1998-09-12 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Here is the diary entry by Jez Webb from Bong magazine issue #40:

“The best ever Depeche Mode show I’ve seen. Lights, sound, band performance, and crowd reaction. Outstanding! It all came together tonight.” Not my words, but Mr. Andy Franks, who’s seen a couple of shows in his time. “Guitar changes and tuning done at the optimum efficiency, showing true professionalism”… oh alright they’re my words!

And here is the diary entry by Jody:

Played Gothenburg last night, DM rocked.

The live reviews the band are receiving are better than the best. The feeling is that the band look fantastic, sound fantastic and basically are fantastic. One local paper described them (a direct translation) as "fresh young horses coming out in the spring".

We are leaving for Stockholm today, last of the Scandinavian gigs before going onto Prague..... Andy and Martin are doing some promotion this afternoon with ZTV (national tv station) who are making a one hour special on DM for broadcast on the 28th September (in Swedish of course) and Aftonbladet (biggest daily newspaper).

Purity was the support act. Tim Simenon DJed before and after Purity's set.

Set list

  1. Painkiller
  2. A Question Of Time
  3. World In My Eyes
  4. Policy Of Truth
  5. It's No Good
  6. Never Let Me Down Again
  7. Walking In My Shoes
  8. Only When I Lose Myself
  9. A Question Of Lust (*)
  10. Home (*)
  11. Condemnation
  12. In Your Room
  13. Useless
  14. Enjoy The Silence
  15. Personal Jesus
  16. Barrel Of A Gun
  17. Somebody (*)
  18. Stripped
  19. I Feel You
  20. Just Can't Get Enough


  • Source 1 is a very good audience recording sourced from the Crystal Cat 2xCD bootleg "Single Tour 1998".
  • Source 2 is Jofa's very good master audience recording.