A Concert For The Masses
June 18th, 1988
For the 101st show of the Music For The Masses Tour, the band played a special stadium show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of KROQ FM (a long time supporter of the band), the all-day concert featured Wire, Thomas Dolby and O.M.D. as the opening acts.
The Depeche Mode portion of this legendary show was recorded, both audio (the "101" album) and video (the D.A. Pennebaker directed "101" documentary film).
Pulled from some very rare audio and video sources, we present a small look back at the day of June 18th, 1988.
"Good evening, Pasadena!"
Thanks to our friends at the DM TV Archives for letting us use some of their clips.
"101" (audio) is available from Amazon (UK & US) and iTunes (UK & US). "101" the film is available from Amazon (UK & US).
Choose a special feature from the list below.
January 31st, 1983
: Get The Balance Right (Single Release)
February 3rd, 1997
: Barrel Of A Gun (Single Release)
February 5th, 1990
: Enjoy The Silence (Single Release)
February 10th, 1986
: Stripped (Single Release)
March 20th, 1990
: The Wherehouse In-Store
April 13th, 1987
: Strangelove (Single Release)
April 23rd, 2009
: Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live On Hollywood Boulevard
June 18th, 1988
: A Concert For The Masses
July 31st, 1993
: Devotional Tour (Crystal Palace)
August 11th, 1986
: A Question Of Time (Single Release)
August 29th, 1989
: Personal Jesus (Single Release)
September 7th, 1981
: Just Can't Get Enough (Single Release)
September 16th, 1985
: It's Called A Heart (Single Release)