Depeche Mode hits U.S. healthy and happy
It's still one long month away before Depeche Mode's Tour of the Universe 2009 reaches Tampa (Sept. 4 at the Ford Amphitheatre), but the Dave Gahan and the boys are winning rave reviews for their first U.S tour stops so far.
"Gahan does not move like a man who spent much of the spring in the hospital," Rolling Stone said after the band's show at NYC's Madison Square Garden. "Gahan spent the night doing what he does best: wiggling, prancing, twirling his mikestand, blowing kisses to the crowd, and cavorting like a hyperactive goth slut in a black vest."
Bad news for casual fans though: RS reports that Depeche Mode is passing on playings on playing classics like Just Can't Get Enough, Blasphemous Rumors and Everything Counts in favor of deeper album cuts. (Something that no doubt pleases the hard-core DMers out there.)
"In Your Room, an obscure deep cut from the 1993 Songs of Faith and Devotion, became a huge widescreen synth-pomp sex yowl, one of the night’s musical triumphs — and despite the fact that it was never a hit, everybody in the room knew the words," the reviewer said.
Here's the full set list from the NYC shows, according to Rolling Stone. (So much for my theory that DM would popularize the setlist for U.S. audiences):
Hole To Feed
Walking In My Shoes
It’s No Good
A Question Of Time
Fly on the Windscreen
Policy Of Truth
In Your Room
I Feel You
Enjoy The Silence
Never Let Me Down Again
Master And Servant
Waiting for the Night