Depeche Mode fans long have clamored for an official video release of the band’s mammoth 1990 World Violation Tour, although popular lore holds the group did not professionally film any of its concerts in support of breakout album Violator.
With that in mind, and as fans gear up for an anticipated 2013 tour, we revisit the era in this week’s installment of Vintage Video with not one but three full concerts from that tour, all about 1:45 long and all uploaded by YouTube user AliceinDave. Forgive the quality; they’re all shot on home video from the audience. For now, it’s the only way to relive the tour.
VIDEO: Depeche Mode, Miami, FL, 5/31/90 [setlist]
VIDEO: Depeche Mode, Frankfurt, Germany, 10/14/90 [setlist]
VIDEO: Depeche Mode, Munich, Germany, 10/17/90 [setlist]
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Vince Clarke rejoins Depeche Mode… for dinner
- Video: Depeche Mode’s 26-minute ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ promo reel from 1993
- Stream: Soulsavers featuring Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, ‘The Light the Dead See’
- Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan: 20 songs demoed for new album, tour planned for 2013
- Vintage Video: Depeche Mode’s 1990 ‘riot’ outside the Wherehouse in Los Angeles
- Vintage Video: Depeche Mode, rare 8-minute ‘film in progress’ reel of ‘101’ footage
- VCMG — Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke — to release ‘Ssss’ in March