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Transport Update Information - Depeche Mode at The O2, 20th February 2010
January 11, 2010

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For those of you who will be attending the February 20th show at the O2 Arena in London, please be advised that the London Underground Jubilee Line will not be running that night. The entire Jubilee line will be closed for upgrade works, so there are no services to North Greenwich (The O2).

Transport services from central London
by boat
The O2 has its very own high speed express river service between Waterloo and The O2 taking just 25 minutes. Book now to have a memorable journey to and from The O2. This service is PRE-BOOK ONLY online so we can guarantee you a seat and manage demand. Single £6 / £12 return. This service is provided by Thames Clippers and runs every 30 minutes between 16.30 and 19.00 before the event and from 15 minutes after the event finish time until 00.00.

by DLR and boat shuttle
For those travelling from and to central London (south of the Central line) please take the DLR, change at East India station and use the BOAT SHUTTLE services running between the DLR and The O2. The DLR will be running a normal service and boat services will run every 5-7 minutes between 17:00 and 20:30 before the show and 22:00 and 23.30 after the show. The walk between East India DLR and the river pier is approximately 250 metres. The journey time to The O2 from Bank is approximately 35 minutes. Click here for a detailed route map. Please make sure you have a valid ticket (DLR, Oyster, travelcard) before you travel.

by tube and bus
If you are travelling from central London (north of the Central line) we would recommend you change onto the Central line, alight at Stratford and take the Rail Replacement Bus Service F (from Bus Stop X). Services will run every 5 minutes and the bus ride is approximately 20 minutes. The route will be clearly sign posted.

by The O2 Shuttle
A shuttle bus service will be provided from The O2 (after the event only) into Waterloo, Charing Cross and Victoria. Services will leave from North Greenwich bus station from Bus Stop D. All tickets are PRE-BOOK ONLY (£6 single) and are available online. Please note that Oyster cards or Travelcards are not accepted for this service. Additional services will be provided subject to pre-booked demand.

Transport services from East London
by bus and DLR / boat shuttle
Passengers travelling from East London (Canning Town, West Ham or Stratford) should use rail replacement bus service F. Alternatively the boat shuttle noted above from East India DLR will also be available. These services will run every 5-7 minutes.

Local transport services
by bus
Eight TfL local bus routes operate to and from The O2. Key destinations include Stratford, Charlton, Greenwich, Lewisham, Woolwich, Eltham, north Kent and central London. Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk for timetable information. Please note these services have limited capacity so if you wish to travel to and from Central London (e.g. London Bridge and Waterloo) please use the main services noted above. Click for local bus route map (pdf file).

Private transport
by car
The car parks are located within a short walk of the main entrance of The O2. Car parking for this event is PRE BOOK ONLY so we can manage demand and avoid disappointment. Tickets must be booked 24 hours in advance. Please note there is no on street parking on the Greenwich Peninsula. Please use Car Park 1 unless directed otherwise.

by car: FREE drop off / pick up
Those of you who will be dropped off and picked up by car, please use our FREE dedicated drop off / pick up area within car park 1. Here is a map of the Greenwich Peninsula.

by taxi and private hire
North Greenwich station has a dedicated black taxi rank. Private hire is also available for pre-booking or on the night through kiosks at the main entrance of The O2. Greenwich Express Cars: 020 8858 6661.

Depeche Mode Announce The Horrors As Special Guests For Teenage Cancer Trust Show
February 2, 2010

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Depeche Mode are delighted to announce that The Horrors will support them as special guests for their Teenage Cancer Trust Show, Royal Albert Hall, February 17th.

Depeche Mode who launch the 10th anniversary of Teenage Cancer Trusts gigs sold out their Royal Albert Hall show in a cool 4 minutes.

The band will be donating all proceeds from the one-off show to help raise funds for desperately needed specialist teenage cancer facilities.

Depeche Mode and Hublot Launch Auction In Aid Of Teenage Cancer Trust
February 9, 2010

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Depeche Mode and Hublot launch the auction of the most exclusive collector's pieces in the history of Rock and Roll with all proceeds donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Bidding begins February 8th and terminates February 24th

Twelve unique timepieces bearing the album artwork of Depeche Mode's legendary studio albums will be sold via an online auction with all proceeds from the sale going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Now online, the auction site can be accessed directly from:
www.hublot.com/depechemode - www.teenagecancertrust.org

On February 17th Depeche Mode will open the 10th season of concerts organised by the charity Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) at the Royal Albert Hall in London with The Horrors announced as their special guests.

On this occasion, and in support of this cause, Depeche Mode and Hublot have joined forces to produce twelve exclusive boxed sets. In side these exquisitely designed presentation boxes, fans of Depeche Mode will find a treasure chest of exclusive materials chosen by the band.

Each box contains:
- A deluxe vinyl version of the album
- A USB Key containing a digital edition of the album and documentary about the making of the album
- An original album artwork print and a framed gold CD.
- In addition each box will boast a photograph signed by all members of the group who contributed to the album including Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder.

Together, Geneva based auction house Patrizzi & Co and Liveauctioneers.com have graciously donated both their time and energy to this noble cause, in providing the most secure state of the art, online auction system coupled with an unparalleled global auction service and expertise.

All proceeds from this unique auction, which closes on February 24th will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust on February 26th at the penultimate concert of Depeche Mode's 'Sounds of The Universe Tour' in Dusseldorf.

For more information about the Teenage Cancer Trust, visit their official website - www.teenagecancertrust.org

Alan Wilder Joins Depeche Mode On Stage At The Royal Albert Hall
February 25, 2010

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Alan Wilder joined Depeche Mode on stage at the Royal Albert Hall on February 17th, 2010, for a very special performance of "Somebody", to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. While fans have pretty much covered the actual event on YouTube, we have a special soundcheck performance for you:

"Somebody" Soundcheck - YouTube (720p)
"Somebody" Soundcheck - YouTube (1080p)

At the following show at the O2 in London (February 20th, 2010), Alan took some time at the aftershow to do a quick interview with our webmaster:

Interview With Alan Wilder - February 20th, 2010 - YouTube (720p)
Interview With Alan Wilder - February 20th, 2010 - YouTube (1080p)

Depeche Mode Win ECHO Award
March 4, 2010

depeche mode win ECHO award

Depeche Mode have won the award for "Best International Group - Rock / Pop" at the 2010 ECHO Awards in Germany! Also nominated in the same category were U2, A-ha, Black Eyed Peas and Gossip.

Martin and Fletch were at the ceremonies to accept the award. View the acceptance speech in our Video / Television area.

New Recoil Album From Alan Wilder
March 12, 2010

new recoil album from alan wilder

Recoil's album, entitled 'Selected', has been set for worldwide release on 19th April 2010. The album contains a selection of classic Recoil tracks chosen by Alan Wilder who says: "The collection is made up of my personal favourites, remastered and edited together into what I consider a cohesive and total listening experience."

'Selected' features an eclectic mixture of vocalists including Diamanda Galás, Joe Richardson, Douglas McCarthy, Samantha Coerbell, Siobhan Lynch, Toni Halliday, Nicole Blackman , Maggie Estep and Carla Trevaskis.

Details of specific formats, along with tour date information for the upcoming 'Selected Events 2010' presentations, can be found by visiting Recoil's 'Selected' promo web site. This is where you can keep up to date with the tour, press articles and reviews, wallpaper downloads and more. Audio excerpts are there and video updates will also be added soon, so keep an eye out.

Also, check out MuteBank for the exclusive Signed Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set edition of 'Selected'.

Dave Gahan Officially Adopts Son James Nicholas Rogers-Gahan
March 27, 2010

David marked the joyous occasion of the formal adoption of James Nicholas Rogers-Gahan, the son of his wife of eleven years, Jennifer Sklias-Gahan in New York City on Wednesday March 24th. Jimmy officially joins David's other two children -- daughter Stella Rose Gahan, and son, Jack Gahan.

Get To Know Basic
April 5, 2010

get to know basic

Basic are an electro alternative duo from Basildon, Essex, England. The Band was founded by cousins Louis Hyde (lead vocals) and Dean Oldfield (Chief Songwriter, Keyboards) in 2005 due to their joint passion for music. Their music is influenced by their uncle (Martin Gore), as well as bands like New Order, Joy Division and Kraftwerk.

Since 2005 Dean and Louis have written many songs and have played many local gigs including “Chinnerys” in Southend-on-Sea and they also put on their own show at Towngate Theatre (Basildon) in 2008.

We encourage you to check out their music and their upcoming show list on their MySpace site.

Recoil - 'Selected Events' 2010 - new dates in USA, Canada & South America
July 23, 2010


Recoil - Selected Events 2010 - new dates in USA, Canada & South America Recoil - iPhone app Recoil - Selected Recoil - Selected - box set

After hugely successful presentations of 'A Strange Hour' across Europe - performances which marked the first time Recoil ventured out of the studio - Alan Wilder is able to confirm a series of dates for the next leg of Recoil's 'Selected Events' tour, scheduled for October & November 2010.

Recoil recently played a show in Mexico City and if the response there is anything to go by, this upcoming leg of the tour is going to be a something special. Says Alan "The Mexicans didn't disappoint, and I've been receiving innumerable requests from Argentinians, Chileans, Peruvians, Brazilians and many others in that part of the world for years now, pleading for a visit. I'm really flattered to be asked of course, and looking forward to it finally happening - I know we will have an incredible time in South America. Paul Kendall and I are planning a few changes to the live set with some new films as well."

In North America and Canada, Recoil with be joined by Daniel Myer's Architect as well as Conjure One (Rhys Fulber - Delirium, Front Line Assembly) for some dates. Recoil will also be playing an exclusive double bill with Gary Numan in Chicago. 'A Strange Hour' will be presented at this unique event while Gary and his band will be performing his classic 'The Pleasure Principle' album in full. Architect will also be on the bill in Chicago.

At all of the 'Selected' events, Alan will be conducting after-show signing sessions so bring your albums along. And look out for news of DM/Recoil parties at certain venues along the way too - there are already parties lined up in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Dallas, Toronto, Santiago & San Francisco..

EXCLUSIVE - SPECIAL GUEST!

We are very excited to bring you news of an exclusive one show-only guest DJ appearance at Recoil's event at Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA on 24th October. A certain Mr Martin L. Gore will be appearing to DJ at an aftershow DM/Recoil party.

Martin has graciously agreed to appear just for this event to spin a collection of his favourite tracks. Many will be aware that Martin likes to DJ occasionally and reveal his enthusiasm for electronica.

DJ Daniel Barassi will be hosting the party as well as DJ-ing himself and there will be a meet & greet session too - so please join us for this special celebration and don't forget to bring your treasured items to be signed!

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'Selected' - Recoil's brand new selection of classic tracks is out now and is available either as download (Europe / USA), 1CD (Europe) or 2CD (Europe / USA) editions . The 2CD features many new remixes and alternative versions, chosen and edited together by Alan and Paul Kendall.

The limited edition deluxe 4-disc box set and a vinyl edition have both now sold out.

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New Wallpaper And Photographs - At Shunt, you can now download a large selection of wallpapers based around the 'Selected' artwork and 'A Strange Hour' film. Alan has also added an extra section to his photography area which includes the latest Alan Wilder images shot by Steve Gullick.

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Recoil iPhone App - Alan has announced details of a brand new iPhone App. Available now, Version 2.01 of the Recoil app (which also works with iPad) provides the most portable way to keep in touch with all the very latest news, including up-to-the-minute updates on the new tour schedule. As well as creating a hub for Recoil's social networking, there is also access to photos, videos, audio and Alan's concepts behind each of his albums.

Designed by un.titled, the app is free and available now from the iTunes store.

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Recoil on Ping - Just search RECOIL under PING within iTunes (requires version 10.0), or click this direct link, and then click "follow" to become part of what we predict will become the fastest growing community on the net. Here you can find out all the latest Recoil news of course, but also share your music taste and recommendations with others, discover what Alan himself is listening to, plus find direct links to all Recoil music, videos & the Recoil App. We are sure that this new social networking hub will become a vital addition, and that it won't be long before PING becomes integrally linked withFacebook, Twitter, Myspace and all other networks.

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For the latest tour updates and all Recoil news:

selected.recoil.co.uk
blog.recoil.co.uk/events
www.facebook.recoil.co.uk
www.twitter.com/recoilofficial
www.myspace.com/recoil

Martin Gore Track On New Bomb The Bass Album
August 17, 2010

Bomb The Bass

Martin has contributed to the new Bomb The Bass album "Back To Light". The song "Milakia", originally written during the "Ultra" era, has now been included on the new Bomb The Bass album. From Tim Simenon: "It's a track I've always loved, but could never find a home for, really. It seemed like a perfect closer for this (new) album".

Martin co-wrote the song, and plays synth on the track as well. Check out the YouTube video on your left.

The new album can be purchased from the following: Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France and Amazon Japan. Sales links for HMV, iTunes and Beatport can be found by visiting the Back To Light web site.

Bomb The Bass will be playing live in Europe this Autumn on the Back To Light Tour! Info on Facebook, YouTube and on this tour flyer!

'Tour of the Universe - Live In Barcelona' - New Live Video
September 23, 2010

Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona - DVD

Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona - CD

Depeche Mode
'Tour of the Universe - Live In Barcelona'
DVD and Blu-ray released November 8th, 2010 (Europe), November 9th, 2010 (North America)

Playing 102 shows in 40 countries, Depeche Mode's acclaimed Tour Of The Universe saw Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andrew 'Fletch' Fletcher performing to over 2.7 million people.

Their epic trip across the globe was one of the most successful tours of recent history and saw them playing a host of stunning material spanning their impressive 30 year history.

'Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona' contains 21 tracks recorded over two sold out nights at the Palau St Jordi in Barcelona on November 20th and 21st 2009, both shows being highlights of the celebrated tour.

Released on Mute, this spectacular DVD release comes with a host of bonus content including four bonus tracks recorded across the two nights, a tour documentary - Inside The Universe - two tracks filmed at tour rehearsals in New York and Anton Corbijn's specially created 'screen films' for seven tracks plus further bonus montages created from the on-stage screens.

In addition the four promotional videos from 2009's acclaimed 'Sounds Of The Universe' album including the Grammy nominated Wrong, directed by Patrick Daughters, are included.

  'Tour of the Universe - Live In Barcelona' comes in three formats:

Super deluxe 4-disc version (2xDVD, 2xCD):
DVD1 (a 21 track live performance plus four alternate/bonus tracks)
DVD2 (extra bonus content including documentary and promo videos)
2 x CD (audio of the 21 tracks from DVD1)

Deluxe version (1 x DVD, 2 x CD):
Contains DVD1 and the two audio CDs

Blu-ray (2x Blu-ray discs)

Depeche Mode - Tour Of The Universe Barcelona 20/21:11:09

DVD1
1. In Chains
2. Wrong
3. Hole To Feed
4. Walking In My Shoes
5. It's No Good
6. A Question Of Time
7. Precious
8. Fly On The Windscreen
9. Jezebel
10. Home
11. Come Back
12. Policy Of Truth
13. In Your Room
14. I Feel You
15. Enjoy The Silence
16. Never Let Me Down Again
17. Dressed In Black
18. Stripped
19. Behind The Wheel
20. Personal Jesus
21. Waiting For The Night

-Bonus tracks
World In My Eyes (20th)
Sister Of Night (21st)
Miles Away / The Truth Is (20th)
One Caress (20th)

DVD2
-Inside The Universe
Tour documentary with subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Hungarian and Czech.

-Tour Of The Universe / Screens
In Chains
Walking In My Shoes
Precious
Come Back
Policy Of Truth
Enjoy The Silence
Personal Jesus

-Tour Of The Universe / Rehearsals
Wrong
Walking In My Shoes

-Bonus tracks
Insight
Hole To Feed
Behind The Wheel
Never Let Me Down Again

-Sounds Of The Universe - Videos
Wrong
Peace
Hole To Feed
Fragile Tension

Tour Of The Universe DVD - First Sneak Peek
September 26, 2010

Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona - DVD

Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona - DVD

Do you want to check out the first sneak preview from the upcoming "Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona DVD (out November 8 in Europe, and November 9th in North America)? If you have an account on Twitter, simply click this link. By clicking the Twitter link...:
* You will be following Depeche Mode (if you aren't already)
* You will automatically send a link to your friends on Twitter about the DVD release
* You will, after tweeting to your friends, be taken directly to the video clip

What are you waiting for? click the link, and watch the first sneak peek video from "Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona"!

UPDATE: Due to unprecedented demand, the system could not keep up with the direct messages. Please click the new link above. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Tour Of The Universe DVD - Second Sneak Peek
October 6, 2010

Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona - DVD

Here is another sneak peek video for the forthcoming "Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona" DVD, coming out this November.

If you aren't already, be sure to follow @depechemode on Twitter and to "Like" Depeche Mode on Facebook. We have a special contest coming up next week, and you don't want to miss out!

New Sneak Peek Video + Twitter Contest
October 16, 2010

Tweet and tell your friends about this video (on your left) and Depeche Mode's upcoming live DVD release and you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of five complete sets of the Sounds of the Universe postcards! These limited edition postcards feature artwork from the Sounds of the Universe and were only available as part of the Sounds of the Universe box set. Three random winners will receive one complete set of 14 postcards.

To enter, simply follow @depechemode on Twitter, and "Tweet" using the hashtag #DepecheModeDVD. You must tweet before 12:00 noon GMT on Monday, October 25th to be entered in the drawing. Winners will be notified by Twitter direct message. The contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered.

EPK Teaser Video + Another Twitter Contest
October 21, 2010

 

Tweet and tell your friends about this EPK Teaser video (on your left) and Depeche Mode's upcoming live DVD release and you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of five complete sets of the Sounds of the Universe postcards! These limited edition postcards feature artwork from the Sounds of the Universe and were only available as part of the Sounds of the Universe box set. Three random winners will receive one complete set of 14 postcards.

To enter, simply follow @depechemode on Twitter, and "Tweet" using the hashtag #DepecheModeDVD. You must tweet before 12:00 noon GMT on Monday, October 25th to be entered in the drawing. Winners will be notified by Twitter direct message. The contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Martin To DJ Charity Event
November 23, 2010

MLG DJ Event

On December 3rd, join DJ Martin Gore as he spins at a special fundraiser for New Noise Music Foundation & Notes For Notes. Additional DJ sets at the "Sound Check 1, 2, 1, 2" event will include Matty Matt (M80) and Marko (Sugarcult). Tickets are on sale now, and with the limited capacity of the venue, tickets are guaranteed to sell out fast. Come enjoy the music & dancing, and support two local non-profit music organizations.

Event details:
date: December 3rd, 2010
address: 1129 State Street, Santa Barbara, California (behind Peet's Coffee on State Street).
time: 6pm - 11pm

"Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona" On Palladia HD For The Month Of December
December 3, 2010

Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona - DVD

A special one-hour version of the "Tour Of The Universe" DVD/Blu-Ray will air this month in North America on Palladia HD (check your local cable or satellite company to see if you get Palladia HD).

The show premieres tonight at 9pm est/pst with another showing at midnight on the East Coast. A list of the re-broadcasts is below.

12/06/2010 07:00:00 P Monday
12/09/2010 10:00:00 A Thursday
12/11/2010 12:00:00 P Saturday
12/12/2010 02:00:00 A Sunday
12/13/2010 11:00:00 P Monday
12/14/2010 12:00:00 P Tuesday
12/18/2010 04:00:00 P Saturday
12/19/2010 08:00:00 A Sunday
12/20/2010 02:30:00 P Monday
12/21/2010 12:00:00 A Tuesday
12/22/2010 10:00:00 A Wednesday
12/28/2010 07:00:00 P Tuesday
12/30/2010 08:00:00 A Thursday

New Items In The Depeche Mode Store
December 6, 2010

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The Tour Of The Universe Live In Barcelona DVD is out now and to celebrate we have launched a new range of merchandise in the USA and European stores. Select from the new limited edition lithographic print, individually numbered out of only 250 editions, or one of our new t-shirt designs.

Check out the US Store or the European Store for all the new items!

DJ Fletch To Tour In Late January
December 13, 2010

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Fletch will be starting off 2011 with a DJ tour. Says Fletch: "I am really excited to be coming to a lot of the places that Depeche didn't get to visit on the last tour. I'm going to be playing a lot of new remixes, as well as many of my old favourites. I am looking forward to seeing you all soon."

The tour will play the following dates. More details and specific ticket information to come. Stay tuned!

Last Update: March 23rd, 2011 - 10:20am (pst)
added Barcelona show

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 - Ark Club, Bucharest, Romania

Saturday, February 5th, 2011 - Crystal Hall, Kiev, Ukraine
ticket info: Tel.:+380 44 28 77777

Sunday, February 6th, 2011 - Palladium, Odessa, Ukraine
ticket info: Tel.:+380 44 28 77777

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 - City Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 - Room 608, Melbourne, Australia

Friday, February 18th, 2011 - Playground Weekender, Sydney, Australia

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Famous, Phuket, Thailand

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 - Republiq, Philippines, Manila

Friday, February 25th, 2011 - Kudeta, Singapore

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 - X2, Jakarta, Indonesia

Friday, March 4th, 2011 - Star Live / DJ Mag Tour, Beijing, China

Saturday, March 5th, 2011 - Eden, Seoul, Korea

Friday, March 11th, 2011 - iLL Communications at Trilogy, Souk

Sunday, March 13th, 2011 - Blue Frog Club, Mumbai, India

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 - Belzik Festival, Herve, Belgium

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 - The Cube, Poblé Espanyol s/n, Barcelona, Spain

Happy Holidays From Depeche Mode
December 24, 2010

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The band have sent out their annual Christmas card to family and friends. Click on the appropriate links below to get the exclusive wallpaper image. There are both standard definition and high definition monitor sizes.

From everyone in the DM camp, we would like to wish you a Happy Holiday season, and a great 2011!

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