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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

http://stiri.tvr.ro/40-de-mii-de-fani-l-au-sarbatorit-pe-chitaristul-martin-gore-pe-scena-de-la-cluj-arena--in-primul-concert--depeche-mode-din-ora--_820310.html#view

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.



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/
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Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Reply #677 on: 28 July 2017 - 22:48:29 »
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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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
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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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2017-07-31 - Illinois Entertainer (US) - Cover Story: Depeche Mode

https://view.joomag.com/illinois-entertainer-august-2017/0766196001501520664







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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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 - 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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« Reply #685 on: 11 August 2017 - 00:04:48 »
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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« Reply #686 on: 11 August 2017 - 00:18:16 »
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"



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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« Reply #687 on: 11 August 2017 - 02:23:24 »
2017-08-11 - iTunes - Going Backwards (Remixes) Download Release

https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/going-backwards-remixes/id1268118014

Going Backwards (Remixes)
Depeche Mode
Alternative  11 Aug 2017

Going Backwards (Remixes)
Depeche Mode
Alternative  11 Aug 2017

1   Going Backwards (Radio Edit) 3:51
2   Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Mix) 9:08
3   Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Burn Slow Mix) 7:08
4   Going Backwards (Solomun Extended Radio Remix) 8:25
5   Going Backwards (Solomun Remix Radio Version) 4:40
6   Going Backwards (Solomun Club Remix) 7:53
7   Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Full Vocal Mix) 6:44
8   Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Deep Bass Dub) 5:58
9   Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Raw Detroit Dub) 6:44
10   Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Full Vocal Mix Radio Edit) 3:26
11   Going Backwards (Point Point Remix) 4:32
12   Going Backwards (Maya Jane Coles Remix) 5:56
13   Poison Heart (Soulsavers Re-Work) 3:40
14   You Move (Latroit Remix) 4:17
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2017-08-11 - Depeche Mode - DEPECHE MODE TO RELEASE SPECIAL REMIX BUNDLE OF "GOING BACKWARDS"

http://depechemode.com/article/depeche-mode-to-release-special-remix-bundle-of-going-backwards

DEPECHE MODE TO RELEASE SPECIAL REMIX BUNDLE OF "GOING BACKWARDS"
Remixes Available August 11th
Depeche Mode will release a digital bundle featuring remixes of "Going Backwards" on August 11th.  The bundle will include 12 remixes of "Going Backwards" as well as special remixes of "Poison Heart" and "You Move." The release will be available through all digital and streaming services; fans can purchase here: http://smarturl.it/GoingBackwardsRMX Vinyl and CD versions of the bundle will be available in September. 

Depeche Mode also recently released a compelling visual for "Going Backwards." The stunning video, featuring a stripped-back performance of the track and filmed in 360 degree technology, can be seen online here: http://smarturl.it/GoingBackwards360. The video was directed by Timothy Saccenti, known for his immersive photographic style, and features Depeche Mode in a stylized, full-scale video experience.
 
"Going Backwards" Special Remix Bundle (8/11)
Tracklist:
Going Backwards (Radio Edit)                       
Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Mix)           
Going Backwards (Chris Liebing Burn Slow Mix)       
Going Backwards (Solomun Extended Radio Remix)               
Going Backwards (Solomun Remix Radio Version)   
Going Backwards (Solomun Club Remix)     
Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Full Vocal Mix)           
Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Deep Bass Dub)           
Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Raw Detroit Dub)       
Going Backwards (The Belleville Three Full Vocal Mix Radio Edit)         
Going Backwards (Point Point Remix)                         
Going Backwards (Maya Jane Coles Remix)                               
Poison Heart (Soulsavers Re-Work)                             
You Move (Latroit Remix)
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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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