Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode



Depeche Mode /dɪˌpɛʃˈmd/ 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.

Depeche Mode have had 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and seventeen top 10 albums in the UK chart; they have sold over 100 million records worldwide.[1][2] Q included the band in the list of the "50 Bands That Changed the World!".[3] Depeche Mode also rank number 98 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[4] In December 2016, Billboard magazine named Depeche Mode the 10th most successful dance club artist of all time.[5]

In October 2017, it was announced Depeche Mode is one of the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.[6]



Cover Me
Cover Me is an album by musical group Depeche Mode, released on October 6, 2017.
Going Backwards
Going Backwards is an album by musical group Depeche Mode, released on August 11, 2017.
Going Backwards
"Going Backwards" is a song by English electronic band Depeche Mode from their fourteenth studio album Spirit.
Spirit is the fourteenth studio album by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 17 March 2017 through Columbia Records.

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Popular Albums86

Album Appearances & References16

Popular Songs58

Popular Live Albums9

Song Appearances & References5

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows2

Collaborators & Influencers10

Other Music-Related Relationships49

Awards & Nominations27


Popular Tours7

Band Members5

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Spotify - Albums & Singles143


Spotify - Appears On7


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts43

Frankfurt, Germany
November 24, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium
November 26, 2017
Stuttgart, Germany
November 28, 2017
SAP Arena
Mannheim, Germany
November 30, 2017
AccorHotels Arena
Paris, France
December 3, 2017
AccorHotels Arena
Paris, France
December 5, 2017
Palau Sant Jordi
Barcelona, Spain
December 7, 2017
Pala Alpitour
Turin To, Italy
December 9, 2017
Pala Alpitour
Turin To, Italy
December 11, 2017
Unipol Arena
Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy
December 13, 2017
WiZink Center
Madrid, Spain
December 16, 2017
Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
January 9, 2018
Barclaycard Arena
Hamburg, Germany
January 11, 2018
Ziggo Dome
Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 13, 2018
Lanxess Arena
Cologne, Germany
January 15, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Berlin, Germany
January 17, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Berlin, Germany
January 19, 2018
Arena Nürnberger Versicherung
Nürnberg, Germany
January 21, 2018
Floirac, France
January 24, 2018
Mediolanum Forum
Assago, Italy
January 27, 2018
Mediolanum Forum
Assago, Italy
January 29, 2018
O2 Arena
Prague, Czech Republic
January 31, 2018
Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Budapest, Hungary
February 2, 2018
Wiener Stadthalle
Vienna, Austria
February 4, 2018
TAURON Arena Kraków
Kraków, Poland
February 7, 2018
Lodz, Poland
February 9, 2018
Gdańsk/Sopot, Poland
February 11, 2018
МКСК Минск-Арена
Minsk, Belarus
February 13, 2018
Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex
Saint Petersburg, Russia
February 16, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
February 18, 2018
Arēna Rīga
Riga, Latvia
February 20, 2018
Vilnius, Lithuania
February 22, 2018
Olympic Stadium
Moskva, Russia
February 25, 2018
Foro Sol
Iztacalco, Mexico
March 11, 2018
Foro Sol
Iztacalco, Mexico
March 13, 2018
Parque Simón Bolívar
Bogotá, Colombia
March 16, 2018
Estadio Nacional de Peru
Distrito De Lima, Peru
March 18, 2018
Estadio Nacional
Región Metropolitana, Chile
March 21, 2018
Estadio Único de La Plata
La Plata, Argentina
March 24, 2018
Allianz Parque
Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 27, 2018
Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
July 6, 2018
Arras, France
July 7, 2018
Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
July 9, 2018

News Articles24

Bay Area hip-hop legend, who was Prince’s personal DJ, in ‘critical condition’
  –  November 18, 2017
Why did it get so quiet at the Katy Perry concert in San Jose? Mediocre Harry Styles should embrace, not shun, One Direction past Depeche Mode doesn’t care if you want to hear the hits Review: Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie go ...
20 ways to spend the biggest bar night of the year
  –  November 18, 2017
The Smiths United (who expertly cover the Smiths and Morrissey, everyone's favorite vegan) have joined forces with Blond-E and MFTM (a Depeche Mode tribute) to deliver a night of delectable '80s classics. Doors open at 8 p.m; 22920 Woodward Ave.,
Ed O’Brien on Radiohead’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame candidacy: “Us Brits are very bad at celebrating ourselves”
  –  November 17, 2017
His name should be first on the list way ahead of Radiohead.” This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees also include Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Nina Simone, Depeche Mode, and Judas Priest. The top five vote-getters, as determined by a ...
First listen: In Flames covers Depeche Mode, Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails & more on new EP
  –  November 17, 2017
The four-track collection includes renditions of Depeche Mode's "It's No Good," Alice in Chains' "Down in a Hole," and Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game," plus a live performance of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt." The Depeche Mode cover is accompanied by a stylish lyric ...
The Last Horror Film
  –  November 17, 2017
We get good effects, Joe Spinell's real life mother in a wonderful cameo role as his own mother, a wonderful home made eighties soundtrack (with added Depeche Mode to get a name in for the opening credits) and some nice views of Cannes. It never feels like ...
Hear In Flames' Surprise Covers of Depeche Mode, Alice in Chains, Chris Isaak
  –  November 17, 2017
After teasing it yesterday, Swedish metal stalwarts In Flames have dropped a surprise covers EP, Down, Wicked & No Good. The four-track offering features all-new takes on Depeche Mode's "It's No Good," Alice In Chains' "Down in a Hole" and Chris ...
In Flames Release Surprise Covers EP + Depeche Mode Lyric Video
  –  November 17, 2017
In Flames have always been for expanding what one can expect from heavy metal, and how the genre can adapt and move into new worlds. This is no more evident than on their new surprise cover EP Down, Wicked & No Good. They're kicking things off from the ...
Stream In Flames’ Surprise EP Covering ’90s Hits By Depeche Mode, Alice In Chains, Chris Isaak, & Nine Inch Nails
  –  November 17, 2017
Gothenburg veterans In Flames are among the fathers of Sweden’s soaring, triumphant melodic death metal sound. But on their new EP Down, Wicked & No Good, the band leaves that sound mostly behind for something else. The new surprise-release EP consists ...
Now Pass the Mic to Tatum O’Neal
  –  November 17, 2017
“But I’m learning to do that.” For a recent episode, she spoke with Jennifer Sklias-Gahan, an actress who is married to Dave Gahan, the lead singer of Depeche Mode. The two women met in Manhattan in the 1990s. “She’s been through it,” Ms ...
The Best Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend
  –  November 17, 2017
During the Rebel Lounge’s 1984! New Wave Fridays underground dance party, you can hear some of your favorites like Depeche Mode, The Pet Shop Boys, or The Cure, as well as deeper cuts from The Danse Society, Fad Gadget, or Book of Love. Springy pool ...
Tribute Fest 2017 honours music legends
  –  November 17, 2017
Depeche Mode, Joe Cocker and many more. Patrick Canovi, who will be staging the tributes to Joe Cocker, Guns `n Roses, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and more, started doing Rock Legends Tribute Shows under the name of Patrick Canovi's “Kiss the Sky ...
In Flames Releases Surprise Covers EP
  –  November 17, 2017
Appropriately, the song includes covers of the Alice In Chains song, "Down In A Hole," Chris Isaak's, "Wicked Game" and the Depeche Mode classic, "It's No Good," for which they have released a new music video. It also contains a live recording of the Nine ...
Depeche Mode talk ahead of Sunday's gig at Arena Birmingham
  –  November 17, 2017
It’s been a remarkable year for Depeche Mode. The Basildon synth-pop pioneers have been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, released the smash hit album Spirit and played some of the year’s biggest shows – with massive gigs in North and South ...
Review: Depeche Mode deliver wham-bam set at 3Arena
  –  November 17, 2017
Strutting ridiculousness has been Depeche Mode’s modus all the way back to the 1980s, when they were leather-wrapped runts of the electropop litter. At that time, hefty odds would have been offered on the Essex group not only outlasting peers such as New ...
Looks Like IN FLAMES Is Releasing A Covers EP Tomorrow, Teases ALICE IN CHAINS & DEPECHE MODE Covers
  –  November 16, 2017
It's been about a year since In Flames' 2016 album Battles and it looks like 2017 will see a release from the band too. In Flames has been teasing something called Down, Wicked & No Good on Instagram, which seems to be a covers EP whose title references ...
Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, MGMT, and more to play Mad Cool 2018
  –  November 16, 2017
Spain's Mad Cool festival has added some impressive names to its lineup for 2018, with Depeche Mode, MGMT, and Massive Attack all confirmed. Queens Of The Stone Age, Future Islands, Fleet Foxes, Real Estate, Angel Stanich, Ofenbach, and Jack Johnson are ...
Pop! Explore Brian Griffin's era-defining photos of Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and more
  –  November 16, 2017
British photographer Brian Griffin's work will be immediately familiar to anyone who grew up in the 1980s or loves the music of the era. Griffin was the decade's most in-demand music photographer, shooting iconic album covers by celebrated artists such as ...
Depeche Mode Manager Jonathan Kessler: 'Friction Is What Keeps Them Creative'
  –  November 14, 2017
The press shy Kessler talks exclusively with Billboard about the band's longevity, those "experimental" years in the mid-'90s and more ahead of being honored at the sixth annual Artist & Manager Awards. In 1986, a 22-year-old Jonathan Kessler-- fresh from ...
Depeche Mode at 3Arena: Everything you need to know
  –  November 13, 2017
No one would blame Depeche Mode for slinking off into the twilight and enjoying a well-earned hiatus. Grabbing hands have been mauling them for almost four decadesm and after all the debauchery and holidaying at death’s door, there’s not a pop fan ...
Rock and Roll Book Club: 'Depeche Mode: Monument'
  –  November 9, 2017
If there's an old-school electropop fan on your holiday shopping list, the new coffee-table book Depeche Mode: Monument will make the perfect gift...but depending on how sturdy their furniture is, you might also need to get them a new coffee table.
Re-TROS to support Depeche Mode at the 3Arena next week
  –  November 8, 2017
The Chinese rock trio will be supporting the synth pioneers on their upcoming Global Spirit tour. The first Chinese band to make a break in the West, Re-TROS released their album last month to much acclaim. Today they have announced a return to Europe in ...
Interview with Strangelove – The Depeche Mode Experience
  –  November 8, 2017
Strangelove – The Depeche Mode Experience is truly one of the best Depeche Mode tribute bands around. Their shows often sell out and they have even headlined at venues exceeding 7,000 seats in capacity. Freddie Morales (“Devotional Dave”), Brent ...
Depeche Mode Conquers Hollywood
  –  October 21, 2017
Music Legends Depeche Mode conquer Hollywood, in four unforgettable nights that will go down in musical history. Ranked as one of subnormal magazine’s Top 10 Greatest Bands of All Time, Depeche Mode are phenomenal. So when they announced they were taking ...
L.A. is Depeche Mode City as first of four Bowl concerts lands with passion
  –  October 13, 2017
The last few weeks have been fairly historic ones for the Hollywood Bowl, for better and worse. In late September, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played an acclaimed 40th anniversary three-night run at the venue. The shows turned out, sadly, to be Petty ...


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