha!
Hihi, hihi ... Congrats! ... :lol: ;D :notworthy: ...
User avatar
Dr Avalanche
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 403
Joined: 15 Jul 2004, 18:00

I just downloaded the audio from this gig from Dimeadozen and put it in the sharing section.
Tuned in, Turned On, Burned Out....
User avatar
Planet Dave
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5307
Joined: 22 Apr 2003, 23:51
Location: Burley Park 6.40am

Dr Avalanche wrote:I just downloaded the audio from this gig from Dimeadozen and put it in the sharing section.
Thanks for the heads up :D
User avatar
Being645
Above the Chemist
Posts: 12965
Joined: 09 Apr 2009, 12:54
Location: reconstruction status: 59%

Dr Avalanche wrote:I just downloaded the audio from this gig from Dimeadozen and put it in the sharing section.
Oh wow .... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ... Thank you ... ;D ;D ;D ...
User avatar
Chaotican
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 301
Joined: 21 Nov 2008, 17:48
Location: San Francisco

What a beautiful place. I took a few photos of the interior - statues and a star lit ceiling and, as I was warned by a local, “the most majestic bathrooms imaginable.�

(I’ll pause for a moment to acknowledge that I’m not likely to be as wordy and effusive as I’ve been during past tours, but that has nothing to do with the gig. I haven’t quite been myself for the last year... which I suppose is long enough to assume a new self.)

I didn’t find the show to be as smoke filled as the ones from decades ago at all. It pumped along with the colors and the beat in several places and worked well without dominating the foreground. The sound is very good and clear (with a few minor exceptions from where I was standing...next to a sound critic it seems..) and there were a few tweaks and twists that played well and added interest. As you’ve heard, it’s a great performance this tour.

The new things: Show Me truly does have some weight to it, and Better Reptile is a good addition. Dylan balances Ben in a good way and both can work a crowd and put on a show. Andrew is well-supported and delivers a solid performance. I didn’t see the “Dave brought to the forefront� element I’d read about, but his energy is always great.

I got a surprise request from someone to record/FaceTime Vision Thing. That may be coming. In the meantime, I uploaded this to my sparse YouTube channel. Hope it works: https://youtu.be/htZAWzarl9I
User avatar
ROBBIE
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 260
Joined: 18 May 2007, 12:33
Location: Living next door to hell

This was one of my most enjoyable Sisters gigs. A great venue, a great crowd, fantastic sound and lights.

I was right under Ben’s mic and I have to say that I had not appreciated until last night what a great guitarist he is.

Thanks to the locals who made it a special night including the girl beside me who danced, jumped and screamed through the set.

Quite enjoyed the local support band - Cash as well.

Top night out.

Thanks Sarah for the cool vid 🙃
"Genevieve, I think you're lovely But Genevieve, it's time” TSOM 2020
User avatar
ROBBIE
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 260
Joined: 18 May 2007, 12:33
Location: Living next door to hell

Being645 wrote:
COOL !!! ... That setlist looks like Von's with the extra big letters ... :lol: ;D ... thank you for posting it here ... ;D :notworthy: ...

It is Ben’s - it got ripped when Dylan knocked the fan over with his HUGE feet...lol
"Genevieve, I think you're lovely But Genevieve, it's time” TSOM 2020
User avatar
Charlie
Slight Overbomber
Posts: 1258
Joined: 27 Mar 2017, 19:12
Location: Yorkshire

Chaotican wrote: In the meantime, I uploaded this to my sparse YouTube channel. Hope it works: https://youtu.be/htZAWzarl9I
Awesome, thank you! :D :notworthy:

Great to hear positive reviews from you and Robbie too. :D
User avatar
splintered thing
Utterly Bastard Groovy Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 748
Joined: 21 Jan 2007, 01:34
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

The Melbourne show had a bit of a different atmosphere - not as hyper-excited as Perth (that may just be me though) and not as rambunctious as the Roundhouse.
The Forum looks pretty, but it always feels odd to me as the stage is so far back and a bit high.... I was front row on Ben's side just near ROBBIE... (hello!). I posted a few pics on FB. The sound was generally pretty good, I agree Davey was a little left out last night. It was great to chat with the lads again after, they are a lovely lot.

Really looking forward to my final show of the tour in Brisbane :)
as the day is long,
rain from heaven
User avatar
Planet Dave
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5307
Joined: 22 Apr 2003, 23:51
Location: Burley Park 6.40am

Cheers for all the reviews folks :) and cheers Splintered Thing for the word of the day, rambunctious ;D
User avatar
splintered thing
Utterly Bastard Groovy Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 748
Joined: 21 Jan 2007, 01:34
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Planet Dave wrote:cheers Splintered Thing for the word of the day, rambunctious ;D
:oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
as the day is long,
rain from heaven
User avatar
ROBBIE
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 260
Joined: 18 May 2007, 12:33
Location: Living next door to hell

splintered thing wrote:The Melbourne show had a bit of a different atmosphere - not as hyper-excited as Perth (that may just be me though) and not as rambunctious as the Roundhouse.
The Forum looks pretty, but it always feels odd to me as the stage is so far back and a bit high.... I was front row on Ben's side just near ROBBIE... (hello!). I posted a few pics on FB. The sound was generally pretty good, I agree Davey was a little left out last night. It was great to chat with the lads again after, they are a lovely lot.

Really looking forward to my final show of the tour in Brisbane :)
Hello Emma - perhaps see you in Brisbane 🙃
"Genevieve, I think you're lovely But Genevieve, it's time” TSOM 2020
User avatar
Pista
Cureboi
Posts: 15367
Joined: 25 Jun 2006, 15:03
Location: Lost In A Forest
Contact:

Cheers.
Steve
Just like the old days

TheCureCommunity
User avatar
eastmidswhizzkid
Faster Than The Light Of Speed
Posts: 8216
Joined: 24 Mar 2005, 00:01
Location: WhizzWorld
Contact:

this great review thing is getting very regular! Andrew is unlikelyto be ending this tour with a better opinnion of the press but by fuck thje press have afar improved opinion of The Sisters. :von:
:bat:
"Well I was handsome and I was strong
And I knerw the words to every song.
'Did my singing please you?'
'No! the words you sang were wrong' "

SISTERS FOREVER, FOREVER SISTERS
User avatar
iesus
Overbomber
Posts: 3547
Joined: 15 Mar 2006, 11:15
Location: x-EU

Another video uploaded 40 minutes ago

Dominion/Mother Russia Melbourne

And someone screams next to the cam "Dominion" in synch :lol: :lol:
:bat:

Edit - And another review from The Age au with the title "The Sisters of Mercy play between dark and light"
Goths play Golf too ...
"Someday! Someday, everything you need, is just gonna fall out of the sky..." -A.E. Reading 1991
User avatar
Charlie
Slight Overbomber
Posts: 1258
Joined: 27 Mar 2017, 19:12
Location: Yorkshire

Libel Music review and pictures.
User avatar
Being645
Above the Chemist
Posts: 12965
Joined: 09 Apr 2009, 12:54
Location: reconstruction status: 59%

Hihi, nice reviews ... ;D ;D ;D ... thank you all for the links to these press review and your own ones... It's so lovely to see people utterly enjoy The Sisters' gigs

and feel joy and pleasure at the end and afterwards... ;D ;D ;D ... and obviously, The Sisters are having a great time on stage as well... ;D ;D ;D ...

despite all the effort it takes to travel a whole continent within 5 days and after a full European tour that was no less demanding ...

and ever more unshackling and relieving ... ;D ...

... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: ...
User avatar
Ocean Moves
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 485
Joined: 08 Nov 2004, 19:22
Location: Australia

Some pics I took from the melbourne show, taken on a phone.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
User avatar
Pista
Cureboi
Posts: 15367
Joined: 25 Jun 2006, 15:03
Location: Lost In A Forest
Contact:

Nice :notworthy:

I resized them for you ;)
Cheers.
Steve
Just like the old days

TheCureCommunity
User avatar
Ocean Moves
Gonzoid Amphetamine Filth
Posts: 485
Joined: 08 Nov 2004, 19:22
Location: Australia

Pista wrote:Nice :notworthy:

I resized them for you ;)
thanks. sorry if I'd broken any rules by posting 1920x1080
User avatar
Planet Dave
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5307
Joined: 22 Apr 2003, 23:51
Location: Burley Park 6.40am

Wow that place really does look spectacular 8)
User avatar
Being645
Above the Chemist
Posts: 12965
Joined: 09 Apr 2009, 12:54
Location: reconstruction status: 59%

Planet Dave wrote:Wow that place really does look spectacular 8)
Yes, and it looks like a nice show, too ... ;D ;D ;D ...
User avatar
Planet Dave
Underneath the Rock
Posts: 5307
Joined: 22 Apr 2003, 23:51
Location: Burley Park 6.40am

Being645 wrote:
Planet Dave wrote:Wow that place really does look spectacular 8)
Yes, and it looks like a nice show, too ... ;D ;D ;D ...
Not sure I'd have made it past that foyer tbh ;D
User avatar
Pista
Cureboi
Posts: 15367
Joined: 25 Jun 2006, 15:03
Location: Lost In A Forest
Contact:

Ocean Moves wrote:
Pista wrote:Nice :notworthy:

I resized them for you ;)
thanks. sorry if I'd broken any rules by posting 1920x1080
No you didn't. It's just they go shooting off the side of the screen so I made them 640x480 to fit a little better :)
Cheers.
Steve
Just like the old days

TheCureCommunity
Locked