2009-08-20 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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Notes

According to a 2008 tour list uploaded by PeterToo, this concert was initially planned to take place on 2009-07-31.

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

Again, another show that we could not record (audio, video, not even pictures - sorry). The band went on a bit earlier than usual, due to curfews at the venue, but still put on a great show...for a few minutes. About two minutes into Walking In My Shoes, the sound went something like this: "Morality would frown upon, decent CLICK". The power to the screens and to the sound blew. While we can not even link to video from the event, I can suggest that a bit of searching around on the web will yield you some video of the power outage (see here). The joke always used to be "What would Depeche Mode sound like, unplugged?", with the answer being "painted fingernails clicking on a keyboard". This time, though, though the power cut, Christian kept drumming. Dave started pointing to Christian, then clapping. All in all, the power was out for a little under 15 minutes. When the band came back, they restarted Walking In My Shoes, and continued the show. The only thing was that the screens didn't come back until close to the end of the night (when 'Somebody' started). For those in the pit, it made for a nice, intimate show. The people in the back were probably not too pleased, though.

Another highlight was the guy who managed to run onto the stage from stage right (during 'Personal Jesus'). He just ran up there, behind Martin and Dave, and was starting to linger, when security yanked him off the stage. Dave had a few words for the mystery man, and the show continued, albeit slightly shorter. Due to curfews, and the power outage, a few songs got trimmed from the set. Overall, though, a great show as always.

Next stop... Vegas, baby!

author: Brat

Peter Bjorn and John were the support act.

Set list

Credit to Evamarie Cote.
  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. Home (*)
  11. Policy Of Truth
  12. In Your Room
  13. I Feel You
  14. Enjoy The Silence
  15. Never Let Me Down Again
  16. Somebody (*)
  17. Stripped
  18. Behind The Wheel
  19. Personal Jesus

Set list info obtained from the Home forum.