#ModeMay (2016)


It is time once again for the #ModeMay photo challenge!

Every day in May, post an image on Instagram or Twitter based on the themes listed above. Use the themes as a general guide, but be creative. Most importantly, have fun!

At the end of the month, we will create a gallery of some of the best submissions.

Be sure to tag your photos with the “#ModeMay” hashtag, and mention “@depechemode”.

June 1st update: Thanks to the thousands who participated on Instagram and Twitter. A gallery of some of the submissions has been put up in The Archives.

Fletch To Embark On DJ Tour


Multi-platinum selling recording artist Andy Fletcher will be embarking on his highly anticipated European DJ tour this fall. The first 6 shows have just been announced with the tour kicking off on October 3rd in Kiev. See below for full tour date listings, show details, and specific ticket information. Fletch says “I have been working on a new and dynamic set which I’m very much looking forward to.” More shows to be announced shortly.

Update (November 17th, 2015 – 9:05am PT): Added date for Milan.

October 3rd, 2015 – Kiev, Ukraine – Stereo Plaza. Tickets.

October 22nd, 2015 – Vienna, Austria – Zentrale / Alte Post (Viennale International Film Festival). Tickets.

October 23rd, 2015 – Bielefeld, Germany – Ringlokschuppen. Tickets & Facebook Event Page.

October 31st, 2015 – Rome, Italy – Warehouse Club. Tickets.

November 4th, 2015 – Kosice, Slovakia – Kosice Dnes at Tabacka Kulturfabrik Club. Facebook Event Page.

November 7th, 2015 – Copenhagen, Denmark – KB3 Club. Tickets.

November 10th, 2015 – Liege, Belgium – Fabrik Club. Tickets.

November 20th, 2015 – Milan, Italy – Club Milano. Facebook Event Page.

November 27th, 2015 – Leipzig, Germany – Taubchenthal. Tickets.

December 12th, 2015 – Katowice, Poland – MegaClub. Facebook Event Page.

New Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Album “Angels & Ghosts” to be Released October 23rd

New Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Album “Angels & Ghosts” to be Released October 23rd

New Track “All of This and Nothing” Out Today

Band to Play Six Special, Intimate Shows in USA & Europe

(German fans: http://smarturl.it/allofthisandnothing)

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Dave Gahan, along with musical partner Soulsavers, will release a new album October 23rd. Entitled “Angels & Ghosts”, this is the collaborators’ second album, following their critically-acclaimed 2012 release “The Light the Dead See”. The album will be released in digital, as well as physical CD and vinyl formats, worldwide on October 23rd through Columbia Records. The “utterly riveting” album boasts nine original tracks, all written by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers.

The album launches today with the online premiere of the moody, cinematic anthem “All of This and Nothing”, on VEVO.

An evolution from their first album, “Angels & Ghosts” proves to be a markedly stronger and more hard-hitting body of work. Listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of dark, brooding sounds, elements inspired by gospel and blues, and the stark beauty that has become a signature of Dave and Soulsavers’ works. Dave Gahan’s emotionally powerful voice has never sounded better, and drives the album forward over a landscape of meticulously crafted instrumentation.

A transatlantic collaboration, the writing process started with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ Rich Machin exchanging demos and ideas from their respective studios in lower Manhattan and rural England. They then recorded the album with additional musicians in studios around the world, including classic locations such as Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Electric Lady in New York. The end result is a vibrant, live-sounding album, and proof of the “instant and obvious fit” Machin felt writing with Gahan.

To fully showcase the powerful, live nature of the album, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers will bring the project to life in a series of six special shows in iconic, intimate venues across the US and Europe. Starting October 19th at the first show in Los Angeles, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers will perform as a ten-piece band, with shows in New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Milan to follow. Tickets for all shows will go on sale September 18th and select shows will be broadcast and streamed for fans worldwide. Full dates and venues are listed below.

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers performance dates:
October 19th, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
October 22nd, 2015 – New York, NY – Town Hall
October 26th, 2015 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
October 30th, 2015 – Berlin, DE – Tempodrom
November 2nd, 2015 – Paris, FR – La Cigale
November 4th, 2015 – Milan, IT – Fabrique

“Angels & Ghosts” track listing:
1. Shine
2. You Owe Me
3. Tempted
4. All of This and Nothing
5. One Thing
6. Don’t Cry
7. Lately
8. The Last Time
9. My Sun

Go to DaveGahan.com for more details…

Depeche Mode Live In Berlin – Coming November 17th on Columbia Records

Depeche Mode - Live In Berlin

Depeche Mode To Release Live Concert DVD Directed by Anton Corbijn

Depeche Mode Live In Berlin to be released by Columbia Records on November 17th

Depeche Mode have announced the global release of their CD/DVD Depeche Mode Live In Berlin for November 17th via Columbia Records. Directed by their longtime creative collaborator, Anton Corbijn, Depeche Mode Live in Berlin features two hours worth of never before released, live concert footage.

Depeche Mode Live in Berlin was filmed on location at the O2 World Berlin on November 25th and 27th, 2013 during the band’s extremely successful Delta Machine Tour which saw them play to over 2.4 million people in 32 countries. Depeche Mode was touring in support of their lauded 13th studio album, Delta Machine, which debuted at #1 in 12 countries worldwide in March 2013. The CD/DVD will include not only performances of tracks from Delta Machine but also some of their most memorable and biggest hits including “Personal Jesus” and “Policy of Truth”.

The deluxe version offers a total immersion, all access experience for fans. This will include the Live in Berlin DVD, the Live in Berlin full show audio across two CDs, as well as a second DVD, Alive in Berlin. Also directed by Corbijn, Alive in Berlin includes the full live show, inter-spliced with behind-the-scenes footage, multiple interviews with the band and their fans, and a 2-song acoustic session, which was filmed at Salon Bel Ami, the oldest existing brothel in Berlin.

The package also includes the band’s 2013 album Delta Machine 5.1 mix on Blu-Ray CD. All this comes specially packaged in a beautiful lift off box that includes 5 CD mini-jackets housing the aforementioned discs and a 16 page booklet.

“Alive in Berlin is a record of Depeche Mode visiting Berlin for two concerts and the impact it has on fans following the band. Berlin has a special place in the hearts of Depeche Mode. Likewise, Depeche Mode has a strong following in the German capital and the film tries to capture the highlights of these concerts as well as that special connection through interviews with fans and bands alike,” states director Anton Corbijn.

Also available will be a double CD package of the full audio from Live in Berlin.

The track-listing for Depeche Mode Live In Berlin is as follows:

Live In Berlin DVD
Welcome To My World
Walking In My Shoes
Black Celebration
Should Be Higher
Policy Of Truth
The Child Inside
But Not Tonight
Soothe My Soul
A Pain That I’m Used To
A Question Of Time
Enjoy The Silence
Personal Jesus
Shake The Disease
Just Can’t Get Enough
I Feel You
Never Let Me Down Again

Alive In Berlin DVD
Full live show + 15 interview pieces
Bordello Acoustic Session: Condemnation and Judas

Live In Berlin Soundtrack (2 CDs)

1. Welcome To My World
2. Angel
3. Walking In My Shoes
4. Precious
5. Black Celebration
6. Should Be Higher
7. Policy Of Truth
8. The Child Inside
9. But Not Tonight
10. Heaven
11. Soothe My Soul

1. A Pain That I’m Used To
2. Question Of Time
3. Enjoy The Silence
4. Personal Jesus
5. Shake The Disease
6. Halo
7. Just Can’t Get Enough
8. I Feel You
9. Never Let Me Down Again
10. Goodbye

Delta Machine 5.1 Audio (Blu Ray CD – Deluxe Edition only)
1. Welcome To My World
2. Angel
3. Heaven
4. Secret To The End
5. My Little Universe
6. Slow
7. Broken
8. The Child Inside
9. Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
10. Should Be Higher
11. Alone
12. Soothe My Soul
13. Goodbye
14. Long Time Lie
15. Happens All The Time
16. Always
17. All That’s Mine

#ModeMay On Instagram


Welcome To #ModeMay – an Instagram photo-a-day challenge.

The challenge: Every day this month, post a picture to your Instagram account based on the theme of the day listed above.

We will re-gram the best picture every day on our @depechemode Instagram account. We will also put the best photos of each week here on depechemode.com (within this News post).

Below is our Day 1 image.

Week One – Best Fan Gram:

Week Two – Best Fan Gram:

Week Three – Best Fan Gram:

Week Four – Best Fan Gram:

Thanks to everyone for participating. All of the images from the photo challenge are now in The Archives area.

Hublot And Depeche Mode Raise $1.4 Million For charity: water


Hublot and Depeche Mode hosted a gala and auction last night in the historic Tsum building in Moscow to benefit charity: water. In total, over $1.4 million was raised to bring clean water to people in developing countries.

Says Martin: “I am particularly pleased that, as a band and with the support of our loyal friend Hublot, we can organise this exceptional auction to raise money for our friends at charity: water and contribute to making a real difference in countries struggling to survive without access to drinking water. The money raised should help to make a real difference.”

Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, added: “This unique collaboration is part of our ongoing special relationship with Depeche Mode. We first met in 2010 and hit it off straight away. If our friendship can make a difference, then we must not hesitate since connection is all about sharing. If you don’t share, you miss out. Hublot is in a fortunate position, and has a duty to share some of its success with those who need it.”