Honors, Setlist, Video — May 7, 2011 at 7:05 am

Video: Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan performs Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

Last night in Los Angeles, Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan was feted at the Grammys’ seventh-annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, where he was honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his “commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process.”

In addition to sets by Jane’s Addiction, Ozomatli and Paramore, Gahan himself took the stage, performing eight songs: Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” David Bowie’s “Cracked Actor,” Mark Lanegan’s “Low” and the Damned’s “New Rose,” plus solo songs “Dirty Sticky Floors” and “Saw Something,” and Depeche Mode hits “I Feel You” and “Personal Jesus” — the latter of which featured a guest turn by bandmate Martin Gore.

Above, you can see Gahan performing “Love Will Tear Us Apart”; below are clips of the rest of the set — including two different versions of the “Personal Jesus” performance — plus Gahan’s acceptance speech, introduced by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.


Setlist: Dave Gahan, MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit, Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA, 5/6/11

1. “Cracked Actor” (David Bowie)
2. “Dirty Sticky Floors”
3. “I Feel You”
4. “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Joy Division)
5. “Low” (Mark Lanegan)
6. “New Rose” (Damned)
7. “Saw Something”
8. “Personal Jesus”


Video: Dave Gahan, “Cracked Actor”


Video: Dave Gahan, “Dirty Sticky Floors”


Video: Dave Gahan, “I Feel You”


Video: Dave Gahan, “Low”


Video: Dave Gahan, “New Rose”


Video: Dave Gahan, “Saw Something”


Video: Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, “Personal Jesus”


Video: Dave Gahan acceptance speech






  1. Lovely. Looks like a fun night. But… I wish he could have tried another JD song! His other choices were smart, original. Oh well, I shouldn’t whine–he nailed it.

  2. Love Depeche Mode, love Joy Division, but why in the name of all that’s gloomy do you want to be the 1,623rd person to cover that?
    Seriously, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ has become our generation’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’.

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