Depeche Mode
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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode Biography (Wikipedia)

Depeche Mode are an English electronic band that formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group consists of founders Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (guitar, keyboards, vocals), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Original band member Vince Clarke (keyboards, guitar), left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Gore took over the lead songwriting duties and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, bass guitar) officially joined the band to fill Clarke's spot, establishing a line up that would continue for the next 13 years.

The band's last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force within the electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the band's June 1988 concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, where they drew a crowd in excess of 60,000 people; it formed the basis for the D. A. Pennebaker-directed documentary film 101, released the following year. In the new decade, Depeche Mode released Violator, an international mainstream success. The subsequent album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, and the supporting Devotional Tour exacerbated tensions within the band to the point where Wilder quit in 1995, leading to intense media and fan speculation that the band would split. Now a trio once again, the band released Ultra in 1997, recorded at the height of Gahan's near-fatal drug abuse, Gore's alcoholism and seizures, and Fletcher's clinical depression. The release of Exciter confirmed Depeche Mode's willingness to remain together, the subsequent, and very successful, Exciter Tour being their first tour in support of an original album in eight years since the Devotional Tour, although the band had toured in 1998 to support The Singles 86–98 compilation album.

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Just Can't Get Enough
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Personal Jesus - 6 Music Festival, 26 Mar 2017
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Personal Jesus - 6 Music Festival, 26 Mar 2017
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Fail
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Fail
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Personal Jesus
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Personal Jesus
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Everything Counts
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Everything Counts
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Enjoy the Silence
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Enjoy the Silence
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Master And Servant
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Master And Servant
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Cover Me (Dixon Remix)
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Cover Me (Dixon Remix)
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Cover Me (Erol Alkan White Light Rework)
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Cover Me (Erol Alkan White Light Rework)
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Home
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Home
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Where's the Revolution
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Where's the Revolution
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Corrupt
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Corrupt
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A Pain That I'm Used To
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A Pain That I'm Used To
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Precious
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Precious
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John The Revelator (Dave Is The Disco Tiefschwarz Remix)
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John The Revelator (Dave Is The Disco Tiefschwarz Remix)
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Blasphemous Rumours
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Blasphemous Rumours
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Enjoy The Silence (Reinterpreted)
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Enjoy The Silence (Reinterpreted)
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Boys Say Go
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Boys Say Go
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Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro mix)
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Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro mix)
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Strangelove
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Strangelove
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The Sinner In Me
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The Sinner In Me
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Cover Me (Ellen Allien U.F.O. RMX)
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Cover Me (Ellen Allien U.F.O. RMX)
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It's No Good
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Upcoming Events

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Jun
2018
Depeche Mode, The Killers, The Script, Van Morrison, Kasabian, James Bay, Blossoms and Liam Gallagher
Unknown venue, Isle Of Wight, UK

Past BBC Events

6 Music Festival: 2017
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6 Music Festival, Glasgow
2017-03-24T05:15:25
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2017
6 Music Festival: 2017

6 Music Festival: 2017

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6 Music Festival, Glasgow

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