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Depeche Mode, Andrew Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980-81). Depeche Mode are one of the most successful, influential, longest-lived bands that have emerged from the early 1980s. According to EMI, Depeche Mode have sold over 75 million albums worldwide, as part of total worldwide record sales (including singles) in excess of 100 million.

Depeche Mode was the most popular synth/electro-pop band of the '80s. The band's live show has always been the preferred method for experiencing the raw emotion and well-produced sound that is Depeche Mode. Lead singer David Gahan, Vince Clarke, Andrew Fletcher and Martin Gore make up the band that became Depeche Mode in the early 1980s. Get your Depeche Mode tickets here and experience their magic firsthand.







Depeche Mode, Andrew Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980-81). Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album, and was replaced by Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums, production) with Gore taking over songwriting. Wilder left the band in 1995 and since then Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued as a trio.

Depeche Mode are one of the most successful, influential, longest-lived bands that have emerged from the early 1980s. They have had forty-five songs in the UK Singles Chart and #1 albums in UK, US and throughout Europe. According to EMI, Depeche Mode have sold over 75 million albums worldwide, as part of total worldwide record sales (including singles) in excess of 100 million.

Depeche Mode was the most popular synth/electro-pop band of the '80s. They reigned as kings of the club/dance scene throughout the decade and on into the '90s. The band's live show has always been the preferred method for experiencing the raw emotion and well-produced sound that is Depeche Mode. Tickets have always sold out to their shows and still do today, so you'll want to consider getting them here and now.

Lead singer David Gahan, Vince Clarke, Andrew Fletcher and Martin Gore make up the band that became Depeche Mode in the early 1980s. Their first album, Speak and Spell, in 1981 was considered part of the New Wave movement in music. Depeche Mode has been a big part of the MTV scene throughout their career, making artfully complex and emotionally driven music videos to convey the deep and evocative message in the songs that were their subject matter.

Songs like 'Policy of Truth,' 'Personal Jesus' and 'People Are People' became the anthems of a generation and spawned many Depeche Mode-influenced bands that still pop up all over the world. Their 1990 record Violator is considered one of the finest works by an electro-pop band even today. Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993, made it to number one on the Billboard charts as did a compilation of Depeche Mode songs called Remixes 81-04.

The fact that they made number one hits is dwarfed by the fact that their live performance lends so much emotion and heart to songs like 'Enjoy the Silence' which on paper are already deep and brooding. Going to a Depeche Mode concert is a satisfying activity if only because you really get a sense of what an art form their music really is through the energy and sophistication they exhibit on stage. Don't delay! Get your Depeche Mode tickets here and experience their magic firsthand.

Depeche Mode are to release new studio album, 'Sounds Of The Universe' on April 20, 2009 on Mute.

Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York with Ben Hillier, the band returned to their pioneering electro roots, using a lot of vintage analogue synthesisers and drum machines. Lyrically the release contains many of the group's enduring obsessions plus more overt black humour than any of their previous collections.

Like their 2005 studio album, 'Playing The Angel', 'Sounds Of The Universe' features writing credits for both Martin Gore, the group's primary songwriter, and Dave Gahan who after honing his talents on two solo albums, has earned his place as Depeche Mode's second writer. The release also marks a reunion between the band and producer Ben Hillier (Blur, Doves, Elbow), who worked with the band to help give their new album its timeless sound. The album contains the first single from the release, 'Wrong'. Other standout tracks include Martin Gore's velvet-lined Scott Walker croon on the sensual lounge-music ballad 'Jezebel', to the sci-fi gospel-blues hymn 'In Chains' and 'Hole To Feed'..

As one of the most influential bands of the post-punk era, with global sales in excess of 100 million, Depeche Mode belongs to a select premier league of super groups who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision and core members intact. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode - Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher - continue to win critical and commercial acclaim across the world both in the studio and on the road. All of the band's 11 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in not only the UK and USA but 20 plus countries around the world. Additionally, since their inception Depeche Mode 's live shows continue to be a must-see attraction, with the group playing to 2.8 million people across 31 countries on their last tour alone.

Their 'Tour Of TheUK' kicks off in Hammersmith Apollo London, England, 5 Oct 09.



5 Oct 09 Monday 18:30 Mott The Hoople Hammersmith Apollo London, England

5 Oct 09 Monday 18:30 Andy Williams Royal Albert Hall London, England

6 Oct09 Tuesday 18:30 The Pixies Brixton Academy London, England

6 Oct09 Tuesday 18:30 Mott The Hoople HammersmitApolloLondon, England

6 Oct09 Tuesday 18:30 Ensiferum ScalaLondon, England

6 Oct09 Tuesday 23:00 Eilen Jewell The LuminaireLondon, England

7 Oct09 Wednesday 18:30 The Pixies Brixton AcademyLondon, England

7 Oct09 Wednesday 18:30 Lil' Wayne Hammersmith Apollo London, England

7 Oct09 Wednesday 23:00 The Pixies Brixton AcademyLondon, England

8 Oct09 Thursday 18:30 Lil' Wayne Hammersmith Apollo London, England


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