2001-08-15 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Notes

According to Billboard, together with 2001-08-14 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA, both shows were sold out, having a total attendance of 29,516 people and a gross of $1,537,788.

Here is the diary entry from DepecheMode.com:

Now this was a show to be proud of. VERY loud singing, a turbo charged David, and (gasp) a flare gun!

This is the first show I actually had the chance to catch Poe's set. If you are getting to the final shows (Pond) late, you are missing out! She puts on a fantastic show. In hindsight, I should have skipped on the "meet & greet" sessions with DM (held during the Poe set). Why take pictures of people meeting DM? Are you that person? Percentages say no. I'm sure you all would rather see shots of DM performing anyway (which the L.A. shows have plenty of).

Now to DM. Two words - the crowd! Even David commented on how great the crowd was, compared to the first night's show. A shocking highlight was the moron who decided to shoot off a flaregun a few times during the show. Man - if you thought mystery liquid being flung at band members is bad, how would you like to be seeing the business end of a flare? I saw two of them (someone said there were more - I was too busy taking pictures to see). The first one landed in section 114 (go hit Ticketmaster for a seating chart), and the second one apparently got about halfway from it's launch point, from the back of the venue. The show, however, went on. Martin's acoustic number of the night was "Sister of Night".

Author: Brat

Poe was the support act.

Set list

  1. Easy Tiger - Dream On (Intro)
  2. The Dead Of Night
  3. The Sweetest Condition
  4. Halo
  5. Walking In My Shoes
  6. Dream On
  7. When The Body Speaks
  8. Waiting For The Night
  9. Sister Of Night (*)
  10. Breathe (*)
  11. Freelove
  12. Enjoy The Silence
  13. I Feel You
  14. In Your Room
  15. It's No Good
  16. I Feel Loved
  17. Personal Jesus
  18. Home (*)
  19. Clean
  20. Black Celebration
  21. Never Let Me Down Again

Sources

  • Source 1 is Slickmode's good master audience recording.