2009-06-23 Puskas Ferenc Stadium, Budapest, Hungary

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Here is the diary entry for Depeche Mode's official tour blog:

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday in Bratislava was a bit of a nightmare to be honest. The venue was awful, the weather was awful, and the local stage hadn't been built to the band's specifications resulting in a stressed out atmosphere the whole day and all sorts of technical problems.

A leaky "roof" on the side of the stage gave way to the massive amounts of water, and soaked a mixer, killed about 10 channels of audio, and left show opener MOTOR on stage playing with no audio on or off stage for a bit. Depeche Mode had to ditch the video sphere because the stage that had been provided wouldn't hold the weight of the entire rig.

But it was a good show - the crowd was on fire despite being soaked!! Absolutely mental.

Today, in Budapest was much nicer weather (during the day), a lovely venue and much better facilities. The stage was as it should be, which really did make a lot of difference.

The show itself was yet again fantastic. "Jezebel" was back on the set list and a "special" version of "Master & Servant" showed it's face - Dave fumbled the lyrics, and left the singing to the crowd for almost the entire song (he did thank them for their valiant efforts). Anton Corbijn was out taking pictures today, so looking forward to seeing the fruits of his labor. Till then you'll have to settle for mine.

author: Peter

Motor and Žagar were the support acts.

Official video blog:

NOTE: This concert was officially released by Live Here Now and at one point sold on the official depechemodelive.com, which is currently defunct. Concerts with LHN releases generally do not have audience recordings widely circulating, and as such there may not be a recording available on this website for this concert.

Set list

  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. A Question Of Lust (*)
  11. Come Back
  12. Peace
  13. In Your Room
  14. I Feel You
  15. Policy Of Truth
  16. Enjoy The Silence
  17. Never Let Me Down Again
  18. Stripped
  19. Master And Servant
  20. Strangelove
  21. Personal Jesus
  22. Waiting For The Night

Set list info obtained from the Home forum.


  • Source 1 is a decent, but unfortunately lossy audience recording.