2023-02-16 BBC Radio 2's Piano Room, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England, UK

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According to Phil Gahan on Twitter on 17 February 2023 (tweet removed), Depeche Mode performed at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios alongside an orchestra on 16 February 2023, for broadcast on April 6th as part of BBC Radio 2's Piano Room programme.

According to BBC on 6 March 2023:

Depeche Mode’s Piano Room will be broadcast on Thursday 6 April and their classic cover is a track by Scott Walker, with their session accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The recording was Dave Gahan and Martin Gore’s first ever time performing at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, but also their first UK performance since the sad death of keyboard player, Andy Fletcher, last year. Depeche Mode has had a huge influence within both the electronic and alternative music scenes since the 80s and which continues to this day, with 54 songs in the UK Singles Chart, 17 Top 10 albums in the UK chart and having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. The Grammy nominated band has won numerous UK and international awards and accolades, and in 2020 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their 15th studio album, Memento Mori, is due to be released in March 2023.

Depeche Mode says: "We were honoured and privileged to be asked to perform for Radio 2’s Piano Room. It was an amazing experience to play live with a 21-piece orchestra and it will remain a vivid memory. What a fun day!"

According to BBC Radio 2's programme guide:

5 times Grammy nominated Depeche Mode perform in Radio 2's Piano Room. Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, they perform their classic 'Walking In My Shoes', their new track 'Ghosts Again' as well as a cover of 'Sundown', made famous by Scott Walker. All tracks were recorded at the BBC's legendary Maida Vale Studios.


The performances of Walking In My Shoes and Ghosts Again are available on BBC Music's YouTube channel and are embedded below. Sundown is not on YouTube, but is available as part of the two sources available below.

Set list

  1. Walking In My Shoes
  2. Ghosts Again
  3. Sundown


  • Source 1 is the 1080p webstream capture from the BBC website.
  • Source 2 is the 320kbps AAC audio from the BBC Sounds website.