Slight Case of Mission of Burma: The Sisters of Mercy cover ‘That’s When I Reach For My Revolver’

We’re pretty sure The Sisters of Mercy have no current plans to tour North America, which means Andrew Eldritch and company won’t be playing Boston anytime soon (boo hoo). But that didn’t stop the British goth-rock band from showing our town some love over the weekend by covering a Mission of Burma classic.

The Sisters of Mercy kicked off a month-long European tour over the weekend with a pair of shows at The Roundhouse in London (September 1 and 2), and on both nights they encored with their take on Burma’s 1981 post-punk classic “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver.” Watch fan-filmed video of the performance below, which gets into Burma territory around the six-minute mark.

Slicing Up Eyeballs has more on the gigs, including additional video and details on the 21-song setlists that featured a host of hits, rarities, and a Night 2 performance of Link Wray’s “Rumble,” the song from which Boston’s annual Rock and Roll Rumble takes its name.

Featured image via Ingo Wennemaring/YouTube.