Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode

 

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Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group consists of founders Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (guitar, keyboards, vocals), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards, bass). 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, percussion) 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. In the new decade, Depeche Mode released Violator, an international mainstream success.

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 are one of the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.[6]

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Highlights14

Cover Me
Album
Cover Me is an album by musical group Depeche Mode, released on October 6, 2017.
Going Backwards
Album
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
 
Spirit is the fourteenth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode.

Photos - Depeche Mode431

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 & Nominations26

Events2

Popular Tours7

Band Members5

You May Also Be Interested In30

Videos40

Spotify - Albums & Singles129

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On4

 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts34

SIEMENS ARENA
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 CIUDAD DE LA PLATA
La Plata, Argentina
March 24, 2018
Allianz Parque
Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 27, 2018
Honda Center
Anaheim, United States
May 22, 2018
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, United States
May 24, 2018
AT&T Center
San Antonio, United States
May 27, 2018
Bok Center
Tulsa, United States
May 29, 2018
United Center
Chicago, United States
June 1, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, United States
June 3, 2018
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, United States
June 6, 2018
TD Garden
Boston, United States
June 9, 2018
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
June 11, 2018
Seaclose Park
Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
June 21, 2018
Kőszegi út 35
Sopron, Hungary
June 26, 2018
Rechenwaldstrasse 63
St. Gallen, Switzerland
June 28, 2018
Collisioni Festival
Borgo San Martino, Italy
July 2, 2018
CHATEAU DE BEAUREGARD
Herouville Saint Clair, France
July 6, 2018
LA CITADELLE
Arras, France
July 7, 2018
LA CITADELLE
Arras, France
July 8, 2018
CHATEAU DE BEAUREGARD
Herouville Saint Clair, France
July 9, 2018
Espacio Mad Cool
Madrid, Spain
July 12, 2018
ESPLANADE DU LAC
Aix Les Bains, France
July 13, 2018
SITE DE KERAMPUILH
Carhaix, France
July 19, 2018
SITE DE KERAMPUILH
Carhaix, France
July 20, 2018
SITE DE KERAMPUILH
Carhaix, France
July 21, 2018
HIPPODROME DE LONGCHAMP
Paris, France
July 22, 2018
Waldbühne
Berlin, Germany
July 23, 2018
Waldbühne
Berlin, Germany
July 25, 2018

News Articles27

Watch Eddie Vedder, Will Ferrell, Chad Smith Cover Depeche Mode
  –  February 14, 2018
Brandi Carlile, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Dave Matthews Band's Stefan Lessard also joined for "Personal Jesus" at Seattle charity concert Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer reveals the first car he owned, pranking the Foo Fighters and more in our 'First Time ...
Will Ferrell, Eddie Vedder, Chad Smith Cover 'Personal Jesus' For Charity
  –  February 14, 2018
According to the Seattle Times, "One Funny Night" mixed music stars sharing some of their silliest stories about rock star encounters with a number of all-star covers of songs by Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M. and Depeche Mode.
Watch Eddie Vedder, Chad Smith and Will Ferrell cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’
  –  February 14, 2018
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, actor Will Ferrell and a few more came together as a rag-tag supergroup to perform Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’. On Monday night at the charity concert ‘Cancer For College’ in ...
Lisa Smith's decades long journey from DJ Shiva to Noncompliant
  –  February 14, 2018
Kyle: How did you transition from punk rock to electronic music? Lisa: Duran Duran and Depeche Mode were formative in my pre-teen and teenage years. So I liked synthesizers. Then I got into Britpop, which led me to punk rock, which led me to Ministry.
Will Ferrell, Chad Smith, Brandi Carlile, And Eddie Vedder Cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’
  –  February 14, 2018
Ever since the world collectively realized that Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith are basically doppelgangers, the two have popped up together pretty often at various functions. Now the same-faced duo has struck again, and this time ...
Eddie Vedder, Chad Smith + Will Ferrell Bring the Percussion to Depeche Mode Classic
  –  February 14, 2018
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith can keep the beat with the best of them. His doppelganger Will Ferrell has been known to play a pretty mean cowbell. And then there's that "local, homegrown kid" that Ferrell brought out for a tambourine assist at the ...
Watch Eddie Vedder, Will Ferrell, Chad Smith, and Brandi Carlile Cover Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”
  –  February 14, 2018
On Monday night, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Will Ferrell, his doppelgànger and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard, and folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile performed a cover of Depeche ...
The Best Restaurant Playlists in Dallas
  –  February 14, 2018
The playlist here incorporates what they heard overseas with some of Davaillon’s favorites: U2, XTC, Depeche Mode, and The Cure. “Music is a part of our everyday life here,” says Kyle Noonan of Free­Range Concepts. “I was recently on a bus in ...
New Entries Flood Concert Pulse Chart: Avenged Sevenfold, Bon Iver, Aaron Watson
  –  February 14, 2018
All figures in U.S. dollars. Click here for the full chart. The guys from Depeche Mode recently announced another leg of North American dates for the Global Spirit Tour, meaning the group will be on the road until July, with their next performance Feb. 16 ...
Watch Eddie Vedder Join Chad Smith, Mike McCready, Brandi Carlile and Will Ferrell Cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’
  –  February 14, 2018
A gaggle of famous faces took the stage together in Seattle on Feb. 12 to help raise money for a great cause — and in exchange for their charity, the audience was treated to a show-closing bonus that saw Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder making a surprise ...
Eddie Vedder joins Will Ferrell, Chad Smith, Mike McCready, and Brandi Carlile to cover Depeche Mode: Watch
  –  February 14, 2018
On Monday night, Will Ferrell and his real-life doppelgànger, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, joined forces with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Brandi Carlile for “One Classy Night In Seattle.” The charity event benefited Cancer ...
'Little Dark Age' may be MGMT's much-needed revival
  –  February 14, 2018
MGMT nails it on their first try with “Little Dark Age.” The track opens with simple synths reminiscent of Yaz and grows into an anxious groove à la Depeche Mode. The electronics are artful, the chanted lyrics “I grieve in stereo, the stereo sounds ...
How Anthony Vaccarello Is Making Saint Laurent His Own
  –  February 13, 2018
The YSL IG account currently has 3.4 million followers (while it follows only one—Anthony Vaccarello’s, which chronicles what inspires him: the endless sunny vistas of Los Angeles, say, or the eighties electropop of Depeche Mode). It’s in marked ...
Bruno Mars Breaks onto the Best-Seller List
  –  February 13, 2018
Elton John continues to be a strong seller, earning the Nos. 4 and 5 spots. Shows from Depeche Mode, Andrea Bocelli, Ed Sheeran and Def Leppard with Journey also were hot tickets. Sports were abundant in the bottom half of the list, with the Daytona 500 ...
A Gnostic Gospel for the Now: B. K. Fischer’s “Radioapocrypha”
  –  February 13, 2018
To frame the story, she riffs from the Gospel of Mary, a fifth-century papyrus codex, as well as songs by Prince, Sonic Youth, Depeche Mode, and Joy Division, among others. Channeling these voices, Fischer catapults the reader into the psychic life of a ...
Camila Cabello and Rita Ora for Isle Of Wight Festival
  –  February 12, 2018
These 23 new artists will join previously announced headliners - Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher - as well as The Script, Van Morrison, James Bay and Blossoms. Day tickets start at £65 are available to purchase now.
Depeche Mode adds Tulsa to list of tour stops
  –  February 9, 2018
Depeche Mode will play nine select dates during a final run of shows in North America this year, including a May 29 tour stop at the BOK Center. Depeche Mode cited overwhelming fan demand in a news release announcing the additional dates for a sold-out ...
Depeche Mode Coming To Barclays Center In June
  –  February 9, 2018
FORT GREENE, NY — The famed British electronic group Depeche Mode will take the stage of the Barclays Center in the summer as part of their worldwide tour for their new album. Depeche Mode's scheduled to bring their "Global Spirit Tour" to the 620 ...
Depeche Mode Announce New North American Tour Dates
  –  February 9, 2018
(Radio.com) Depeche Mode isn't quite finished with North America yet. The legendary band has revealed a handful of North American dates, which will be their last on the "Global Spirit Tour." The newly announced round of dates are set to kick off on May 22 ...
'Just can't get enough' of Depeche Mode? They're coming to SA!
  –  February 8, 2018
SAN ANTONIO - Depeche Mode is coming to San Antonio as part of the band’s Global Spirit Tour. New North American dates were released Thursday and the list includes a May 27 stop at the AT&T Center. Depeche Mode added extra dates in response to a sold-out ...
Depeche Mode expanding 'Global Spirit Tour," adding Oklahoma concert
  –  February 8, 2018
In response to overwhelming fan demand, alt-rockers Depeche Mode have announced they will return to North America for a final, exclusive run of shows on their widely celebrated "Global Spirit Tour." The final North American shows in May and June follow an ...
Depeche Mode Unveil North American Tour Dates
  –  February 8, 2018
British electronic-rock legends Depeche Mode have announced a string of U.S. tour dates in support of their latest album, Spirit. Last year, the band also performed a studio version of David Bowie’s “Heroes” to mark the 40th anniversary of the ...
Let's Get Moody, Depeche Mode Is Coming To San Antonio
  –  February 8, 2018
Holy shit, you guys. Just when we thought 2018’s live music calendar was already looking pretty stellar, arguably the best post-punk band of all time announced a date in the Alamo City. That’s right, Depeche Mode has added a North American extension to ...
Depeche Mode is playing nine U.S. shows this spring – including one in Sacramento
  –  February 8, 2018
Depeche Mode will play at Golden 1 Center on Thursday, May 24 as a stop on its Global Spirit Tour, the pioneering British synth band announced Thursday morning. The Sacramento show is one of just nine Depeche Mode will play in the U.S. this spring as part ...
Depeche Mode Announce Final Leg of "Global Spirit Tour"
  –  February 8, 2018
Last year, Depeche Mode took their latest album, Spirit, on a lengthy world tour, with legs in Europe and the Americas. Now, they've announced the final leg of the tour, which will take place in North America this spring. The route starts in California ...
Hublot, Depeche Mode release 'The Singles' watches to support clean water
  –  February 7, 2018
Hublot's limited edition 'The Singles' watches are a collaboration with iconic British band Depeche Mode, with proceeds to be donated to charity: water. (Hublot/File) Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot has collaborated with British electronic trio Depeche Mode ...
Depeche Mode To Release Series Of 55 Unique Big Bang Watches To Benefit Charity
  –  January 31, 2018
One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have played to more than 30 million fans since their formation in 1981. Big Bang Depeche Mode The Singles Limited ...

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