Depeche Mode Reviews
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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.
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.
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!!
Dan from Montreal, Quebec
JUST KEEPS GOING ON AND ON AND ON .........
After al these years, Dave and Marty still have it. We have not missed a show since the 80's and look forward to the next one already. DM are the most under estimated live band in the world - they did not disappoint! Sorry to see some of these reviews stating that they did not play 'Stairway to heaven" for them - get over yourselves....this is not simply an 80's band!
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.
Robert was robbed from Toronto, Ontario
MISSED A FEW CD,S
I went mainly for the 80's and 90's hits. I was very disappointed. I understand that I have missed a bit of new stuff, but should have played the hits that got them there. Seen a lot of older people in the crowd too.
Scott Greenlaw from Toronto, Ontario
As a DM fan since High school and having seen the band more than 20 times over the last 35 years we were really excited to see the band again. With such a great catalogue of Music the setlist could be and Should be exceptional. judging by the fans in my section as well as the corridors, most if not ALL of us aging 40+fans (I'm 52) were looking forward to reliving a little of our younger days. Seeing Depeche Mode and not hearing/seeing Just Cant Get Enough, Shake the Disease, Behind the Wheel, Strangelove, People are People (especially given todays political climate People are People needs to be there! The Stage setup was great, the sound was excellent, the band was energetic but the choice of material was downright BAD. no one was there to listen to a new record or download new songs. i get it, some would have been fine but the first 6 songs and then even further, the Kick Ass Tunes from the FAVORITE BAND of my younger years weren't there! based on our section my opinion was shared!
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