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The Wherehouse In-Store
March 20th, 1990

To promote the release of "Violator" in the United States, Sire/Reprise and KROQ-FM organized a record signing at The Wherehouse record store at 3rd and La Cienega in Los Angeles.

Fans lined up for days for the opportunity to meet the band. By the time that the event started at 9pm, it was estimated that well over 10,000 fans had crowded the streets of Los Angeles, and surrounded the record store.

Even though the event lasted a little more than an hour (due to the police shutting it down), it left an impression. If people didn't know who Depeche Mode were after they sold out the Rose Bowl, they knew now.

Using footage from multiple TV clips and interview clips (mostly from the webmaster's VHS collection, but also including some clips from our friends at the DM TV Archives), here is a look back at "The Wherehouse In-Store".

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Choose a special feature from the list below.

January 29th, 1982:
See You (Single Release)

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

March 12th, 1984:
People Are People (Single Release)

April 13th, 1987:
Strangelove (Single Release)

April 23rd, 2009:
Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live On Hollywood Boulevard

April 29th, 1985:
Shake The Disease (Single Release)

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 20th, 1984:
Master And Servant (Single Release)

August 24th, 1987:
Never Let Me Down Again (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)

September 17th, 1990:
World In My Eyes (Single Release)

October 3rd, 2005:
Precious (Single Release)