Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode



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). Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Original band member Vince Clarke, 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 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]



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.
Personal Jesus
"Personal Jesus" is a song by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 28 August 1989 as the lead single from their seventh album, Violator (1990).

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Erasure – World Beyond
  –  March 19, 2018
Following the break-up of the short-lived synth-pop group, Yahzoo, Andy Bell and former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke, formed Erasure in 1985. Since then, Erasure has become a prominent name within synthpop and electronic music throughout the ‘90s.
The calm before the storm: 27 minutes with Paul Draper
  –  March 19, 2018
Musically, a lot of Spooky Action is quite upbeat. For example ‘Who Wears The Trousers?’ reminds me of Depeche Mode or even Einsturzende Neubaten. It’s very industrial. I have to say it’s better live than it is on the record. There was just a drum ...
Photographing Duran Duran nearly ended in spilled blood and broken bones, battling over copyright.
  –  March 12, 2018
Punk had been over for a few years. A softer, more effeminate and frilly scene had crept in. Bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Heaven 17, and Depeche Mode now pranced around like peacocks. Bands I had worked with like The Clash, Sex Pistols ...
Depeche Mode team up with Hublot on a limited edition watch
  –  March 11, 2018
“We and Depeche Mode have for years been supporters of Charity: Water, which undertakes incredibly important work to create wells and water points in developing countries, and are delighted to be collaborating on this limited edition timepiece to raise ...
Pink, Nick Jonas, Common, Green Day, Depeche Mode, and other musicians read mean tweets for Jimmy Kimmel
  –  March 7, 2018
When people on Twitter have unkind things to say about musicians, they draw heavily on phallic imagery, at least according to the selection of mean tweets picked out for Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live. With R.E.M. playing in the background, Nick Jonas and ...
Ladytron Share New Remix of “The Animals” by Vince Clarke of Erasure (and Formerly Depeche Mode)
  –  March 6, 2018
Last week Ladytron released their first new music in seven years, the new song "The Animals." It was one of our Songs of the Week. Now, as promised last week, the band have shared a remix of the song by Vince Clarke of Erasure (and formerly of Depeche Mode).
Warpaint’s Theresa Wayman talks all-female festivals, Depeche Mode’s live chops and more
  –  March 6, 2018
This isn't how Warpaint's first trip to Tampa was supposed to go. "It felt like really strange times," guitarist Theresa Wayman said by phone from Los Angeles. "There was a lot of weird stuff going on at that time. When we were in Las Vegas, there was the ...
Concert Weekend: Hamtramck Music Festival, Steve Taylor Three, Genesis and Depeche Mode tributes, more
  –  February 28, 2018
The streets of Hamtrack will be filled with sound as the 2018 Hamtramck Music Festival hosts 162 bands in 21 venues around the city through Sunday, March 4. Wristbands are $10 for all four days. For a full schedule and other details visit 2018 ...
I feel you: Depeche Mode's masseur moonlights at Olympics
  –  February 18, 2018
PYEONGCHANG: The United States men's ice hockey team just can't get enough of their new Olympic masseur -- he also just happens to be the massage therapist for rock band Depeche Mode. Peewee Willmann, who soothes the aching bones of the British electro ...
Depeche Mode Announce New North American Tour Dates
  –  February 9, 2018
( 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...


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