Depeche Mode opened its massive tour in support of new album Memento Mori in Sacramento on Thursday night.
Tag: Black Celebration
As part of the promotion of its upcoming Black Celebration singles 12-inch box set, Depeche Mode this past week shared director Peter Care’s alternate cut of his original music video for “Stripped,” one of the singles off the band’s 1986 album. Check out the video right here.
Depeche Mode will continue its series of vinyl box set reissue with the release next month of Black Celebration: The 12″ Singles and Music For The Masses: The 12″ Singles, a pair of multi-disc collections featuring the original UK 12-inch singles that accompanied each album. Full details right here.
As part of the promotion for its new album and tour, Depeche Mode has been letting a different fan take over the band’s Facebook page each day for a year, and, well, some of those fans — like skateboard legend Tony Hawk — are more well-known than others.
Depeche Mode announced this weekend that it will embark on another full-catalog vinyl reissue campaign this year, this time re-releasing each of the band’s studio albums on 180-gram platters, beginning this week with Some Great Reward, Black Celebration, Music for the Masses and Songs of Faith and Devotion.
The Depeche Mode promo juggernaut continued Friday night with the band performing a tiny club gig at The Troubadour in Los Angeles to a crowd of about 400 KROQ contest winners and VIPs — and then proceeding to stun fans with the first-ever live performance of “But Not Tonight.”
Back in June, Erasure’s Vince Clarke tweeted news that he’d “just finished ‘Fly on the Windscreen’ featuring Ane Brun on vocals and kazoo,” a somewhat cryptic message that also noted “the turtle is restless.” Well, now, three months later, we can finally get a taste of Clarke’s new recording of his former bandmates’ song.
Former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder is auctioning off a treasure trove of studio equipment, records and other memorabilia that spans his tenure with the synthpop group — including everything from Dave Gahan’s custom mic stands from the Devotional Tour to a pair of the keyboardist’s trousers.
Grunge survivors Stone Temple Pilots are among the less likely candidates to cover Depeche Mode, but here’s frontman Scott Weiland channeling his inner Dave Gahan to perform the ‘Black Celebration’-era ‘But Not Tonight’ after shilling his new autobiography on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last Friday.
Twenty-five years ago today, Depeche Mode released its fifth album, the landmark ‘Black Celebration,’ which opened a dark trilogy — including 1987’s ‘Music for the Masses’ and 1990’s ‘Violator’ — that cemented the synthpop act’s evolution from underground cult faves to global chart-toppers.
The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include some unusual selections from big names like The Cure (‘Just One Kiss,’ the B-side of ‘The Walk’) and Depeche Mode (‘Black Celebration’ album cut ‘Here is the House’), plus the return of ‘No Name, No Slogan,’ the one-off 1989 single from Acid Horse, a hybrid of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire.