Depeche Mode Reviews
Sott Clark from Victoria, British Columbia
How can you not be blown away by 2 1/2 hours of DM. For diehard fans it could have been 6 stars out of 5 though. Some of the new stuff is tepid and to fit those in an leave out Policy of Truth, A Question of Time and Black Celebration left me with a twinge of disappointment. That said it was so close to the sweetest perfection.
Mike Funckmeister from Toronto, Ontario
DEPECHE MODE AT THE ACC WAS AWESOME!!!
We started the night out for dinner and drinks at the nearby Loose Moose (which was awesome and fun). Then we walked done the block to the Air Canada Center. We had to find our way up to the 3rd floor where we quickly found a booth to buy a requisite t-shirt, and another few drinks. (Yes, the 3rd floor! Thanks, in no part, to the bots on TicketMaster.) We got into our seats in time to enjoy a few of Warpaint's warmup (great songs, ladies!), then onto the main event. The crowd was really revved up as Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher entered the stage, and the sound at the ACC was spectacular! The speakers hanging from the ceiling almost looked organic, and the digital sound was crisp and mind-blowing! I've seen all of Depeche Mode's concerts in Toronto since their Violator tour show at the CNE Grand, but this was by far the best of all of them. I want to wish David, Martin, and Andrew a hearty Canadian "THANK-YOU!" for all the years you've put into entertaining us! We loved it! Keep it up!!
Peter from Hamilton, Ontario
This was by far one of their best concerts since the Devotional Tour. There was lots of energy during the entire concert. Dave was on the move from the opening song. I sat in the 300 section and could see everything and the crowd was right into the concert. For artists in the mid 50's, they rocked.
Miller from Hartford, Connecticut
The show started slowly with the crowd somewhat subdued.You could tell the band were aware that the crowd was hesitant about getting into the whole show. It wasn't until halfway through that the crowd started to give something back to Gahan as he tried to stir them up. If you watch any of their other concerts that were filmed you can see the crowds willingly participate in everything the band has to offer but not so at this last show. It took a lot of cajoling from Gahan to bring them along for the ride but towards the end we were all willing passengers on the Depeche Mode caravan.
Q from Chicago, Illinois
NEVER LET ME DOWN AGAIN
Show was amazing. Depeche Mode is off the charts. the DM Library cannot be matched. They have so many great songs that they couldn't possibly do them all. I really liked the Cover Me performance. I liked the Never Let Me down Again performance. I love how they have different arrangements for some old songs. I love the Anton Corbin projections. I think they are a very pioneering Band. I stood for the whole show. It was just DM at there best. I liked when Martin performed Home which is one of my all time favorites. I like the new synth rhythms on songs like Everything Counts which sounds so good after all these years especially the new arrangements. All in all the show was phenomenal. I hope they just keep on making good records and revamping there library. 10 stars for DM
Susan from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DEPECHE MODE STILL ROCKS!
DM "Never Lets Me Down". I thought the set lists was spot on. I have been a fan since Music for the Masses and I am one of the few that wasn't looking to hear only 80's music. They played many songs from ULTRA which, in my opinion, is their best album. They also played the best ones from Faith and Devotion. I love the new album and the song Revolution. They sprinkled in some of the oldies but goodies. Their voices are strong and still awesome! From a listening perspective, they are at their very best. My only small issue was the lighting and the lack luster of the actual production. I have been to every tour they have done and it has always been a grand production. In particular, the Devotional tour (especially the opening song Higher Love) was something to see. This tour lacks that sort of grand showmanship. However, that being said, it was spectacular. Bravo Boys! Job well done!
JJ from Houston, Texas
WHAT A SHOW, WHAT A BAND!
After previewing the Spirit Tour a couple of times on YouTube before I saw them in Houston, I had prepared myself for a slow concert. I expected things to only pickup the pace after about 45 minutes, but I was WRONG. The show was full gas from the start, lots of energy. The Houston crowd was amazing and fun to be with. There is no way DM could play all of my favorites, it just won't happen and I know they gotta get the new songs in the mix too. BACKWARDS and POISON HEART are new great live tracks. That being said they did GET THE BALANCE RIGHT all-in-all. Dave was great, he is certainly one of the best front men of all time. So good to hear Martin sing SOMEBODY with Peter on piano. And yes, even I still wonder if Andy's keyboard is plugged in after all these years. I've seen them 24 times and this tour now ranks in the top 5 for me, so there you have it. Peter and Christian are fantastic musicians too and not to be ignored.
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