Depeche Mode opened the short second North American leg of its Global Spirit Tour in Anaheim, Calif., last night, and dropped a big surprise into its setlist, performing the Martin Gore-sung Music For the Masses track “The Things You Said” for the first time in 30 years. Watch the full performance right here.
The Depeche Mode concert film “101” — documenting the Concert for the Masses — will get a homecoming of sorts this summer when the Los Angeles outdoor film series Eat|See|Hear screens it where it was filmed on June 18, 1988: the cavernous Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena. You can bring your dog, too.
Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of Depeche Mode’s iconic “Concert For the Masses,” a daylong show at the 100,000-seat Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., that also featured performances by Wire, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Thomas Dolby — and was, of course, filmed and recorded for ‘101.’
For fans of Depeche Mode’s 1989 concert documentary ‘101,’ here’s a real treat: An eight-minute promo reel of director D.A. Pennebaker’s footage, labeled ‘film in progress,’ has surfaced, and it includes scenes not included in the final cut. Check out DM on the ‘Music For the Masses’ tour in the video, posted here.
Depeche Mode’s live double album ‘101,’ recorded at the band’s massive Rose Bowl concert in 1988, was released 21 years ago this week. To mark the occasion, we look back, and offer up clips from the accompanying ‘101’ film.