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Archives / Re: 2013: Delta Machine
« Last post by Angelinda on 14 December 2017 - 01:21:37 »
2017-12-15 - Sonic Seducer (Germany) - Depeche Mode Special

[Someone told me that they will scan it so hopefully we will have scans of it here eventually.]

DEPECHE MODE Special inkl. XXL-Wandkalender 2018 + CD - limited 999
Sonic Seducer Edition Depeche Mode mit Special zum 20. Jubiläum des Kultalbums "ULTRA", allem Wissenswerten zum aktuellen Longplayer "Spirit" und dem 2. Tourneeteil + Wandkalender 2018 im XXL-Format zum Ausklappen & CD mit exklusiven Coverversionen. Nur 999 Exemplare!
Archives / Re: 2013: Delta Machine
« Last post by Angelinda on 07 December 2017 - 22:50:20 »
2017-12-06 - Reverb (US) - Ben Hillier on Producing Blur, Mixing U2, and Priming Drums for Records

Ben Hillier on Producing Blur, Mixing U2, and Priming Drums for Records
by Andy Jones

After years of engineering and mixing, Ben Hillier began his work as a producer in earnest with Elbow, a Manchester rock band with orchestral ambition that would later call its style "prog without the solos." The dense, dynamic arrangements Hillier executed would prepare him for a wide-ranging career that has seen him work with Blur, Depeche Mode, Nadine Shah, and more.
We had a chance to sit down with Hillier, who was gracious enough to share his recording wisdom and how it all got started.


"On Depeche Mode's Delta Machine, I was driving Dave Gahan mad because I was like 'I want you to keep singing these songs.' Having worked with him quite a bit and seen him live and knowing what a great performer he is, it's the songs he knows inside out where he gives the best performances. He's an amazing singer, like an athlete playing live—how he keeps that energy going over two hours is astonishing."

Archives / Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Last post by Angelinda on 07 December 2017 - 21:52:02 »
2017-12-07 - Move Concerts Perú - Saludo de Martin Gore

DEPECHE MODE en Lima - Saludo de Martin Gore

¡MARTIN GORE, el genial compositor de Depeche Mode, envía saludos a todos sus fans peruanos!
Archives / Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Last post by Angelinda on 07 December 2017 - 21:18:22 »
2017-12-07 - Ocesa Rock (Mexico) - Rey Pila será la banda invitada de Depeche Mode

Rey Pila será la banda invitada en los conciertos de Depeche Mode presentados por AT&T Mx en el Foro Sol.
Archives / Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Last post by Angelinda on 07 December 2017 - 20:46:16 »
2017-12-06 - Estados Alterados‏ on Twitter:

Atención: estaremos junto a @depechemode el próximo 16 de marzo en Bogotá.
Archives / Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Last post by Angelinda on 07 December 2017 - 03:17:05 »
2017-12-06 - Rivera Amplification (US) - Martin Gore's rig for 2017-18 with Jez Webb

Rivera Interview Depeche Mode - Martin Gore's rig for 2017/18 w/ Jez Webb
Jez Webb (Depeche Mode's Martin Gore's guitar tech) gives a rig rundown explanation of how the Rivera Venus Recordings are being used. Special thanks to Jez Webb!!
Archives / Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Last post by Angelinda on 05 December 2017 - 23:18:52 »
2017-12-05 - Bloomberg (US) - A Band Without a No. 1 Hit Is Outselling Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran

A Band Without a No. 1 Hit Is Outselling Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran
Formed in 1980, Depeche Mode playing to more people than ever
Synth-pop group takes cue from Grateful Dead on fan connection
By Lucas Shaw

An old New Wave rock band that’s never released a No. 1 song in the U.S. is selling more concert tickets than the biggest pop stars in the world.
Depeche Mode, the British synth-pop group formed in 1980, is having one of the most remarkable tours in modern music and its most-successful concert run ever. The band sold 1.27 million tickets through the first nine months of 2017, more than Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber or Bruno Mars -- much younger pop acts at the peak of their fame.
In October, the band became the first act to sell out four consecutive shows at the Hollywood Bowl, an open-air theater in the hills of Los Angeles that’s hosted everyone from the Beatles to Luciano Pavarotti. Now Depeche Mode is back on the road for its second tour through Europe this year and will head to Latin America in 2018. Not bad for a group whose album sales peaked more than 20 years ago.
“Every time we go out and tour, we’re playing to more people,” said Martin Gore, 56, the band’s guitarist and lead songwriter. “It’s just incredible at this stage in our career.”

Old Rockers
Depeche Mode’s success speaks to the enduring power of old rock groups, which accounted for a big chunk of the $7.3 billion North American concert industry last year. The best-selling festival of 2016 was Desert Trip, a bacchanal in California’s Coachella Valley featuring acts that came to prominence half a century ago. According to researcher Pollstar, the top tours of 2017 are Guns N’ Roses and U2, which released their best-selling albums 30 years ago.
Yet Depeche Mode’s late-career surge is also a tribute to a band that has carefully nurtured and expanded a loyal army of fans known as the Black Swarm (or Devotees) who follow it all over the world. The mania for the group’s dance pop is strongest in Germany, where the last seven albums have topped the charts, but it reaches every corner of the globe.
Delly Ramin Moradzadeh was just 14 when she developed an obsession that has gripped teenagers from Munich to Buenos Aires. Listening to Los Angeles radio station KROQ in 1984, she heard the song “People Are People,” and immediately asked her mom to take her to Tower Records to buy Depeche Mode’s new album.

She had to wait two years before seeing the band at Irvine Meadows, an experience that cemented her devotion. Moradzadeh has seen Depeche Mode live more than 30 times since that fateful first taste, including seven times on this latest tour. She estimates she has spent more than $2,000 on tickets and merchandise this year alone.
“I warned my husband before we got married that I have this obsession you have to deal with once every little while,” Moradzadeh said.
She praises the band for constantly rewarding fans with shows at small venues and special releases. While other groups have reunited after years apart for a big payday, Depeche Mode has released a new record about every four years since the mid-1980s and devotes much of its current set to music from its latest album, “Spirit,” the band’s 14th.

Never Stopping
The group has never stopped touring, even during a drug-addled era that manager Jonathan Kessler dubs “the experimental years.” Lead singer Dave Gahan, whose distinctive baritone is one of the band’s signatures, has grown more confident as a performer with each tour, strutting across the stage like a man possessed. Where the band once struggled to sell more than a couple thousand tickets in Nashville, Tennessee, it now plays before crowds more than triple that size in the cradle of country music.
Periods between tours give band members time to recharge and leave fans wanting more, especially because the group doesn’t venture to the same cities every tour. Salt Lake City was the first stop on the 2017 U.S. tour, a place that hadn’t hosted Depeche Mode since 2009. Eight years is also enough time for devotees to inculcate their children with a love of songs like “Personal Jesus” or “Enjoy the Silence.”
Depeche Mode doesn’t sell records like it did in the 1990s, nor has it ever reached the heights of fellow British rockers Coldplay or Oasis. But a group whose musical genre was once derided has earned long-overdue respect. Critics raved about the latest tour, while Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and Rihanna all cited the band as a major influence.
“They weren’t appreciated before,” said Kessler. “People didn’t get who they were or why they mattered musically. It’s one of the first electronic bands.”

Fighting Label
While Metallica and Taylor Swift have fought new ways of distributing music, Kessler has urged Depeche Mode to embrace new technologies, be it Apple’s iTunes or Spotify. Inspired by the Grateful Dead, which allowed fans to make their own recordings of live shows, Depeche Mode has often fought its record label and publisher to leave unlicensed videos on YouTube.
Searching for the proper way to promote this latest tour, Depeche Mode opted to let a different fan take over its Facebook page every day to share stories and photos. Facebook is an ideal medium for Depeche Mode, whose core audience is between the age of 35 and 60. Fans have already created more than a dozen different fan pages and groups for Depeche Mode on the social-media platform.
This project gave those fans control of the band’s official page for the first time. Devotees from all over the world have shared their favorite memories, including some who say they’ve seen the band more than 40 times just this year. The page has 7.3 million “likes.”
While a single TV advertising campaign would cost millions, the Facebook promotion is free.
Archives / Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Last post by Angelinda on 05 December 2017 - 22:08:41 »
2017-12-05 - DG Entertainment (Argentina) - Juana Molina to be support act

[This information was already revealed yesterday when billboards were hung up in Argentina with this information.]

Juana Molina será la artista nacional encargada de abrir el escenario del Estadio Único para Depeche Mode!!
Archives / Re: 2017: Spirit and Global Spirit Tour
« Last post by Angelinda on 04 December 2017 - 23:50:54 »
2017-12-04 - Depeche Mode - Depeche Mode To Headline Isle Of Wight

Depeche Mode are pleased to announce that they will be the Saturday headline band at the 2018 Isle of Wight Festival. The show will be June 23rd, 2018. For more details and tickets, please go to
Archives / Re: 2017: Other News
« Last post by Angelinda on 03 December 2017 - 23:37:57 »
2017-12-01 - Presseportal (Germany) - Sky Arts Eigenproduktion erzählt Geschichte der Hansa Studios

David Bowie, U2, Depeche Mode und Co: Sky Arts Eigenproduktion erzählt Geschichte der Hansa Studios


Anlässlich des 10. Januars - dem Tag, an dem die Welt dem Chamäleon der Popmusik gedenkt - zeigt Sky Arts HD die Dokumentation "Hansa Studios: by the Wall 1976-90" als Weltpremiere.


Zu Wort kommen in den von Mike Christie produzierten 90-minütigem musikalischen Ritt durch die Geschichte unter anderem: REM-Frontmann Michael Stipe, Martin Gore von Depeche Mode, Alexander Hacke von Einstürzende Neubauten, Iggy Pops und David Bowies Bassist Tony Fox Sales, Gaz Coombes und Danny Goffey von Supergrass, Nick Cave und Bandmitglieder von Bad Seeds, Fish und Steve Rothery von Marillion und viele Musikproduzenten und Toningenieure, wie Tony Visconti, Flood, Eduard Meyer, Chris Kimsey, Daniel Miller, Gareth Jones.

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