Show Review: The Sisters of Mercy and A Cloud of Ravens at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA

World Goth Day came a week early to San Francisco as The Sisters of Mercy made a long-awaited return to the 415. After 15 long years it’s no surprise that the Bay Area turned out in force, packing The Masonic to the rafters for what was clearly a sold out show.

Taking the stage at 9:15 pm, the band launched right into unreleased material with “Don’t Drive on Ice” and “Crash and Burn” without uttering a word. Setting the appropriate mood, the stage was dark with only a handful fixed spotlights blasting bright beams of light towards the back of the stage. Taking full advantage, frontman and sole original member Andrew Eldritch weaved in and out of the spots, teasing the crowd with a brief glimpse of his face as the band chugged on.

The 90 minute set kept the crowd rapt and classics “Lucretia My Reflection” and “Temple of Love” were the the perfect punctuation for a powerful night of music.

The Sisters of Mercy

A Cloud of Ravens

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