2017-05-03 Rehearsal, Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden

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Depeche Mode arrived in Stockholm on May 1st to get ready for the upcoming tour. On this day, some Swedish fans who were registered on Spotify received this email via Spotify (translated from Swedish):

Thank you for being a fan

Depeche Mode's Global Spirit Tour starts in Stockholm on May 5. As a thank you for being one of their most dedicated listeners, you are invited to an exclusive sneak peek of the show during the last rehearsal before the European arena tour begins.

You and a guest are welcome to watch the band's rehearsal in the evening of May 3, two days before the start. Click on RSVP below to get free tickets for you and a friend. Time and place will be revealed on May 2. Hurry up - there is a shortage of space and we will create a waiting list as soon as we reach maximum capacity.

Those who replied to the invitation got this response:

Thank you for your RSVP!

More information, including time and place, will be revealed on May 2, the day before the rehearsal. Note that all mobile phones will be collected on site and that no shooting or recording of any kind is allowed during the rehearsal.

Thank you for listening.

The next day, Live Nation Sweden also offered fans the possibility to win tickets for the rehearsal by commenting on this Facebook post (translated from Swedish):

Would you and a friend like to go to an exclusive soundcheck with Depeche Mode at Friends Arena tomorrow (Wednesday)??

Tag the friend you want to take with you and explain what your favourite Depeche Mode song is. A winner will be drawn at 13PM Wednesday morning. The two winners will be able to go to the Friends Arena tomorrow afternoon/evening. The winners must also already have tickets to the concert in order to be able to participate in the contest.

On May 3rd, invitees received the following message:

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled

We're extremely sorry but due to technical issues during rehearsals, the event today has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and are working on a way to make it up to you. We'll be back in touch soon with more info.

In the meantime, you and your guest will be on the guest list for the show on Friday.

Further questions can be directed to Alex Pollock at +1 (310) 560-5528 or [email protected].