Today we mark the 50th birthday of Dave Gahan by looking back at the man’s, and band’s, 30-year career with this selection of seven full Depeche Mode concerts for your viewing pleasure, filmed on tours in 1981, 1985, 1986, 1993, 2001, 2006 and 2009. Enjoy.
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Last week, Depeche Mode offered up a sneak peak of its recording studio being set up, and now frontman Dave Gahan reveals the band already has demoed about 20 new songs for its as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009’s ‘Sounds of the Universe’ — and already is making plans to take the new songs on the road next year.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about My Bloody Valentine, Morrissey, Bob Mould’s Sugar, Dave Gahan, Dead Can Dance, The Wedding Present, Paul Weller, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Ministry and a joint tour with The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke.
Electronic project Soulsavers returns in May with a new album of songs featuring the vocal talents of Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, and today we bring you the first single, ‘Longest Day,’ which is now streaming here. The full album, The Light the Dead See, is out May 22 via Mute Records.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The The, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy, The Cure, The dB’s, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Dead Can Dance, Peter Hook, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, The La’s and much more.
Martin Gore isn’t the only Depeche Mode member who’s been busy during the band’s downtime: Frontman Dave Gahan has lent his well-known voice to electronic project Soulsavers for that group’s fourth album, ‘The Light the Dead See’ — and he’s already talking about making more music and touring with the group.
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.
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.
The much-anticipated Depeche Mode collection ‘Remixes 2: 81-11’ is out in the U.S. today, and to promote the release, frontman Dave Gahan dropped by the studios of New York’s WNYC last week for a segment on the station’s ‘Soundcheck’ show.
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.
Short Circuit Presents Mute wrapped up last night in London with a Vince Clarke extravaganza, which included a set with Erasure, an appearance by Alison Moyet for what might have been Yazoo’s final performance and a surprise reunion with Feargal Sharkey to play the lone single the duo recorded as The Assembly.
It’s Dave Gahan’s birthday today — he’s turning 49 — so to properly mark the occasion, we present this complete 1-hour, 44-minute Depeche Mode concert filmed during the World Violation Tour stop in Frankfurt, Germany, on Oct. 8, 1990.
Last night in Los Angeles, Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan played an eight-song set that included covers of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ David Bowie’s ‘Cracked Actor’ and the Damned’s ‘New Rose,’ plus Depeche Mode hits ‘I Feel You’ and ‘Personal Jesus,’ the latter with guest Martin Gore.
This French TV report from sometime in 1987 features footage and interviews with both The Cure and Depeche Mode in the studio, as they work on their breakout albums ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ and ‘Music For the Masses,’ respectively.