Depeche Mode today announced the cancellation of the group’s Global Spirit Tour stop in Minsk, Belarus, tonight due to what it only described as “a band member illness” — and promised fans that efforts would be made to reschedule the concert later in the tour. No details yet on any rescheduling.
Dean Wareham will step out of his ongoing Luna reunion next month to celebrate his earlier band with a one-off performance of Galaxie 500’s 1988 debut album Today in San Francisco — a concert Wareham is calling a “one time only” event. Tickets are on sale now for the July concert.
As teased yesterday, Depeche Mode has announced plans for what it’s calling an “exceptionally exclusive performance” in Los Angeles next week as a thank-you to the fans whose ticket demand has led the band to add a record fourth date at the Hollywood Bowl this fall.
As Depeche Mode prepares to ramp up promotion of its new album Spirit and upcoming worldwide tour, the band is teasing a “special thank you show” in Hollywood next week that’s expected to be formally announced tomorrow. The band’s Global Spirit Tour opens May 5 in Stockholm.
Third time’s not a charm: Morrissey canceled his third concert in San Antonio, Texas, in just six months, citing “health concerns stemming from (the singer’s) appearance in Tucson” earlier this week in scrubbing tonight’s planned performance at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Buying a ticket to a Morrissey concert remains a dicey proposition, with the latest mishap coming Monday night in Tucson, Ariz., as the former Smiths singer left the stage with vocal issues during the night’s sixth song, “Everyday is Like Sunday” — leaving fans far short of a full show.
About two dozen Depeche Mode fans were treated to an unforgettable experience Monday when the band’s label bused them to a New York studio to watch — from just feet away — as the group played a 40-minute set in preparation for the upcoming Global Spirit Tour.
New Order returns to American soil this March to perform at the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert, joining Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Joe Walsh and more at New York City’s Carnegie Hall to raise money for the nonprofit educational institution that’s dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture.
Terri Nunn and Berlin return this week with a brand-new studio album called Animal, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader to attend a special record-release on-stage interview and audience Q&A featuring the band on Tuesday night at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Blondie, Adam Ant, The Psychedelic Furs, The Fixx and Berlin are set to perform at Los Angeles radio station 93.1 Jack FM’s big “Flashback” concert this fall at The Theatre at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. A portion of ticket proceeds from the Sept. 21 show will go to Talk About Curing Autism.
The launch of Depeche Mode’s new album ‘Delta Machine’ just moved up a two weeks, with Thursday’s announcement that synthpop legends will kick off the 2013 season of the “Live on Letterman” concert series by performing material from the new album plus classic at New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater on March 11.
Danny Elfman will take the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall this October for a cinematic career overview entitled “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton” that will find him doing something he hasn’t done since Oingo Boingo’s farewell concert on Halloween night 1995: singing in public.
The Pogues may or may not have sworn off their traditional Christmas tours of the U.K. following their 2010 outing, but the folk-punk favorites are set to play a one-off London concert this December. Billed as the band’s only U.K show of the band’s ongoing 30th anniversary tour, the Dec. 20 gig is set for London’s O2 Arena.
Peter Murphy will revive the “Miracula” concept he first employed for an all-inclusive Las Vegas weekend this past March for a trimmed-down Halloween event at a “secret location” in the Los Angeles area that will include a 2-act concert, a cocktail party, a “moveable feast” and “intimate conversation” with Murphy.