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Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Reply #675 on: 25 July 2017 - 20:01:59 »
2017-07-24 - TVR1 (Romania) - 1 Matinal

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40 de mii de fani l-au sărbătorit pe chitaristul Martin Gore pe scena de la Cluj Arena, în primul concert Depeche Mode din oraș
A fost o seară incendiară pe Cluj Arena. 40 de mii de fani s-au bucurat de primul concert susţinut  de trupa Depeche Mode, la Cluj. La un moment dat, publicul i-a cântat „La mulţi ani" chitaristului Martin Gore, care a împlinit 56 de ani. Atunci când Martin a avut un solo, mii de lanterne de telefoane mobile au luminat stadionul.
Zeci de mii de fani au umplut Cluj Arena. Au cântat fiecare vers împreună cu Dave Gahan.
Fanii erau emoționați încă înainte de începerea concertului.
Depeche Mode a cântat pe o scenă de 50 de metri lățime și 20 înălțime. Au fost montate și mai multe ecrane uriașe pe care au rulat proiecții pregătite de fotograful Anton Corbijn, recunoscut pentru efectele vizuale spectaculoase.
Concertul de duminică a fost primul al trupei Depeche Mode la Cluj-Napoca și ultimul din turneul european „Global Spirit”, de promovare a celui mai recent album.
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Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Reply #676 on: 25 July 2017 - 20:04:57 »
2017-07-24 - Digi24 (Romania) - News

http://www.digi24.ro/magazin/timp-liber/showbiz/video-martin-gore-de-la-depeche-mode-sarbatorit-pe-scena-la-cluj-de-zeci-de-mii-de-fani-766052

VIDEO. Martin Gore, de la Depeche Mode, sărbătorit pe scenă la Cluj de zeci de mii de fani
Glasurile a 40 de mii de oameni s-au unit aseară la Cluj unde legedara trupă Depeche Mode a făcut un spectacol memorabil, în care au răsunat piese precum „Enjoy the silence”, „Personal Jesus”, dar și mai recenta „Where's the Revolution”. Artiştii au demonstrat că, la mai bine de 35 de ani de când s-au lansat, și-au păstrat același spirit tânăr. Organizatorii au pregătit o scenă cu o lățime de 50 de metri și înălțimea de 20, dar și ecrane uriașe care au oferit experiențe vizuale inedite.
Fanii veniți din toată țara pentru a-și vedea idolii au fost încântaţi.
„Superb, superb. Excelent. La superlativ totul”.
„Cel mai tare concert ever. Super tare. Profesioniști, nota 10. (...) E muzica pe care o ascultam la 12-13 ani, nu știu, sunt meseriași”
„Superb, nemaipomenit, senzațional”.
„A fost extraordinar. Al treilea concert Depeche Mode. Fiecare mai bun decât celălat, iar Dave a fost într-o formă extraordinară, Martin - ziua lui nu mai vorbesc. Sunt fan din 80-82, ceva de genul ăsta”.
Pentru Martin Gore, momentul a fost cu atât mai special cu cât și-a sărbătorit ziua de naștere la Cluj-Napoca. Așa că surprizele din partea fanilor nu puteau să lipsească. „Bună! Sunt Martin Gore de la Depeche Mode. Abia aşteptăm să susţinem concertul din Cluj, care va avea loc de ziua mea. Ne vedem acolo!”, a spus artistul, într-un interviu video publicat pe Facebook înainte de concertul de la Cluj.
„Au fost câteva sute de trandafiri roșii și câteva sute, de asemenea, coli imprimate cu „Happy Birthday, Martin!”, iar pe verso sigla turneului. Martin a fost surprins, a avut o reacție neașteptată, a luat un tradafir și-a umblat cu el pe scenă. I-am cântat la mulți ani de două ori, l-am surprins la intrarea sa pe scenă, s-au ridicat toate bannerele”, a povestit Daniel Boancă, membru al fan clubului Depeche Mode.
Concertul a fost inclus în Global Spirit, turneul de promovare a celui mai recent album Depeche Mode. „Cele mai grozave lucruri la turnee sunt entuziasmul, concertele, acel buzz și faptul că aducem piesele noi”, spune Andy Fletcher.
Concertul de duminică a marcat prima vizită a formației Depeche Mode la Cluj-Napoca, acesta fiind totodată ultimul show din segmentul european al turneului „Global Spirit” de promovare a celui mai recent album al trupei.
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Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Reply #677 on: 28 July 2017 - 22:48:29 »
2017-07-27 - Highline Sessions Videos leak:

Two-minute video excerpts of 'Heroes' and 'The Worst Crime' from the Highline Sessions recording have been leaked. The source seems to have been Ivan Abel's website: https://www.ivanabel.com/depeche-mode-worts-crime



2017-07-27 - Audience Magazine (UK) - Success In The Spirit World

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"One of my fondest memories is of people crying with happiness…because they couldn't believe they were seeing them [Depeche Mode] live." - Laura Coroianu of Emagic in Romania
Success In The Spirit World: The team behind Depeche Mode and the band's biggest tour yet
Depeche Mode at London Stadium
It is always reassuring to see an artiste continue to build on a reputation established across several decades, visiting new markets and drawing massive audiences along the way. It is also gratifying to see a band such as Depeche Mode retain many of their original promoters and tour suppliers, as Johnny Black reports.

Back in 1982, with a handful of successful singles behind them, Depeche Mode were barely out of their teenage years still living in their parents' homes in Basildon, Essex, UK.
I interviewed them at the time and at one point in our generally light-hearted conversation, frontman Dave Gahan told me, "One thing that keeps our feet on the ground, is that when we play gigs, we meet roadies and some of them say things like, ‘See you on the way down, lads'."
For Gahan, it was a sobering thought that although they were then rising stars, in all likelihood, their success would last just a few years before they'd be heading back down the ladder again.
Happily for Depeche Mode, it turned out that the only way was up. This year's Global Spirit tour sees Basildon's finest 50-somethings playing to over 1.5 million fans at stadiums in 32 cities across 21 countries in Europe, North America and South America.
They announced this latest outing at a press conference in Milan on 11 October, 2016 with tour PR manager Barbara Charone of MBC in the UK, noting, "Media from all over Europe attended the conference, which was the brainchild of their amazing manager Jonathan Kessler.
"The band also announced that a new album was coming and teased with a snippet. You always need to front-load press and we were able to do [UK national press] The Telegraph and a Sun weekend magazine cover in New York City to have them run at launch of Spirit.
"When they are touring, for obvious reasons, most of the emphasis is on live reviews," says Charone. Things started moving into high gear when the album was released last March to almost universal acclaim.
March was also the month in which the band's promo assault for the tour opened with an intimate 40-minute show for two dozen randomly-selected fans at the band's Madison Avenue, New York City, rehearsal studio.
This determinedly low-key event stood in sharp contrast to another of their innovative promo activities - the creation of a limited edition Depeche Mode watch by Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot.
Sales of the $26,000 watches raise funds towards providing safe drinking water for the millions who currently have none.
Suggestions that such an expensive item might be vulgar in this context are dismissed, with the argument that it's a way of targeting the rich to ensure they are helping the underprivileged.
By April, serious rehearsals were underway at the UK's LS-Live in Wakefield, before moving for four days in early May to Sweden's Friends Arena (cap. 50,000) in Stockholm, where the tour began on 5 May.

Stage break
Tony Gittins, who has been the band's production manager for 12 years, has welcomed the involvement of the Belgium-based Stageco, whose three identical steel systems are leapfrogging on 12 trucks to keep the show on the road.
"Having Stageco on the tour gives us confidence," says Gittins. "We have a few shows in the itinerary that are less predictable, but it's always smooth when Stageco is onboard. Everything is in great shape and on time."
Since first working with Depeche Mode in 2006, Stageco has undertaken 50 shows with them. Its founder, Hedwig De Meyer reports, "Things have not changed much compared to the last tour.
"There was already mutual understanding of what the band's production team would demand to make their design work. So to work out the stage design was a pretty much straightforward process."
The design features an upstage walkway with a long runway at stage left extending into the audience, plus a shorter one on stage right. This raw, stylish, industrial production design came courtesy of creative director Anton Corbijn, who has worked with Depeche Mode for three decades, and has always pioneered video as an essential aspect of live production.
Unsurprisingly, then, the stage is dominated by a 15.6m wide by 6.6m high video wall. Corbijn's design directly impacted on another vital element in the tour's look - the lighting design by Sooner Routhier and Robert Long of SRae Productions.
"Anton wanted an industrial look and that extended to the fixtures in the rig," says Routhier. "Robert and I were looking for fixtures that could fit our scenic element, since we were working with a static rectangular LED video wall."
One fixture that fitted the bill was the recently introduced Philips Vari-Lite VL6000 Beam luminaires, which Routhier describes as "massive presence in the design, our main workhorse in the rig."
"The mirror face and reflector look of the VL6000s really fit the bill - they resemble large searchlights, but they also give us all the modern amenities of newer moving light fixtures," she adds.
Jordan Hanson, project manager of UK production rental company HSL Group rates the VL6000s as "incredible."
"They are just one element in the full lighting, video and rigging packages we supplied for all shows: he says. "There's also Robe BMFLs, with Clay Paky Sharbar and GLP X4 LED units. Rigging comprises a mixture of over 100 new Litec Exe Rise and Lodestar hoists."
Audio Visual specialists Creative Technology (CT), also based in the UK, is providing the screens for the tour.
"This is the first time we have worked with Depeche Mode and it is great being involved with a band who have always been cutting edge with the use of video on their shows," says CT head of music and entertainment Graham Miller.
"The tour started with two image screens - one landscape and one portrait - but then we asked to add more screens to make them both large landscape screens."
CT also provided a large upstage screen and a fascia screen made from Roe MC7, along with five HD cameras and three robocams.
"These give great return shots of the band looking back out into the audience," adds Miller. Project manager was Jim Liddiard.

Sound foundations
Global Spirit's first exposure to the public, at Stockholm's Friends Arena, drew enthusiastic reviews, and the next show, in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome (17,000) was hailed by a reviewer as one of the band's "most passionate and celebratory gigs in a very long time."
One man intimately acquainted with how Depeche Mode likes to sound is Brian Grant MD of Britannia Row in the UK, who estimates his team has done over 1,000 shows with the band.
"They've made several significant changes this time out," he reveals, "upgrading to LAl20 amps which are much more powerful, and to MIDAS PROX for monitors, but the reality is that no single element is responsible for their onstage sound. It's the whole system, and the way that system is designed and put together, which gives them the sound they want."
Phil Bowdery, Live Nation Entertainment's head of international touring, can barely contain his enthusiasm.
"This has been the first time I worked with Depeche Mode and it was a joy from start to finish," he says. "Their manager, Jonathan Kessler, and the whole team are terrific, and the sold-out show at London Stadium to 68,000 people was absolutely brilliant.
"I can't wait to have them back again for the three dates at Manchester, Birmingham and London's The O2 in November." However, that early June London Stadium gig was not without its challenges.
"One of the trucks containing tools and other crucial equipment was held up at Calais and arrived late," remembers Stageco crew chief Kevin De Meyer.
Thus, lacking the proper facilities, his 11-person team, assisted by local crew, were facing the construction of a four-tower stage, 26m wide by 22m high with a 16.5m deep playing area, two front of house risers and VIP platforms plus canopy roofs for the PA and video wings.
Despite that delayed truck not showing up until 15.00 hours the next day, they completed the build an hour ahead of schedule.
The Global Spirit Tour remained in Europe through May, June and July, with a large proportion of the dates in Germany, one of the band's strongest markets.
"I first worked with Depeche Mode in 1990, since then we have done 125 shows together," says Marek Lieberberg of Live Nation Germany."The dates in June and July went better than ever with a record-breaking 500,000 fans attending."
Lieberberg's long association with the band has blossomed into an unusually synergistic relationship, of which he can say, "I now consider myself not only a promoter, but a close ally, friend and confidant, and I enjoy a trusted part in the launching of their world tours."
Steven Todd of Live Nation in Poland has looked after all of Depeche Mode's Central and Eastern European shows since 1988 and is understandably proud of the 1.2m tickets they've sold in that time.
"They're extremely strong in Eastern Europe," he states, "because they've worked it since their very early days. This summer we've had Coldplay, Guns N'Roses, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars, but I'd say Depeche is No 1 out here by miles.
"We'll do 55,000 tickets for them in Warsaw and we could in fact have played a much bigger venue if one had been available," says Todd.

Come rain or shine
Despite some punishing weather during the tour, fans turned out in droves. The show in Greece on 17 May at Terra Vibe Park (20,000) in Athens, was typical.
"We had to deal with extreme rainy conditions, something that we are not used to," says Nana Trandou of DIDI Music. "The band assured me from early in the morning that no matter the weather, the show was to be done and I should not worry.
"The rain stopped just five minutes before they went on stage and began again five minutes before their set was over. It was like magic. The show was amazing, with great atmosphere and positive energy."
Regardless of the weather, the Global Spirit Tour hit No 1 in the Hot Tours chart of US music industry magazine Billboard in late June, having generated $46.5m in box office revenue from 613,701 tickets sold at the first 17 venues on the tour.
The first European leg ended on 23 July, with a virtually sold-out concert at Romania, Cluj Arena (30,000), where tickets averaged 205 leu ($52). "Depeche Mode has meant a lot here since the '80s, when we associated them with an attitude of opposing the communist regime," says local promoter Laura Coroianu of Emagic.
"Dressing like them was especially infuriating to the communist censors. One of my fondest memories is of people crying with happiness at the 2006 concert, because they couldn't believe they were seeing them live. This has continued up to this year's single Where's the Revolution? which struck a chord with another young generation."

To the Americas
The tour's second leg kicks off in the US at the ANA Amphitheatre (20,000) Salt Lake City's on 23 August and will continue through the end of October with 31 shows in arenas and amphitheatres across the USA and Canada.
Among the earliest of these dates will be the Air Canada Centre (19,800) in Toronto and Centre Bell (21,200) in Quebec with tickets between $44.75 and $16930.
"Our company has been working with them since the '80s," says Nick Farkas, vice-president of concerts Carlos Geniso and events at Evenko. "We pretty much sell-out every time they play the market, and expect to do the same this time."
Another encouraging indicator for their North American assault is their four mid-October shows at the Hollywood Bowl (17,500) in Los Angeles. Even manager Jonathan Kessler admits to having been "shocked at how quickly the first three shows sold out."
"They actually could have done six nights," states Bill Silva, who is promoting the shows for his Andrew Hewitt and Bill Silva Presents company.
The tour's third leg will see them return to Europe for a further 32 dates, many of which are already sold out, before it winds to a close with its fourth leg, consisting of seven dates in Latin America, starting on 11 March at Foro Sol (26,000) in Mexico City.
Guillermo Parra Riveros, director of international events at Mexico's OCESA Presents, says that his first show with Depeche Mode was in 2006. "On that occasion we sold 100,000 tickets, but this time we will get to 120,000 because the Foro Sol stadium now has an increased capacity."
After Mexico they will come under the care of regional promoter Phil Rodriguez at Move Concerts, who has them for shows in Colombia, Peru and Brazil, all of which he is predicting to be sell-outs.
"On this tour Jonathan Kessler decided to do something unheard off in our region... go on sale one year prior to the dates," he reveals. "It's a testament to the strength of the band that we have sold over 50 per cent of the capacity in the three markets we're co-promoting with Live Nation."
Carlos Geniso, president of DG Medios in Chile still vividly remembers the first time he promoted Depeche Mode, which was in 1994 at the Estadio National (60,000) in Santiago. Unfortunately a major football game was being played earlier the same evening, and the police handling the match were providing security for the concert.
"At the end of the match," he recalls, "the fans from the soccer game tried to sneak in to the gig, so the police ended up chasing them all over the venue trying to throw them out before the show started."
Geniso is confident that the 21 March concert at the same stadium will go off more smoothly for the 60,000 expected to attend. "It will be a sell-out, l'm certain," he says.
In Argentina, the 24 March show in Estadio Unico de la Plata (53,000) in Buenos Aires sees Depeche Mode re-united with Daniel Grinbank, CEO of DG Entertainment, who has worked with them since 1994.
"The show has sold amazingly well, despite Argentina's economic crisis," says Grinbank.
"They are going to have a sold-out show for sure in La Plata Stadium, with ticket prices varying from 1,250 pesos [$72] for the field tickets to 2,800 pesos [$165] for the best locations."
At the moment, all appearances are that Global Spirit could be Depeche Mode's best-performing tour thus far and they haven't yet ventured to Asia or Australia. If the Spirit is truly Global, surely Jonathan Kessler and agent Rob Markus at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment in Los Angeles already have those territories under consideration.

Staging the show — key elements
Bussing — Jorg Philipp, Beat The Street, Austria
"We have worked with Depeche Mode for more than 10 years now and they're always fantastic runs with happy people. We are supplying the four crew buses for the Global Spirit tour. Two of these are Van Hool Superhigh-deckers and the other two are Setra Double-deckers."
Accounts — Ronnie Harris, Harris And Trotter, UK
"As well as working with Depeche Mode since 1991, any large tour needs careful monitoring and a close relationship with management and the tour manager. In this case, we are lucky to be working with their tour accountant, Alex Pollock, who is excellent in everything he does. We find that extra attention is needed these days for the local performance royalty deductions and we work closely with PRS For Music in the UK to enable a smooth operation in this regard."
Insurance — Bob Taylor, Integro, UK
"We started working with [manager] Jonathan Kessler 25 years ago and one of the major risks we look after is health. Dave Gahan, for example, had a very nasty illness in the last tour, which resulted in a lot of lost shows. Fortunately the insurance company stepped up and dealt with the whole issue.
"Also on the last tour, they had a big problem going into Kiev which was then a war zone. We had the band sitting outside Kiev trying to decide if they could go in, or if the potential dangers were too great. And, of course, terrorist activity is becoming an increasing risk, but it's something we just have to handle."
Freight — Alan Durrant, Rock-It Cargo, UK & US
"We've worked with Depeche Mode since the early ‘80s, so we're used to seeing their touring cargo rig go up and down, but this current one is relatively large. Much of our time involves planning the various freighting options with the band's production manager Tony Gittins. On this particular tour we've gone for primarily sea-freighting in the short-term, which is normally the most cost effective approach."

What others say...
Eugene Finkelshtein, PMI Corporation, Russia
"We brought Depeche Mode to Russia for the first time in 1998. It was during the financial crisis, and we incurred losses. The local infrastructure was not developed enough to host shows at that level. We had problems transferring their equipment through the border, and security during the show was performed by uniformed police officers.
"Nevertheless, that concert was where the story of PMI Corporation began, it was our debut. Since then we have brought Depeche Mode here seven times and this year's show sold with tickets at 3,500 roubles [$58]."

Jana Mudrikova, Agency VIVIEN, Slovakia
"The show at Stadion Pasienky [11,500] in Bratislava on 20 May was our first with Depeche Mode. Ticket prices were from €45 up to €80 [$52-93] and the show was virtually sold out."
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Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Reply #678 on: 28 July 2017 - 23:19:28 »
2017-07-28 - ATN (Belarus) - News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqlzJQT4TpQ
http://www.tvr.by/news/kultura/kontsert_depeche_mode_v_minske_vse_zhe_sostoitsya/



Концерт Depeche Mode в Минске все же состоится
В информации группы в Facebook говорится, что шоу перенесено на 13 февраля. Напомним, концерт Depeche Mode должен был состояться в столице 17 июля, но был отменен из-за болезни солиста. Он был госпитализирован в 9-ю городскую клиническую больницу, где ему оказали необходимую медпомощь.
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Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Reply #679 on: 28 July 2017 - 23:20:27 »
2017-07-28 - ATN (Belarus) - News

http://www.tvr.by/news/kultura/iz_semi_tysyach_biletov_prodannykh_na_kontsert_depeche_mode_vernuli_tolko_334/

Из семи тысяч билетов, проданных на концерт Depeche Mode, вернули только 334
Хорошая новость для фанатов британской группы Depeche Mode. Музыкальное шоу все же пройдет в Минске. Это подтвердили организаторы концерта. Напомним, концерт 17 июля не состоялся из-за того, что солист коллектива Дейв Гаан был госпитализирован. В девятой клинической больнице фронтмену оказали необходимую помощь, благодаря чему вся группа смогла продолжить гастроли в рамках мирового турне. Известно, что финальным аккордом гастролей станет шоу в Минске. Кстати, столичные фаны не теряли надежды на возвращение рок-легенд, об этом говорит статистика: из семи тысяч проданных билетов вернули 334, а это всего пять процентов.
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Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Reply #680 on: 01 August 2017 - 03:25:20 »
2017-07-28 - Depeche Mode - Minsk Show Rescheduled

http://www.depechemode.com/article/minsk-show-rescheduled

MINSK SHOW RESCHEDULED
Depeche Mode are pleased to announce that the Minsk show, originally scheduled for July 17, has been rescheduled to February 13, 2018. All tickets for the July 17 show will be honored for the rescheduled date. The band are looking forward to returning to Minsk and for this new opportunity to play for the Belarusian fans!
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2017-07-31 - Illinois Entertainer (US) - Cover Story: Depeche Mode

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http://illinoisentertainer.com/2017/07/cover-story-depeche-mode-3/

Cover Story: Depeche Mode

At 56, Depeche Mode bandleader Martin Gore no longer feels the need to pull any lyrical punches. So he gets right to the prickly, political point on the band’s latest Spirit set, starting with its clickety-clacking rhetorical question of a lead single “Where’s the Revolution,” with a grim societal accusation intoned in unusually ominous fashion by frontman Dave Gahan: “You’ve been kept down/ You’ve been pushed ‘round/ You’ve been lied to/ You’ve been fed truths/ Who’s making your decisions?” And the album – in scathing indictments of our corrupt, fossil-fuel-favoring, technology-dependent, extinction-bound culture – just gets angrier from there, in “Fail,” “Scum,” “Poorman,” “The Worst Crime,” and the drone-warfare-damning “Going Backwards,” which posits that “We can track it on a satellite/ See it all in black and white/ Watch men die in real time/ We have nothing inside.”

Gore didn’t set out to pen a set of turbulent protest songs that throb with the dark zeitgeist pulse of our post-Brexit-and-Russian-influenced-Trump-election times. It all arose from an instinctive gut feeling he had two years ago that something had gone wrong with humanity. Something horribly, perhaps irreversibly wrong. When he began composing the Spirit material at the end of 2015, none of these startling global U-turns had happened yet, he recalls. There were serious forebodings, to be sure. “The Syrian crisis was going on, which obviously led to the refugee crisis, the Russians had invaded Crimea, and there was a war going on in the Ukraine,” he sighs, in uncomfortably 20/20 hindsight. “It just seemed like we were getting into bad situations everywhere you looked. And there was that whole spate of police shootings in America – black people getting shot – so maybe I was feeling particularly sensitive or something. But I could feel something in the air that did not feel good.”

Gore also had the unusual vantage point of being a British expatriate who now resides in Santa Barbara, California. Gahan lives in New York, but keyboardist Andy Fletcher has remained in London, where his favorite non-touring activity is going down to his local pub every night and – having been kept up to date on world affairs by the less-biased coverage of BBC News – discussing political frustrations with his good mates. “That’s his thing, and I suppose once you’re a few pints in, those discussions get very lively,” Gore says of his childhood chum, who first formed Composition of Sound with him back in 1980, before adding Gahan (who changed their name to Depeche Mode) and releasing their frothy synth-pop debut Speak & Spell a year later. Whereas in America, he adds, “I do get into discussions with people, but they’re not quite as lively. But I have a 14-month-old and a six-week-old at the moment (with second wife Kerrilee Kaski; he has three kids with first wife Suzanne Boisvert), and the song “Eternal” on the new album I wrote for Johnnie Lee, my 14-month-old daughter, reflecting the EPA and climate change and stuff. And it was kind of serious, but almost meant to be a black comedy, as well, when it mentions the ‘black cloud rising’.” Considering the giant miasma of pollution hovering over China, and the current arms-proliferation posturing of North Korea, he sighs with parental chagrin. “But unfortunately, right now we’re in the middle of that. I mean, I’m not old enough to remember the Cuban missile crisis. But I feel that now we’re in a situation that’s almost as scary as that. Well, scarier because now it’s actually happening.”

When Fletcher first heard his friend’s thought-provoking new compositions, he remembers being somewhat taken aback. Especially considering the fact that Gore traditionally writes on acoustic guitar, which must have made the music sound even more like Dylan-skeletal protest anthems. “At the time, I think me and the producer (multi-instrumentalist James Ford, who also contributed drums on every cut) were a bit worried,” he says. “But then, as we recorded the album, the world situation got worse and worse. We had Brexit. And then Trump actually winning? And then Marine LePen, this hard right-winger, running for election in France, which is not good in a country that is so cosmopolitan? By the time we finished the album, we all thought it was a perfect time to release it. And I’ve always been interested in politics – it’s what I studied at school. So for me, everything that’s happened has been really interesting, and I have to admit that the chatter in the pub has gotten very good because of it.”

Fletcher gets his information from the London Times, the Financial Times, and, of course, the BBC, which he swears by. “The news in Britain is so much better than the news in the States, because you’re really only covering one thing at the moment, and that’s Trump. And all the other things happening in the world? They’re not really covered.” One of the toughest hurdles he ever had to deal with was when Gore relocated to far-off California, and the pair could no longer hang and ruminate on the day’s events, Earth-shattering or otherwise. “It’s weird, because Dave and I sort of connnect as brothers, but – like brothers – you don’t want to be in their company all the time,” he explains of how the Depeche Mode dynamic works. “But Martin is different – he’s been my best friend since age 11, and him moving to America was terrible for me, because it’s difficult, calling someone from London to Santa Barbara, when one person has just woken up and the other’s going to bed.”

What else is in Gore’s livid litany of pet peeves? “Hey – what have you got?” He chuckles. “Trump defunding the EPA and putting a man in charge who doesn’t even believe in climate change? It’s lunacy,” he growls, menacingly. “And unfortunately, he’s not the only one who’s a denier – you find them everywhere you go. And I always say to people, ‘Well, if you don’t believe in climate change, then why don’t we – just for caution’s sake – say that maybe it is happening? What do we have to lose?’” This directly inspired the deceptively gentle Spirit march “The Worst Crime”, which proposes public lynching as penance for ignoring, or harming, the environment (“Once there were solutions/ Now we have no excuses… we are all charged with treason”). “For me, the worst crime is destroying the planet,” Gore declares. “We have this great opportunity to change things, and we’ve had so much evidence, so much scientific proof for so long, but we keep choosing to not do anything about it. And it’s not just destroying the planet for us. It’s destroying it forever. And the system in America is just very, very flawed. I mean, I can’t quite work out when lobbying was a good idea, and why it still exists – and is accepted – I don’t understand, because it’s just so corrupt and so… so wrong. It must happen in other parts of the world, but nowhere near the extent that it does here.”

Even the most sonically-uplifting Spirit number, “Scum,” calls an unspecified antagonist on the carpet for being ‘hollow, shallow, and dead inside.’ Could it be a Wall Street hedge fund manager who bilked the middle class out of millions then walked away, scot free? Gore snickers. “That song is far more powerful if I don’t tell you who my ‘scum’ is,” he elaborates. “Because if I say, ‘It’s this person,’ then it kind of detracts from it, because when a listener hears a song, they put their own imagination to work on it, and then it becomes far more powerful.” But in the “Black Celebration”-ish thrummer “Poorman,” (“Hey, there’s no news/ Poorman’s still has got the blues/ He’s walking around in worn-out shoes/ With nothing to lose,” Gahan murmurs in his classic catacomb-cryptic croon), he demands more accountability. “Again, I think the system is completely screwed and flawed,” Gore says. “People should have gone to jail, but instead they’re getting called into the White House. And the song “Fail” is kind of the synopsis of the whole album, really.” As a species – mistakenly thinking it’s the entitled end product of evolution, “we’re not doing a very good job. We need to start finding the path again.”

Hence the ethereal album title, Gore adds. Some naysayers might describe the record as unequivocally pessimistic, but he respectfully disagrees – pay close attention to what Gahan is singing, and you might fidget uneasily in your seat. “But Spirit is quite realistic – I’m being realistic about what’s going on at the moment, and kind of pointing things out. And by naming it Spirit, I’m hoping that it gets people to think, and maybe somehow rediscover that sense of spirit that we once had, but now seem to have lost.” Mention that DEVO predicted this – humanity’s atavistic de-evolution – four decades ago, and he laughs softly, almost to himself. Everyone’s obsession with their personal device is not only a mass distraction, he believes, but an omen of some kind of impending Apocalypse. “With all of our technological advances and the way we’re using them, it’s, uh, not turning out so well for humankind,” he says. “The only thing that’s headed in the right direction at the moment is medicine. We are getting breakthroughs in medicine, although if we end up in some nuclear holocaust, the medicine’s not going to help us as much.  So I think that if we don’t destroy ourselves, we could get to a point where we’re actually able to live for a lot longer.” He pauses to let out a protracted sigh. “But I don’t know what that would actually do for our species, either.”

Fletcher is more optimistic. From an almost scholarly distance, he analyzes England’s recent Brexit snafu, wherein non-London outliers were roiled into enough of a xenophobic frenzy, they essentially voted against their own self-interest to leave the European Union. “The crazy thing is, it was all the villages across Britain – who don’t have any migrants – who voted for Brexit,” he says. “And the fact is, it was a 50/50 vote, and I think any major constitutional change should be more like 60/40, or even 70/30, not 50/50. But I’m not that doom-y about all this stuff. You get stages where things like this happen, so I don’t think the world is any closer to coming to an end.” He has hope, then? “I do, really,” he replies. I mean, what will Trump be able to achieve? Not much through Congress. The only way he can cause a bit of trouble is as Commander in Chief. So yes, this album is pretty angry, but we do normally write about these subjects, but we usually use sex and religion to get the point across. It’s just that Spirit is very direct, although we had one album, Construction Time Again, which was this direct, as well.”

Fletcher also secretly enjoys all of the intrinsic irony involved. Whereas Depeche Mode began as a percolating danceable outfit, it gradually streamlined itself into a sleek, undulating serpent of a synth-rock machine that purred like a long, black hearse leading a funeral procession, aided immensely by Gahan’s ebony-garbed, drone-voiced stage persona. Gore-sculpted songs like “Strangelove,” “Personal Jesus,” “Behind the Wheel,” and “Shake the Disease” straddled the aesthetic line between Goth, New Wave, and industrial, and the band’s diverse audience grew accordingly. And – no matter how grim the trio gets – Fletcher says, “there’s always a lot of people clapping their hands and singing along. And in fact, we got the best reviews we’ve ever had in our career for Spirit, and Depeche Mode generally doesn’t get good reviews. The way our music is made, you need to listen to it a lot of times – you can’t just listen to it twice and then do a review of it. I remember our album Violator – which is a 10 out of 10 record in anyone’s book – just getting average reviews when it came out.

“But we put on good shows, we make good records,” he continues, “And for some weird reason, we’re in our 50s but we seem to be more popular than we ever were. So we’re in a very lucky position – we’ve got loads of our old fans, and they still buy CDs. And then we’re picking up young fans, as well. I mean, we can’t do anything wrong! This American tour sold out faster than our last two tours, and I can’t work out why – I mean, it’s a similar tour, but it’s just gone through the roof. And we’re not a high-profile band – we’re not on the magazines or in newspapers. I just can’t work it out.” And Depeche Mode is one of the few bands from the post-punk era that’s not currently out on an advertised retro tour, playing some vintage cornerstone from its decades-old past, note for note. The group is as relevant – and thought-provoking – as ever these days.

And the three musicians still work well together as a collective. Gahan – who also put out the occasional solo effort – co-wrote four less-political tracks on Spirit, “You Move,” “Cover Me,” “Poison Heart,” and “No More (This Is the Last Time).” “And I used my usual range of analog synths, guitars, and everything came together really fast – we mixed the record on our third session,” Fletcher says, citing Ford’s studio assistance as crucial. But I think technology makes your job harder, not easier, because it gives you hundreds more options. And now there’s this situation with all the superstar DJs,” adds the musician, who still books old-school DJ gigs himself. “In the old days, a promoter would have gotten some young bands to play, but now it’s some superstar DJ who just uses his laptop. And the fact is, it’s replacing bands now – it’s a very unhealthy situation, and for young bands at the moment, it’s just terrible now. Record sales are embarrassingly low, you’re not given any tour support from record companies, so the income available is almost nonexistent. That’s why we no longer get hundreds of great rock bands around the place.”

Gore has yet to see Mike Judge’s hilarious satire Idiocracy, in which Luke Wilson – playing a man of average intelligence from our era – is accidentally frozen in cryogenic slumber for 500 years, during which so many stupid people keep mindlessly breeding that, when he’s awakened in the Great Landfill Collapse – he’s the smartest man in the world. The director’s vision for the future is as grimly dystopian as Gore’s on Spirit, save the public execution “Worst Crime” part. But he has one thing to thank for the album’s relevance, which increases every scandal-beset day. “The American electoral process is so long, the beginning of it had only just started when I began writing this record,” he says. “And it just takes soooo long over here, doesn’t it? It gets so long and dragged out that everyone’s just completely bored with it by the end.” It gave the dirges time to grow, take on even creepier, bigger metaphorical meaning. Or, as Fletcher succinctly puts it, “it’s not like every one of our albums is like this. But I think it’s good that a band like Depeche Mode does a record like Spirit. And people can’t say that we’re jumping on a bandwagon, because, Hey – the songs were written two years ago!”

– By Tom Lanham
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2017-07-31 - ATN (Belarus) - News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc5hGLsp9CI
https://www.tvr.by/news/kultura/belorusy_uslyshat_novyy_albom_depeche_mode_vzhivuyu/
http://www.tvr.by/eng/news/kultura/belorusy_uslyshat_novyy_albom_depeche_mode_vzhivuyu/



Belarusians to hear new album Depeche Mode live

Fans of Depeche Mode rejoice: Belarusians will hear the new album of the famous British band live.

The performance in the Minsk arena, scheduled for July 13 did not take place due to the hospitalization of the leader of the group Dave Gahan. Thanks to the help of Belarusian doctors, he managed to recover and continued touring in the European part of the Global Spirit Tour. The organizers postponed the show to February 13. All the sold tickets are valid.

In February, Depeche Mode will appear on the Belarusian stage with a new program. The group presents the studio album Spirit, which includes 12 new tracks. One of them "Where's the Revolution" has already topped the charts.
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« Reply #683 on: 04 August 2017 - 02:12:35 »
2017-07-31 - Going Backwards (Remixes) Vinyl LP - Details

https://www.amazon.de/Going-Backwards-Remixes-Vinyl-LP/dp/B074CV9J1K
https://www.amazon.fr/Going-Backwards-Remixes-Vinyl-LP/dp/B074CV9J1K

Vinyl (15. September 2017)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 2
Label: Columbia
ASIN: B074CV9J1K

[DM's support act Maya Jane Coles stated on July 24th on her Instagram account: "ps. DM remix coming soon :P". And Chris Liebing told decodedmagazine.com on July 31st: "[...] Now I was even asked to remix Depeche Mode. It’s the single “Going Backwards”, which will be released soon or maybe by the time the interview is released it’s already out."]

Update on 2017-08-08: Amazon added the tracklist, without the remix names:
Disc: 1
  1. Going Backwards
Disc: 2
  1. Going Backwards
  2. Going Backwards
Disc: 3
  1. Going Backwards
  2. Going Backwards
Disc: 4
  1. You Move
  2. Poison Heart
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« Reply #684 on: 09 August 2017 - 22:39:01 »
2017-08-03 - Mega (Chile) - Ahora Noticias

http://www.ahoranoticias.cl/noticias/tendencias/202838-asi-sera-el-esperado-regreso-de-depeche-mode-a-chile.html

ASÍ SERÁ EL ESPERADO REGRESO DE DEPECHE MODE A CHILE
En marzo de 2018 Depeche Mode llegará a Latinoamérica con su impresionante espectáculo en vivo.

Se atrevieron a tocar música electrónica cuando en los años 80s dominaba el Rock. Se trata de los británicos Depeche Mode quienes vuelven a Chile en marzo del 2018 con todos sus clásicos.

“Estamos increíblemente entusiasmados en regresar a Latinoamerica” dijo el cantante principal Dave Gahan. “No pudimos ver a nuestros fans allá, así que sabíamos que teníamos que visitarlos esta vez.”

Luego de la masiva gira por estadios de este verano y la próxima gira de otoño por América del Norte, la banda continuará ampliando el Global Spirit Tour con dos semanas de espectáculos por estadios en América Latina en marzo de 2018. La gira comenzará el 11 de marzo en Ciudad de México , continuando por Bogotá, Lima, Santiago y Buenos Aires, antes de terminar en Sao Paulo el 27 de marzo.

El Global Spirit Tour apoya el 14º álbum de estudio de la banda, Spirit, lanzado el 17 de marzo a través de Columbia Records. El primer sencillo del álbum, “Where’s The Revolution“, ha sido bien recibido por críticos y fans, alabado como un fuerte “retorno a la forma” para Depeche Mode. Spirit ya ha obtenido elogios de la crítica, con MOJO llamándolo “golpe por golpe … el mejor álbum de Depeche Mode en años”.
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2017-08-09 - Going Backwards Remixes tracklist:

[On August 9th, Facebook page Depeche Mode Europe posted a tracklist of Going Backwards Remixes, without stating a source. It was not known if this tracklist is true or false, but Chris Liebing and Maya Jane Coles have already admitted to having remixed a new DM song, and on August 10th, Point Point tweeted: "new music tomorrow. such an honor to have done an official remix for these legends @depechemode." Also on August 10th, the same tracklist was shown on these webshop pages: https://www.imusic.dk/12inch/0889854774615/depeche-mode-2017-going-backwards-12-vinyl / https://www.imusic.dk/scd/0889854774523/depeche-mode-2017-going-backwards-single-cd]

Going Backwards CD/vinyl:

CD:
1.Going Backwards (Radio Edit)
2.Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Mix)
3.Going Backwards (Solomun Extended Radio Remix)
4.Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Full Vocal
5.Going Backwards (Point Point Remix)
6.Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Burn Slow Mix)
7.Going Backwards (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
8.Poison Heart (Soulsavers Re-Work)

Vinyl
12"1/1
1.Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Mix)
2.Going Backwards (Solomun Club Remix)
3.Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Deep Bass
12"2 /2
1.Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Burn Slow Mix)
2.Going Backwards (Point Point Remix)
3.You Move (Latroit Remix)
4.Poison Heart (Soulsavers Re-Work)
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2017-08-09 - Post Magazine (US) - Music Video: Depeche Mode Going Backwards

http://www.postmagazine.com/Press-Center/Daily-News/2017/Music-Video-Depeche-Mode-I-Going-Backwards-I-.aspx

Music Video: Depeche Mode — Going Backwards
Matt Posey

Timothy Saccenti, a director and photographer that I frequently work with, called me up and told me that he was shooting a series of videos for Depeche Mode and that they wanted to do something different. They were shooting live performances with a GoPro 360 rig and Tim asked me to help out on the post work. I had to say yes.
Tim and Outpost at Radical Media shot the band performing five songs at Highline Stages. The main stage has this cool, airy warehouse feel, and they dressed the set with tons of sound equipment, as well as installed six projection screens and three televisions that displayed premade graphics and a live feed of Dave Gahan’s performance. After the shoot, Radical did the stitching, and Tim and I had a conversation about what the video would look like in the end. We wanted the video to feel cool and a little bit weird.
The track, “Going Backwards,” was going to be the first 360-video to be released, so we got to work planning the post. We watched a few 360-performance videos and found that you can get bored with them pretty quickly, even if you’re a fan of the song. A viewer really wants to be told a complete story, however abstract, and the band performing the song in what is essentially a static composition wasn’t going to take anyone on the journey we wanted. Transporting the viewer outside of the familiar confines of the warehouse space was essential for this one.
“Going Backwards” is a very political track, but the band didn’t want to use any imagery that would detract from their message, so we had to find a way to prop up the performance and let the lyrics speak for themselves. Earlier, Tim had shot some beautiful motion portraits of the band, and we had some B camera footage and a close-up of Dave’s performance, so we tried to find a way to integrate those materials into the video. Hard cutting from the warehouse performance to full frame material proved too disorienting, whether you’re watching on an Oculus or on a desktop 360 player. And, I’ll admit, I wanted to actually edit something too. 
So we came up with the idea to expand on the projections in the background and have floating screens appear throughout the performance, showing alternate angles of the band and trippy imagery. It’s fortunate that Depeche Mode is a very cool, experimental band, and they were on board to try whatever we thought would make the video more engaging. We chose where those screens would be placed and I then cut together four different music videos: one with mostly portrait shots of the band; one that focused on their audio gear; one with abstract graphics and imagery; and one focusing on Dave’s performance so the viewer could watch Martin Gore play and see Dave singing on a screen right above him.
The four-video edit was the easy part – the bulk of the work happened in After Effects using Mettle’s 360/VR plug-ins to piece everything together and an Oculus Rift to view the 360 playback. But it soon became obvious that working with the full-res files was not going to be an option. Rendering previews for each frame took upwards of a minute, and setting the playback resolution to something low enough to get acceptable playback pixelated the performers so much that you couldn’t make out any of their actions, so we switched to a traditional offline/online workflow and made 2K proxy files, pre-rendered whatever we could, and hoped that “upres’ing” the effects wouldn’t be too painful.
Tim and I usually work pretty quickly, throwing different effects at the footage to see what will work, and just generally trying to mess up the image as much as possible until we’re happy with it, but 360-video does not like to be messed with. Adding a gradient overlay will warp and create an edge where the horizontal sides of the frame meet in the 360-sphere. Distortion effects have to be carefully placed so that they don’t produce a different outcome in the final. Even simple things like adding grain will create a seam. The Mettle plug-ins were a huge help in placing and visualizing the effects we used, but the bump in your workflow that is created – going in and out of different compositions to make a change, then checking it, then re-checking it – can really slow things down. And, of course, you might as well take a weekend trip when you hit render, ‘cause it won’t be done anytime soon.
Working with 360-video is an ultimately rewarding experience when you can fully immerse yourself in the world you’ve just created, but it requires much more planning for post. Whatever you capture in the 360 camera is going to be on-screen, unless you paint it out. There’s no punching in a little to get rid of a stray boom, and if you plan on using cuts in your video, the positioning of the key elements has to be carefully considered. Nothing pulls you of an experience more than watching a character’s subtle hand gestures as they speak – then cut – now you’re staring at a doorframe. We didn’t have to deal with those kinds of edit issues on this one due to the floating screens, but the next two Depeche Mode videos will take you completely outside of the performance space. Stay tuned.
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2017-08-10 - Charity Buzz (US) - Go Backstage and Meet Depeche Mode with 2 Tickets

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/go-backstage-meet-depeche-mode-with-2-tickets-to-their-1358900

Go Backstage and Meet Depeche Mode with 2 Tickets to their September 9th Show at Madison Square Garden, Plus a 2 Night Hotel Stay and a Private Guided Macallan Whisky Tasting

This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the ultimate Depeche Mode New York experience, as part of the band's charity partnership with charity: water and Hublot.
Enjoy a pair of top category tickets for Depeche Mode's September 9th show at Madison Square Garden along with an exclusive backstage tour, meet & greet with the band and signed merchandise.
You and your guest will also relax with a 2-night stay at a boutique hotel courtesy of Black Tomato, and travel in style with a new piece of stylish luggage from Away.
That's not all! You’ll also be treated to a private guided Macallan whisky tasting in New York City.
The best part? The funds raised through the auction will be donated to charity: water, a non-profit organization that brings clean water to communities in need around the world.
Donated by: Depeche Mode
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2017-08-10 - Evgueny Finkelstein on Instagram:

[Evgueny Finkelstein is DM's concert organiser in Russia. He uploaded a photo of him and Dave Gahan and wrote that Depeche Mode will return to Saint Petersburg on 2018-02-16.]

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXngX85AfSe/?taken-by=evguenypmi

"По многочисленным просьбам пришлось убедить #Depechemode вернуться в Россию! #depechemode #16февраля #2018 #спб @pmishow @depechemode #pmi"

Translation: "By numerous requests I had to convince #Depechemode to return to Russia! #depechemode #16february #2018 # spb @pmishow @depechemode #pmi"
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2017-08-11 - Polska Times (Poland) - Fani czują się oszukani przez organizatora koncertu

http://www.polskatimes.pl/kultura/muzyka/a/depeche-mode-w-ergo-arenie-fani-czuja-sie-oszukani-przez-organizatora-koncertu,12358065/

Depeche Mode w Ergo Arenie. Fani czują się oszukani przez organizatora koncertu
Depeche Mode wystąpi w Ergo Arenie
Karolina Jeniec

W lutym 2018 roku w gdańsko-sopockiej Ergo Arenie wystąpi brytyjska grupa Depeche Mode. Bilety z najlepszymi miejscami zostały wyprzedane w ekspresowym tempie. Jak się jednak okazuje, miejsca Golden Circle (GA1) to - według fanów - wielka ściema.
Agencja koncertowa Live Nation już dwukrotnie zmieniła rozmiar sfer biletowych. Fani czują się oszukani. - W moim odczuciu, zostały złamane zasady kodeksu cywilnego - mówi Elżbieta Zielińska, posłanka Kukiz’15.
Depeche Mode to jeden z najpopularniejszych zespołów lat 70. Jednak do dzisiaj cieszy się ogromną popularnością i ma rzeszęfanów. Kiedy pojawia się s Polsce, bilety znikają w mgnieniu oka. Każda z osób, która wybiera się na ich koncert, pragnie zająć jak najlepsze miejsce. Jednak tym razem, fani czują się oszukani.

Depeche Mode w Ergo Arenie [CENY BILETÓW]
Podczas koncertu będą trzy strefy z miejscami, tzw. Golden Circle (GA1), to spory wydatek. Agencja Live Nation zwiększyła dwukrotnie obszar tej strefy.
- Nie da rady włożyć główki od szpilki! - mówi Paulina D., która zakupiła bilety na koncert.
Fani są oburzeni, coraz więcej osób rezygnuje z uczestnictwa w koncercie ze względu na przepełnioną salę.
Sprawą zainteresowała się Elżbieta Zielińska z Kukiz’15, która jak sama mówi, uważa, że agencja Live Nation po prostu oszukała i naciągnęła ludzi oraz, że zostało złamane prawa konsumenckie. Posłanka Kukiz’15 wysłała pismo do UOKiK (Urząd Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów) o podejrzeniu nadużycia wobec fanów. Dodatkowo wnioskuje o "uznanie praktyki za naruszającą interesy konsumentów i nakazanie zaniechania jej stosowania", nałożenia kary finansowej na Live Nation i zobowiązanie jej do złożenia oświadczenia informującego klientów o naruszaniu ich interesów. Według Elżbiety Zielińskiej to oświadczenie powinno pojawić się na oficjalnej stornie Live Nation – i być widoczne przez 30 dni.
- Bardzo długo czekałam na ten koncert, jestem rozczarowana zaistniałą sytuacją do tego stopnia, że chyba zrezygnuje z niego. - mówi Wiktoria, fanka Depeche Mode. - Nie pozostaje nic innego, niż poczekać, aż sprawa zostanie wyjaśniona.
Agencja Live Nation w związku zaistniałą sytuacją informuje jedynie, że każda osoba, która kupiła bilet i chciałaby dokonać jego wymiany musi się skontaktować z naszym biurem LN lub biurem firmy Ticketmaster (adres e-mailowy LV to: info@livenation.pl)
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