Concerts, TV — February 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Depeche Mode to debut ‘Delta Machine’ with ‘Letterman’ concert, Times Square broadcast

Depeche Mode

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.

The band’s concert, at 8 p.m. EST, will be webcast on and VEVO — and shown live on the on CBS’s JumboTron screen in Times Square. That night, Depeche Mode also will perform “Heaven” on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

The band is giving away tickets to taping:

To win tickets to the Live on Letterman taping, tell us what your interpretation is of the title of the upcoming album, Delta Machine. Submit your answers — along with your full name, age and location — to for a chance to see the band “Live on Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on March 11, 2013. Entries must be received by 12pm noon EST on March 6. Winners will be randomly selected from the eligible entries and will be contacted via email on March 8, 2012. Winners must be 18 years of age or older to attend (ID will be required). Please note that the contest is only for tickets to the show. Good luck!

Delta Machine is due out March 26.






  1. Slightly disappointed that some new tracks will be aired before the album’s release, spoiled again. I could just avoid it but c’mon, i’m one of their biggest fans!

  2. So far, the three new tracks ‘Angel’, ‘Heaven’, and the bside are pretty boring songs. Certainly nowhere near the level of quality on Violator or SOFAD, or even Playing the Angel.

    Delta Machine looks like another Dud Machine for Depeche Mode. The big problem is that without Alan Wilder they just don’t have the ‘music’ writing aspect anymore that defined the DM sound from 1983 – 1993.

    Playing the Angel proved they were close it, but they did a 180 with SOTU, and this one doesn’t sound like an improvement.

    Hopefully, there are 5 or 6 good songs on this record. So far they are 0 for 3 in my opinion.

    • You are nuts for thinking that! The three songs I heard from this album are friggin amazing! And I can imagine hearing all at huge outdoor arenas, for sure! DM gets more and more soulful and it’s pretty awesome!

  3. “The big problem is that without Alan Wilder they just don’t have the ‘music’ writing aspect anymore that defined the DM sound from 1983 – 1993”

    You do realise that Wilder didnt really write any music, it was all Gore. He was heavily involved in the production yes but the songwriting would never suffer without him. I’m actually quite tired of all this “Alan” talk, he’s been gone for almost 20 years, Martin Gore is the mastermind behind Depeche Mode post-Vince Clarke, without his songwriting none of Wilder’s input would not even matter. Please consider that.

    • Alan wilder produced Martins songs. This defined ‘the Depeche Mode sound’, an ever evolving sound, each album was different. Tim Simenon should have stayed on with/in the band after ULTRA. Ben Hillier has done exceptional work with DM but… Anyhow, let’s keep moving forward please. The addition of Christoffer Berg in the studio is very exciting and ANGEL is the freshest new sound since… P.S. I love PEACE. XBD

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *