Depeche Mode Tickets for Sale
Depeche Mode is back with its 13th studio album and its first in four years. The new album, Delta Machine, also happens to come with a tour. This tour will bring Depeche Mode tickets to North America this summer and to the UK this fall.
The new album has, predictably, been a chart success. Depeche Mode has been around for more than two decades and, as a result, has enough name recognition to do so with ease. However, this new album is worth a listen on its own merit. The familiar synth-pop sound and harrowing vocals of Dave Gahan make this an enjoyable musical experience. The album is certainly crafted to be listened to straight through, and not out of order. Still, the song “Heaven” is worth pumping up solo while driving, especially if it is heard on a road trip to see Depeche Mode perform live, where the band’s music truly shines.
Depeche Mode is the British band that helped make synthpop and new wave mainstream. The group began as a project by Vince Clarke and Andy Fletcher in teh late 1970s. Initially these two musicians sang and played traditional rock instruments, but eventually they switched to synthesizers. This move and the discovery of future lead singer Dave Gahan helped make synthpop a universal phenomenon.
As part of a burgeoning subgenre of rock, it took a couple years for the band to begin courting record label contracts. Depeche Mode finally signed with Mute in the UK and signed with Sire in the United States. They released Speak and Spell in 1981. The album was a moderate success in the UK, but it did result in the release of the group’s first big single, “Just Can’t Get Enough”. The success of the song was not enough to keep Clarke in the group, though.
The band solidified its lineup with Gahan as the lead singer, Andy Fletcher as the keyboardist, Martin Gore as a keyboardist and guitarist, and Alan Wilder as an additional keyboardist and occasional drummer. With this lineup Depeche Mode recorded eight albums. The group made a breakthrough with the release of Some Great Reward in 1984, but made the big jump with Music for the Masses and Violator in 1987 and 1990.
These albums gave the world the songs “Personal Jesus”, “Never Let Me Down Again”, and “Enjoy the Silence”. These songs finally made Depeche Mode a big hit in the United States, where they arrived just in time to court the alt rock audience that was not into grunge.
Depeche Mode outlasted grunge and the band, even without Wilder, released the album Ultra and Exciter. “It’s No Good” and “Dream On” became the last two big singles from a band that had once released an album every day, but had begun taking a few years in between to release records by the end of the 1990s and 21st century.