1982-04-10 Fort Regent, St. Helier, Jersey, UK
Blancmange was the support act.
In the August 21 issue of Record Mirror, DM reports:
[R]eaders might recall last week’s Blancmange feature in this very rag where the electronic duo, who’ve been supporting Depeche Mode on tour, claimed to have beaten the Basildon boys fair and square during a swimming race in Jersey. Here’s the Mode side of the tale. ‘Nah, they didn’t win,’ they all scoff in unison. ‘Well, they won the swimming…’ ‘That was only because I got cramp,’ protests Andy Fletcher. ‘No, you didn’t,’ corrects singer Dave Gahan. ‘You just dived in and because everyone was in front of you thought, ah I’ve got cramp. ‘But after the swimming,’ he continues, ‘everyone was in the pool with dinghies. It was like an Armada, and we had a battle against Blancmange in which we had to try and turn each other over. We beat them loads of times.’