Category:1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

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Music For The Masses Tour
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Tour name Music For The Masses Tour
By Depeche Mode
Personnel Dave Gahan
Alan Wilder
Martin Gore
Andrew Fletcher
Support acts Front 242
Voice Farm
Hard Corps
Nitzer Ebb
Mixed Pickles
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Thomas Dolby And The Lost Toy People
Length 1987-10-22 - 1988-06-18 (7 months, 27 days)
Number of shows 101

The Music For The Masses Tour was a 1987-1988 international tour undertaken by Depeche Mode in support of their sixth studio album Music For The Masses.

Line up and songwriting credits

  • Dave Gahan - lead vocals
  • Martin L. Gore - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, percussion pads, melodica (during Everything Counts)[1], occasional lead vocals (denoted by (*) in track listings)
  • Andrew Fletcher - keyboards, percussion pads
  • Alan Wilder - keyboards, backing vocals, percussion pads

All songs performed were written by Martin L. Gore, except for Just Can't Get Enough which was written by Vince Clarke and Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth which was written by Ron Mael.

Dates with downloads available

69 out of 101 dates have recordings from this tour.

Additionally, a nearly-complete good sounding audience recording of support act Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark from the '101' Rose Bowl concert is available to stream and download here.

Dates without available downloads

32 out of 101 dates are missing recordings from this tour.

Recommended recordings

These recordings are highly recommended as they are generally regarded as some of the best recordings from this tour. This is not an exhaustive list of very good sounding recordings.


  1. Source: Shunt Q&A, LIVE - live albums / versions / performance, second page; about 1/3rd down the page, Alan Wilder confirms it was a melodica

Pages in category "1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour"

The following 101 pages are in this category, out of 101 total.