The band played an intimate show at Brozos Hall during the recent SXSW festival (March 15th). Here are some pictures from the event.
photo credit: Markus Nass / Electronic Beats
Last night, the band performed a special showcase set in Vienna. Check out the pictures from the show above, and stay tuned to depechemode.com for the full stream of the show, coming April 10th. More details to follow…
“Delta Machine” is almost here. Get an inside look into the making of the album with this EPK, then listen to the iTunes stream.
Berlin, 18 March 2013 – In a special event held today in Berlin, Hublot and Depeche Mode announced a special charity partnership to benefit charity: water, a non-profit bringing safe drinking water to the developing world. Depeche Mode and Hublot have a history of joining forces to support charities. In 2010, Hublot and Depeche Mode raised funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust with a benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a unique auction: an auction of 12 exclusive boxed sets, each containing a Hublot watch, a ‘pièce unique’ with the cover of one of Depeche Mode’s 12 studio albums on its dial, along with the vinyl and digital version of each album, a golden framed CD and autographed stills. This year, Hublot and Depeche Mode agreed to work together on a larger scale, to benefit charity: water, an organization strongly supported by the band.
charity: water’s founding purpose is to bring safe drinking water to people in developing countries around the world. Nearly 800 million people (nearly 1 out of every 9 people worldwide) lack access to safe drinking water – an epidemic-level problem charity: water is committed to solving. To date, they have funded over 8,100 water projects, providing access to clean, safe drinking water to more than 3.2 million people in 20 countries. And through the partnership announced today, Hublot and Depeche Mode have expressed their shared commitment to make charity: water’s global impact even greater.
The announcement was made today by Depeche Mode, Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver and Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water.
Asked about the partnership, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore stated, “I have personally been a supporter and advocate of charity: water for a while now, so I’m thrilled that we as a band can expand our support for the organization and help to make significant difference in places around the world struggling without a proper supply of drinking water.”
This unique collaborative effort aims to break the record set in 2010. For this reason, Hublot designed not just 12 watches, but an exclusive series of 250 timepieces: the Limited Edition of Big Bang Depeche Mode.
Stay tuned for more information about the partnership…
On March 13th, Jason Bentley (KCRW) interviewed the band at SXSW (Austin Convention Center, Room 12ABC, to be specific). Before the interview, Mr Bentley did a pre-interview with Martin and Fletch for KCRW. Listen to that interview below:
To finish their time at SXSW, the band will be playing a special 45 minute showcase set at Brazos Hall. The show will be recorded, and broadcast by Yahoo when Delta Machine is released.
DEPECHE MODE CONFIRMS RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA WITH THE DELTA MACHINE WORLD TOUR
Pre-order or Purchase Depeche Mode’s New Album Delta Machine on Amazon.com By April 1st And Receive Early Access to Tickets
Tickets Go On Sale To The Public On April 6th at LiveNation.com
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 11, 2013) – Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential groups with album sales in excess of 100 million, will bring THE DELTA MACHINE WORLD TOUR to North America this summer. As pioneers of the post-punk era and the most popular electronic band of all-time, they continue to draw legions of loyal fans to arenas and stadiums around the world to experience their once-in-a-lifetime performances. Depeche Mode will kick off their tour on August 22nd at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit with shows scheduled through October 8th at the Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 6th on LiveNation.com.
“I’m really looking forward to getting out there and performing. There are so many die hard Depeche Mode fans who have been with us every step of this journey that I can’t wait to see. I also hope that we gain some new fans with the release of Delta Machine, and I look forward to exposing them to a great Depeche Mode live performance,” said Dave Gahan.
Martin Gore added, “I enjoy being in front of an audience because our songs really take on a life of their own when performed live. When we’re performing, the stage almost becomes a mirror for the people who have been there since the beginning, and we become a reflection of our audience. I’m looking forward to this tour for that very reason.”
The band will make a rare U.S. television appearance tonight on “The Late Show with David Letterman” which will be preceded by a “Live On Letterman” multi-song set webcast on CBS.com and VEVO, Monday, March 11 (8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT). VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, is an official media partner of The Delta Machine Tour in North America.
Delta Machine, Depeche Mode’s highly anticipated 13th studio album is scheduled for global release by Columbia Records on March 26th.
Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, April 1st at 10 AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
While supplies last eligible fans who pre-order or purchase Depeche Mode’s new album Delta Machine on or before April 1, 2013 on Amazon.com will receive a unique presale code good for early access to purchase up to two tickets for their upcoming North American tour. Early access using the presale codes is available between Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10 AM local time and Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10PM local time. Please note concert tickets and presale codes are subject to availability and the presale code does not guarantee tickets to the concert or price level of your choice.
Beginning today, fans can RSVP to the Facebook presale by visiting http://bit.ly/DMRSVP for access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, April 4th, at 10 AM local time.
• LIVE NATION MOBILE:
Live Nation mobile app users will have access to presale tickets on Friday, April 5th at 10 AM. Mobile users can text “LNAPP” to 404040 to download the Live Nation mobile app. (Available for iOS and Android.)
All presales end at 10 PM local time on Friday, April 5th.
Prior to coming to North America, Depeche Mode will begin their European stadium tour in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on May 7th. They will perform 37 shows in 25 European countries, featuring appearances at Milan’s famed San Siro Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, and Moscow’s Locomotive Stadium before wrapping up the European leg of their tour in Minsk, Belarus on July 29.
THE DELTA MACHINE WORLD TOUR – NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Thursday, Aug. 22 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tuesday, Aug. 27 – St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair**
Sunday, Sep. 1 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Tuesday, Sep. 3 – Montreal, QB – Bell Centre
Friday, Sep. 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sunday, Sep. 8 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Tuesday, Sep. 10 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Thursday, Sep. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Saturday, Sep. 14 – Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
Sunday, Sep. 15 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Wednesday, Sep. 18 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Friday, Sep. 20 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, Sep. 22 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Tuesday, Sep. 24 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Thursday, Sep. 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, Sep. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Sunday, Sep. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
** Minneapolis is not part of the Amazon presale opportunity.
All dates subject to change.
Following on the heels of their panel announcement, Depeche Mode have confirmed their first ever showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival on Friday, March 15th. Presented by Yahoo! the exclusive show will take place at Austin’s Brazos Hall with Depeche Mode scheduled to take the stage at 10pm. The concert will give lucky fans an exclusive preview of the band’s new album, Delta Machine, which is due out on Columbia Records on March 26th. SXSW will be holding a ticket lottery that will be open to SXSW Platinum and Music badge holders beginning TODAY at 12pm CST. For full ticketing details and show information please go tohttp://www.sxsw.com/ticket-drawings.
Depeche Mode released news earlier this week that they will also sit down for a discussion moderated by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. This unique look inside the legendary band will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 5pm at the Austin Convention Center. The discussion is open to all Music and Platinum badges as well as Artist Wristbands.
The band’s new album, Delta Machine, was recorded over the last year in Santa Barbara, California and New York City and was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood. Alongside a standard CD format, Depeche Mode will release Delta Machine in an exclusive Deluxe Edition with four additional new tracks and accompanied by a 28 page hardcover photo book conceived and created by longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn. The first single, “Heaven,” was released earlier this month to critical acclaim. Depeche Mode will kick off their European tour on May 7th in Tel Aviv with North American tour details to be announced in the coming weeks.
FULL RUN OF SHOW & SET TIMES:
Doors 7:00 PM
Depeche Mode will be kicking off the 2013 “Live On Letterman” concert webcast series on Monday, March 11th. The performance will be streamed live on VEVO and CBS.com. Later that night, the band will also appear on the Late Show With David Letterman, performing “Heaven”.
To win tickets to the Live on Letterman taping, tell us what your interpretation is of the title of the upcoming album, Delta Machine. Submit your answers – along with your full name, age and location – to LettermanTix@depechemode.com for a chance to see the band “Live on Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on March 11, 2013. Entries must be received by 12pm noon EST on March 6. Winners will be randomly selected from the eligible entries and will be contacted via email on March 8, 2012. Winners must be 18 years of age or older to attend (ID will be required). Please note that the contest is only for tickets to the show. Good luck!
NPR have premiered a special stripped, in-studio performance video of “Heaven”, the first single from “Delta Machine”.